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Old 05-14-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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I Have heard of some nice accelerator cards:
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=244&type=expert
is this the best one? surely there are others, I have a 5200FX Vertigo (see sig) and will this do ANY good for my card?I'm not sure if Its even compatible with my comp (never tried one). So heres my questions:
1.Will it work for my comp?
2Whats the best ones that are the best in value?
3.Will this really do any good for my comp?
4.Is a MX 4000 an SLI ready card? (try something if I can't get the accelerator card.
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I heard those things arent worth getting :/ but im kind of curious to know how much of improvement it excatly gives you.?
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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You do know thats a physics card, not a video card right? You don't need it, your computer couldn't even run the games the physx ppu supports at decent settings. A better upgrade would be your video card.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:15 AM   #4
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Yes, I was wondering If it would work for my comp or not.It could run some games at those settings, And there is only 2 upgrades better than the one I have (5500,6100 OC) and The oc is the only one worth getting but it is the same prics as this which is why I am asking.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:47 AM   #5
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Ugh lol, what you linked is not a video card. It will not increase performance in games, at all.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:56 AM   #6
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Well, it will, but not like the way normal people would think. Those processes a part of a game, and the game must upport it in order to work. If it doesn't, the PPU will do nothing else but spin it's fan.
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Your Specs...

2.4 Ghz celeron, 1.25 PNY pc 2700 RAM,PNY VERTIGO 5200 FX , 40 GB HDD
900Mhz 256 RAM , MX 4000, 30 GB HDD.

I'm sorry, but any game that could utilise a Phyics card (that is what you have linked us to, not a graphics card) wouldn't be able to run on any of those 2 systems. Nvidia 5200 FX's is the slowest of 3 generations ago graphics cards. MX4000, 5 generations ago (based on GF3 technology). You've had the 6xxx, 7xxx and now we're on the 8xxx series Graphics from Nvidia.

I'd recomend you change your graphics card, something a good bit beafier if you can (please bear in mind that you're motherboard may not support PCI-Express, and therfore will only accept AGP Graphics cards). The 2.5GHz celeron could do with being upgraded too. What socket is it?

You'd notice a huge increase in your games performance doing that. Getting a Physics card will do nothing for you.
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Your specs are too low in order to recieve the gaming performance.

The FX 5200 is not the slowest in the older generations.

A TI4600 can beat him, but the FX 5200 will kick the butt of a Geforce 256-GF3, and a few GF4. The 5200 is the first to introduce DX9 support, for lower end cards.

The motherboard does not support PCI-E.
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I have a socket 478 processor, So the PPU is not a good idea now? I was going to update mobos to one with a AGP card and then Hook that linked accelerator card to the comp.And to alien I realize it is not a video card , read the article.
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The FX 5200 is not the slowest in the older generations.
I didn't say "generations", I said 3 generations ago!

"Nvidia 5200 FX's is the slowest of 3 generations ago graphics cards"

3 generations ago meaning the FX series. Ti4600 is 4 Generations ago and the GF3 5 Generations ago. And correction again, all GF4 Ti's would kick a FX5200 up and down the street performance wise. GF4 Mx's were just rebadged Geforce 3's.

Don't be so picky.
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