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Graphic Card Upgrade

By shootemup56
Jul 9, 2010
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  1. I have a 2400 series dell desktop system and I would like to upgrade my graphic card, the reason is because it takes for ever for things to load,I know its an older system, but it still runs good,is their anything i can do,for this problem. thanks

    OS Windows XP
    Hard Drive 80gb
    Graphic processor Integraded intell extreme 3D graphic Shared video
    Processor Intel Celeron 2.4ghz
    Buss speed 533mhz
    Ram 512mb
    Power Provided 250 watts

    Im not in to playing any games,just want my graphics to load better hope this helps
  2. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 335

    There is probably no point buying parts for this Unit as the cost effective point is mute. Although I have seen new PCI graphics cards for sale (about $30AUS) there is argument that this is not any better than on board graphics in an old\second-hand laptop. Also there is the restriction of your RAM memory not being capable of much out-put, this would be a better place to make a noticeable difference to your problem although again this is probably not worth the spend.
    You can in the meantime download and play some DOS Games like Doom here
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I absolutely second ucould2. A new GPU will make no difference in performance in your present system. Your best bet is to save up and build one from scratch.
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