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Old 04-30-2005, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and the world of graphics cards. I have a two year old computer that only has a pci spot for the graphics card. Right now i have an xtasy 128mb graphics card and playing Counterstrike:Soursce just stinks. I don't have the money right now to buy a new computer and would like for you guys to give me some good graphic card options.

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Old 04-30-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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Are you sure you don't have an AGP slot in there? In my opinion, an AGP capable video card is better than a video card running in PCI. It provides higher bandwidth, more data transfer per clock and in turn, result in smoother graphics.

Oh never mind. Your motherboard ONLY has a PCI slots. It is preferably to play that game with DirectX 9 capability to get better results which means you'll probably end up upgrading your video card to something like:

CHAINTECH Geforce FX5200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Video Card
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16814145087

It's a great performer for non-AGP systems. I like Chaintech video cards as I use to own several of them.
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Yeah I'm positive I have no AGP slot! I wish I did.
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if you take a look on e-bay you will get a half decent graphics card for the price you can afford without going to the extreme.and prsonaly i like the radeon ATI graphics cards but everyone has there own opinion on these things. if your a hard gamer you may want to save up and get something pricey.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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you wouldn't know any specific ones would you?
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JATON Geforce FX5700LE 128MB 128-bit DDR PCI Low Profile Video Card
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as you typed that message i was just outbid on a radeon 9600 128mb graphics card lol.
a reasonable card to me would be the radeon 9200 128mb or the radeon 9250 128mb you can get these on e-bay for about 20 ish brand new around 30. if this is to much take a look at the radeon 9200 64mb these will be cheaper you can see how it works now lower mb cheaper the price.
GFORCE ARE DECENT CARDS TO just goto this link
http://computers.listings.ebay.co.uk...istingItemList
hope this helps if you want im sure you can get one for about a 5
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I have a 128mb FX5200, it runs HL2 ok, and call of duty maxed out. But I think it would run much better if i had a better mobo and processor. I am running a 2.8Ghz celeron.
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I have the ATI Xtasy 9200 SE 128 MB PCI and I feel that the jump to the 256 MB 9250 just wouldn't be worth it. Is my assumption correct, or should I get the 9250?
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oh i had terrible experience with an older computer
had to buy a pci videocard, it will never messure up to the equvilant AGP card because pci just isnt desined to support a graphics card compared to the slot thats called Advance graphics port....(AGP)
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actually my friend usues a athlonxp 2200+ and a agp 9250 128mb and lemme tell you its very nice for what it costs. hes playing doom 3 on medium quality with little lag, and this is an old ass card. his stupid step-mom broke his x800 and doesnt have the money to get him a new one. lol stuff would be going missing
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actually my friend usues a athlonxp 2200+ and a agp 9250 128mb and lemme tell you its very nice for what it costs. hes playing doom 3 on medium quality with little lag, and this is an old ass card. his stupid step-mom broke his x800 and doesnt have the money to get him a new one. lol stuff would be going missing
Are you talking about the ATI 9250? I thought that that was a 256mb card.
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is it? i dunno i thought he said 256mb but im not sure. either way that card will play doom 3 on med settings and CSS high settings!!! thats insane for such an old card!
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get a radeon 9100pro or 9200 or 9250 - get the 128-bit version 128mb or 256mb
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