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Does a video card affect HD video performance?

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Rhode Island
#1
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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    3gb
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    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
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    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
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    Logitech
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    Linksys WUSB100
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richc46

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#2
Yes, it can make a difference a poor card can make the video look grainey and cause other distortions.
 

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    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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179
Location
Rhode Island
#3
And what is a good cheap graphics card?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.

richc46

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#4
What is your planned use for the computer?
 

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    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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179
Location
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#5
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.

richc46

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#6

My Computer

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

kesume

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#7

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    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
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    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
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    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.
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179
Location
Rhode Island
#9
This? What exactly will this do? Will it present problems?..........

 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.
Messages
179
Location
Rhode Island
#10

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.

richc46

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#11
Who wants you to do that?
You can go to the website and just download, for free.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
Messages
179
Location
Rhode Island
#12
Who wants you to do that?
You can go to the website and just download, for free.
The link " The Howling Wolves" posted......
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.

richc46

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Location
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#13
The best way is just to go to the website
The second best way is to just do it from device manager.

Follow This


How to Find Drivers
- visit the web site of themanufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T useWindows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties inlocating them, post back with questions and someone - will help you search Google for the name ofthe driver
- - if there are difficulties inlocating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help youlocate the appropriate program.

- The most commondrivers are listed on this page: http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html
- - Driver manufacturer linksare on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html

and here

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/the-vista-master-driver-list/

To remove any left over driverremnants, especially from graphics cards, use driver sweeper

www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

You can also locate information aboutyour driver using this information

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/96442-device-manager-finding-unknown-devices.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

kesume

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Messages
1,316
Location
Lake District, England
#14
I have it on my computer, it detects what card you have and keeps it updated with official updates.
Read the introduction if in doubt.
The one I have is direct link to manufacturers site.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.

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