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Old 06-09-2006, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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To start out, I am not really that computer savy, so I came here.

I've searched the forums; my question is a bit specific however.

I have a really crappy computer, but I do not have enough money to build a new one yet, so I decided to just upgrade my video card for now.

My motherboard (http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/bv2/index.htm) (I am aware it is old/junky/etc.) supports 1x, 2x, and 4x AGP cards (1.5 V only).

I was thinking of getting this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121216

However, in the requirements it states I need an AGP 8X slot.

But, I've read that you can still install an 8X video card on a 4X slot with lowered performance costs.

So would I be able to install this card on my mobo successfully?

If not, could someone recommend me a better card for my mobo? One that could at least run Oblivion (I'm upgrading from an MX440).

Thanks for reading this.

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Old 06-09-2006, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it will work.

I would suggest you get a 6800GS which is cheaper and faster.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't seem to find a 6800GS under the price of 172.99.

Any links you could help me out with here?
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you'll have to buy online at Newegg.com or Tigerdirect.com
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is one 6800GS on Newegg and it's PCI-E and sold out.

There is one 6800GS on TigerDirect but it's 239.99.

Most of the 6800GS's I've been finding are 240+.

Is there an ATI video card or something else equivalent/better than the one I am planning to buy?

I just want to make sure I'm getting the most out of my money; I'm kinda cheap. My budget is about 200 max.

Thanks for the info so far guys.
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There is one on ebay for under $200.

x850xt would be simular.
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