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Old 03-10-2006, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Updating a Video Card... Help please?

Hey everyone,
Im running an ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro right now, and Im really looking to update.
I'd say $400-$500 is my max for spending here.

Now really, my card might be a good card.. I honestly don't even know, Im pretty new at this.. Heres it webpage:


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Old 03-10-2006, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy a mobo with a pcie16 and a 7900GT

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Old 03-10-2006, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Motherboard - DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D - $123.

Videocard - XFX GeForce 7900GT - $315.
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Or you could look into a AGP style card? But i would go with a new pcie mobo and a 7900GT, i've heard those thigns rock.
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Dependin on wot mobo you have. If possbile, you can post you mobo on the site and people can help you easily

If you have a ATI PCI Express then you can simply purchase a new card. The 1900 XT / 1900 XTX is the best card of ATI at the moment.


If you dont have a PCI express slot on your mobo, then depending on which chipset you have, you can purchase an AGP card. For your mobo, this ATI card could be fine:


But in my opinion, buy a new PCI_Express mobo then you have plenty of space for upgrading in the future.
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You probaly would need a new mobo if you get a new generation card. Your card is pretty much outdated, but so is mine. [Am trying to bare onto it until i get my new system]. And is this AUD or USD?
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Green Radience
Motherboard - DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D - $123.

Videocard - XFX GeForce 7900GT - $315.
I second that. If your cpu is socket 939.
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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if you don't have a socket 939 or LGA775 cpu, then your only choice would be to get a good agp video card, or else you'll have to buy a new cpu as well, which would leave little for a good video card.

give us your full system specs.

if you're gonna need an agp card, then i recommend the 7800gs for $299

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Since you have that wide of a budget, expanding to PCI-e is definitely the best way to go. The 7900GT is such an excellent card for it's value. Save up for the DX10, G80 or R600.

Also, will your CPU and RAM work in the new motherboard.

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