View Full Version : What would be the best card for this system?

06-13-06, 06:28 AM
And would it be worth upgrading my card with this system?

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 1.536GB RAM
Realtek AC97 Audio (5.10.0000.5940)
BGF NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GTOC (6.14.0010.8185 )
NEC MultiSync XE21 (1280 x 1024) (32 bit) (60Hz)

06-13-06, 06:42 AM
I would upgrade the rest of the system prior to looking for a new card, your current card is more then enough due to your CPU bottleneck.

06-13-06, 07:28 AM
I have a similar system:

2600 XP
1 Gig of DDR

I'm running a 7800 GS and I noticed a nice improvement over my 6800. (nana2)

MaguS is right though, it would be better spent on upgrading your CPU/MOBO

06-14-06, 03:52 AM
ocoarse you will see better frame rates with a better card ,but I would suggest a PCIe motherboard which you can get for around $65 and a AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 for $103 and nearly all of them will overclock to 2.5gigs and a Evga 7900GT KO for $278 which comes with a free game of HitMan and it has a $15 mail in rebate.For $446 you should be able to play any game.

06-14-06, 11:03 AM
The CPU he's running uses 266mhz memory so he would need to upgrade his memory as well to 400 mhz. If your going to upgrade, you might as well go with an AM2 core and mobo. It would cost around the same and would give you a better upgrade path.

06-14-06, 12:01 PM
For that CPU, I think a 6600GT is good enough. Anything else worth the upgrade would cost you an arm and a leg in AGP.

You'd be much better off saving up for a newer system. Next month the prices on AMD CPUs are dropping by like 50%, so keep that in mind.