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Can You Recommend A Graphics Card?


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#1 Constantine

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:15 AM

Helo,

I am looking at upgrading my son's graphics card. He has a P4 3.00ghz, 1 gig ram. What would you suggest as a very effective card and also value for money...forget cards for $500.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 02:04 AM

An EVGA 7900 GS KO. Good card at a good price.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:44 AM

There are some compatibility issues to consider. Primarily what expansion slots your son has.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:32 PM

Had not considered compatibility issues. Thanks for that. I will look into it.
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 09:04 PM

Basically when we talk about compatability we need to know if your son has a PCI-Express slot or an AGP slot...

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 04:25 AM

He has a PCI
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:31 AM

PCI is not very good for graphics cards, but since your not looking to spend a lot of money, one might be alright for you.Here is the PCI video card link for newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....;SubCategory=48

They usually have some pretty nice cards and prices. Well I hope this helps!
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:28 AM

Since it's a P4 3.0 gHz chip, I'd suspect a newer mobo that has either AGP or PCIe capabillities. The PCI (without the e) isn't seen much with video cards these days.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:40 PM

Well, thats not true, I have 2 friends, one with a 2.6ghz processor and then one that has a 3ghz processor, both with only integrated graphics and pci ports. And I give the credit to Dell... selling their cheap-o mobo like that. They just sound good cause they have fast processors. The integrated graphics are hardly good enough for mild gaming. Anyway, tboth my friends just got cheap geforce 5200fx cards and got a huge performance boost. I know newegg does have some good pci cards, like the geforce 6200, and the ati radeon x1300.

edit: their mobos are a couple years old and i personally think that computer companies are getting better at making their systems more upgradable. I think this is just a pci mobo though.

Edited by nforce, 30 November 2006 - 12:02 AM.





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