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  1. akita

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    Thinking of upgrading my gfx card from g force2 440mx 64 mb, to fx 5200 128 mb...... been quoted £64 for fx 5200. Is this a good option? IF NOT CAN U SUGGEST ANY OTHER CARD .....

    PLZ REPLY ASAP:confused:
     
  2. active95

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    It is a qood option. Just make sure that the puter will be able to accept it ( as in agp transfer rate and voltage ) along with the power supply. Since the FX 5200 sucks more juice then the MX 440.
    HTH
     
  3. akita

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    Thanks,
    Cant remember if the fx 5200 is 4x agp or 8x ?.. also do u know what the 440mx is?
     
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    nice one
     
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    I would also like to add, make sure that you have enough fans inside the computer. My hubby has fried 2 already, and he is insane with the number of fans he has in his puter. Luckily our computer store is on a first name basis with my husband and I so with the first one, he just swapped with a new one. And with the second one (this happened yesterday), the guy actually gave hubby his own personal video card, until hubby's comes back from the manufactor.

    Shirley
     
  7. akita

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    Thanks for all the advice.. the card is a sparkle fx 5200 128 mb, is this a good make, or not.
    At £64 is it a good buy?
     
  8. active95

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    since all the card on the market are made under Nvidia design ,they aren't that much different. So cards from Asus , Abit , MSI , etc.. are pretty much the same ( slight difference in memory chips , TV-out )
    So they only thing that you might wanna look into is the waranty ( as in how long it will be covered and return policy).
    if i'm not mistaken 64 would make it about $120 which might be ok for UK but it's a bit higher for US..
    HTH
     
  9. rocketc43

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    yeah u definitly wanna make sure ur computer can support it. I just got a geforce 5200, and I am havin a lot of trouble with it
     
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