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Old 11-14-2005, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm upgrading my video card for America's Army. my comp is an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.00GHz, 768MB of ram. i have an AGP 4x slot and was wondering if a video card with AGP 8x would work in it. some video cards say 4x/8x and others just say 8x. just want to make sure before i buy. also, if anybody knows, which is better for this game? this http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...0-256A&cat=VCD or http://www.onsale.com/onsale/shop/de...c_id=BWBNEXTAG ?
my price range is limited to $150 any cards that ya'll know of that would work would be nice.
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It will work in agp 4x, and it doesn't really make much difference in terms of having half the bandwidth.

I would have the 6600 128mb keeping to your price range. I don't know how much the 6600gt is, but it is quite a bit better than the 6600.
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Old 11-14-2005, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 6600 gt and it works great... running on 4x...

I have never had anything better so I couldn't tell you if there's much of a difference from 8x to 4x

are your specs anything like whats in my sig?\/
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6600 GT is in the $200s.. a bit too much for me
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more like $160

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220

I got my rebait to...

this card was well worth it
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yup, defintely go with the eVGA 6600GT, where are you getting 200 dollar price range, cause thats way overpriced, a 6800 sometimes is under 150 with rebates and it is better then the 6600GT

164 dollars after mail in rebate, and is better then the 6600GT
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128mb card can be better than a 256mb card?
not very knowledgable with comps n all.
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yes a 128mb card can be better then a 256mb card, and it is a waste of money to go with the 256mb 6600GT it just decreases performance on that GPU
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alright last question and thx all. will i see a better performance compared to my nvidia geforce fx 5200 that i have right now wit the 6800 ?
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lol i would think so, especially when you crack all the settings to high
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