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Old 11-29-2009, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi im upgrading my old video card (ATI 9200) and was wondering what is the best AGP video card out there that i can purchase, i kinda had my eye on the ATI HD 3850.
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if i purchase the HD3850 was wondering if it will just bottleneck my computer
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Your CPU will hold it back.

Honestly, you may want to save toward doing a larger upgrade.
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Im using this card:

Newegg.com - ASUS AH4650/DI/1GD2 Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 AGP 8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

With an amd socket a 3000+ cpu
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I get decent framerates with COD MW 2.

Like Trotter said, you would be better off thinking about a new build.

What games do you like to play?

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i play WoW and right now im getting around 10-15 fps.
would the HD3850 just slow down my pc much more?
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i play WoW and right now im getting around 10-15 fps.
would the HD3850 just slow down my pc much more?
Don't play that game, I'm a FPS man myself. Do you have enough for a Mobo, CPU and 4 gig of RAM plus the cost of a new GPU?
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Don't play that game, I'm a FPS man myself. Do you have enough for a Mobo, CPU and 4 gig of RAM plus the cost of a new GPU?
sorry im the biggest noob on computers i dont know what a mobo and GPU is.
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sorry im the biggest noob on computers i dont know what a mobo and GPU is.
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You don't HAVE to buy new components to upgrade your entire computer, but I would advise it. A 4650 is one of the better for AGP, but if you can afford it, get the new components for a complete upgrade. To answer your question, a 3850 will be able to play WoW quite a bit better, and will outperform the 4650 for the most part.
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You don't HAVE to buy new components to upgrade your entire computer, but I would advise it. A 4650 is one of the better for AGP, but if you can afford it, get the new components for a complete upgrade. To answer your question, a 3850 will be able to play WoW quite a bit better, and will outperform the 4650 for the most part.
thanks for reply but if i were to get the 3850HD in what ways will it bottleneck my computer? will the video card just not perform to its maximum potential?
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thanks for reply but if i were to get the 3850HD in what ways will it bottleneck my computer? will the video card just not perform to its maximum potential?
It won't bottleneck your computer, your CPU will become the bottleneck. The graphics card won't be performing at it's best, because of the CPU.
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What is the wattage of your power supply (PSU)? Open up the side of the case and copy down what's on the side of it for us.
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