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Old 10-24-2005, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys!!!

I just need a little help here. I bought a computer one year ago and i want to upgrade my video card.

here are basic specs:

Processor: Intel 2.8Ghz HT

Mobo: Microstar MS-7046

RAM: (Factory) Samsung 2x256 single channel DDR, (added) value Corsair dual channel 2x512 DDR.

Video card: GeforceFX 5300


I think thats it. I hate this video card. I have to run games with little or no shadow's, force directx 7.0 shaders or something, and run graphics on mid to low most times.

I have read some reviews and i am thinking of going with a XFX 6800GT PCI-e card. should i go with this card or what. I know any card will give me improvement over this one. would you go with another brand??????????????????

I'm new at this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Well first of all you need to find out if your motherboard even supports pci-express. Then if it does just pick a card you like. The 6800gt is a great card. Just dont buy the XFX version. Get the NVIDA one instead.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah yeah.. sorry it does supprt pci-e as that is what the fx5300 runs. ok I will take that into consideration thanks!!
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just dont buy the XFX version. Get the NVIDA one instead.
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Go with eVGA or Leadtek.
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I'll second that even if it is a few more bucks, well worth it
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Gigabyte's got good video cards. But go with NVIDIA.
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eVGA all the way
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i believe you but what is the advantage? Proven reliability? Subtle performance enhancements?

sorry for being a huge jerk but i gotta ask
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yeah yeah.. sorry it does supprt pci-e as that is what the fx5300 runs. ok I will take that into consideration thanks!!
the fx5300 is pci-e?

aslo evga are recommaneded because they come with a lifetime warrenty.
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do you guys mean AGP or PCI

eVGA
leadtek
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MSI
gigabyte

all good

XFX is bad, sense they got the highest numbers of DOA and have a lot of overheating issues.
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