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Will this video card work?


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#1 Amunoz0208

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:23 PM

I have a Dell Gx260 an old PC it currently has a 2ghz Pentium 4 that is socket 478 so that can't be upgraded too much more and it has 1Gb of DDR ram I want to play the orange box and am currently running on the integrated chip which is only 64mb Half Life 2 works but lags a lot and Portal won't play because I need a Video Card. My PC only has a 4x AGP thats low profile and it has room for 2 Full size PCI cards and two low profile PCI Card so what is the best card I can get?

I was thinking about this card HERE
I'm not asking to play Crisis on a system this old just the Half Life 2 and Portal on good settings without lag

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:58 PM

Hi, having a look at the specs of the PC you can only use an AGP 4x video card such as this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161153
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:13 PM

You should be able to use the PCI card, but the speed of the PCI bus will be limiting for performance (AGP4x is 8x faster than PCI).

Preferably find an AGP 4x compatible card as Monty007 suggested.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:38 PM

Hi, having a look at the specs of the PC you can only use an AGP 4x video card such as this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161153


Thanks for the reply the problem is that I have a small form factor PC so I'm not sure if this is a full size AGP card and if it is since it is only 256MB will it do better for the games I want to play (Half Life 2, Portal)then the card I suggested since it has 1GB of on board memory? And I also need to find a card that supports Shader Model 3 and the above card only supports Shader Model 2. And would this card be able to handle Portal? link or would something like THIS be better? any suggestions would be appreciated

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:41 PM

Both of the cards you posted links to have a 64 bit bus.
For gaming the bus is important.
I suggest trying to find a 256MB card with a 128 [or 256] bit bus .

While the newer slots improve performance PCI will still perform reasonably well [sight better then onboard]

BTW, I wouldn'y even consider the GeForce 6200 .
I put one in a unit & it was absolutly horrible !
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:39 AM

Both of the cards you posted links to have a 64 bit bus.
For gaming the bus is important.
I suggest trying to find a 256MB card with a 128 [or 256] bit bus .

While the newer slots improve performance PCI will still perform reasonably well [sight better then onboard]

BTW, I wouldn'y even consider the GeForce 6200 .
I put one in a unit & it was absolutly horrible !


Thank you for the info are there any cards in particular that you suggest since my case can't support a full size AGP card but can support both low profile and full size PCI cards?




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