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Old 03-08-2005, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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See my specs below. I have a 128mb ATI Radeon 9200SE PCI from my older computer. Would it be better to install it in this one? I'm planning on getting a new video card in a couple of months anyways, probably a 256mb PCIe since the motherboard has a PCIe slot, so I'm just wondering if I should go through the trouble of installing this video card or just wait 'til I get a new one.
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Old 03-08-2005, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well first, you have to have the software to install the videocard. Or your computer wont identify it. All brand computers have them in your reboot disks. Thus, you would have to independently find the software. That would be a pain. But its not a big deal. You would just uninstall it, then install your new video card.

So its not a bad idea, since its not permanent. Its really up to you.
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Old 03-08-2005, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not a pain, as I bought the video card myself, so I have the software. I just wanted to know if it's worth the trouble since I'll be getting a new one in a couple months. I heard the 9200 SE or anything ending in SE is crap. So is it better than my integrated "graphics media accelerator 900"? And worth the trouble?
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Old 03-08-2005, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So your saying your NEW mobo has a integrated videocard??
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Your card is probably better and if you're doing anything graphics card intensive, the extra 15 minutes to install it is probably worth it. Intergrated graphics are usually bad. Since you have the drivers and everything, I would do it.
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