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#1
Hi all,
I need a new video card (as you can see in my specs). I was thinking about this one. What do you think about that card...should I get it or not, and why? If I shouldn't get that card, what one shall I get...it has to be AGP 4x

thanks!

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#2
dude what you need is new ram!!! why in gods name have you got a 32mb stick in there instead of your 512mb????? From what I can see, that board of yours only supports up to PC133 ram, is that correct?? I guess its not worth gettin new ram then. lol

I am not to sure your system will keep up with that vcard man... I could be wrong though. It will definitely make a huge diff over onboard..

$90 bucks in the states will get you a second hand socket a board and some ddr400 with change, they you can save up for the 7600....
 

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dude what you need is new ram!!! why in gods name have you got a 32mb stick in there instead of your 512mb????? From what I can see, that board of yours only supports up to PC133 ram, is that correct?? I guess its not worth gettin new ram then. lol

I am not to sure your system will keep up with that vcard man... I could be wrong though. It will definitely make a huge diff over onboard..

$90 bucks in the states will get you a second hand socket a board and some ddr400 with change, they you can save up for the 7600....
I put the 32 in because my brother needed some RAM for a while (he also uses SDRAM like me). Yes, my board only supports up to PC133.

If having detailed mobo specs makes the situation eaiser....Here are my specs.
 
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If I were you, I'd forget about a new vid card, and just save up to build a new system. In all reality, it's probably cheaper to build a new one than upgrade that one now.
 
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#5
so is it a hp desktop or just the mb???

That board only has 4x agp as well, I think the 7600 would be a complete waste of money in that board.

You really need a better board man, SOMETHING like this one here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PC-Chips-Socket...ryZ80163QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

and grab some cheap ddr400 like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/PC3200-1GB-1024...ryZ74942QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That would breathe some life into that cpu of yours....

Then save a little more and get that card or a 6600gt / 9800pro
 

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I am keeping this system for a good, long while ( I just got it a little bit ago :p ) If we compare costs...
video card...$89.99
Total cost of my comp - $~140 spent total
 

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It's just an HP mobo...nothing else.
 

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lol you and i posted at the same time.....I do like that PC-CHIPS board...looks like alot of OC potential....
 
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#9
well in that case, ditch that mobo man, grab one of the ones above I mentioned and that ram.. that will come to around $80, then save a little more for the vcard, you may even make a few bucks selling that old ram/mobo.

The cpu you have is still capable of playing any games, it just needs a 400fsb mb.
 

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I'll buy a new PC-CHIPS M848A, and keep this A7V-VM (never know when i'll need a backup comp). Thanks DrunkenMafia :)
 
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you need to get the ram too bro......

Don't forget that, if you can't afford 1gb grab a 512mb


YOU NEED THE RAM.. :)
 

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lol. i don't think SDRAM would work in a DDR bank :laugh: I'm probably going to roll with 1GB then when I get more money I'll upgrade 'er to 2GB.
 
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lol. i don't think SDRAM would work in a DDR bank :laugh: I'm probably going to roll with 1GB then when I get more money I'll upgrade 'er to 2GB.
hahaaa

No worries bro, just makin sure...

That 7600gs will work nice in that new rig to btw. And that 2500 chip you have will run @ xp3200 speeds in that board too..... :)
 

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GL man, give us a yell if you need a hand with anything...
 

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GL? :confused: