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Video Card Upgrade Question


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kmsn

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I currently have a Radeon X300 video card w/ 128 MB RAM. I would like to upgrade to 256 or 512 MB.

1) Would I be able to play a game on one screen and watch video on another screen? My current graphics card cannot handle this.

2) I bought a better video card, but it physically doesn't fit into my computer (it's too wide) because there is stuff next to the slot. Can someone recommend a good value video card (I don't want to break the bank, but I would like a solid video card) that is physically thin so it can fit into my computer?

Thanks
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

What games are you into playing? Also what is the interfacae of the slot on your motherboard?
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If he's using a Radeon x300, he's got a pci express x16.
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I'm not really interested in playing a specific game....but I guess GTA IV, maybe some Call of Duty games.
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Do you know the specs on your PSU?
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3.25 GB RAM, Pentium 4, 3 GHz processor, Windows XP
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If he's using a Radeon x300, he's got a pci express x16.

Where did you find this misinformation?
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3.25 GB RAM, Pentium 4, 3 GHz processor, Windows XP

Oops, when I said PSU that means Power Supply Unit.
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I have the standard 305 W PSU that came with my computer.

If i upgraded my PSU and my video card, would I be able to play a computer game and watch a movie at the same time?
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No, you can't multi-task like that. :)

And your computer probably wouldn't do too well at running them both at the same time.
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