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Do I need a graphics card upgrade for this?


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#1
l have a 2 year old Dell Inspiriron 580. I have a very large screensaver photo file of at least 2000 images. I don't game at all but if I choose to edit my screensaver it takes a very long time for all the images to load-90 seconds or more. Would a new graphics card help? I don't need tonss of extra power and don't want to have to add a fan or have extra wattage. Thanks.
 

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TONSCHUH

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#2
Maybe more RAM, as your PC is overall pretty weak.

:)
 

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LMiller7

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#3
I doubt a graphics card would make any difference. Displaying static images doesn't put many demands on a graphics system.
 

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