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Choosing A Compatible Card


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#1 smileyghost

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 06:47 AM

Hi all, i believe my graphics card has died and im after a new one. However my pc is now 3 years old and so im guessing choosing a compatible card will be tricky. i really dont know what factors i need to consider from my current set up when choosing a card so i was hoping i could get some help. Here is my current core spec:

425w HiperPower Power Supply Unit
AMD Athlon 64bit 3200+ CPU
Asus K8V VIA K8T800 Motherboard
1Gb (2 x 512 Mb) Corsair Value Select PC2700 DDR Memory
256MB XFX GeForce 6800 GT DDR3 Graphics Card - DEAD
160Gb Hitachi Deskstar Hard Drive

i know i could just get another 6800 but seeing as this card is very old now, if i could possibly get something better but still compatible then that would be great

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 07:26 AM

That motherboard uses the the AGP X8 slot for graphics cards. I'd say you might as well get something better then a 6800 if thats what your old card was. What is your price range? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....ame=AGP+4X%2f8X That is the page with all the compatible cards for your motherboard. If you need help finding one, just post back saying how much you want to spend.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 07:52 AM

Direct X is a consideration, do you plan on upgrading your pc soon? Spending $200.00 or more on a dx9 card seems rash to me...

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:11 PM

hey thanks for the replys, with agp in mind i decided to go for a Sapphire X1650 PRO 512Mb.

Direct X is a consideration, do you plan on upgrading your pc soon? Spending $200.00 or more on a dx9 card seems rash to me...


Well i was going to wait for the 9 series from nvidia before doing an all out upgrade seeing as thats apparantly out in a few months and supposebly 3 times faster than the 8800. In the mean time i need something to keep my pc going and the x1650 only cost me 60 - was the cheapest card i could find that isnt worse than my old one.

Edited by smileyghost, 07 October 2007 - 12:19 PM.





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