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Upgrading to the right video card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by acdevera, Dec 2, 2005.

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  1. acdevera

    acdevera Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I currently have a 32 mb Nvidia riva tnt2 installed in AGP slot. my AGP slot support 2x/4x. What type of video card can I install, because some games require higher memory like 64mb etc.?
    I have Windows XP Pro P4 SP1 512 RAM. Any advise is appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. bigbear

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    Mobo details would help!
     
  3. brite750

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    go to newegg and do a search in gfx cards under 2x/4x dont expect much, you may be able to get a fx5200-128 mb ram something equal in an ATI product
     
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    the best card you could put in there would be a 6800 AGP card. It runs at 8x AGP but it would still work as long as the AGP voltage was the same as yours, it`d be overkill for your motherboard chipset but would be good if you disside later to upgrade the rest of the platform. A 6600GT card would be an excellent card as well, I would not buy any lower end cards if you wanna game with it.
    However, I did do alot of benchmarking a while back comparing adding diffrent video cards to diffrent motherboard platforms and I could prove that a whole platform upgrade and a mid range video card would gain more then a 6800 ultra card in an old motherboard.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ice=&MaxPrice=&SubCategory=48&Submit=Property

    really slim pickins for the 2x/4x cards, if you can use a 4x/8x card that would really help, but i'm not sure about that one either
     
  6. acdevera

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    Thanks for your info.
     
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