View Full Version : Integrated Video Card

07-31-2003, 10:35 AM
I made the terrible mistake of purchasing a computer with an integrated video card. I just didn't understand what I was doing when I made the purchase. I'm kinda mad that some of my colleges didn't warn me about the perils of a integrated video card. Can anyone recommend a good PCI replacement that would help out my situation?


07-31-2003, 12:07 PM
The correct answer to this is, it depends.

For general purpose, I have always like the nvidia cards. More specifically, I have the (obsolete) GeForce2 MX (http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce2mx.html) card. You can find more information here (http://www.nvidia.com/page/products.html). If you're looking to do high end graphics or playing games you'll probably want something better than the GeForce2.

What's wrong with your current card, other than it being integrated?

08-04-2003, 03:52 PM
I wasn't planning on doing any hight end gaming or graphics on my computer, I just wanted to play around with video capture, I have a capture card but it does not like my integrated video card and crashes every time I try and run any sort of DVR program.

08-05-2003, 08:49 AM
I to have an internal video card on my computer. I also have an external video card which is a Rage 128Pro card put out by ATI.

I use the internal and external although both are "inside" the computer. The reason for this is inorder for my Rage 128pro card to work I had to go into my bios and set the "default video" to "external". This is something to keep in mind if you install a new card. Not sure if your computer and bios would require this but it is something to keep in mind.

My Rage 128pro, although a few years old, is pretty good. I know there are newer versions from ATI out there.

Good luck on your search for a card that fits your needs. Hope this helps.