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Mikes Mirth

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hi, just became aware to me that my old computer is currently running on a 16mb 3DFX Voodoo3 graphics card, it seems to be struggling just abit with things such as watching movies. Now im thinking of upgrading to either 32 or 64mb graphics, would i be able to get cards of such size with my motherboard: MSI MS-6147 Intel GTL+?
just to add some more relevent specs: WinXP Home Edition, 256SDRAM, Intel Pentium3 450MHz 512kb cache.
cheers, if theres any other specs you need to know just say and ill get them off everest :whistling:
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Changing the graphics card is a fruitless exercise because the rest of the system is, to put it bluntly, underpowered. Its akin to putting a Ferrari engine in a Mini.

The fact of the matter is, the system can only just cope with XP. Add anything extra to the mix and you have a system that struggles to run XP, never mind do anything else.

In all honesty, if you feel you need to improve just the ability to play movies, then you need a more powerful system than that you have now.
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what exacly do you mean underpowered? and it has no problems running XP infact it probably performs better than my friends 1ghz laptop, it was a simple question of would my mother board support a graphics card of atleast 32MB graphics card to make certain things run smoothly, the problem i had with playing movies was that i hadnt realised i had DDSRAM in the slots which isnt supported so i was only getting the benefit of 64MB ram wich in my eyes explains the problem with video playing. but thanks anyway
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Never mind, your banned.....

Edited by james_8970, 12 January 2007 - 11:07 PM.

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