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upgrading agp to x1950pro

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by rangerone766, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. rangerone766

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    what brand would be better for overclocking? 256 or 512?

    i'm upgrading from a x800xl, and moving that card into another machine that has a 9700pro in it. moving the 9700 to my moms pc. that way we all win.

    mostly wondering if i should get a powercooler, saphire, or his. or any that i missed

    my specs are listed if interested
     
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    Welcome to the forums dude!

    I can only comment on the Sapphire brand as that's the one I have - I think you can only get the AGP version in 512MB (I could very well be wrong) from Sapphire anyroad.

    It's easy to OC this card - I use the Over-drive feature built into the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) as this will do everything for you - however, if you want to do things yourself I expect someone will suggest something better.

    I'm not sure if ATiTool supports OC'ing on the X1950 Pro - the reason I had to stop using it was due to the fact it didn't have support. In fact I'll check now....

    Awww balls!

    I think GeCube make an AGP X1950XT in AGP... yeah they do but it's only a 256MB card.

    Don't know what sort of price you're looking at, but for a bargin, eBay will probably have a decent 512MB Sapphire on their for cheap - which you can always replace the stock cooler and whack some decent thermal paste and a kick ass cooler!

    You can always look at the HIS range of IceQ products... they've got a rather fat-ass cooler. :)

    Hope this helps!
     
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    how dos the 7900gs stack up?

    i just want pretty much the best, which one x1950pro or 7900gs. i rulled out the x1950xt seems gecube has problems with that one
     
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    I'd go for the X1950 Pro personally. Best thing I've ever bought. This review is probably the PCIe variants but it'll give you the same sort of idea I expect.
     
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    X1950 PRO is more powerful than the 7900GS.

    If you want the best AGP card, you can get a 7950GT AGP, but it will be costly ;).


    In regards to the original question, the brands don't really matter, its more about the cooling. The brands you mentioned are all reputable, so they shouldnt give problems (unless you get a bad card, which is rare). Get the card thats cheapest/has best cooling/has good warranty.

    The X1950 PRO's don't overclock *that* much anyways (you can OC with ATi tool with driver level overclocking, but you wont get much higher than ATi overdrive), and the slight overclock doesnt give that much of a performance increase.

    Memory size (256mb vs 512mb) doesnt make a difference when it comes to overclocking. The only time you will get a performance increase with 512mb is if you are playing games on a large screen or a screen with lots of pixels.

    Hope this helps ;).
     
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    thanks for the info

    i think i'll get this 1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161071

    i'm not worried about heat i have zalman's on all my other vid cards. i'll change this 1 also.

    will i see a noticable improvment over my old x800xl?

    i mostly play bf2 when i play fps, but i'm also really into silkroad online

    if anyone else plays SRO chime in, my guild plays on babel

    ty for all the info guy's
     
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    Yeah I would have thought you'd notice an increase in performance with your same settings. I find the X1950 Pro holds its own with higher resolutions with high details. I play most of my games (including BF2) with most settings on High Quality with decent AA enabled. I want best performance with image quality, even if that means I have a frame rate of 40. Which I hardly get, usually higher.
     

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