Memory or Graphics card ?

  T@M 18:49 06 Mar 2005

My father in law has a Dell Dimension 2400 which runs with 2.6 Celeron, 256mb RAM & a Integrated Graphics card using system memory.

His system seems a wee bit sluggish & I'm wondering if a Graphics card to free up the memory or just adding another 256mb stick RAM would be the best bet.

Thanks for any opinions!

  helmetshine 18:58 06 Mar 2005

For general computing the memory upgrade would be best....if he wants to play games tho....both

  Cybermaxx 19:09 06 Mar 2005

I would add both. Even a cheapo AGP (it can take AGP cards, can't it?) 5200 or 9200 would be a lot better than integrated graphics.

  TomJerry 19:12 06 Mar 2005

if you want to upgrade G-card, make sure it has a slot becuase Dell machines do not use standard components sometime

g-card will not affect speed

  bremner 19:58 06 Mar 2005

"g-card will not affect speed"

Yes it will as the onboard graphics are taking a percentage of the RAM.

  T@M 20:27 06 Mar 2005

Unfortunately looks as if it will only take a PCI graphics card (shame as I have an AGP Videologic Vivid XS card kicking about my place).

I think I'll definately get him the RAM upgrade as that is only about £20 & then see if I can pick up a second hand PCI Graphics Card from e-bay.

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