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Old 10-16-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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Im looking to buy a good graphics card for my computer:
my comp is:

Intel Pentium 4
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Should i go with the Ati x850 agp or the Nvidia geforce 7800 pcx. Ive been told that if i go with the nvidia pcx and dont upgrade my ram i will lag in games like battlefield 2 but if i go with the ati x850 agp i wont lag because it is an agp card. Could someone please clarify what i should get. P.S. i play games like Halflife2 counterstrike source day of defeat source battlefield2 call of duty 2. ( fps games .

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Old 10-16-2005, 01:37 PM   #2
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you cant have both. Your motherboard either supports an agp slot, or a pci-express slot. The 7800 is much better, get that. But you need to make sure that you have a pci-express. Go here:
http://www.lavalys.com/products/down...?pid=1&lang=en

download that and run it and tell us what kind of motherboard u have. You might want to also consider throwing in at least another 512 mb of ram.
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:15 PM   #3
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thanks alot so if i get 1 more stick o ram my comp will run better with 7800 than x850
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Did Everest tell you what your motherboard supports? If it doesn't have PCI Express slots, you can't have an X850 or a 7800GTX unless you get a new mobo.
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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x850 u can get agp...
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/subcla...3&page=3&list=
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If you do get a mobo that compatiable, I highly suggest getting the ATI, GeForce tend to cause alot more problem for me. Some of the high-end GeForces' are great, but budget wise ATI is the way to go.
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:09 PM   #7
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Whatever you buy... and I suggest any ati (especially the new ones) the x1800, but anways, whatever you buy, make sure you have a good psu to supply it with power.
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Don't buy from bestbuy their stuff is always overpriced, like the GeForce 6200 I bought for $150(stupid me)
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Never, ever, ever ever, buy Retail. They rip you off liek none other. They wanted to charge about $200 bucks or more for an ATi Radeon X700, I bought that smae exact card off of NewEgg.com for about $90 bucks less.

BUt I suggest getting either a 6800 GT or an X800. Both are amazing cards and will play any game on the market. I say get those two because you have AGP 8x. But if you want to go with PCI-E then you'll need a new mobo, possibly a new CPU, and plus the new video card. SO just remember that.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:17 PM   #10
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i have PCI-E not Agp but i think ill go with the 7800 not x850... thx thogh
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