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Re: [K12OSN] good, cheap pci video card?



I have 2 thin clients with significantly different
performance, and I was thinking it was due to the
different video cards (but maybe I'm wrong).  The
faster thin client has an AGP card (1x, I think).  The
slower one has a PCI card with, I think, 2 MB RAM.  

On the slower thin client, simple things like quickly
dragging a scroll bar in OpenOffice or Nautilus
results in choppy video (the screen jumps instead of
scrolling).  If I've got a 2MB PCI card, is this the
best performance I can hope for?  Or will getting a
better PCI video card help?  Or perhaps my problem is
in the network hardware, and not the video card...

Thanks

-Rob 

--- Petre Scheie <petre maltzen net> wrote:

> After I donate blood at the Red Cross, I stop at the
> used computer parts store next door 
> and usually pick up a few PCI video cards for $5 a
> piece.  I've never had any trouble 
> with any of them in client machines, so I don't even
> look that closely at what I'm 
> buying any more.  I make sure they have at least 2MB
> of RAM, which is necessary to 
> support 16-bit color at 800x600.  I think some have
> had SiS chipsets, others were Tseng 
> or Trident.  Check your local used computer shop. 
> Just about any card will do
> 
> Petre
> 


		
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