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razackonline
08-20-06, 03:46 AM
hi,

my system configuration is
pentium 4
2.02 GHz
384 MB- RAM
with 4X AGP slot..

m looking for a decent graphic card below $200

i would prefer a NVIDIA...but i require atleast 128 MB or preferrably 256 MB

please suggest a card for me...
i play too many games(recently bought world of warcraft)
i use google earth a lot!
i also watch a lot of DVD's,i have a TV tuner card on the PC

i am also looking at a card which can preferably play on both AGP and PCI express if i deciced to upgrade to PCI express in future..
thanks

CaptNKILL
08-20-06, 04:13 AM
hi,

my system configuration is
pentium 4
2.02 GHz
384 MB- RAM
with 4X AGP slot..

m looking for a decent graphic card below $200

i would prefer a NVIDIA...but i require atleast 128 MB or preferrably 256 MB

please suggest a card for me...
i play too many games(recently bought world of warcraft)
i use google earth a lot!
i also watch a lot of DVD's,i have a TV tuner card on the PC

i am also looking at a card which can preferably play on both AGP and PCI express if i deciced to upgrade to PCI express in future..
thanks
Well, some suggestions:

Get some more ram. 1gb will help you a LOT in newer games.

Your CPU is going to be holding you back quite a bit, so a real fast video card wont do you much good, but a good mid range one should be fine.

There also arent any cards that work in both AGP and PCI-E. They are two different slots. There are however some motherboards (probably at least one or two for each of the more recent CPUs) that support both AGP and PCI-E video cards... so if you ever did upgrade your motherboard, CPU and RAM, you could get one of those boards and then just use your AGP video card (until you decide to upgrade again to a PCI-E card later).

The 7600GS is probably one of the best AGP cards you can get currently:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130051
This is a 512Mb version...
http://www.bfgtech.com/7600GS_256_PCIX.html
Probably a little faster (20Mhz more on the core), and the extra memory can help out some times.

They arent super high end, but they are pretty good, and anything faster than that on AGP is in the $270 range.

SH64
08-20-06, 09:14 AM
First add more RAM like Capt said..
then for a video card i recommend GeForce 6600 as more than that is too much for your system.