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Uber Geek

#45880 4-Nov-2009 13:31
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I have an older (approx 4 yrs old) IBM thinkcentre with an onboard intel 915GM video.
In BIOS I can see that this has 128mb of ram associated with it. I cn switch it to Turbo mode which then assigns 216MB.

The only available expansion slot is a PCI slot (not PCIE)
I am considering adding this card

Will I see any improvement at all running this over the onboard video I already have?

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Master Geek

  #270108 4-Nov-2009 17:57
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Slightly, but you still won't be playing Crysis on it on full settings. What is your reason for wanting to use a graphics card?


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Uber Geek

  #270143 4-Nov-2009 20:00
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amorangi: Slightly, but you still won't be playing Crysis on it on full settings. What is your reason for wanting to use a graphics card?

Not really looking to play games.

Main reason for looking for something different - I use Opensuse and since version 11.1 they have dropped i810 support from xorg. The actual intel driver in xorg for 915GM uses a lot of cpu time.

Apparently this may be fixed in the upcoming 11.2 next week so I'll check that out beefore deciding on the purchase or not.

The other - my machine meets spec for Windows 7 in everything but video (as 915GM does not support Directx 9 WDDM) and has some problems with video playback.
Was considering having a play with Windows 7 to see how I like it.

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