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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadowman25, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. shadowman25

    shadowman25 Guest Thread Starter

    im running windows XP home currently have nvidia geforce 2 mx w/tv out (64 mb) pentium 4 1.8 GHz ram: 256 mb ddr. (i plan to add 512 mb to that very soon). i want to know if upgrading my graphics card to increase performance will make a noticeable difference and if so, please offer suggestions. im looking to spend no more than $150 for a graphics board. also, is there any way you can run two board in tandem? suggestions for good boards and other suggestions are appreciated. feedback on ram would be great too. if you would like to know any other sys info, please reply
     
  2. Whitestar

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    Upgrading ur gfx card will only make noticeable performance increase in games. Aso ur going to need more than $150 if u want to get a better card than u have now and as far as i know u cant run two gfx cards at the same time.
     
  3. shadowman25

    shadowman25 Guest Thread Starter

    well i was looking at pricewatch.com and saw my video card listed for <$50. and i saw many in the low 100s. and several in 150s area. im just lost as to which one will make the biggest improvment; which is the best in my price range vs. quality
     
  4. shadowman25

    shadowman25 Guest Thread Starter

    what does everyone think about the GeForce FX 5200 ULTRA 128MB
     
  5. shadowman25

    shadowman25 Guest Thread Starter

    sites to buy also appreciated
     
  6. catlady13

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    I have run two graphics cards at the same time using dual monitors.. but one has to be pci and one has to be agp
     
  7. compilerxp

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    I assume you want to play 3D games... but yes - the GF2mx is a very old and very low-end video card nowadays.

    Best Price<>performance are these.

    $80 - MSI GeFore4 Ti4200 64mb
    $170 - ATI 9600Pro-128mb

    fx5200s are very slow...
     
  8. shadowman25

    shadowman25 Guest Thread Starter

    thanks, i will look into that
     
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