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Video Card Upgrade?


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#1 seraph_harim

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:39 PM

Hey all! I've been really on the fence about upgrading my video card. With my system specs, I'm just not sure if I want to just upgrade my video card, and pray for a better gaming experience that is worth just the upgrade, or if I should just wait and build a new system (probably on the AM2 archetecture).

My system is as follows.

Processor: AMD XP 2400 (Stock Cooler, Socket A)
Mobo: Soyo KT-600 Dragon Plus
Video Card: XFX Gefore FX5200 (256MB GDDR)
RAM: 1GB (512MBx2) PC-3200
Sound Card: Onboard
Optical Drives: Lite-On 16x/48xDVDRW
Lite-On 52xCDRW
Hard Drives: Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM IDE
Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA-IDE/133 Drive

If I upgrade, I would still be looking to rebuild about six months down the line, but I'd reaaaally like to play
Oblivion without using the Old-Blivion mod. I'd be looking at spending about $150 (I'm flexible) depending on whether or not its worth it. Played Oblivion on my sisters laptop, and that was on medium...I'd be happy with medium. :thumbsup: I'd REALLY appreciate any advice given.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:08 PM

Guessing your FX card is AGP. If so, I would recomend waiting and gettin a new system with PCI-Express, as AGP is on it's last legs.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:37 AM

Yeah, it's AGP 4x/8x......

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 01:27 PM

I'd save your money and try and build a Core 2 or AM2 system.
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