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kimusabi_1

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Does anyone know where I could locate an ATI Radeon gpu between 9500-9700 thats PCI?
 
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The question is, why would you want one?

At PCI bus speeds, the abilities of the Radeon 9500-9700 would be useless....PCI video cards can not perform well in modern games, there's just not enough bandwidth on the PCI bus to handle the massive amount of graphics....you're better off getting a new motherboard with an AGP slot, and a $100-$150 AGP card, it will perform much better than any PCI card would.
 
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Remember McTimson, some people are 14 years old and without jobs. PCI can handle some games if it has a fast processor.
 
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No, they really can't. I've tried it before, and most games just won't work with them. Sure, there are some exceptions, but new games will not work well, at least nowhere close to the capabilities of an AGP card.

And if this person is looking to buy a Radeon 9700, I'm assuming they have a reasonable amount of money to waste...
 
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Actually, PCI cards are generally more expensive than their AGP counterparts.
 
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Originally posted by McTimson:
The question is, why would you want one?
Really !!!!! That would be like buying a Corvette, and putting a Volkswagen engine in it :D
 

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But I bet the Dell was a great bargain...now you know why.

PCI graphics are a waste of money. As mentioned, get a new motherbaord with AGP and then you can a decent video card and hopefully your Dell powersupply has enough power to run it.
 
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Hmmm, a hammer and an agp card?
Everybody is right, pci graphics stink. If you think you can tackle putting in another motherboard it would be better. The downfall will be your restores won't work anymore and you'll need a windows disk.
 

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McTimson said:
Actually, PCI cards are generally more expensive than their AGP counterparts.
A LOT more expensive, and generally very difficult or impossible to find. A system which was made prior to the introduction of AGP will also be very slow by today's standards. Most of the more recent games would be virtually unplayable on such a system.

Kimusabi, you would be better off upgrading your system. If cost is a concern, a low-end Asus motherboard, an Athlon XP 2500+ (or thereabouts), 256 MB RAM, an ATI 9200 or Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and an upgraded power supply should be around $300. That might do the trick without breaking the bank. By comparison, a Radeon 9600 AGP card is about $175.
 
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cnimbus said:
A LOT more expensive, and generally very difficult or impossible to find. A system which was made prior to the introduction of AGP will also be very slow by today's standards. Most of the more recent games would be virtually unplayable on such a system.

Kimusabi, you would be better off upgrading your system. If cost is a concern, a low-end Asus motherboard, an Athlon XP 2500+ (or thereabouts), 256 MB RAM, an ATI 9200 or Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and an upgraded power supply should be around $300. That might do the trick without breaking the bank. By comparison, a Radeon 9600 AGP card is about $175.
+ windows disk. I doubt he has one since he has a Dell. My copy of Pro was almost $200.00 but I bought it off the shelf. Those Dell restore disks are not going to work once the accompanying bios disappears from the system.
 
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