OK, first of all, I know absolutely nothing whatsoever about video cards, so please forgive the simple questions --
Is there any value to purchasing a video card? Right now I'm using the motherboard's video chip. My computing needs are simple - mostly e-mail, DSL Internet and word processing. I don't play games, either. However, sometimes when I view a video (like the ones currently posted in the Clubhouse), it'll lock up for several seconds, then resume. I'd also like to get better resolution on pictures and videos, especially when viewing in full screen mode. Will an inexpensive (i.e., <$50) PCI video card offer these advantages? If so, what is the minimum amount of memory I should shoot for?