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I would like to hear some advice from the experts.
I have a P4 2.4GHz 478socket, 512MB RAM (of which I don't know the specs) and an old NVidia GPU GForce with 64MB RAM (@200MHz IIRC).
I am looking to replace my GPU and I would like to stay with NVidia because it has been proved robust. I am not a super-gamer neither I use my PC for super dupper entertainment. I am looking for something cheap that will offer a great improvement to my current setup. It would be nice to enjoy some games without the quality compromises I currently have and watch a movie without freezing.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Edit: The Mobo is an ASUS P4P800S-X
 

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yes how much are you willing to pay and i would liek to know the model of your gpu u have now geforce nvidia isnt enough information
 

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if you are looking to upgrade your ram you should really check into getting another 512k ull need it in future i have a module for you and i know its compatible because i have the same cpu well all 478 sockets normaly have ddr400 sdram pc3200 so here the ram and with the gpu just tell me how much your willing to pay and i could give you a few choices in that price range http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145026 so far all i know is that you are running on a agp 4x/8x motherboard so if you could give me a price range and stuff like that i can help you out
 

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It's the GeForce2 MX 100/200. I am over to the UK. I can show you the webpage where I buy from. I was looking for something under 100$ I guess.
 

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hmmmm do you think you could do 200 cuz if you just spend 100 its waste of cash really .. it would be nice if you game me that uk link for hardware then i could find something decent for it ill give a 200 dollars one and a 100 dollar one and break down the differences hopefully it will help
 

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If you're looking for something under $100, the GeForce 5 series would be a good choice. The 5500 is very cheap and would give you better performace (though not great).
 

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yes other than that it would be good to add that other 512mb of ram i showed in a link above because that will help with your multimedia experiance.. but now adays if you buy a 5 series your wasting ur money because there already so oudated if anything i would get a 6600gt or a 6800.... prefferably a 6600gt heres a link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150096 with those 2 pieces of hardware you will definantly have a better multimedia experiance
 

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Yeah. My 6600GT is great. Got it OCed to 560 core and 1.06 mem. I had it at 1.08 mem, but I can't push it that far any more. Dunno why, but heh...it's a great card.
 

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apply some artic silver 5 and you can oc it even higher
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007 im pretty sure that you can get it past that with it and im pretty sure theres a guide somewere to apply as5 i would like to see it to i need to apply some to my 6800gt soon ;p
 

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Originally Posted by Monkey23

It's the GeForce2 MX 100/200. I am over to the UK. I can show you the webpage where I buy from. I was looking for something under 100$ I guess.

your best bang for buch like gt said will be the 6600gt, it will be an amazing imporvement over the card u have now, and will last for years to come....
 

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your best bang for buch like gt said will be the 6600gt, it will be an amazing imporvement over the card u have now, and will last for years to come....

i wouldnt exactly say "years to come" gaming wise maybe like 2 years "BUT FOR WATCHING MOVIES VIDEOS ETC... HECKA YES" . lol i guess u didnt see that part sorry
 

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Originally Posted by GT!

i wouldnt exactly say "years to come" gaming wise maybe like 2 years but for just watching movies and videos etc HECKA YES.. lol

well he stated that he is not a serious gamer... and moreso a media player.... so the 6600gt will serve him for years to come...
 

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Thanks for the replies all of you.
The store I buy from is http://www.microdirect.co.uk
so if you could check it and see what you could find in there.

I am not disappointed by my current GPU which is 5 years old with almost 24/7 use. So you can see that I am not looking for cutting edge stuff. It is just missing that kick...
 

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i would really advise getting this its nice http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...81&GroupID=331 and its pretty cheap to... but if you wanna waste your cash on a 5 series get this http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...64&GroupID=331 it stinks... but if you wanna pay a lil more than the first one get this http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...2&GroupID=1269 and also make sure you have these drivers downloaded http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html and your good to go .... nothing else is needed but that ram posted earlier on the page and you will have a great multimedia experiance
 

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Originally Posted by GT!

i would really advise getting this its nice http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...81&GroupID=331 and its pretty cheap to... but if you wanna waste your cash on a 5 series get this http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...64&GroupID=331 it stinks... but if you wanna pay a lil more than the first one get this http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...2&GroupID=1269 and also make sure you have these drivers downloaded http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html and your good to go .... nothing else is needed but that ram posted earlier on the page and you will have a great multimedia experiance


Thank you for making the effort. I have two questions if you don't mind.
1) What is the difference between Leadtek and GeForce? Is it something I should worry about?
2) Is the difference between the 5500 and the 6600gt that much to justify almost 3 times higher price?
 

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you wont find shader model 3 on any fx 5500 card. also you wont find any of the picture quality advancements in that fx 5500 card either. its well worth the price and if you buy the fx 5500 its just a waste of cash really. leadtek is a nvidia gpu resailer, and geforce is just lol the part of the name of the graphics card . really just trust me on this if you dont you will be dissapointed
no worries tho... just advice
 

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Originally Posted by GT!

you wont find shader model 3 on any fx 5500 card. also you wont find any of the picture quality advancements in that fx 5500 card either. its well worth the price and if you buy the fx 5500 its just a waste of cash really. leadtek is a nvidia gpu resailer, and geforce is just lol the part of the name of the graphics card . really just trust me on this if you dont you will be dissapointed
no worries tho... just advice


Agreed. The 5500 will give minimal improvement over your current card... a 6600GT is leaps and bounds past both of them. I was considering getting a 5500, and I'm glad I spent the extra money on my current card. It is definently worth it.
 

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truely the 5500 just sucks... waste of money and time spent, so the 6600 as we said is the best bet for you,you will love the performance it has over what u have and it will last for a while too... leadtek is just a hardware company that sells computer parts, the sell geforce type videocards, geforce is the GPU type, there are other manufacturers that sell geforces such as XFX,eVGA,MSI,Inno3d...so on...
 

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Originally Posted by pbasil1

truely the 5500 just sucks... waste of money and time spent, so the 6600 as we said is the best bet for you,you will love the performance it has over what u have and it will last for a while too... leadtek is just a hardware company that sells computer parts, the sell geforce type videocards, geforce is the GPU type, there are other manufacturers that sell geforces such as XFX,eVGA,MSI,Inno3d...so on...

Yup. For example, my card is a eVGA nVidia GeForce 6600GT.
eVGA made the actual card, nVidia made the GPU chip, GeForce is the model line, and 6600GT is the GPU model.
 
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