ACER T120 DeskTop AMD 2400+ 1524 RAM. XP Home. I have just realiesed that my machine has an empty AGP slot. The graphics seem to be 'on-board',,,,, so i'm after a cheapish AGP card - (anything must better than on-board eh ?) I'm not a gamer, nor do a lot of photo stuff (few bits in PhotoShop etc). [I was about to take a Matrox from my old machine,,,, but it has no other connection + is getting on a bit !] I don't want or need to go mad - so any suggestions please ? Furkin
If all you do is 2 dimensional, and you're happy with what you see on the monitor, I'd stick with the onboard graphics. You have loads of ram, so the little bit of memory that the o/b graphics borrows shouldn't trouble you. The only other reason to put a graphics card in would be if you were wanting to run a widescreen tft with a high native resolution not supported by the onboard graphics
It was from SCAN 'TODAY ONLY' list. They do have some bargains now & then,,,, but the list only runs to about 1-00p.m each day,,, so if you see sommat you like, you have to jump in !
I installed a new G.Force 6200 graphics card today,,,, but ran straight into a problem ! I left my monitor connected to it via VGA just to install it. It seemed to work (after resetting Resolution etc) but then I noticed that most of the icons were all squiggly (technical term). Then I noticed that all the desktop was squiggly. I then tried it using DVI,,,, but get the very same problem. The actual programs seem to be o.k apart from the icons/address bars etc. If I go back to my ‘on-board’ graphics, all is well. I have the resolution settings on 1280 x 1024 for the DVI monitor (HANNS-G 19”) If I change the resolution, it sometimes looks o.k for a while,,,, but soon reverts to the squiggles. (can I attach a screenshot to these pages ?) Any ideas please ? (am putting this out as a new posting as well) cheers
KEEF: I used the disc that came with it. ((I was supposed to see & click "TV CAPTURE" whilst installing, but it wasn't one of the options)) I looked at your link, & my specific card (6200) isn't on the list.
T.B.D: It makes sense. The Windows version would have ben used to run the 'on-board' stuff. How do I remove the Windows version ? I don't have the manual for previous graphics. Of course I didn't want to remove anything untill I had the new stuff in,,,, I was scared of losing the monitor for installing the new ?!?!