I purchased a Inspiron 1720 a couple months back and had a question regarding upgrading my video card. The card currently on the system is a Geforce 8400M GS 128 MB and I am aware that I can upgrade to the 8600 256MB. Do you consider this upgrade worth the $130 dell wants for the refurbished card? My current setup runs the games that I want to play, but I would like to squeeze out as much fps as I can out of this machine.
I have also read that the nvidia drivers aimed for Windows Vista systems have still not reached the performance levels achieved on XP systems. Do you think I could achieve better performance by running XP on this laptop instead of Vista?
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 @ 1.50 GHz
2.0 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Thanks in advance for the help.