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okay, my brother has a pc with only PCI slots. currently, he has a BFG 6200 PCI 256MB, he also has: 2GB DDR @ 333mhz, Celeron D 2.8GHZ, XP MCE, and a 15" CRT (1024x768)

would it be worth it for him to upgrade to the 2400PRO? its only be $45 After MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131082
and he could probably sell his card for almost that. He plays the Orange Box, CS:S, Bf2, , Halo 1, and some other games that are 3-5 years old. how much performance would he gain? he doesnt have enough $$ for a new system. also, he is planning on getting a 19" LCD. he doesnt watch HD content.

SO....should he do it?

please respond, lol
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post #2 of 22
i would get the 2400. better then the 6200 by alot
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by how much?
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post #4 of 22
OK. I just looked and the 6200 is equal to the 9550 so there is quite a performance increase. I would say get it.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...rd-time-s.html
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
I dont think there will be too much of an increase in performance. I believe you are coming close to the limitations of the PCI bus. If it were me, I would save up and get a new computer later, not put more money into an old one.
Indeed, At least move up to AGP!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
okay, my brother has a pc with only PCI slots. currently, he has a BFG 6200 PCI 256MB, he also has: 2GB DDR @ 333mhz, Celeron D 2.8GHZ, XP MCE, and a 15" CRT (1024x768)

would it be worth it for him to upgrade to the 2400PRO? its only be $45 After MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131082
and he could probably sell his card for almost that. He plays the Orange Box, CS:S, Bf2, , Halo 1, and some other games that are 3-5 years old. how much performance would he gain? he doesnt have enough $$ for a new system. also, he is planning on getting a 19" LCD. he doesnt watch HD content.

SO....should he do it?

please respond, lol
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Idle temps are totaly meaningless, plus innacurate more often than not.

I currently run my 8400 at 3.6GHz with 1.216 real volts. Temps get to 68C on-die, durring Prime95 large FFTs, in a 75F room, according to realtemp 2.5. I am using the stock Intel HSF currently.
It would prolly be cheaper for him to just buy a pcie board.
Besides the 2400pros are over priced on PCI
post #7 of 22
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where can you get a micro ATX 478 mobo that will work with DDR1 and have pcie? it has to fit in a emachines T3882 CASE! and a 280W psu.
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post #8 of 22
yes.. you are pushing the limits of the pci bus. i would have to recommend that you save up some money for a new rig, because you are wasting your money pouring it into an old computer.
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post #9 of 22
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but what if i could get enough $$ selling my 6200 to cover the cost? what would be the performance increase?
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post #10 of 22
IMO, stop spending money upgrading your current computer. Your not going anywhere with your rig. Your at the limits of what you can do with it.

surf the sale threads, and you will be able to pick up decent hardware for cheap.

I have a AMD 3000+ 754 with agp and a 6800 512mb video card i would sell cheap. You will also need a new PSU... Runs ddr1, so your current memory will still work.

Don't spend any more money on your computer. For that same $45 you can have my cpu/mobo cobo that puts you up to the AGP range... I have AGP cards i will give you to hold you over until you find a decent one....
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