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by bingsley / December 1, 2004 9:10 AM PST

Just got my brand new dell dim 4700 w/ XP..loaded. OK, so now I copy my screen savers and find my OS dosn't run openGL. I have an intergated Intel graphics media accelerator 900 v. card. Does anyone know how to upgarde my card to allow me to view my Screensavers(and other 3d apps I guess)..TIA

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Re: Windows XP
by Steven Haninger / December 1, 2004 9:35 AM PST
In reply to: Windows XP

Well, I hope you enjoy your PC for more than displaying cool screensavers :). You'll need see if you can disable your on board video in the BIOS and then find a card that supports openGL. It's also likely that you have no AGP slot since your Intel on board device will be using this channel and you will need to find a good PCI version. These are available but not always readily available. You'll need to open your PC to see what available slots you have. Check for the ATI and Nvidia offerings for ones that will fit your machine.

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Re: Windows XP
by bingsley / December 1, 2004 10:15 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Windows XP

I appreciate the quick, informative answer. I guess I made the assumption my new high tech PC would support my low tech screensaver and I don't plan on making any drastic upgrades to view them. I was hoping it was just a driver update or something a long those lines..Thanks again..

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Is this your machine?
by Steven Haninger / December 1, 2004 10:33 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Windows XP

If so, it says you have a PCI express slot and they offer an ATI card for 51 bucks. I didn't check the specs on the card but that seems sort of modestly priced for a halfway decent card.

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Re: Is this your machine?
by bingsley / December 1, 2004 11:10 AM PST
In reply to: Is this your machine?

Sorry, admittedly I'm a bit of a rookie. I've looked through the hardware profiles, product descriptions, etc and can not determine if it is PCI express. I guess I have to open her up to find out. Am I correct in that an ATI card is an add on to the current configuration(vs. a replacement for my exsiting card)? tia..

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