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Anyone remember this dog of a videocard? Well a friend of mine still runs the crippled 64-bit version and somehow plays games on it (GTA: Vice City is a little choppy to say the least). The rest of the PC: Athlon XP 2200, 512MB DDR, 80GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, DVD-ROM\\CD-RW combo.

A virus pretty much hijacked the Windows install, I took the system in to clean that and speed things up.

How do I persuade him to change up for a few bucks to something that isn't a pile of treacle? I've got a Geforce 4 Ti4200 that's being wasted as a test card
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Geez, man!
Just give him a new pc already!

With US$100 you can build an all-used-components system that is "newer" than that,
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Geez, man!
Just give him a new pc already!

With US$100 you can build an all-used-components system that is "newer" than that,
By a few bucks I meant like $5. The likelihood of him spending that much on a new PC when he has an Xbox 360 for newer games is pretty small.
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By a few bucks I meant like $5. The likelihood of him spending that much on a new PC when he has an Xbox 360 for newer games is pretty small.
Look in the freebies section, that's about all your going to get for <$5.
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Look in the freebies section, that's about all your going to get for <$5.
Can't see any videocards in there. I'll keep an eye on it in case something quicker comes up.
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The FX5200 is a BEAST of a card, overclocked mine to the same speed as a... FX5600.
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The FX5200 is a BEAST of a card, overclocked mine to the same speed as a... FX5600.
The build quality on this one is pretty poor then, because it failed to maintain any kind of stable overclock
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Yikes, if I remember right, that is potentially slower than a GeForce 4 MX 440 w/AGP8x, and I moved from one to a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/AGP8x, and it was a big upgrade. Then again, my specific GeForce 4 MX 440 (some small form factor and passively cooled one) was a slower performer than most due to the manufacturer pairing it with RAM speed slower than official speeds, but still.

GeForce 4 Ti 4200, GeForce FX 5700 (non-LE), GeForce 6200, any of these and higher would be worth it. As for ATi, a Radeon 9500 or better would be too. I got my GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/AGP8x for like $10 plus shipping on eBay back in like 2004 or something.

Anyway, if he plays on his Xbox 360 and doesn't care, let it be. It's old, but if it works for him, it works for him.
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Yikes, if I remember right, that is potentially slower than a GeForce 4 MX 440 w/AGP8x, and I moved from one to a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/AGP8x, and it was a big upgrade. Then again, my specific GeForce 4 MX 440 (some small form factor and passively cooled one) was a slower performer than most due to the manufacturer pairing it with RAM speed slower than official speeds, but still.
I presume yours lasted more than 3 matches of Unreal Tournament 2004 before dying from overheating?

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GeForce 4 Ti 4200, GeForce FX 5700 (non-LE), GeForce 6200, any of these and higher would be worth it. As for ATi, a Radeon 9500 or better would be too. I got my GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/AGP8x for like $10 plus shipping on eBay back in like 2004 or something.
Was a good card thanks to that ridiculous fillrate from the 4x2 architecture. Still held its own in Farcry\\Halo\\Splinter Cell.

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Anyway, if he plays on his Xbox 360 and doesn't care, let it be. It's old, but if it works for him, it works for him.
I guess, but I get paid more this way Also, the 360 scratched some of his games.
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The build quality on this one is pretty poor then, because it failed to maintain any kind of stable overclock
Probably, I'm still using my FX5200 with the same overclocks till this day. (lan file/nas server.) It was made by a company called Eagle. I don't even think they exist anyone.
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