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Well it seems that I destroyed my Geforce 6800 trying to overclock it. I think upping the voltage did the trick. Im pretty sure the video card is dead because all tests show that my mobo is fine and the computer wont boot even when I plug power to the card without pluggin the card into an agp slot. I tried two different PSUs so i know its the card. Im runing comp at the moment on an old nvidia FX PCI card. Well my dilemma now is i need a new graphics card and I dont have money to upgrade my computer so Im pretty much stuck with AGP. The mobo is an asus a7V which is version 3.0 for AGP. Well since AGP is somewhat outdated Im not sure what the best card would be to get. I read the 7800 gs is the best but was wondering what everyone here thought.
    
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ATI X1950 is also a pretty good contender for AGP.
    
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A 7800GS is a good card, and so is the ATI X1950,even better the 7900GS
 
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wow, tough luck man...send me the 6800 carcas i could prolly use it anyways cause im looking 4 a dead card to transfer a bios chip to another card with a dead bios...its gonna be tricky but im goin 4 it with some teeny tiny solder
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wow, tough luck man...send me the 6800 carcas i could prolly use it anyways cause im looking 4 a dead card to transfer a bios chip to another card with a dead bios...its gonna be tricky but im goin 4 it with some teeny tiny solder
You're not helping him, I suggest you get out of the thread.

Yeah, I would just get a new motherboard man.. AGP is obsolete. You're better off with PCI-Express 16X because their video cards are produced more and they're cheaper than AGP.
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7800GS+ 512MB AGP (Y) Is what i've got. I might be selling it aswell
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Like I said i just dont have the money now to upgrade. Mainly because I built my wife a 64 bit dual core Athlon with a MSi 8600GT OC. Upgrading mobo means I need new just about everythng. I rather just get an affordable AGP card for now. My Athlon now is a Barton 2800+ overclocked to 2.2 gigahertz and keeps its own. I did the CPUmark test on it and it almost hit 5000
    
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wow, tough luck man...send me the 6800 carcas i could prolly use it anyways cause im looking 4 a dead card to transfer a bios chip to another card with a dead bios...its gonna be tricky but im goin 4 it with some teeny tiny solder
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7800GS if you want Nvidia, else X1950 Pro is probably the way to go. It's fast and reasonably priced, though it's a power hog and doesn't overclock much.

7900GS and 7950GT would have been great AGP cards if XFX hadn't decided to take the cheapest possible route on them. As is, they have no fan controller, wimpy heatsinks, and bottom-barrel capacitors - which add up to loud, hot, unreliable cards. My XFX 7950GT AGP lasted only five days.
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Like I said i just dont have the money now to upgrade. Mainly because I built my wife a 64 bit dual core Athlon with a MSi 8600GT OC. Upgrading mobo means I need new just about everythng. I rather just get an affordable AGP card for now. My Athlon now is a Barton 2800+ overclocked to 2.2 gigahertz and keeps its own. I did the CPUmark test on it and it almost hit 5000
Why don't you take her 8600GT for a while (unless she needs it for games or for connections). Oh... PCI-Expres... Damn. I would recommend saving up some money and getting an X1950Pro, or, if you can wait longer get a board with PCi-Express and get a good card like a 7800GT, X1950Pro, or another 8600GT.

Now that I think about it if you get a good Motherboard with PCI-Express you could get a cheap card (7300 or something) for her and take her 8600GT.

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