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    From what I understand, they make better graphics for your monitor?

    If I buy a new one I put it in my CPU..not my monitor correct?

    And if I buy a higher Hz one, are my graphics going to be better?

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    Graphics cards do the following:

    - Let you achieve higher resolutions
    - Give you higher framerates
    - Increase the speed of 2D graphics

    Unless you are a gamer (or have a really poor graphics card), you probably won't need a new graphics card.

    You place it in your tower (by the way, a CPU is your processor, like a Pentium III), and you'd probably take out your current graphics card first (unless you want to have two monitors).

    Higher Hz means faster redraw times. This is affected not by your card, but by your monitor. Usually over 70Hz is good. My monitor runs at 85Hz and I can't complain. The only difference in higher Hz is the flicker you'll have at a lower Hz. Look at an old monitor for some time, and you'll probably strain your eyes.

    Any other questions?

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    Some 3D accelerators have processors in them too that can be overclocked like normal CPUs.
    http://www.maximumpc.com/videocards/
    This can give serious gamers higher frame rates in games like quake etc.

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    This is true, however graphics cards already run vey hot, so you'll need a really good cooling solution


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