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Best Agp Card For A Sempron 3000+


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#1 setasdefault

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:44 PM

Hey guys
What video card would you recomend for an old AGP rig that I want to keep alive for about 6 more months? Right now I'm running a geforce 6200 and 1 gig of ram with a Sempron 3000+ 1.8 ghz. What's the best card (for gaming) I can get before the CPU bottlenecks the system? I'd like to play things like BF 2142 on high settings. Right now I can run it on medium-low at 1024x768.
Yes, I know PCI-E is the new standard but I won't be getting a new PC until next fall. I'm thinking of a geforce 7600gs or gt.
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:52 PM

What kind of Motherboard or Computer is it?
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:27 PM

Its an emachines w3050. The mobo is a "First Internation Computer" model K7MNF-64. It's a geforce 2 chipset.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:06 PM

FWIW: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=K7...K-N&cat=MBB

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 06:11 AM

From looking at the MB specs that hamluis posted The 7600 GS or Gt would be a great choice. I would recommend going with the Asus 7600 GS found Here and spring for another gig of memory.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:31 PM

Thanks guys:
The extra gig of RAM won't be happening since I have 2 ram slots and each has a 512, I'm looking at $100 to get 2 gig sticks. As for the 7600gs, I'm really stuck on the decision. I can get a 7600gs agp from circuit city for about $80. See: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/PNY-GeForce...do#returnpolicy
Or I can go GT for about $120-140. However, If I go GT I will have to upgrade my PSU and that'll be another $30-40. If I stay with the GS, I think I can squeak by with my 300 watt OEM PSU. I only have 1 optical drive, the Sempron, and an IDE hardrive plus the old 6200. Does that sound safe to do? Try running a GS on my current PSU?

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 06:35 PM

It depends on the quality of the PSU. I would not recommend it with either card. I checked PNY's website and it says that a min of 300 watts will work, but its an oem power supply and it may fail after a short period of time. Be prepared to get a new one soon.


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Edited by Sneakycyber, 20 December 2007 - 06:35 PM.

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