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Old 02-29-2008, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to upgrade my graphics card
i already have a Geforce FX5200 but i want something better
these r my specs:
PCI motherboard
300watts
1gb ram
Intel P.4 prossesor 2.8ghz

any cost would also be nice
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go for an 8800gt if you can afford it. The Ati 3870 is also a solid piece of hardware. If you want something cheaper and if you dont mind not having DX10, an ATI x1950 Pro is about 150 dollars? last time i checked and it is decent also. If you get any of the above cards, your gonna need to step up your power supply to 500 watts.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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look on Ebay for a 6600GT or a 7600GT, you MIGHT need to upgrade your PSU if you get one of those, depends on your 12V amps.

you can prolly pick up either of those for ~$50
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Thanks for listing your specs, Peza.

Since you only have PCI, you are rather limited. On the ATI side you can go up to a X1300 or a X1550 ($120 and $95, respectively), and on the Nvidia side you can go up to a 6200 ($90+). None of these list wattages, though.

Newegg.com - VisionTek VTK X1300256PCI-SFF Radeon X1300 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H155F256EDDPLN-R Radeon X1550 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Low Profile Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - JATON VIDEO-338PCI-DVI GeForce 6200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Low Profile Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - JATON VIDEO-338PCI-LP GeForce 6200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Low Profile Video Card - Retail

I only looked at Newegg.
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Trotter's list pretty much sums it up. I doubt any of those would need more than your 300w of power. These are as good as pci video cards get.
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i agree trotters list pretty much sums it up and if you need another PSU then something like this should cover it
Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply 115/ 230 V - Retail
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I need to upgrade my graphics card
i already have a Geforce FX5200 but i want something better
these r my specs:
PCI motherboard
300watts
1gb ram
Intel P.4 prossesor 2.8ghz

any cost would also be nice
Are you sure you don't have AGP?
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is there a model number to the pc? Is it a prebuild? or is there a model number for the mobo, if its a homebuild?... just asking to make sure what type of interface the board has, instead of having a standard pci slot, and getting a pci-x16 card and just looking at it because it wont fit.

or if you can snag a pic of the board?
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thanks for all ur help guys



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Go for an 8800gt if you can afford it. The Ati 3870 is also a solid piece of hardware. If you want something cheaper and if you dont mind not having DX10, an ATI x1950 Pro is about 150 dollars? last time i checked and it is decent also. If you get any of the above cards, your gonna need to step up your power supply to 500 watts.
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