16 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2016 3:58 PM by redfury

    How to upgrade opengl 2.1 to 3.3+ on windows 7 x64 bit


      I'm trying to run a higher version of opengl, from 2.1 to 4.0+. My navida graphic card drivers arefully updated and the company no longer supports this version. i need to get a better version of navida package and possibly graphics card, they said i had to upgrade the GPU, any leads?


      here are my system specs


      Operating System

      Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


      AMD Athlon II X2 235 38 °C

      Regor 45nm Technology


      6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-18)


      eMachines MCP61PM-GM (CPU 1) 50 °C


      L1932TQ (1280x1024@60Hz)

      256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Acer Incorporated [ALI])


      698GB Seagate ST375052 8AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 37 °C

      Optical Drives

      HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40F SCSI CdRom Device

      MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000


      Realtek High Definition Audio


      One helpful awsner i got was:

      Nvidia is the manufacturer of the GPU.

      You do not specifically require an Nvidia card as AMD also uses Open GL 4.0.

      You do need a GPU from either the GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon 5000 series, both of which are reasonably cheap due to their age.

      GTX 460, GTX 470 or GTX480 are all capable, but you may run in to issues attempting to use a current GPU in your older system due to UEFI (another story).

      I would not install any higher than a GTX970 in that system.



      So which series of GeForce or AMD  Radeon 5000 series do i need to get to make this all work without flaw?