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Old 09-27-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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Hey whats up guys. i just started this account.

but here's my computer:
Compaq (bought it maybe 2 years ago)
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512 MB PC2700

Aright, so right now i have a pretty crappy video card in there. i think its the geforce 4 MX 440.

but i was thinking about ordering a new card off of tiger direct. I wanna spend about $280 on one. would you guys have any suggestions? cuz i see theres different types? like PCI, AGP, etc. which one do i have to get? under my nvidia options. it says the one i have now is a PCI. but then i go underthe PCI cards on tiger direct and theyre all crappy and cheap.
but when i open my pc up, i have a couple other slots right next to my current card. if you guys could help, thanks alot.
im planning on buying a new card within the next 5 days or somethin
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:18 AM   #2
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I think PCI-E is the best, then AGP. I have neither on my little computer, so I got a Radeon 9250 PCI card, which works fine.
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:23 AM   #3
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Well what kind of mobo you got, so we know what slots ya got available
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yea like the guy above said do you have PCI Express, AGP, or just PCI slots open?? what slot is your current card in?

it all depends on what slot you have open before we can give you advice on what card to get.



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Hey whats up guys. i just started this account.

but here's my computer:
Compaq (bought it maybe 2 years ago)
AMD Anthlon 3000+
512 MB PC2700

Aright, so right now i have a pretty crappy video card in there. i think its the geforce 4 MX 440.

but i was thinking about ordering a new card off of tiger direct. I wanna spend about $280 on one. would you guys have any suggestions? cuz i see theres different types? like PCI, AGP, etc. which one do i have to get? under my nvidia options. it says the one i have now is a PCI. but then i go underthe PCI cards on tiger direct and theyre all crappy and cheap.
but when i open my pc up, i have a couple other slots right next to my current card. if you guys could help, thanks alot.
im planning on buying a new card within the next 5 days or somethin
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:26 AM   #5
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Well I doubt u have a pcie with the gforcemx... More than like u have a agp. If so just get like a 6800gt
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #6
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yea like the guy above said do you have PCI Express, AGP, or just PCI slots open?? what slot is your current card in?

it all depends on what slot you have open before we can give you advice on what card to get.
well we know it's not pci-e. Could be either agp or pci, if it's pci then a fx5500 would be probably one of the best cards available. (it still sucks) If it's agp then there are alot more options, but something like a 7600GT should be fine.
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Try a 6800GT AGP card.
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aright thanks alot guys. lots of opinions right away haha.

but am i gonna need to open my pc up...i hate doin it hah. is there a way u can find the mobo while youre on the pc?
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aright thanks alot guys. lots of opinions right away haha.

but am i gonna need to open my pc up...i hate doin it hah. is there a way u can find the mobo while youre on the pc?
U could download a program called cpu-z. Since that is a prebuilt computer u could also try to find out the model of the whole computer, which would probably be enough.
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