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Old 10-21-2006, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What video card?

What video card should i get to upgrade my radeon 9550 256mb. I want to play the newer games like (bf 2142, etc.). I tried playing BF 2142 demo with this card on lowest but some places my FPS was really low. O yeah, i also have a budget of $200-$150. ALSO THE VIDEO CARD HAS TO BE AGP

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AMD Athlon XP 3000+ ~2.2 GHZ
512 mb ram
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This should do you right I would like to think, If you have the card that I think you do, the core clock is around 250 and the memory clock is at 400?, so this should be a nice upgrade. Hope that helps
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I think you need more ram....at least another stick of 512mb.
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Also, you need to upgrade your CPU, because Athlon XP is too old.

Just buy a new build.
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what about the 6600GT?
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More Ram, I would say at least 1 gb. I recommend Nvidia graphics cards. For BF2, its needs to be 7 series.

AGP is dead my friend.


But bascially If I were you I would buy a new system, its not worth it to upgrade your system. Christmas is just around the corner, ask Santa.
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7600GS - get a new PSU if needed or upgrade to 1GB of memory with the left over $$$.
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if you have the money, yes get a new build, otherwise, focus on a 7 series (7600s) (or 7900gto/x if you're rich... but then you can get a new build... right?) after the vid get more ram. if gaming does not come first on your list, then upgrade ram before video card.
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If you keep your rig running nice at all times, no bs software running, and you defrag it regularly, there is no real need for any hardware upgrades besides ram and a graphics card. That machine should last you for sometime to come. But if you are a gaming enthusiatist, you might want to get a new build, if the funds are there.

Sorry if there are any typo-s I am in a rush. Hope this helps.
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