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Old 12-29-2004, 02:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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any others? how about ati cards, they good and which ones? i'm just trying to find out what's the best value card.
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Old 12-29-2004, 02:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My best bet for $150 would also be ATI's 9600XT.
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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hey, i just saw a PNY GeForce FX 5700 LE Optima 128MB AGP Graphics Card on sale for $99.99. Is that a good card or do I need something even better? I really do hate my FX5200. I overclocked it yesterday and it works better but I need something new fast. Is the whole FX series pretty bad or is it just the 5200 that's bad?
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Don't get anything in the FX series.... it's not what you want. I will be selling my card here shortly it's an Asus GeForce TI 4400 overclocked with thermaltake heatsink and fan.... it runs games like FarCry on medium settings pretty good.. PM if you are interested. I think that you may also need new memory. Your system supports ddr400 (pc3200) ram, you should probably get at least 1gb of pc3200 ram.
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Its the video card, it SUCKS for anything above 2d, a.k.a. it SUCKS at games...
Get the ATI Radeon 9600XT if you want a boost, its what I have, and I also upgraded to more RAM, here is EXACTLY what I got.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-331&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-412&depa=0
And I can run games like Far Cry at highest, but I am on high so it doesn't have to work so hard...
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Get the 9600 XT that I linked, and follow these instructions...
(I)
* Click here for the Universal Ati/Nvidia driver cleaner
* Scroll down until you see the word Download
* Click the grey icon under the red arrow
* Click Open
* A Winzip screen should appear, click I Agree
* If listed, click the WinZip Classic button
* Click the Extract button
* On the upper left, in the Extract to blank,
type C:\Driver Cleaner setup
* Click Extract
* Close all boxes that are still open
* Click Start- My Computer or double click the My Computer icon
* Open the (C drive
* Open the Driver Cleaner setup folder
* Double-click the file setup.exe
* Click Next
* Insert a dot to "I accept the agreement"
* Click Next
* Click Next
* Click Next
* Click Next
* Click Install
* Click Next
* Remove the check from "Launch Driver Cleaner
* Click Finish
* Close any boxes that are still open

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* Restart the computer. At the blue Dell screen, rapidly tap the F8 key (do not hold it down)
* At some point, the Advanced Options menu will appear
* Scroll to and select Safe Mode [press Enter]
* Windows will start in Safe Mode. Close any boxes that may open, just get to the desktop
* Click Start- (All) Programs- Driver Cleaner- Driver Cleaner
* Click Nvidia or Ati, click Clean. Follow any prompts but try not to reboot. If the system restarts, just close any messages and get to the desktop
* Press the Windows + Pause/Break keys
* Click the Hardware tab and/or the Device Manager button
* Open the Display Adaptors
* Delete all items under Display Adaptors

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* Click Start- Shutdown- Shutdown- Ok or Click Start- Turn Off Computer- Turn Off
* Disconnect the monitor from the old video card
* Open the case
* Remove the retaining screw or lift the lever
* Remove the old video card
* Add the replacement video card
* Replace the screw or press the green lever down
* Replace the cover
* Reconnect the monitor to the video card
* Power on the monitor first, then the system
* The new video card will be found by the Windows operating system. Close any boxes and just get to the desktop. Once there, double-click the driver you previously downloaded. Follow the prompts
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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try installing motherboard drivers
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Old 01-02-2005, 03:34 PM   #19 (permalink)
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omg yanbooth!!!! your computer is the best i've ever seen!!! how much is it worth? like $3000!!! man i'd love to have you computer!
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