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Will my old GPU help my dad out at all?

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  • Windows XP
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April 18, 2012 11:55:47 PM

I have a Radeon 3650, and I'm upgrading it. My dad has a Windows XP with a crappy integrated graphics card. Besides watching videos, would my old card help him out at all? I was thinking maybe the card would help his processor out a little bit (Intel @1.6Ghz).

If he rarely watches any videos, and plays no games, what would be the benefits, if any, of putting my old card on his XP?

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April 19, 2012 12:01:36 AM

No real benefits.
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April 19, 2012 12:02:53 AM

I don't think there would be any use of putting it on there if he is fine now. If he doesn't watch videos or play games, then it probably is no use. Sell it, you probably won't get much for it, it's an old card, but it's something.
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April 19, 2012 12:12:21 AM

Xombifier said:
I don't think there would be any use of putting it on there if he is fine now. If he doesn't watch videos or play games, then it probably is no use. Sell it, you probably won't get much for it, it's an old card, but it's something.

People are selling this model used on Amazon for 35.00 at http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001E75HXS/ref=s...

He said that if he saw an improvement he'd buy it from me ;p

He does do a ton of couponing, at least 4 hours a week. He organizes them on his computer before he prints them. Would my old card help load his pictures up quicker? I'm lookin for any way it could help :L
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a c 198 U Graphics card
April 19, 2012 12:21:52 AM

Its not like it would be a bad thing, it improves the resale value of the computer I guess. He may not personally see an improvement, but I believe that discrete is always better than integrated.
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a b U Graphics card
April 19, 2012 12:30:36 AM

It will make a noticeable improvement in every day tasks like web browsing - will not have to use the slow RAM on the system board. Try it - you will be pleasantly surprised.
-Bruce
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a c 181 U Graphics card
April 19, 2012 12:40:28 AM

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I would say try it you have everything to gain and nothing to loose. Even if it does nothing it will mean something to your dad take it from me as I have raised 5 kids and they are all out on there own. Yeah it will mean something to him.
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April 26, 2012 12:52:30 AM

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