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Old 12-22-2005, 10:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Time to get a new motherboard.
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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if i get a new motherboard, i have to get one that is compatible with the stuff i already have, that's gon' be hard, i already searched in Newegg, but I'm not a hardware expert so maybe i searched wrongly
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Well, tell us what you ahve, and we'll see what we can find for you. I personally just bought a GeForce FX5500 since my pc only has PCI slots. I'll let you know how good it is.
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you can run 8X cards in 4X slots, it will just run at 4X.

however if your board only supported 2X, you wouldn't be able to run any newer card

personally I'd get the FX-5200 over the 9250. the Radeon 9X cards were for the most part the better cards, except for the 9200. it was really crippled. because it was so bad, ATI made the 9250, howerver that isn't much better either.

I'd actually get a 9600 Pro though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102409

it will be much better than a 9250 or an FX-5200
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List your full system specs so that we may hunt a compatible motherboard for you.
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why not a 6600GT AGP? or a 6800GT?
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you can run 8X cards in 4X slots, it will just run at 4X.

however if your board only supported 2X, you wouldn't be able to run any newer card

personally I'd get the FX-5200 over the 9250. the Radeon 9X cards were for the most part the better cards, except for the 9200. it was really crippled. because it was so bad, ATI made the 9250, howerver that isn't much better either.

I'd actually get a 9600 Pro though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102409

it will be much better than a 9250 or an FX-5200
Yes, I definatley agree. I actually tried out that card temporarily until I had to return, realizing I needed the money. I got the exact same perfect one. It's pretty **** awesome, and it's an amazing price too. I upgraded from a 32MB TNT2 and man did I see a difference, HUGE difference. It was like driving in an old Hyndai ****box and then trading in for a Porsche 911 Turbo. Had to switch back though to my TNT2... In short though, get it. Forget the 9250 or the 5200. And don't get that specific one from Newegg, try and find the 256 MB version at your nearest computer parts specialty store.
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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my system specs:
Intel Pentium 4, 3066MHz (23x133)
DIMM1: 256 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
DIMM2: 256 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
what else do you guys need to know?
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but the problem is that I live in south america, and there isn't like a good dealership or some' like that, I searched in several stores but I only found GeForce MX 3200, GeForce FX5200, 5500 and RADEON 9250, I'm going to search further to see if I can find a 6 Series or the RADEON 9600
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Quote:
Originally posted by ville_valo
my system specs:
Intel Pentium 4, 3066MHz (23x133)
DIMM1: 256 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
DIMM2: 256 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
what else do you guys need to know?
What slot is your P4? It's most likely 478, but just wondering. Also, do you need SATA for your HardDrives or no? What form is your current MotherBoard (ATX, mATX, etc.)? Do you have any of your current expansion slots used? If so, what are they and do you need those devices? Wouldn't want to buy a MoBo with no PCI slots just to find out your Modem or something is in one.

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