Originally Posted by Trotter
Yes, it would... as long as the card was at least equal to what you currently have.
Not only is your onboard using some of the CPU's cycles, it is also using some of your computer's RAM. A graphics card will alleviate both of these as it has its own dedicated processor and its own dedicated RAM.
Since you are looking for a card to do this and not be a gaming powerhouse, make sure that the power requirements do not exceed your current PSU. If it does you would have to upgrade it as well.
How do I find out if it is 'at least equal to what i have' and what do you mean by this exactly? Also how do I find out if my power requirements do not exceed my current PSU and what would the consequences of this be?
I was thinking about buying this card
Gigabyte GV NX72G512E2 Graphics Card
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Also thanks for the help.
Here is the info from my onboard graphics chip, would it be worth installing the board instead of this?
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Report
Report Date: 05/20/2009
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 18:35:17
Driver Version: 220.127.116.113
Operating System: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic* , Service Pack 1 (6.0.6001)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 10.0
Physical Memory: 2037 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 224 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 63 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Speed: 2194 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2772
Device Revision: 02
* Accelerator Information *
Accelerator in Use: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1374
Current Graphics Mode: 1024 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)
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