radeon express 200 help

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  1. JRE84

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    my neigbour gave me his old desktop setup. it has a radeon express 200 graphics solution. however i cant seem to update graphics. im running windows 7 32 bit and need proper drivers because performance is below what it should be. im getting 5fps in colin mcrae rally. i should be getting 100 fps
     
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    You'd probably be better off grabbing something cheap like https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004X8EO6Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1526125027&sr=8-16&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=graphics+card&dpPl=1&dpID=41FFH95LrDL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1

    I used to have a Xpress 200 as onboard graphics in an old shuttle sff case. This was 10 - 12 years ago.. it sucked back then. The 4670 I had blew it out of the water. I recall having a hard time with drivers for it even back then.
     
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    No no no, Catalyst 15.7 does not work with Radeon Xpress 200.

    Radeon Xpress 200 is based on R300 GPU (same as Radeon 9500-9800 and X300-X600, in fact it's a Radeon X300 without VRAM). The latest driver that works is Catalyst 10.2 which officially supports Win98 to Vista, however the Vista driver can be installed on later Windows versions with Vista compatibility setting. Just enable it on the setup executable, it's in "C:\ATI\" once extracted.

    Don't expect miracles though, it isn't a powerful GPU even when new.
     
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    Thanks for the correction!
     
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    No worries, I know it's an old integrated GPU thus people tend to forget about it. R300 is legendary though, whipping Nvidia's sorry ass at that time. Anyway, I had some hands-on experience on R300 GPU since the three HP Compaq laptops that I owned before have them, I just said what I know.

    P.S. Catalyst 15.7 is the last stable driver for TeraScale 2/3 GPU.
     
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    anywho to people that are nice and capable of thinking. what about the nvidia gt 710
     
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    Err... that's not really a good graphics card, good for HTPC though, especially for passively cooled variants.

    Anyway, what's in your system? Motherboard, CPU, RAM, power supply? Can't recommend a card without a good grasp of your PC.
     
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    not sure about motherboard
    amd athlon 3500+
    1.5gb ram
    250gb hdd


    I just want to be able to game some older games and run youtube at 1080p, not sure if i need ram or a card or both.

    edit i literally know nothing about older desktops im a laptop guy.
     
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    Either that 6450 or the 710 might make it. You might be better off stepping up to 1030 but they are almost $100. Make sure you get a GDDR5 1030. My guess is whatever you get is going to need to be low power and not need an external power connector in a PC that old. 1080p gaming might be a stretch. You might need to go down to 1600x900 or 720.
     
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