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Chapter six. Adding New Hardware > Most Popular Peripherals

Most Popular Peripherals

When it comes to adding stuff to your PC, what are the most popular peripherals? Here's a list of hardware you can add to or upgrade on your system, along with some tips on how Windows XP might handle the new devices.

Video Cards

If you want to display a higher-resolution picture on your computer screen, play the latest graphics-intensive PC games, or add advanced video editing capabilities to your system, you need to upgrade to a higher-performance video card. This procedure is as simple as swapping out the old card for a new one. Windows should recognize your new video card on restart, and make the necessary configuration changes automatically.


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