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post #1 of 31
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hi all, i'm looking to upgrade my video card, would like to get 1 with 256mb and ddr3.
i am told i cant get the ati x800gto2, 'coz it is "pcie" and my mobo is agp.
i don't know if my mobo will ONLY take AGP cards, as i am a NOOB !
any advice?
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post #2 of 31
geforce 6600LE and up are good cards
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post #3 of 31
Yes, your mobo will only take agp cards.....if you can, get a 9800pro, or heck even an x700, or a 6600GT.
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post #4 of 31
if you get a 6600 GT your psu will die, get an LE for a plain 6600. or even go up to a 6800LE and up (if you can get them anymore for AGP)

acutally by the looks of your system you should consider a rebuild, new mobo, and AMD processor to run one of those...

if you aren't an extreme gamer, just get either a geforce 4 ***TI*** (those are good and cheap) NOT MX

or a geforce fx 5500 or 5600, whatever 5 series you can get your hands on
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post #5 of 31
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lol, now i'm really confused.......a rebuild is out of the question, i really need to find the card that will go straight into my pc and give me the most improvement for the munny.
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post #6 of 31
Yeah, it does look like it's time for a new build I would say the best card you could get for your system would be a 6600GT. Your psu should be able to handle it. most of them don't require any additional power. You can get a 6600GT w/ 256mb or ram, but even the 128mb version will out perform an ati x700pro w/ 256mb of ram.

if you want 256mb you'd have to step up to a 6800, but that is DDR ram, the 6800GT has 256mb of GDR3 ram... but that card would be bottlenecked by your system.

your best bet is to go for a 6600GT or to save up some more money and upgrade your rig.
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post #7 of 31
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ok, thats a bit clearer, thanks soloz2.
as i say, i'm not in the market for a rebuild,only bought this pc 6mths ago, after my other 1 died.
i'll price up a 6600gt.
what kind of improvement d'ya reckon i would get with one?
would it be noticable in games?
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post #8 of 31
you would literally run cricles around the radeon 9000 pro 2, don't bother hesitating on the 6600GT, a 256mb one can be purchased just check before hand if the price gap is a big or little one, you will probably find that your system won't ever be able to use the 256mb of video ram.

In games you will notice a huge difference in performance, the 6600gt should get about 50,000 in aquamark3, 16,000 in 3dmark 01, and around 7300 in 3dmark 03
post #9 of 31
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i am now looking at the Radeon x800 pro, and wonder if it would "fry" my PSU, and can i upgrade the PSU to a capable one for that card, and how much would that cost (ish). ?
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post #10 of 31
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Blair, why would my system not be able to use the 256mb of Ram?
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