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TOS
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so a friend of mine is giving me an old intel core 2 duo windows box, which i figure i might hook up to the tv for vintage gaming (the kids love that stuff)

i've looked around at old video cards, but i don't know the first damn thing about them ... i assume a pci card from that time would work, yeah? like this for example? i have no clue how to pick a card

i don't know specific specs aside from the cpu ... i think it runs windows 7
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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Core 2 machines generally supported PCI-E, which opens you up to any PCI-E card supported by the target OS. Given Windows 7 is still widely supported by most vendors, that means almost any card you like, though later ones will be bandwidth constrained.

Without the system specs it's a bit hard to say. With a Core 2 machine, it will be very easy to outrun the CPU, but you also can go "too cheap".
dv
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Yeah, C2D isn't that old, and Windows 7 is actively supported by almost everybody.

I'd probably be looking at a relatively new low-end card like a GT1030. It'll work fine for <2012 games, and still support modern stuff like hdmi and video decoding. Plus they're super-quiet and low-power.
TOS
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oh, i wasn't planning on spending that much

what about oem cards? for example this one: https://www.amazon.ca/512MB-HD6350-PCI- ... ay&sr=8-57

will it only work on a dell, or will it work on anything?
TOS posted:
oh, i wasn't planning on spending that much

what about oem cards? for example this one: https://www.amazon.ca/512MB-HD6350-PCI- ... ay&sr=8-57

will it only work on a dell, or will it work on anything?

um...

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/N ... 26vsm10261

I'd shop around. But first I'd look up the minimum requirements for the games you want to play then see what they go for.
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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human waste, I have an old 1GB low profile ATI card PCIe in my storage back north. If I had it handy I'd be happy to give it to ya.
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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It probably will suck, but I just pulled an AMD R7 250X out of the attic. As far as I know it should still work as well. Unfortunately it doesn't work too well for a Hackintosh, which is why I had it.
dv
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I have a GTX 660Ti in my closet, if you want that. I think it probably still works?
TOS
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i really have no idea about these cards, but i must admit i've always wanted to poke around in dv's closet

pm sent!
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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Yup, in terms of older cards, DV's is the best so far.
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