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On board video. How powerful are they?

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November 2, 2010 7:29:35 PM

I'm working on a old cp and I'm curious of just how powerful the on board video is? The board is from a Dell Dimension 4500S and appears to be 4T346. Now, old school as this thing is, I have an even older Monster 3D 4mb card just sitting around. I would like to know if it would be better to use the card instead of the on board.

Since this issue is mobo/graphics, I wasn't sure if this forum or the mobo would be the best to post.

Thanks for the help!!

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November 2, 2010 7:39:10 PM

I would stick with the onboard card. It probably has better driver support.
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November 3, 2010 12:31:02 AM

the monster 3d card is a 3D only card i believe, and wont run any recent games anyway, it is best kept in an old machine that you pull out every so often to re-live old games that use 3dfx's GLIDE API. Just use the onboard gfx.
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a c 196 U Graphics card
November 3, 2010 1:15:26 AM

4mb of onboard ram wont even handle the windows desktop for anything past about windows 98, onboard will be a hell of a lot better than that card.
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