Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:02 PM
If you could answer the questions as followed it would be much easier to pinpoint what she needs.
1. Does her tv have a vga (the same cable used for onboard video) input?
2. Is it a flat screen t.v.?
3. If she decides to purchase a video, we need to know what kind of card her motherboard supports. The standard formats are....AGP, PCI-express, or PCI.
Technically speaking it is possible to hook your pc direct to your t.v. through onboard video, but I'm not a big fan of it. To simply put it, if your resolution settings on your pc
are set too high for the t.v. then you won't have any picture. This is why it's advantageous to use a video card because then through the settings you can fine tune the resolution for the t.v. while
in your os, and you can also dual screen. My advice is to find out what her motherboard supports as far as video cards, and then I'll suggest an effective card for the job.
There's many different ways to hook up a pc to a tv, it's just finding the right process that works for you.
Hope this helps, and I'll try to reply back a.s.a.p.