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Old 12-15-2005, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry if this question is really rediculous, however, i am no genius when it comes to computers. Right now I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RZ14G(UV) model. I currently have a Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB graphics card. I want to upgrade my graphics card and I have found several 256mb graphics cards that I could afford (around $200) The only problem i am having is figuring out what kind of AGP slot I have. The box on my radeon 9600 says it requires a AGP 4x/2x slot or an AGP 8x universal slot. So it definetly has to be one of those. Does anyone have any advice on how I can tell what kind of AGP slot I actually have? Also any suggestions of a 256mb graphics card for around 200 or less?

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P.S. a SAPPHIRE 100142L Radeon X1300 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card would not work for me correct?

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Old 12-15-2005, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SAPPHIRE 100142L Radeon X1300 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card can't setup in your machine

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more than likely you can unless you have a mobo with no agp slots or its old as hell which it doesnt sound like but if you want what you posted, you need a mobo with pci express 16x
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Your comp has a x4 AGP slot.

The best card you could buy to put in it would be the eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256MB AGP. NewEgg has it for $284.00 + $5.00 Three Day Shipping.

Odds are that you'll need a bigger PSU to power the card. I'm not sure what size your PSU is, though, as Sony's specs are a bit vague. Open up your case (with the computer unplugged!) and measure the dimensions of your PSU.

I'd recommend getting at least a 400W.

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Old 12-16-2005, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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WOW you guys are quick with the responses! Thanks for all the feedback. I like the eVGA 256-A8-N344-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card idea. I think I will save up a little while longer anf get that one. I read some of the reviews and sounds like there are some problems with the shaders. Either way it is better than what i have now. Thanks guys!
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or get the 6600gt if u dont have the money.fantastic card i might add

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