I have an old Acer Aspire I would like to give to my girlfreind when I get my new "toy". Right now it has only 1mb of video RAM on the motherboard. According to Acer, there are no longer any memory chips to upgrade the video RAM to 2mb (it's limit). The old motherboard has a 166 Pentium on it, w/ 32mb of RAM. She won't be playing many video-intensive games, but the computer is freezing up sometimes w/ some games now (I'm fairly sure it's due to the low video memory, and I have to re-boot).
I'm wondering if I add a PCI video card (recommendations?? VooDoo or an ATI product???) will the WIN95 PnP recognize the new card and over-ride the on-board video memory, or will I have to adjust jumpers on the motherboard (the manual, and company, have been no help) to cancel that memory and only recognize the new PCI video?
I know, I should just be the chivalrous type and give her the new toy, but... NAH!!!
Thanks for your help.