Hi guys, Here's my situation: I like watching AVI and MPEG movies on my PC, but it can't really handle it very well.
Is it because it's a Celeron 400MHz, 288Mb RAM or because of the generic SiS 620 display adaptor? In other words, is my PC too slow, or do I need to get a good graphics card?
If it is just a graphics card, what spec should I look for, bearing in mind I don't know anything about them. Please just summarise on specs rather than firing model numbers at me, so I get a good idea.
Also, I'm not sure if I need to/can get a PCI or AGP card, my monitor is connected to a port not from a PCI card, so does that mean its AGP? What's the difference between a graphics card and a graphics accelerator?
After looking on the Net it seems the SiS620 is an onboard graphics accelerator from a few years back, and after lookin at various Motherboards that use the SiS620 I think its safe to say your board only has a Pci slot not AGP. The cpu is maybe fast enough, but only just. Acheap graphics card would allow you to view AVI movies.
The slot you think is a AGP is a ISA. AGP is shorter and it's Brown not black. If you go into CMOS you may be able to improve the memory allocation to the onboard Graphics as they have several settings. In other word allow more memory to graphics