Originally Posted by justageek
I'm running Fedora Core 12 and XFCE on a Pentium 4 with 2 Gb of RAM. It is useable, but not fast. The video is some crumy on-board stuff in an old IBM Netvista pc. I wonder if adding a nicer nVidia based accelerator will make a noticeable different in performance.
Anyone have any idea?
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What exactly are you wanting to do with the NetVista? For the cost of a decent Video card you can get a motherboard & memory with on-board video. Sure the on-board will not be a good as separate GPU board but the system would be better than the current MB.
If you desire to keep the current MB then I would be sure to tweak the system. Get the most out of the 'X' by tweaking the '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' if your using 86.
If you do replace the on-board with another adapter then you will still need to tweak the configuration.