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I have a Dell Dimension 3000
RAM: 512 MiB

CPU: Intel® Pentium(R) 4 2.80GHz

Graphics: Intel® 865G x86/MMX/SSE2

What do I have to upgrade to run Ubuntu 12.04 3d.

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I posted what I saw from Ubuntu's computer details in system settings. Is what I posted as "Graphics" not the graphics card? – Pax10 Mar 15 '12 at 22:01
Just get a Graphics Card, done. – Uri Herrera Mar 15 '12 at 23:03
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You will need a supported graphics card.

Take a look at this list

You can find a listing of graphics cards by vendor, and if 3d is supported in Ubuntu as of 11.10.

I would personally use the information to find a old (but not ancient) ATI or Nvidia card for cheap.

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I looked at the supported graphics cards and mine is listed to work with Ubuntu 3d. Do I have to little RAM? – Pax10 Mar 16 '12 at 2:27
See - 1 Gb is advised. You can run it with 512, but it will be slow. – bodhi.zazen Mar 16 '12 at 3:33
Thanks....that should solve my problem. When I log on selecting Ubuntu 3d it automatically switches to 2d. Would you recommend getting 1gb or 2gb of RAM? Also where would be the best place to buy RAM? – Pax10 Mar 16 '12 at 14:26
Your problem with 3d -> 2d is nor ram related, it is video card related. – bodhi.zazen Mar 16 '12 at 20:03
Is this my Video Card "Intel 865G x86/MMX/SSE2"? I am confused because the Intel 865G Video Card is listed a supported by 3d. – Pax10 Mar 16 '12 at 21:13

The requirements for Unity are HERE.

Also HERE you have a list of hardware requirements for the Ubuntu 10.04, not much should change 12.04.

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