PCI slot adapter to PCIe graphics card

Hello . Haven't been on here in some time. Need some advice .
Have a Dell dimensions 3000 with a dimensions 4600 i motherboard with PCI slots. I have installed windows 7 . I need a PCI express card and an adapter . Can anyone recommend a PCIe graphics card and adapter ? I'm just looking to get the graphics to work since the windows 7 graphics dosen't work in a windows XP design. The graphics card I'm currently using a nvidia GeForce 6200 EVGA 512 MB DDR2 .
It is NOT windows 7 compatible as the paperwork would have you believe . The driver software is only windows XP compatible. Windows 7 attempts to find a driver at EVERY start up and EVERY update and usually will not complete start up without many restarts (if lucky). I wish to install a PCIe graphics card and an adapter to a PCI card slot to resolve this problem. Can anyone recommend an inexpensive PCIe graphics card and adapter ? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
I have already completed a windows 8 build on a Dell dimensions 4600 chassis so I reused the mother board for its four card memory slots for my windows 7 build. Just wishing to finish this build to complete .
In advance , thank you for your assistance.
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  1. Steel_rain said:
    Hello . Haven't been on here in some time. Need some advice .
    Have a Dell dimensions 3000 with a dimensions 4600 i motherboard with PCI slots. I have installed windows 7 . I need a PCI express card and an adapter . Can anyone recommend a PCIe graphics card and adapter ? I'm just looking to get the graphics to work since the windows 7 graphics dosen't work in a windows XP design. The graphics card I'm currently using a nvidia GeForce 6200 EVGA 512 MB DDR2 .
    It is NOT windows 7 compatible as the paperwork would have you believe . The driver software is only windows XP compatible. Windows 7 attempts to find a driver at EVERY start up and EVERY update and usually will not complete start up without many restarts (if lucky). I wish to install a PCIe graphics card and an adapter to a PCI card slot to resolve this problem. Can anyone recommend an inexpensive PCIe graphics card and adapter ? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
    I have already completed a windows 8 build on a Dell dimensions 4600 chassis so I reused the mother board for its four card memory slots for my windows 7 build. Just wishing to finish this build to complete .
    In advance , thank you for your assistance.


    microsoft themselves lists this card as win7 compatible.


    also most pci to pcie adapters limit the pcie slot to x1 speeds.
  2. Thank you for your speedy reply .
    Wow , this is as interesting as it is perplexing ! When I originally found the card on best buys site , it read as windows 7 compatible. When I received it , the software cd only had a windows XP driver. It was un-installable since it was incapatabke. . Windows attempts to install a driver at every start up. Windows update attempts to update the driver at every update. I have trouble picking out the driver update so I cannot delete it. Still in a quandary and thought my best course of action is to install a PCIe graphics card that is windows 7 friendly to resolve this issue. How best to proceed ?
  3. Steel_rain said:
    Thank you for your speedy reply .
    Wow , this is as interesting as it is perplexing ! When I originally found the card on best buys site , it read as windows 7 compatible. When I received it , the software cd only had a windows XP driver. It was un-installable since it was incapatabke. . Windows attempts to install a driver at every start up. Windows update attempts to update the driver at every update. I have trouble picking out the driver update so I cannot delete it. Still in a quandary and thought my best course of action is to install a PCIe graphics card that is windows 7 friendly to resolve this issue. How best to proceed ?


    Completely uninstall all gpu drivers first:

    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html


    Then install the driver from nvidia website:


    If you have win 7-32bit:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-32bit-306.97-whql-driver.html


    If you have win 7-64bit:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-306.97-whql-driver.html
  4. maxalge said:
    Steel_rain said:
    Thank you for your speedy reply .
    Wow , this is as interesting as it is perplexing ! When I originally found the card on best buys site , it read as windows 7 compatible. When I received it , the software cd only had a windows XP driver. It was un-installable since it was incapatabke. . Windows attempts to install a driver at every start up. Windows update attempts to update the driver at every update. I have trouble picking out the driver update so I cannot delete it. Still in a quandary and thought my best course of action is to install a PCIe graphics card that is windows 7 friendly to resolve this issue. How best to proceed ?


    Completely uninstall all gpu drivers first:

    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html


    Then install the driver from nvidia website:


    If you have win 7-32bit:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-32bit-306.97-whql-driver.html


    If you have win 7-64bit:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-306.97-whql-driver.html
  5. Thank you once again for your reply and solution. I must my desktop back where I can get it to open windows . My biggest problem is the automatic update which need to be disabled so I can sign on . But first I must get it to open windows . It's become a hassle a sometimes by luck windows opens for me. When I can get to a repair mode I can report to Microsoft and I believe they must be confirming the software as legitamate since the repair mode keeps finding system 32 as corrupt and I know very well it is not. This is legit software from Microsoft. That is my main problem and I believe that the hardware problem is only adding to my problem of windows opening. As soon as I can get a lot of time to spend in front of my windows desktop I must try this solution you've posted when I can get past repeated attempts to open windows. It commonly takes many starts and must pass repair modes even when I attempt to start normal and not go to repair mode. I vow to try this as I have been thinking of uninstalling the driver and hoping windows will recognize that the driver it chooses isn't compatible.
    I'm hoping that I can really try hard to follow your solution to the letter. I joined this forum because I only have so much computer literacy I am more of a nuts and bolts guy . I can build a desktop but my knowledge of advanced use is lacking . I'm sure I can do this but I have to find the time as you know computer maintenance is very time consuming . I so very thank you for finding the time to help me and hope I will get this working soon. Just to bring you up to speed , I had an AGP card that didn't have this problem but then the card began failing . Had the card for years with windows XP but I guess it was its time. Rather than just get another AGP card which would surely not be windows 7 compatible and fuss with driver compatibility , I thought I would just try a PCIe card with an adapter that is windows 7 compatible . But now I think I should try your fix to see how it prevails. At my last attempt to this morning to follow your solution I couldn't get the desktop to get passed repair mode. It is late and tomorrow is work so I hope to find time soonest to try try try again. I thank you so much and hope to post good news soon. Any and all comments and solutions are welcome. Thank you all.
    P.S. - another task I must try is to be sure any unneeded drivers are not still installed such as the one last used for the AGP card. The desktop is bare bones with virtually no programs other than windows media player . Was planning on giving this desktop to my mom and dad but no rush since they use a laptop . Once this is sorted out I will deliver it but I want it to be rid of any issues. Will keep trying and very happy for your responses. Thank you .
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