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Old 12-16-2008, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to upgrade my video card on my p4b533 asus mobo. It is currently a geforce 5200 and im thinking of getting a 6600gt. It says that my motherboard supports a max of 4x, but it says it is agp version 3.0? Isnt agp 3.0 8x max?
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why do you want to update your videocard?Your pc is fairly ancient by todays standards so personally I would think if your planning to game on it you need to start a fresh rather then spending money to keep a burning ship afloat.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont want it for gaming, i have a 360 for that and im building a 2000 dollar pc in the spring so i just want some so i can watch some good quality movies and stuff on my 1080p monitor
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well it all depends on your present budget, how much are you planning to spend on a video card? maybe we can help you with a decent or semi-decent upgrade
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The 5200 can play standard films however if you want to decode hd films like blu-ray discs you need to look into the 8 series or beyond which isn't possible via agp as those cards aren't supported. If your building a computer in the spring come back to us then the computer world changes fast and a build I reccomend now may be radically different by march. Also $2000 is excessive for a standard media centre build I would say $400 would be enough for core components +$200 for case/psu/soundcard.
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Well when I build in the spring it's not just going to be a media center, im am going to use it for a lot of gaming too. I bought a ati 9550xl agp card off ebay for 30 bucks in which it will be good enough for now cause I can run dual monitors and use a different resolution for each monitor since one is a 15" and the other is a 21.5" widescreen 1080p.
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Again $2000 is excessive for a non business related build I think you should only need to save up $1500 and you would be golden
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