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Graphics card - can I updated from an integrated one?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by senna, Dec 31, 2003.

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  1. senna

    senna Thread Starter

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    I just bought a new computer. One thing I am wanting to do is convert vhs movies to dvd. My computer came with an integrated video card. I was wondering if I could purchase a new video card, one with video in, hoping there wouldn't be any conflict. Am I able to do this?

    I am running Windows XP P4 2.6mhz.

    Thank you,

    senna
     
  2. apache9357

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    yes u can do this, just disable the integrated one from bios....some do it automatically tho...the ATI all in wonder are great cards forthat kind of stuff too

    apache9357
     
  3. darkelf_18

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    Hey senna, yeah you can. But as apache said you may have to disable it in the BIOS. But a freind of mine got an ATI 9700 AIW cards and said that the quality was pretty bad. I don't know about the other ATI models, but I'd just get a TV tuner card, you can get them for like under $40 I think. It would be cheaper then getting a whole new grapics card, and you wouldn't have any hardware conflicts.
     
  4. catlady13

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    HI Senna.. I have done my vhs movies believe it or not with an Intel PC pro web camera . Mine has a port in for a VHS camera and I plug the sound from my VHS camera into my line in on my sound card and voila. It works very well . It has a setting that will allow you to change from the web camera in to your VHS camera and was very easy to set up.
     
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