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Help Purchasing a Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dtrulez, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. dtrulez

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    Hey guys I have a HP Pavilion 753n and im trying to run a game on it that requires according to "systemrequirementlabs.com" a Nvidia GEForce 5 or up or a ATI Radeon 9000 or up.

    Im a little confused because I did a search for the video cards and it seems that for some of them the ends dont have the ussual DB connector for the monitor I have. I wanted to ask you guys if you knew which Video Card I could get that wouldn't require me getting a new monitor and if the video card would work on my system.

    Heres my computer's site specs and what not : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=90390&lang=en&

    Here is one I found that seems it would work with my monitor:[http://www.amazon.com/PNY-VCGFX522APB-Geforce-FX5200-256MB/dp/B000F5NJ4O/sr=1-8/qid=1170523965/ref=sr_1_8/104-2246772-1891115?ie=UTF8&s=electronics


    I hope someone can help cause I really dont want to buy a card install it and realize its totally wrong lol. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Compiler

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    uh... pretty much all video cards have a standard VGA (blue) connector, including the one you posted here.

    At least your PC wasn't a DELL - it wouldn't have come with an AGP Slot...

    What game(s) are you trying to play? The GF5 series was pretty much junk - the 5200 was especially junky as it was useless for gaming when it came out in 2002!

    The place to get computer hardware is newegg.com
    Here is ALL their AGP cards under $100.

    The 6600 is generally faster than the X1600 & X1300 - all three are in the $80~100 price range.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&Subcategory=48&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

    I'd recommend this one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143083 - Its overclocked and is about as fast as your P4 can handle. Its $40 more than that 5200 - but easily 4-5 times more powerful.

    Check out this Video Chart: (With 6600GT selected)
    http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=519&model2=540&chart=196

    The 5200 is NOT on the chart... but if it was, it would be about half the performance of the 6200 (which is at the VERY bottom).

    With your P4, take all scores from that VGA chart and reduce by about 50%.


    PS: what is the power supply size on your PC? SHould be on the label, its not on the website... but you should have a 350watt (A 330watt may make it) - otherwise, you'd have to replace it.


    PS: that systemrequriements link is a SPAM site, nothing I would trust.
     
  3. dtrulez

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    Thanks Compiler! Im going to look into the ones you showed me, I really appreciate it , I was so unsure about what to get.
     
  4. Compiler

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    No problem... A lot of people bought those junky 5200s...

    I still remember a guy who "bought" a 5200, but when the PC booted up - it came up "Ti4200" - someone had swapped the card and took it back for a free "upgrade" - needless to say, WE told him he got the better end of the deal! The Ti4200 is about twice as fast heheheh... He kept the card. And its a reason we seen a WINDOW in today's video card boxes to confirm the card matches the box.
     
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