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Old 11-19-2007, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a motherboard integrated video card with 512KB RAM, I don't know any other specs. And I have noticed that my wimpy little 900MHz processor tends to get maxed out constantly doing the simplest things like loading up a web page or loading and watching a youtube video.

I was wondering if buying a cheap but modern video card that has at least 128MB of RAM would take pressure off of my CPU.

I'm not sure how CPU's and Video Cards work. I suspect that a weak Video Card forces the CPU to take up the slack.

Anyhow I just wanted to know if a modern video card would help lower how much CPU my computer uses for visual things such as watching a movie.

HP Pavilion 7920
901MHz Intel processor, 256MB SDRAM,
30GB & 250GB IDE Hard Drives (NTFS)
Audio= Intel 82801AA AC\'97 Audio Controller
Video= Intel 82810 Graphics Controller
OS= WinXP Pro / SP3 (32 bit)
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it would, since your comp is old just get a PCI video card and it should greatly reduce the lag or whatnot
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