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Should I Enable Hardware Acceleration?

  • So far I have Hardware Acceleration disabled.
    I am wondering whether it's a good idea or not to enable the Hardware Acceleration on my Opera as per the specs of my older system.

    I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 Small Form Factor Desktop with a Pentium 4 CPU 3.00Ghz. It has 2 Gig of RAM. It has Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-Bit).

    Speccy says:
    The Motherboard is -- Dell Inc. 0FG113

    Graphics -- Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (Dell)

    Hard Drive -- 74GB Seagate ST380815AS (SATA)

    I use Dial Up Internet.

    Given all that, would I actually benefit from enabling Hardware Acceleration or would I probably be more likely to introduce problems by not leaving well enough alone?

  • I think you'll find that enabling hardware acceleration won't actually do anything unless your system supports it.
    The only way to find out is to try it and see!

  • In that case, I have a feeling that my Flintstones era computer probably doesn't support it and thus, probably won't do anything ... or at least anything positive. Yikes!

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