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Video Card Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fishmyster, Dec 3, 2004.

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  1. Fishmyster

    Fishmyster Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys, Im new to this site, I know a BIT bout PCs n was jus wonderin:

    I have a DELL 8300, P4 3.00GHz, 1GB RAM and a G-Force FX 5200 Video Card.

    i want to upgrade my vid card to a radeon 256mb (whatever the latest model is), i have a CRT and a Flat screen (both Analogue Connections),

    Is there a way i can put my new redeon in the AGP slot and keep the G-Force in my system (also AGP but convert it to PCI somehow) to run Dual Monitor.
    Is it possible to get a type of converter to use one of my PCI slots for the G-force (a kind of Master Slave configuration) with the Radeon.

    or if this is not possible: if i use jus one vid card (AGP) preferrably the Radeon and run my 2 monitors off it, will it cause my PC to slow down at all

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Triple6

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    No, you can only have one AGP card in the system and you can't make it into a PCI card.

    Most Radeon cards have the capability to run two monitors so you don't need to use the second card anyway.

    The latest and greatest from ATI is the x850 XT Platinum Edition: http://www.ati.com/products/gamer.html but haven't seen for sale yet, but it won't be cheap. Its also only available for PCI-Express and not for AGP and only has DVI connectors. Maybe the X800 would work for you.
     
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