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Old 09-11-2008, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, i think i gotta spend MORE money and get another video card but not yet gettin it. gonna reformat and see if its something my drivers or something why my windows is booting up SUPER slow. befor befor it all happened it took 1 minute to boot up compare to now.. 4-5 minutes .. thinking my video card is overheating. im leaning towards 8800GT my budget is around 150-200 bucks. what card would you guys suggest?
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If you HAVE to get a new gcard i advise getting a 4850. Or maybe one of the new 4670's, they look like pretty decent cards and i think there gonna be selling at a good price too
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HD 4670's are aimed more at the 8800GS, which it's about even with..

HD 4850 is more your area with that budget
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So a 8800GT wouldn't be a good choice?
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The 8800gt is slower than the 4850 by a considerable amount, also the 4850 should last you a while as it has excellent price/performance.
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what about the 8800 GTS 640mb?
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what about the 8800 GTS 640mb?
It's significantly slower slower than the 8800gt.
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Just get a 4870, They are 220. Wells thats what mine costed.
It was 270 - 20 promo - 30 mail in rebate.

Its almost the price of a 4850. Except much better, according to what I read.
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well, i have a 1.0 x16 PCI-E slot. most of the newer cards are 2.0 will it still work?
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well, i have a 1.0 x16 PCI-E slot. most of the newer cards are 2.0 will it still work?
They will work fine.
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