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Old 06-22-2008, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My video card, an ATI X1550, died recently and as a result I am forced to buy a new one however I do not know which one to buy. I am looking for an AGP compatible video card with at least 512mb of RAM and my budget is $50-$150. Currently I have a Pentium IV of 3.06 GHZ, 1536mb of RAM, an old Geforce 4, and Windows Vista Ultimate Edition 32 bit version. I have seen some potential video cards like these ones but I really need to know which is the appropiate video card. Any sugestions will be appreciated.
Amazon.com: XFX PVT44AYAJG GeForce 6200 512MB GDDR2 AGP 8x Video Card ( Dual DVI / S-video ): Electronics
Amazon.com: ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512 MB AGP: Electronics
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I actually just bought the 6200 for a customer who wanted a videocard in his system for gaming. I was very pleased with the card, and so is he. I have no experience with ATI cards because I've always gone green, but that's my two cents.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Top-end of your price range, has a mail-in rebate, but a completely awesome card (especially coming from a X1550):
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

For something a bit more modest:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N76G256D-RH GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 8X Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H26PQT512ANP Radeon HD 2600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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HD 2600 series are the best bang for the buck in terms of performance for AGP

You could go HD 3850, however theres going to be a bottleneck and it could be held back by your CPU, I agree with Trotter with an HD 2600 pro or xt and with the HD 2600 series you'd probably not have to worry about your PSU not cutting it
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Yeah the HD 2600 PRO is good for AGP, that's what I have in my system I get decent FPS in games but I only have a celeron 1.88GHz and you have a P4 so it should be fine. Unless your playing some really graphic intense games.
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