New to these forums, here, so go gentle.
I am trying to decide whether to purchase a video card for my machine. It is a Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 Ghz machine running a measly 250W power supply. The built-in graphics, according to CPU-Z, is the Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME on-board. Total allocated video memory is 64 MB. I was thinking about jumping up to a GeForce 8400 option, does that sound like it would be better than the on-board?
Here's the other thing: there only are 2 PCI slots available (no PCI-e or AGP, as it's a smaller tower). I know this really limits my options and speed, but keep in mind my low-power PSU, so I am quite restricted matter how I cut it. From what I understand, however, my wattage consumption is relatively low on the machine, and I am not looking to do any 3D gaming - just HD video streaming (all I really want is for a 1080p Youtube, Netflix, etc. video to look decent and not 'chop chop'.)
Is this possible to playback 1080p videos and decrease processor load when loading Web pages with a card like this?:
I'm looking to accommodate a 23" or 24" widescreen display @ 1600x1200.
Any input is appreciated!