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    Wink PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    Hi. Have a question about fitting a PCI graphics card to an old Lenovo J100 8253.
    The computer is being used as a Juke box basically and will play a dvd but it drops a frame accaisionally (every 5 seconds say) and its annoying even though it is only for about 250ms-300ms.
    The computer has an 8x AGP slot and 3 PCI slots. I have two AGP cards namely a Nividia MX440 x8AGP 64MB and a Radeon R9250 128MB AGP/VGA. But cannot get drivers for either and I have searched high and low on the net so they are a no go.
    Question is what PCI Card would be a good choice and that drivers can be got to run it. What MB would be necessary.
    When I play the Dire Straits DVD from a file on one of my External 4TB HDD's Task Manager shows CPU at 100% and Memory at about 80%
    The Computer is running Win 7 Pro SP1 x64 and has 2GB PC3200 DDR400 RAM. Can't add more RAM as that is the max it will run.
    Win 7 Pro x64 is kinda heavy for the old Lenova but it works ok. It has a fantastic Windows Experience Rating of 1.0
    Perhaps Change it to W7x32 or XP

    https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo...r-none-series/

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    Default Re: PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    My advice, replace it. https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/EXW...-LEASE-Busines

    At that price it's not worth the hassle.
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    Default Re: PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    My advice, replace it. https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/EXW...-LEASE-Busines

    At that price it's not worth the hassle.
    dugimoda,brilliant! Thanks. I will get onto PB Tech now see of they can tell me postage costs to Dunedin from Auckland (unless they have one in South Island) and place an order. Thanks.

    was watching this clip on the computer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u2TsOYJCyc

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    Default Re: PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    Well that was hard, drivers for previous mentioned AMD card about 30 seconds.

    https://www.amd.com/en/support
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    Select your OS https://www.amd.com/en/support/graph...adeon-r9-m295x
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    Default Re: PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    Quote Originally Posted by kioti View Post
    dugimoda,brilliant! Thanks. I will get onto PB Tech now see of they can tell me postage costs to Dunedin from Auckland (unless they have one in South Island) and place an order. Thanks. was watching this clip on the computer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u2TsOYJCyc
    PB Tech have a branch in Christchurch too, so if it's in stock there it'll ship from there
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    Default Re: PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    If its just for playing DVD's? You could try GeeXboX and boot it off a flash drive, it will probably handle dvds fine without all the overheads of windows and low ram.

    www.geexbox.org
    NZ Digital TV Forum, Freeview NZ , etc
    http://www.nzdtv.com/

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    Default Re: PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    Kioti, that computer you mentioned on uTube above is very similar to the computer I use, except mine is full size I believe:

    Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC
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    Default Re: PCI Graphics card for an old Lenova J100-8253. Advice needed on one to get

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Well that was hard, drivers for previous mentioned AMD card about 30 seconds.

    https://www.amd.com/en/support
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    and similarly, for nVidia:

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    Though there aren't Win7 drivers for it - they're possibly bundled in with Win7 anyway.

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