PC Video Card

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Dr. No, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have a quick quesion about a PC I am upgrading.
    It is a Dell Pentium III (1 GHz) and I am going to upgrade it to XP Pro.

    It has 2 graphics contollers. Which will work better w/XP:

    -i815 integrated?
    -ATi All In Wonder 128 Pro PCI?


    Any thoughts:confused:

    The ATi is old, and on the PCI bus, so I thought the integrated would be better for the XP GUI.


    Or does anyone know where I could find out?
     
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    LimeiBook86

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    Well I'm not a big windows person, but umm, I'd check each of the company's web pages of that make the cards. They are probably fine with XP. I bought a graphics card for the PC and it got messed up because I had the monitor in the graphics card before setting it up. My opinion I think Macs are simpler, haha sorry I had to put that in. Good Luck!!

    :D
     
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    G5orbust

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    both those options are crap and will do you no good with winXP, though it you have to keep your current card, keep the PCI graphics card.

    Best option: Drop 100 bucks on this sucker and youll be on your way to PCI graphics card heaven in windows xp.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...I think the computer has an AGP port...

    The system is not mine...

    I do not know why Dell would use PCI instead of AGP in a Gigahertz machine...
     
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    FuzzyBallz

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    Because it's cheaper to use integrated components instead of dishing out for extra components. Less components = more profit for Dell.

    Since you're only running a P3 w/ limited bandwidth, it's a pointless to waste a hundred trying to buff it up. A $44 GeForce4 MX card from newegg.com will be more than efficient for whatever you'll do w/ the system.
     

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