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Old 11-22-2007, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a old pc and i need to upgrade my video card bc my voodoo3 card burnt out recently
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Motherboard model:BCM GT370LX
Motherboard chipset:Intel 82440LX/EX AGP set+PIIX4E
Motherboard slots:4xISA,4xPCI, 1xAGP v1.0
Bios Manufacturer:Award Modular Bios v4.51PG
Processor:Intel Celeron 434.3 MHz
Total Memory size: 320 MBytes
Video Chipset:ATI 3D-Rage Pro
Video memory:8MBytes of SGRAM
Video Bus:AGP 2X
OS:Windows XP home Edition
The pc is mostly used for Online gaming, music, and videos.Yes i know its ancient but its all i go atm Could u tell me what would be the best video card i could buy for it. With this rage pro its really choppy and slow, its way worst than my old voodoo3 card. Any suggestions besides buying new PC?
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which online games even run on that?
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Here are the sytem requirements for the online game i play
Minimal Requirements:
CPU:Pentium II - 300 mhz
RAM:32MB or above
OS:Win9x
Video Card:8MB

Recommended:
CPU:Pentium III - 500 mhz or above
RAM:64MB or above
OS:Win2000/XP
Video Card:16MB with DirectX support
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soooo like tetris online? lol.

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H925H256R4N Radeon 9250 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 2X/4X Video Card - Retail

thats the best agp 2x/4x card you can buy.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Rofl,
well could u give me the next best card to buy. I shopped everywhere for that card online and all are out of stock lol
And price doesnt matter since its for a old pc anyways so it should be cheap either way. Thx for all ur help.
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aww come on help me out here, its bad enuff i have it ancient pc
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Might as well just get a PCI video card.

Newegg.com - Apollo FX5500 128MB PCI GeForce FX 5500 128MB 64-bit DDR PCI Video Card - Retail
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ok last thing,
is this card the next best one? Because as i see most of the cards on newegg.com are not too far in price range difference from each other(the cards i think that r compatible with my pc). So if im going to spend like 30 bucks on 1 card and there is another card for like 50 bucks and its better i rather buy the better one. Thx again for ur help(i dont mean to bug you but plz take a look at how bad my pc's specifications are, and make ur decision)
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ATI Card Radeon 9250 (128MB) (AGP 2x)HIS Hightech H925H128ER4AN Radeon 9250 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 2X/4X Video Card - Retail

Nvidia GeForce 6200 (256MB) (PCI) EVGA 256-P1-N399-LX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card - Retail

I would personally go with the PCI Nvidia card. I had good luck with running a 5200FX (PCI) back in the day (like last year, LoL!)
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