videos onto DVDs, so need a pretty reasonable card.
P.4. 3.0 with 1 Gig. Ram.
Hard Drive 200 gig.
Present graphic card, FX5700 256mb, on its last legs!
M.Board Intel D865PERL
New P.S.U. 350W.
The system box is not large and all available AGP. and PCi. slots are used. I can make more space
by taking a modem card out.
I would like to replace the existing graphic card with ideally an AGP. XFX.6600GT. 256MB. DDR.3.
Or a more expensive Asus ATI AX800XL. DDR3. 256MB. AGP. The choice for AGP. cards is v. limited
where I live in Portugal, and its virtually impossible to get much better.
With the 6600GT I will probably have to buy a larger box, and I have read that these cards can be temperamental and have power problems. That they need a PSU. of 400W. min. and at least 20 amps on the +12 volt rail.
So new PSU! Also probably more cooling, with another fan.
I understand that the Asus ATI AX800XL is cool running, and a relatively small card with few problems.
I have no experience of Radeon cards so I dont know how suitable it is, for what I need.
But I havent seen it, where I have seen the 6600, which is definitley bigger than my old card.
Any advice or opinions would greatfully received! Thanks for ploughing through this, Plaistowe.
Edited by plaistowe, 30 January 2006 - 10:12 AM.