Looking for suggestions for upgrading IBM desktops.


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DougD

Hello, we have two IBM pc's, one is:

ThinkCentre S50 8183-USU (Pizza box)

The other is:

IBM 8314-51U tower

Both are PCI 2.2

My 8314 has it's AGP slot diabled, and I suspect it may be the
same on the other one. Mine has a Intel 82845G on board,
the other a similar Intel chipset. They are both starting to bog
down a bit on some graphic apps like VLC. Hoping that maybe
putting in an external card might be able to improve things,
any ideas?

Thanks!
D.
 
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Yousuf Khan

Hello, we have two IBM pc's, one is:

ThinkCentre S50 8183-USU (Pizza box)

The other is:

IBM 8314-51U tower

Both are PCI 2.2

My 8314 has it's AGP slot diabled, and I suspect it may be the
same on the other one. Mine has a Intel 82845G on board,
the other a similar Intel chipset. They are both starting to bog
down a bit on some graphic apps like VLC. Hoping that maybe
putting in an external card might be able to improve things,
any ideas?

Thanks!
D.
Not likely to help at all. That's a Pentium 4 processor, and that's
Windows XP running on that thing. Windows XP has no support for anything
above DirectX 9, which means that you won't get support for GPU-based
acceleration.

You might be better off with changing the OS to Linux, and hopefully the
lower memory footprint will help with video performance, just with lower
system overhead.

Yousuf Khan
 

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