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I have own a Radeon 700032MB which btw i played halo on, a Radeon 9250, FX5200, FX5500, Geforce BFG 6200, EVGA Geforce 6200, and a 2400 HD Pro. Out of all those cards, the best card that works perfectly, no problems with drivers, graphics, etc is the


3DFUZION 256MB DDR 128Bit bus FX5500

I never had any problems with it, the only flaws with this card is: No Shader Model 3 and lower core and memory clock. Even tho, i plan to overclocked this card for the first time. Nevertheless, i could play almost all of my games with ease, expect for the newer ones of course.

But ever since i bought the 2400 HD PCI card for 137 dollars, lately i haven't been able to play almost 70% of my games. I tried to play Unreal 2 & This FPS game called: Chaser And i get low fps, something about 7-13fps.

THE 2400 HD IS 64BIT BUS AND IT HAS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH FOV in games

I can play Unreal 2 and Chaser at 1280x1024 everything on high with my FX5500 and get over 29-37fps.

Anyways, either my CPU is too weak to handle the 2400 HD or its the 64bit bus. Maybe using a PIII/600MHZ has a problem with 64bit cards. But then i got to thinking, that couldn't be the problem, because the Radeon 7000 didn't have any problems playing some of my older games, but with the 2400 HD pro does. Alright, so then i figure it was this:


Notice the Bandwidth I have notice the lower the bandwidth for a GPU , the better. But using the 2400, I have major FOV of problems, making the game unplayable. So maybe the card is too powerful for my PIII/600MHZ.

So anyways, the bottom line is like this. I plan to buy a new computer, a secondary one in a few weeks, i have 800 dollars to spend. But for this computer, i will go back and use the FX5500 and enjoy my games in peace. However, i think using the Diamond X1550 which has a 128bit bus might be the only card that works good other then the FX5500. So i will test it out when i find it. Using a PIII/600MHZ with my specs, i guess its either the FX5500 or the Diamond X1550.

The funny thing, i just notice that i wasted 137 dollars
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post #2 of 13
If your budget is $800 why not get a stronger card? I don't recommend either card unless you're only into old games.
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Sorry to hear about the 2400, but $800 should get you something far more decent than what you're currently using.
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why in God's name are you still rocking a PIII?!?!?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Whodie View Post
why in God's name are you still rocking a PIII?!?!?
Shut up already. This question will never be answered.


new rig specs
Core2
Nice mobo
8800GTS 512mb

ect..
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For around $800 you could get a rig that would blow that one outa the water. I just ordered a rig for my brother as a birthday present. Specs:

Gigabyte EP35-DS3L
E7200
Sapphire HD3850
2GB OCZ DDR2-800
250GB WD SATA AAKS drive
PC P&C 500W PSU
Rosewell case

All for only $607 shipped. Im goiing to use a CD drive I already have and her has a copy of windows. Great build for only $600
Edited by Pheatton - 5/29/08 at 1:30pm
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Hopefully this guy gets his new rig soon, I was starting to get really sick of "hey... hey guys! guys!!! guess what??? I have a 2400pro!!! " and the 1 screenshot thread being flooded with low resolution pictures of old obscure games that no one plays anymore or wants to look at.

Sorry to be harsh man, but really... when you have a a P3 and $140 to spend, you buy a cheap 50 dollar mobo and either a 90 dollar E4xxx or Athlon 5xxx, not a PCI 2400pro.

Good luck with your new build man, hopefully you can start playing some games that we've heard of 800 dollars is no small chunk of change, especially for a custom built PC, you should be able to get a real nice dual core and a 9800 or 4850
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My sig PC was only $885. If you skimp on the video card and CPU just a little, you can have a decent system for $800 easily.
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$137? expensive for a crappy PCI card. You can get a 8800GT at that price nowadays.
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News flash, 2400 PRO (or any 2400 card) wasn't meant for gaming.
    
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