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Anonymous
January 18, 2005 2:37:12 AM

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My in-laws bought a Dell Dimension 2400 with the integrated 82845G graphics
chip. They're having some graphics problems running some games (Zoo Tycoon
2), and since there's no agp slot I'm considering adding a pci vid card.
The docs say that an agp card would automatically override the 82845 chip,
but is there a jumper or switch to allow a pci vid card? Would it
automatically disable the onboard vid chip?

It's funny- when they bought the system they were sure it would be only for
email and business aps. Now they're trying to play games.

thanks in advance!
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 8:19:27 AM

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Good computer for email, business apps, even things like AutoCad or photo
editing. Mediocre for games.

Installing a PCI graphics card automatically disables the on-board graphics on
any modern Intel-designed motherboard such as the one in the 2400. Or tell your
in-laws to get serious and stop playing games... Ben Myers

On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 23:37:12 -0500, "nobody special" <nospam@4methankz.com>
wrote:

>My in-laws bought a Dell Dimension 2400 with the integrated 82845G graphics
>chip. They're having some graphics problems running some games (Zoo Tycoon
>2), and since there's no agp slot I'm considering adding a pci vid card.
>The docs say that an agp card would automatically override the 82845 chip,
>but is there a jumper or switch to allow a pci vid card? Would it
>automatically disable the onboard vid chip?
>
>It's funny- when they bought the system they were sure it would be only for
>email and business aps. Now they're trying to play games.
>
>thanks in advance!
>
>
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 9:00:59 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Not on a 2400 with XP. This would setup a dual monitor setup (that's how I
run mine).

Once it is setup, with the monitor connected to the active card (likely the
PCI), go into display setup and ONLY have that monitor active.

Tom
<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:41ec989f.339762@nntp.charter.net...
> Good computer for email, business apps, even things like AutoCad or photo
> editing. Mediocre for games.
>
> Installing a PCI graphics card automatically disables the on-board
> graphics on
> any modern Intel-designed motherboard such as the one in the 2400. Or
> tell your
> in-laws to get serious and stop playing games... Ben Myers
>
> On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 23:37:12 -0500, "nobody special"
> <nospam@4methankz.com>
> wrote:
>
>>My in-laws bought a Dell Dimension 2400 with the integrated 82845G
>>graphics
>>chip. They're having some graphics problems running some games (Zoo
>>Tycoon
>>2), and since there's no agp slot I'm considering adding a pci vid card.
>>The docs say that an agp card would automatically override the 82845 chip,
>>but is there a jumper or switch to allow a pci vid card? Would it
>>automatically disable the onboard vid chip?
>>
>>It's funny- when they bought the system they were sure it would be only
>>for
>>email and business aps. Now they're trying to play games.
>>
>>thanks in advance!
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
January 19, 2005 2:39:06 AM

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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:QW5Hd.2745$vh.1378@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> Not on a 2400 with XP. This would setup a dual monitor setup (that's how
> I run mine).
>
> Once it is setup, with the monitor connected to the active card (likely
> the PCI), go into display setup and ONLY have that monitor active.

Thanks!



> Tom
> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> news:41ec989f.339762@nntp.charter.net...
>> Good computer for email, business apps, even things like AutoCad or photo
>> editing. Mediocre for games.
>>
>> Installing a PCI graphics card automatically disables the on-board
>> graphics on
>> any modern Intel-designed motherboard such as the one in the 2400. Or
>> tell your
>> in-laws to get serious and stop playing games... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 23:37:12 -0500, "nobody special"
>> <nospam@4methankz.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>My in-laws bought a Dell Dimension 2400 with the integrated 82845G
>>>graphics
>>>chip. They're having some graphics problems running some games (Zoo
>>>Tycoon
>>>2), and since there's no agp slot I'm considering adding a pci vid card.
>>>The docs say that an agp card would automatically override the 82845
>>>chip,
>>>but is there a jumper or switch to allow a pci vid card? Would it
>>>automatically disable the onboard vid chip?
>>>
>>>It's funny- when they bought the system they were sure it would be only
>>>for
>>>email and business aps. Now they're trying to play games.
>>>
>>>thanks in advance!
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
!