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post #1 of 21
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Hi there, I got an ATI9700Pro Gfx card, with 128mb mem, and was looking for a cheap upgrade, was after something with 256mb and a tad quicker, I had been looking at an nVidia 6200 256Mb on an AGP card, can anyone give me some advice please.
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post #2 of 21
Budget?

I would advise something like this-
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=462642
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post #3 of 21
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don't realy want to be going over £50 with shipping, I know it isn't a lot but the ATi is getting old, kids need an upgrade (ATI) so I need something to replace my ATI, but it is just sooooo confusing.
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post #4 of 21
The 6200 is not much of an upgrade, its most probably worse than your 9700.
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post #5 of 21
How about this:

128Mb XFX 6600GT Mem 400 MHz, GPU 300 MHz, 8 Pipes, S-Video/TV Out Dual DVI HDTV £46.99 Inc VAT

It's on pre-order now (expected in stock on Monday). You will need a DVI-VGA plug, which you might have... or maybe you have a DVI monitor.

I agree that the 6200 is not much of an upgrade. Personally, I would save a little more, up to like £85, and get a 7600GS
    
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post #6 of 21
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how much is a DVI-AGP adaptor and are they reliable and lose no picture quality?
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post #7 of 21
I was going to suggest the 6600/6600gt... but chozart already has. It will blow away the 9700 and is a great performance/price value!
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by DCM71
how much is a DVI-AGP adaptor and are they reliable and lose no picture quality?
Now I think about it, there should be one included with that card. IT's a retail box, and usually they're incluided... sorry

It's just a litle plug, nothing to worry, and no image quality loss. If it's not included, you probably can pick one up at a local store for a few pounds
    
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post #9 of 21
yeh with my 6600gt i had one included in the box, if your not gonna get anything above and including the 6600gt, then dont bother as it wont be that much of an improvement at all
    
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post #10 of 21
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this better be good, it will be here on Tuesday, lol.

Are there any tweaked drivers out there, except for the Omega ones?
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