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Solved: Best GPU for an AMD Athlon XP 3200+

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mangatrekkie, Jul 6, 2012.

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  1. mangatrekkie

    mangatrekkie Thread Starter

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    Hello all. I was wondering if there is any better video card for my computer. I understand that I can't buy the nicest AGP GPU out there since my processor will not allow me to make full use of it. I have a AMD Athlon XP 3200+ performance rated at 3.34 GHz. I am going to upgrade to 3 GBs of RAM soon, and I want a newer video card with 512mb of memory and a better core and memory clock. I currently have a GeForce 7800. I have a 450W PSU as well.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Do you mean that you only have a AGP slot on the motherboard?
     
  3. mangatrekkie

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    Still would love to get an answer...
     
  5. prunejuice

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    I see most of your prehistoric builds have Windows 7 Premium installed.

    Maybe investing in newer hardware rather that expensive Windows 7 licenses would offer better results.
    Chasing 4 generations old tech can't be too rewarding.
     
  6. mangatrekkie

    mangatrekkie Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much for your sarcasm. I was given the Win 7 upgrades. I don't see why you can't offer some useful help instead of making suggestions that I am already aware of. If you do not have useful help, post elsewhere.
     
  7. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    You are not going to get any better video card than you already have with the mobo & power supply that you have in that computer
    You already have just about the top of the range AGP card there is
    You can try a geforce 6200 but you aren't likely to see much if any improvemnet
    You have to realise that there comes a limit to cost effective upgrading and a 4 generation old computer has really reached it
     
  8. mangatrekkie

    mangatrekkie Thread Starter

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    Yes I understand. Why however would I get a 6200 if I have a 7800?
     
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    6200 comes in 512mb or 1gb versions, where 7800 only comes in 256mb, but as I said you are unlikely to see any difference

    You original post asked for a graphics card with more memory but a 7800 is about the best you can hope to get on that computer
     
  10. mangatrekkie

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    Ok I'll just stick with that. Thanks everyone.
     
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