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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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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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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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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 pbasil1

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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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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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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