Graphics card for 8yr old HP pavilion a810n?
by gyoungwonpark - 12/30/12 8:05 PM
I have an 8yr old HP pavilion a810n. It has AMD Athlon 64 2.4G, 2G RAM, 1TB SATA HDD (7200rpm), 16x DVD ROM, DL DVD burner, and a new 500W pwr supply (original was 250W-died recently). It is running Windows7 32-bit. (yes, I did some upgrade that I could do over the years).
I just do internet surfing including simple video streaming, MS Office, and that kind of stuffs. No gaming, no big math work or simulation. Most bothering problem is that when I tried to use "Windows DVD Maker", it says the program cannot be started because "To use Windows DVD Maker, the video card on your computer must support DirectX 9 or higher and use Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) drivers" My system info says it has only "Standard VGA Graphics Adaptor". Also, some functions of the SW for my Sony camcorder (HDR-CX150) does not work properly. Using that SW, converting one DVD-full (4.7G) avi file to DVD and burning takes at least couple of hours.
I assume that these issues could be solved or alleviated by installing a graphics card. Is that correct? If so, any recommendation?
Thank you in advance.
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