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Does a video card affect HD video performance?

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    Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    When watching youtube videos in HD, especially 1080p, it is not smooth at all, I can manage 720p but sometimes it's jumpy. I have an integrated graphics card ( stock). Does a graphics card affect the HD video performance?

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    Yes, it can make a difference a poor card can make the video look grainey and cause other distortions.

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    And what is a good cheap graphics card?

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    What is your planned use for the computer?

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    Well, it's all stock. I've only added 1 more gb of ram to it as far as performance. I just want something that can play HD video better.....no gaming.

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    Most intergrated cards are good enough for your needs
    HowStuffWorks "Choosing a Good Graphics Card"
    Go into device manager and update the graphics driver.

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    If you're still unsure after Richards choice, visit this link for more:-

    The best Graphics Cards - Buyers Guide to graphics cards and graphics adapters from IT Reviews

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    Device Driver: Download NVIDIA GeForce Drivers

    Try updating from manufactures site.

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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    This? What exactly will this do? Will it present problems?..........


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    Re: Does a video card affect HD video performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
    Device Driver: Download NVIDIA GeForce Drivers

    Try updating from manufactures site.
    They want me to download driver robot..............

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