i own a dell deminision xps 300 with 64 meg of sdram. i plan to upgrade to over 300 meg of sys memory. i plan to use seperate 2d/3d cards. i have read about everything about the new cards and even got a matrox mystique g200 with 16 meg. however, i found out while video cards are supportable with 16 meg/they may not neccessary have the upgrade yet to ship. i paid for 16 meg/matrox shipped the card with 8 meg and told me that they have problems with the upgrade and to wait until they got the bugs fixed before the additional 8 meg will be shipped. Later i found out the only card shipped with the full 16 meg was the velocity 4400. i sent the g200 back for a full refund based on misleading the customer. i will post this info on newsgroups.
i presently am using an stb 128 velocity 4 meg (not upgradeable due to oem/posting that too, a sony d2026t sony 20 inch trinitron monitor/soundblaster live awe card,wintv card/2940 ultrawide scuci card for my smart and friendly 426 delux r-w-rw.
all the info i have read is to use is a seperate 2d/3d card for optimization. i do have 1 agp and isa slot open. any price range is ok.