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Old 05-02-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Video card upgrade on an old computer

I have this 200mmx, and I'm trying to turn it into a usable machine. It has an integrated s3 trio 2mb video card. I can buy a 4mb trident from someone for like $3. Would it give me any significant performance improvement in web browsing and such under linux? (scrolling, etc.)


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Old 05-02-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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Web browsing, probably not. But it would let you get higher resolutions. In games, it would also help, but for most casual things, you probably wouldn't notice a difference. If you want to, try a GeForce card, they are decent PCI cards. I have used a Gefroce 4 MX 440 64MB PCI, and it works well.


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