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Geforce fx 5200 vs. Ati rage 128 pro

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sk8rh8r, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. sk8rh8r

    sk8rh8r Thread Starter

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    I don't kow very much about video cards so help me out here which one is better for gaming
     
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    What sort of machine are you going to using this video card on. Niether one is really a gaming card, but I would venture the fx 5200 even though I don't like nVidia.
     
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    By far the FX5200 is the better card of those two, however even it is now obsolete and no longer supported by NVidia.
     
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    Thanks I'm running a hewlet-packard compaq d530 convertible minitower what would be the best gaming Card for my system
     
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    That system will limit higher end cards, its an older system with a now slow processor and old design - AGP interface for graphics. You also have a 250 watt power supply that will severely limit your choice of cards. The FX5200 might be a good choice if its free, if you are paying for it and want a card for low settings gaming then a Geforce 6200 or Radeon 3450 may be better to spend money on: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131388 They will generally run OK on a decent quality 250 watt PSU as long as the rest of the system isn't overloaded with lots of components such as drives and PCI cards.
     
  6. sk8rh8r

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    I only have one pci used up with a low end sound card will any of those run a good first person shooter like call of duty 4
     
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    Is ther any way I can upgrade my power supply to support a better video card?
     
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    Yes, but the money for a new quality power supply will exceed the value of the rest of the system. And you'll still have an old processor, motherboard, and RAM. This is a case where the money for upgrades is better saved for a new, or newer refurbished, system.
     
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    I have a 400 watt power supply that I salvaged fro some computers that macmaster university was throwing away I might be able to upgrade mine with parts from the three I got I just need a little help in distinguishing Witch components of them all are good or not
     
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    From what I can find out, that is a SSF type case. You are not going to be able to swap in a standard atx type pw supply.

    IMO it is NOT worth putting any money into something like what you have. If you want a system to play games, then either build a system or buy something like a dell/alienware that is made for gaming.
     
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