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Old 03-25-2004, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Selecting this video card

Tiggerdirect has a deal on a
PNY GeForce4 MX440 Video Card / 64MB / AGP 8X / TV Out
after sale and rebate it's $30.

Is Verto a model mane or company that makes this card using PNY and Gforce parts?

I need to replace some old 16 & 32mb video cards and this should work well for one of them. No gaming just kids education software, homwork and internet etc.

Any input would be helpful

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Old 03-26-2004, 03:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've read a few reviews on this card. They were all unhappy. However, i think they bought them for gaming. If you're just using it for Home work an stuff, it's probably a good card.

Why the upgrade if all you're doin' is homework and internet?

Don't know about the Verto thing.

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Old 03-26-2004, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree; the upgrade doesn't seem very sensible since you're not using it for anything but children's education software and homework. However, if you're convinced that you need an upgrade, I would say to just spring for the $30 and return it if need be.
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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At this time the card is actually in my main comp (athalon 1800, winxp) and I've been having banshee driver problems and besides lock--ups my screen would completely shut down. The card is on it's last legs and I could use it in the any of the other 2- 3 comps I can scrap together for the kids with the spare parts I have. That seemed like a great price for any card.

Before I pushed the buy button I checked out a surplus/recycle parts place out here (that just charged a lot of $ for old stuff) and one other mom/pop computer shop. I ended up getting a new Asus V7100 pro 64 MX400, optical mouse and round IDE cables for the same or less than online and still w/o sales tax, shipping or waiting a week and still having to send in an 8 week rebate.

It doesn't seem they sell simple video cards anymore but in any case my screens come alive faster, look better and when I have my stock charts and some 12 other pages open it runs, a lot smoother. I just hope converting video works ok when I get back to that.

Thanx for the input
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