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10-07-05, 01:10 PM
I currently have a radeon 9200 and it sucks ass. I get around 25 fps on all low settings for games like bf2 and hl2 and my computer will randomly crash because of this damn card.
I can choose from 1 of three AGP cards :
Can anyone tell me which one to go for and how well you think my pc will run with it. Im looking for good fps on all high settings with games such as bf2.
My other specs are :
amd athlon 3200+
I was told that the middle link would be the card to go for, just checking what you guys here think.
10-07-05, 01:21 PM
None of your links work.
10-07-05, 01:45 PM
If you want good FPS on high settings you're going to have to be willing to spend a little more for better graphics cards. The 6600 and X700 are *decent* but for high settings you need to go high end. However, between the choices you've listed, you can't go wrong either way. A friend of mine has an X700 and it runs fine and has good IQ. Can't set everything to High but it runs very well on medium settings. FSAA and anisotropic filtering capabilities are limited on mid-range cards.
10-08-05, 04:48 AM
Dude, try this website....
Your only pay like £7 for next day delivery!
I would recommend these to you instead.....
Do you have a budget Problem, then the sapphire x700 is better among the 3 you specified.
If not, then IMO get 6600GT
6600GT 128 meg.
256 meg of ram with a 128 bit memory controller is not recommended.
Unless you have a screen large enough to do a 1600 x 1200 (or larger) resolution at a refresh rate greater than 75hz, don't get a more expensive card at this time.
I understand your GPU maybe slow, however it should not crash your computer. Do a virus and spyware scan, then scandisk, defrag all partitions. Also make sure that C: is not maxed out.
Updating, video card, chipset driver, and sound driver can also help.
Yeah, not sure your crashing problem is video card related, unless it's overheating or something. Anyways, if you stick with the 6600 series, get a GT, hell, that applies even if you can get a 6800. I couldn't quite touch a 6800 GT, so I went with a 6800 OC from BFG and I have the same cpu you do. See Sig.
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