low profile PCIe video card with low profile bracket included will fit and work. BUT, I don't think the problem is your hardware. During your upgrade from XP, the W7 installer program may not have correctly upgraded the video driver.
Try uninstalling the current driver and boot into plain VGA mode. When you power up again, look in device manager to see if an Intel video driver is properly installed (no yellows). If it is ok, adjust the resolution to whatever and you are good to go. If only a VGA driver is in device manager, google for and download the Intel GMA driver for "965 Express Chipset" and install it.
Lastly, if all above fails to resolve the issue, you may have to fresh install W7 after saving your data. You will have to then re-install application programs.
Hi, somewhat of am upgrading novice here looking for some advice on how to solve a problem.
I recently upgraded a Dell XPS 210 (Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86 GHz, Intel P965 PCI Express, integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3000) from the original XP to Windows 7 (32 bit). Everything installed fine, but now after I use it for a few minutes I get this error:
"Display driver Intel Graphics Media Acceleration Driver for Windows Vista R stopped responding and has successfully recovered". That happens a few times, and then the screen just goes black. The computer stays on, but then I have to force restart to get the display to work again.
I searched here for display driver updates here and didn't see any for Windows 7:
...however, I did find a Windows 7 (32 bit) driver for the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator here:
...and I downloaded that, installed it, and restarted... but the same problem keeps happening.
So that's where I'm at. Do I need to install a new graphics card? If so, which one should I get? I've seen some threads elsewhere that say while this computer has a PCI-E x16 expansion slot, any graphics card installed would have to be a half-height or low profile one. More importantly, whatever card I'd get would have to have drivers for Windows 7... but I've honestly never upgraded a graphics card before so I'm not sure if that's what I need to do or which one to get if I need it. I've seen people elsewhere suggest an ATI Radeon X1300 Pro, but would that work with Windows 7?
Here's a link to the owners manual for this computer with all the tech specs as well:
Any help or advice on other graphics cards (or any other fixes) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.