Graphics Cards Upgrade

  User-D08E3628-8142-4D1E-AE68F510DD9B505F 12:47 14 Oct 2003

I am considering upgrading my current Graphics Card (32 MB NVIDIA GeFORCE2 MX)as I am pushing the limit for games etc. I run Windows ME on a PIII 833 processor, 384 mb Ram. I'm not averse to doing my own upgrades (have added RAM and 2nd Hard Drive). Has anybody done this before, and are there any hidden traps out there, and are there any products recommended or best avoided ?

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 12:53 14 Oct 2003

It fairly easy to replace the G card static is biggest worry but if you take precautions it shouldnt be a problem i would go for a 128meg card min tho the brand is up to you.

  Jester2K II 12:57 14 Oct 2003

Page 174 of the 100th Issue of PCA (out now) shows you how to do it.

Just remember to uninstall the old drivers.

Switch off.

Swap cards

Switch on

Install new drivers.


  citadel 18:18 14 Oct 2003

It would be best to get a mid-range card for your system as your processor will not be able to get top range card out of second gear.

  Rayuk 18:25 14 Oct 2003

If you have latest nvidia drivers and are replacing with another nvidia card there is no need to uninstall the drivers

  Jester2K II 20:18 14 Oct 2003

Not necessarily true. Different cards might have different registry settings and file uses. Esp if going from a GeForce 2 to a GeForce 4 or GeForce FX.

ALWAYS best to uninstall and reinstall.

  Rayuk 17:16 15 Oct 2003

Looks like Ill have to have a refresher course on basics,and thanks for the tone of your rebuff.
Off course you are spot on.

Smacks hand:-)

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