Hello, - I am running XP and plan to upgrade from NVidea 8300 with 256 to 8400 with 1 MB. Anything I need to be aware of before simply swapping the cards?
Actually it is 1 GB and the additional device memory (from 256) is what I am seeking in order to drive a larger monitor. I'm currently limited to 1360x768 and assumed I would be offered different resolution options after upgrading to 1GB.
I should mention that the monitor is actually a 26 inch VIZIO HD television which is not 1080 - but the earlier version of HD (720p?) - therefore - would I be able to see resolutions above this anyway?
Also - I am concerned about losing the use of the machine due to a problem during the upgrade. I cannot afford the downtime and if there is a problem - for example - a hardware issue with the new card - is my recovery path as simple as reinserting my old card (the 8300 GS) - and restarting? I will have already removed the 83oo drivers so - how does the monitor display anything? - just trying to avoid that problem.