Advice on PCI video card
Posted on 2004-04-12
I have an eMacines computer running XP home. It has a HORRIBLE Intel integrated graphics card, and no AGP slot. I had a few questions on getting a PCI video card:
1. Is it worth it? (Would a PCI video card still give me better performance in a game than the integrated graphics?
4. With video editing, would the card give better performance than the integrated graphics?
2. Can you reccommend a PCI video card for about $30 - $40?
3. Can I disable the integrated graphics card so that the display connected to the PCI card would become the default? (I would like to only have one monitor connected to the computer. I know that some games, etc. will only use the primary display and won't let you choose. Would the PC complain if it didn't find a monitor on the integrated graphics on bootup?)
Thanks a ton in advance!