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Old 01-11-2010, 02:25 AM
pherries pherries is offline
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Graphics card upgrade recommendations

I bought Real Flight Basic at the AMA Show today in hopes of giving my two small kids something to practice on at home. I knew my graphics card on my Dell Precision 4600 would not be up to the job, but I'm hoping someone can recommend a budget-friendly upgrade card. I have two slots available inside for cards.

Dell's support site read my service tag and recommended two possibilities:

1) Refurbished: 64 MB NV18 DVI Graphics Card with TV-Out $66
2) Refurbished: 128 MB GeForceFX 5200 Graphics Card with TV-Out $86

Any help would be most appreciated!

I read the instructions for newbies, but upon starting RFB I get the dreaded "Your video card does not fully support shaders" message and it exits.

Here's my machine specs:

Dimension 4600i
Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Model Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

Video Adapters
Model Memory
Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller 96 Mb

Total 2048 Mb
Available 65 %

Slot Size Speed Type
Slot 1 1024 Mb 333 Mhz SDRAM
Slot 2 1024 Mb 333 Mhz SDRAM
Slot 3 Empty
Slot 4 Empty

Available Slots 2
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