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Lower end video card choices

Question asked by 1-SW46ME on Dec 17, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2010 by 1-SW46ME

Hello all,

 

After poking around here for a while, it's clear to me that one could spend a LOT of time learning the ins and outs of video processing and all the different types of video cards.  I have to be honest, I'm not really interested in becoming an expert at video cards, so maybe someone who really enjoys that sort of thing can help me with a basic question.

 

I experience lock-ups and slow-downs periodically, and it was suggested to me that I might consider a video card upgrade.  I am currently just using the video capability built into the motherboard of my Dell Optiplex desktop.  Is there a meaningful upgrade from this in the range of a couple hundred bucks, or do I need to spend more before seeing any actual improvement?

 

Any product examples would be appreciated.  I wish I had more to spend...

 

Thanks,

Steve Petit

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