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Old 09-02-2008, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im running a 7600gt apg video card and want to upgrade but MB dont not have pci-e so was wondering if you think this card would be a big upgrade from the one I have now.
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H385F512ANP Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Yep it would, in fact that is the best AGP card you can get.

You should be able to play most games High.
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I hate to be that one guy.. but..

I would strongly suggest you buy a new cheap mobo ($50) that will support PCI-Express and spend $100 on a GPU. Because thats way too expensive for the 3850 (because its AGP, and they make money off people who are stuck with AGP)

so, buy a mobo based on the CPU you have
and buy a 9600gt or equivalent
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I hate to be that one guy.. but..

I would strongly suggest you buy a new cheap mobo ($50) that will support PCI-Express and spend $100 on a GPU. Because thats way too expensive for the 3850 (because its AGP, and they make money off people who are stuck with AGP)

so, buy a mobo based on the CPU you have
and buy a 9600gt or equivalent
It would be the cheaper choice but not the easier. You have to look at it in both lights. Whichever he prefers is the way he should go.
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he'd also have to buy new ram...
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In the end it would cost him more.
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Grab the 3850. I'm running one... sweet card.
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If you plan on just upgrading your current system then the 3850 is a good bet. If you want to build a whole new computer then you should get new parts. Also make sure your psu is up to running that 3850 before you install it. If it isn't then you will have some serious system stability issues.
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he'd also have to buy new ram...
Forgot that around the time AGP died.. DDR died as well.

Yeah, it would be a lot cheaper to just go with the 3850
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agreed, chuck in a 3850
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