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ATI Radeon 3200 hd graphics card

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May 1, 2011 11:13:46 PM

My ACER desktop PC has an ATI Radeon 3200HD graphics card which now seems to struggle when numerous IE tabs are open or even with Aero. Can i install another card and disable the above onboard card?
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May 1, 2011 11:19:20 PM

Yes, just remember to tweak it in the BIOS menu.
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May 2, 2011 5:30:59 PM

What is your CPU and how much RAM do you have... My HD3200 has no problem playing some games. I'd doubt that it's aged so much that it is the problem causing this.

Install google chrome and use that instead of IE, IE is resource heavy from my experience so it could help.
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May 4, 2011 7:59:16 PM

mister g said:
Yes, just remember to tweak it in the BIOS menu.

Thanks for the swift reply.

I had alook at the BIOS but could not see anything that would disable the existing built in graphics card. Is that what you meant by tweak the BIOS?

Kind Regards
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May 4, 2011 8:02:08 PM

sunil237 said:
What is your CPU and how much RAM do you have... My HD3200 has no problem playing some games. I'd doubt that it's aged so much that it is the problem causing this.

Install google chrome and use that instead of IE, IE is resource heavy from my experience so it could help.


I have a AMD 8450 Triple Core 2.10GHz and 2.0GB Ram
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May 4, 2011 10:42:46 PM

I'd have to agree with the other posters in this case. My HD4200 (basically an HD3200, from what I've heard) can play Battlefield 2 with no problem.
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May 4, 2011 11:39:10 PM

In the BIOS there should be an option to configure the graphics adapter, for older mobos go into this menu and switch the default adapter from onboard to PCI-e(or AGP), another option is just to upgrade the BIOS and get a better interface. 2GB of RAM only allocates about 256MB of video RAM to the IGP, if you can go to a 64-bit OS I would recommend getting 4GB (3 if not) and then the graphics card to rock Battlefeild 2 in high quality.
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