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Old 06-18-2005, 12:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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ok, it won't matter, cuz he's running a 1.3 celeron with PC133 RAM... desiboi... go with whatever is cheaper, your system will get maxed out before either vid. card....
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:48 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The Mad Dog FX 5500 sucks. Horribly. Fan is extremely noisy. Unless you plan on replacing the fan with an aftermarket, do not get the Mad Dog brand card.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:39 AM   #23 (permalink)
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All Geforce 5 cards have huge noisy fans. I can't hear mine too much cuz it's on the floor, but when it's by your face it is loud.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:32 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Do you not have an AGP slot? Man you're in the stoneage! I see you have 8mb of integrated graphics. Holy crap!
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:29 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Yea, and I thought 32mb intergrated was bad...
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:34 AM   #26 (permalink)
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The 9600SE is utter garbage. It is neutered to 64 bit bus width. It is worse than the 9500 and just a little better than the 9250.

The 5500 isn't great either. The 5xxx series DX9 support is horrendous unless you have a 5900 Ultra.

You might have problems running GTA: SA on medium. I have seen people with 9600XT set it to low and drawing distance to default. Quite surprising actually. Some say it's a bug because there is basically no difference high, medium, and low.

But I would buy a 5500 over a 9600SE. If you can find a 9550 PCI or 9600 PCI that would be a better solution.
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:42 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I had an AGP 9600SE, don't know how much the AGP slot played into this, but it worked great for me. HL2 at Medium everything at 800x600.
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I just need a card that will let m eplay GTASa and NFSU2
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:40 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The 5500 should be fine, then, as long as you don't have *huge* expectations. It doesn't "suck", either, it's just a midrange card.
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Don't get the **** edition, get a 9600 xt, that or the fx, se sucks bad
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