AGP or integrated
Posted 06 March 2003 - 05:13 PM
btw I have no idea how much ram the tnt2 has, prolly 16 or 32 megs
the system memory is 256 and the proccessor is a 1.2 gig duron
I have a 40 gig hdd and a cdrom and floppy drive from an old computer.
Posted 06 March 2003 - 05:34 PM
Most motherboards have ok 2D performance because that technology has not really had any leaps like 3D tech has. Though with the transparencies in modern GUIs and stuff like that you might see a slight improvement.
Posted 06 March 2003 - 05:54 PM
Posted 06 March 2003 - 06:15 PM
It can't hurt leaving the AGP card in there so you might as well. It sounds like your motherboard uses shared ram so allocating more video ram just gives you less regular ram, which I don't think would really increase much of anything.
im not gonna play any games, so I should be ok there, but I want the best performance I can squeeze without a new card, so should I just leave the AGP card in there?? The thing I was confused about was the fact that I could give more ram to the integrated graphics than the card has, thus improving my performance....
If you have a second monitor though you can hook one up to the integrated video and them one up to the agp card for some dual monitor action
Posted 06 March 2003 - 06:52 PM
Posted 06 March 2003 - 08:09 PM
Posted 07 March 2003 - 08:50 AM
Definately use the TNT2 card. The on board card will use part of the system RAM (as you heard) *AND* it will probably not support any video acceleration techniques. Again, as JHVH-1 pointed out, that is mostly only noticed in games, but you never know what you many need/want for graphics programs. Most importantly to you, it frees up that normal RAM for system stuff instead of slicing off 32 for graphics.
Posted 07 March 2003 - 04:01 PM
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