one last graphics card...
i'm going to have to buy one last agp card before i build a new PC. my x850 xt has caused the blue screen of death a few times, and the fan spins at max speed ALOT which it only used to do during startup.
i'm pretty sure theres something wrong with the card, which is disappointing, i've never had problems with my ATI cards in the past, i was always ready to upgrade well before they died.
that being said, couple of questions...
i was looking at an x1950 pro/xt, many reviewers say use a 500 watt power supply w/ it. is there any reason i couldn't use my current 400 watt temporarily until i can buy a new one? i'd buy the power supply first, but since i think my x850 is going to die soon, the graphics card seems more important
are there any particular ATI makers i should check out, any nvidias i should check out?
who makes a solid ATI or nVidia graphics card? i do like a fast card, but more important to me is reliability.
Gigabyte GA-P31-S3G Motherboard (Intel P31 Chipset)
Intel Core Duo 2.33Ghz (1333FSB/Conroe)
eVGA 9600GT (512MB)
WD 240gig SATA150(7,200rpm 16mb cache) x2
G. Skill Dual Channel DDR2 1066 (2Gigs)
Plextor 16x/48x DVD+-RW SATA150
Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
Seasonic 500W Power Supply
LIAN LI PC-G70B Full-Tower
ViewSonic 19" VP191b LCD Monitor