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Old 08-05-2005, 08:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the responses!

I convinced my brother (my nephew's dad) to go with an upgraded mobo + RAM + Card + HD for $450 CAD (approx $340 US). Here's what I can get for this price...

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.26GHz FSB533

Memory: 512MB DDR333 PC2700 Memory (Major Brand)

Mobo: Asus P4S8X-MX SIS661GX,Video,3PCI,2DDR,LAN,Audio,AGP8X

HD: Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA

Video: Power Color ATI Radeon 9550 256MB DDR, DVI, TV-Out, AGP 8X

What do you think???

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Old 08-05-2005, 09:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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nice for a "upgrade".

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Old 08-05-2005, 11:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
If you search for AGP 4x vs AGP 8x, you find my benchmark thread comparing AGP 4x and 8x with a 6600GT.

End result is, no difference.
Makes a HELL of a difference with my 9200 card. Games run much smoother on 8X. Maybe newer cards don't have that problem, mines only 64MB.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Throw a radeon 9550 in there and 1gb of pc 133 ram should have no problems with games (just with the graphics on low).

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