Should I upgrade my Graphics Card?

  Bestselling Author 16:49 27 Jul 2006

I have a Packard Bell iMedia desktop which came with an ATI RV370 SE LP graphics card (325 MHZ clock, 64 bit DDR memory interface, MPEG 2 decoding, with 128MB of DDR Ram for the display) and I'm considering upgrading.

I spend a lot of time reviewing and tweaking digital photos in Adobe Elements 4, and when I've got a few images open, processing times lengthen considerably. I feel upgrading might help this. Not quite sure what to upgrade to though. The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 seems to get good reviews, but what's the best way to check whether I am actually upgrading to a better card?

  FelixTCat 16:54 27 Jul 2006

Manipulating photos doesn't take much graphics memory but it does take system memory. How much system memory does your pc have?



  Bestselling Author 17:11 27 Jul 2006


  FelixTCat 17:15 27 Jul 2006


What processor?


  Bestselling Author 17:21 27 Jul 2006

Pentium 4 3Ghz, according to display properties.

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