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Windows 7 and PCI graphics cards
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I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 that only has PCI slots. I have an ATI Radeon 9250 and it works for a while with Windows 7, but causes large amounts of fatal errors after a while. I am having to use XP drivers because, as far as I know, there are no Vista drivers for this card. I did try Vista drivers for the 9200 series, but that didn't work. In the meantime, I have been shopping for a new graphics card, but I can't find one that uses PCI and is still compatible with 7.
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