Just watching videos online, and ones that I upload from my camera, maybe playing free online games, but not buying regular computer games.
I’d still like a good quality picture when watching videos in the full screen, so if I can get all that with a cheaper card, I’d go with that.
It matters on the image source and the compression level.
Grainy source = shitty picture.
Too much compression = shitty picture.
Unless the video stutters or you notice hitches when its playing… a new card will not make a difference.
It either plays well, or it doesn’t and you have stuttering and other problems.
Quality wise you will get exactly the same.
Please tell us more. Maybe you really don’t need a new card as much as something else.
What screen do you have? Brad and model.
I have an ACER AL1714.
Processor… ram, what brand motherboard. Or is it a bundle? Like Dell or Compaq where they assemble it for you? If you don’t know I can show you how to find out without opening it up.[/quote]
Yea, it’s a Dell.
From right clicking on my “mycomputer”:
AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core processor 4200+
2.2Ghz, 960 Meg RAM
From my account on dell.com (I tried deleting unnecessary info to make it a little less cluttered):
Dimension E521,Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.20GHz, 512Kx2) $679
1 311-6540 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
1 320-5049 19 in (19 in viewable) E197FPBFlat Panel Display
1 320-4270 Integrated Graphics
1 341-4210 160GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
1 412-0688 Image Restore
1 310-8551 Backup media for XP Media Center,Dimension E521
1 430-0412 Integrated NIC card
1 420-6399 Sonic Cineplayer
1 313-2758 Integrated Audio