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best *cheapest* AGP under $30 (or so)

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This is not for me, but a person I know who wants to play The Sims 2. She does not have high expectations, but it should run well enough at very conservative resolutions (1024x768 is perfectly reasonable).

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 5
Not sure about the price but 9250 256mb seems to be around a lot for cheap and could handle it well.
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This guy would probably do the trick. Looks like someone in the review said they ran Sims2 just fine on it:

"Purchased to play Sims 2, and runs great with the most demanding graphics settings."

(This is also assuming she's running AGP)
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I ran sims2 on an MX4000 at 10x7 if that gives you an idea
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Thanks!
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