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Old 01-26-2008, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Mobo is Sotlek K8T800pro

Motherboard Info
Supported Slot Types ISA, PCI, AGP
Model K8T800pro
BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS Version 6.00 PG
BIOS Release Date 12/10/2004
BIOS Properties Plug and Play, Flash, AGP
AGP
Revision 3.0
Rate 4x, 8x (8x enabled)
Available Rate 0x0000000c
Selected Rate 0x00000008
Aperture Size 229 MB
Sideband Addressing Supported (enabled)
Fast Write Supported (enabled



and i have

RADEON 9550 Driver 6.14.10.6483

Description RADEON 9550
Manufacturer ATI Technologies Inc.
Total Local Video Memory 258 MB
Total Local Texture Memory 258 MB
AGP Aperture Size 117 MB
Driver File ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version 6.14.10.6483
Driver Details 8.062-040929a-018116C-ATI
Driver Date 9-29-2004
Driver WHQL Certified true
Max Texture Width 2048 px
Max Texture Height 2048 px
Max User Clipping Planes 6
Max Active Hardware Lights 8
Max Texture Blending Stages 8
Fixed Function Textures In Single Pass 8
Vertex Shader Version 2.0
Pixel Shader Version 2.0
Max Vertex Blend Matrices 37
Max Texture Coordinates 8
VGA Memory Clock 195.8 MHz
VGA Core Clock 249.8 MHz
Max VGA Memory Clock 0.0 Hz
Max VGA Core Clock 0.0 Hz
PCI
Name RADEON 9550
Vendor ID 0x1002
Device ID 0x4153
SubSystem ID 0x350217ee
Revision ID 0x0000

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Bus
Type AGP
Revision 3.0
Enabled true
Rate 8
Sideband Addressing Supported
Fast Write Supported




should i get another AGP vid card like this one?

http://powersonic.ca/shop/item.asp?itemid=1517 (Sapphire ATI Radeon X1650PRO 512M AGP8x DVI)

or can i get a PCI card? i'm really into buying that card since i am in need of a new video card but i dont wnna buy a new computer yet.
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None of the PCI cards will be much faster than what you have. AGP would be the best.
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None of the PCI cards will be much faster than what you have. AGP would be the best.


so should i get hte Sapphire ATI Radeon X1650PRO 512M AGP8x DVI)?
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I would go with that or the HD2600 Pro or XT (if you can find them for a similar price)
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no no no. Newegg.com - XFX PVT71AYDF3 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

You cant buy it from newegg anymore but look for that card. You might be able to play some decent games on it... lol.
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