My 1st post!!!!
anyway back to the topic,
i want to upgrade my graphics card but i need some expert opinion else i do anything really stupid, 1st of all:
processor: 1.6 ghz with 512 DDR ram
motherboard : MSI 845 Ultra (uses 4X AGP) MS-6398 (v1.x)
graphics card : Inno3D geforce3 TI200
ok, heres the question, i'm looking at 2 cards to replace my gf3, the fx5600xt and the ati 9600. Both are 8x and i noe they are backward compatible with the 4x slot. but heres the prob, i dunch noe whther there will be voltage probs with the slot if i tried to slot either one into the 4x slot, ive read alot about the 3.3v and 1.5 v thingy but i don't really get the gist out of it, even my mobo book tells tat i cant support 3.3v cards and im still a bit confused. Can anyone help me here? i dun wanna fry my mobo (or the new card if i buy it)
2ndly, IF...there isnt any prob with gettin an 8x card, do you think its worth the upgrade frm a gf3 to either of the cards mentioned? any significant increase inperformance? or shld i juz wait for sme time (with my current pc specs) before i get a totally new pc?
and lastly, if you think its quite a gd idea to upgrade the card nw, which card is better for me? (im quite a heavy gamer btw) the 5600xt or 9600?
thanks to all who can help me