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My girlfriend wants to try to play WoW...as well as be able to play The Sims 2 without it being like a flip book. I was going to throw an old 9600SE AGP card I have laying around into her Dell...the problem is it's matx and she has no agp slot what so ever. So I'm looking for a place/person to get a decent PCI card that can run WoW/Sim2 without any issues and not be very expensive.

I know PCI is definitely not the slot of choice for graphics cards, but its the only option she has at the moment. I know this should be in the wanted section but due to my lack of rep I cannot post there. Soooo, if anyone knows of a good place to get a cheap but decent PCI card, or has one they want to sell that would be great.

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...644&CatId=1603

Radeon X1550

Think that's the best PCI card you can get...

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Do not get the Visiontek version of the X1550. Get the Diamond Version, it has a 128bit inferface, the visiontek has only 64bit.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by $till LegendaryU2K View Post
Do not get the Visiontek version of the X1550. Get the Diamond Version, it has a 128bit inferface, the visiontek has only 64bit.
Agreed.

The X1300 Visiontek is allso 64bit bus.I was gona replace my 5500 OC with it and actually did till I tried playing Black and White 2 and it looked like a (picture book).Ran smooth and playable with the BFG 5500 OC 256mb 128bit wich are hard to find now.I saw 1 on the clearance shelf at Wally World for about $85.
Edited by Sasquatch in Space - 6/6/08 at 3:44pm
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How many pci cards do you have now Legendary?

Does that 64bit bus hurt that 6200?
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I've got an EVGA GeForce 6200 PCI 256MB that I'm willing to part with. Never used, $40 shipped within the US.
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Quote:
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Agreed.

The X1300 Visiontek is allso 64bit bus.I was gona replace my 5500 OC with it and actually did till I tried playing Black and White 2 and it looked like a (picture book).Ran smooth and playable with the BFG 5500 OC 256mb 128bit wich are hard to find now.I saw 1 on the clearance shelf at Wally World for about $85.
You know i finally figure out why i was having trouble with games, even the older ones with my FX5500 or 6200, its because of the driver, not the GPU. Which proves that i was right all along. If you install the lastest or near lastest driver for a Video card, not only does the bandwidth increase, or increase to a non accurate point, but the core and memory clock will show higher in GPU-Z and other programs. This is making the PCI card unstable. The FX5500 i was having FOV of problems, and some older games didn't run good. But i going back using the 81.98 drivers, the bandwidth decrease from the wrong 12.8GB to the correct( if i remember = 6.4GB ) and the core and memory clock was fixed. And all those games which i was trouble before worked perfect.

You had problems with black and white on the Visiontek card , not because of the 64bit inferface, but because the card is not stable or you didn't find a correct driver for it. The FX5500 is a powerful card , despite what others say, it worked perfect for me.

Anyways, the FX5500 isn't hard to find. Walmart has them or other places, newegg carries the one i have, the 3dfuzion one.

Quote:
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How many pci cards do you have now Legendary?
Still have the same ones, the Diamond Stealth 700032MB, Diamond Stealth 9250 256MB 128bit bus, the Evga 5200 FX, FX5500 256MB 128bit bus, the Evga 6200 256MB and the BFG Geforce 6200 256MB OC , which i am using now and the 2400 HD PRO PCI crap card by visiontek.

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Does that 64bit bus hurt that 6200?
Remember what i said above about using the correct driver. Well i was having alot of trouble with the card using the newer ones, but going way back to the 81.98:



Those problems are gone and despite the 64bit bus, every game which ran perfectly on the FX5500 is working faster and better on the 6200, plus i can play some new games better. So using the correct driver, always helps alot.

So you know how everyone was saying the reason i was having trouble with the newer GPU in PCI bus, well the trouble is gone. The problem was the drivers, not the GPU. So buying the 8400 or 8500 GT or 8600 should be great. I just have to make sure i install the right drivers.

Don't forget this:


Albatron is suppose to have the pictures and information on their site june 10th, 2008. So make sure everyone goes to the page and check them out.
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I've got an EVGA GeForce 6200 PCI 256MB that I'm willing to part with. Never used, $40 shipped within the US.
That card sucked. I put that thing in, started to play UT2003 for about 25 mins and the temps was near 70c. Remove my tower case and touch the GPU , it was burning hot. I still have it in the house, but plan to take to a Recycle company soon, along with the other cards i have. I am going to keep the 6200 which i am using now, until i buy one of the better GPU's
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Quote:
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That card sucked. I put that thing in, started to play UT2003 for about 25 mins and the temps was near 70c. Remove my tower case and touch the GPU , it was burning hot. I still have it in the house, but plan to take to a Recycle company soon, along with the other cards i have. I am going to keep the 6200 which i am using now, until i buy one of the better GPU's
Is it passive? If so, that would explain why.

Mine got that hot too before I taped a fan on it
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lol pci. that brought back some memories of my fx5200. crappy card, it made me switch to ati.
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