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sacre
05-13-07, 10:45 AM
Yes yes, I am stupid or well not that good at comparing specifications. EDIT: nah, just plain stupid

Today I bought a new desktop (Pentium dualcore 820, 1GB DDR2, etc). Included was a GF 7300 SE 512MB TurboCache. Now the thing is I still have a GF 6800 wich I bought separatly for my previous desktop and I dont know wich is the best graphicscard. I compared the specs and saw advantages on on both sides...but still I was left in the dark.

Can anyone tell me if I should install the old card or that i should be jumping for joy with the GF 7300?

Kind regards,

Sacre

stncttr908
05-13-07, 11:05 AM
A 6800 easily beats a 7300. As long as it is PCI Express you should definitely switch it out.

Quick420
05-13-07, 11:23 AM
Yes swap out the 7300LE-1million mb ram for the 6800(hopefully the 256mb model) it is the better card.

sacre
05-13-07, 11:38 AM
Err, I actually think it's AGP (looking at the golden line at the bottom of the card, no straight lines, right?) and it's the 128 version..sob sob.
So should I still..?

EDIT: well I always thought it was 265mb..now I look at the bottom and it says: 128 DDR Dual, does that actually mean it IS 265mb?

mulberrycrush
05-13-07, 11:31 PM
I had a 6800NU AGP, and then used a 7300 GT PCIe - different rig. The card was amazing. Never thought such a little card could do anything.

It was a 256Mb version and had a big cooler, but I loved it.

:afro:

GamerGuyX
05-13-07, 11:50 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e182/1337_GamerGuyX/noobs.png

mulberrycrush
05-13-07, 11:59 PM
:captnkill: :rolleyes:

sacre
05-14-07, 03:40 AM
:headexplode: err..yes very helpfull...calling a selfproclaimed noob a noob is..UGh*Ugh*

stncttr908 or Xaxly24 should I still switch it?

Best regards,

Sacre

mulberrycrush
05-14-07, 03:44 AM
I agree.

sacre
05-14-07, 03:44 PM
Glad you do..

I had a 6800NU AGP, and then used a 7300 GT PCIe - different rig. The card was amazing. Never thought such a little card could do anything.

It was a 256Mb version and had a big cooler, but I loved it.

oh and, little things can, sometimes, do incredibly big things..and the other way around.

An amazing remark I would say, but I won't.

Quick420
05-14-07, 04:01 PM
I would try it out for sure,the 6800 will out perform the 7300le.Remember the 6800 was the highest 6xxx series card made.The 7300le is the lowest end of the scale for the 7xxx series,probably very slow.

Tr1cK
05-14-07, 04:28 PM
AFAIK, 7300 is replacement for 6200.

Just about any 6800 should be better for gaming. I would use the 6800 if it was PCIE.

sacre
05-14-07, 05:50 PM
Thx already Xaxly and Tr1ck, however it's the AGP version, should I still?..

Tr1cK
05-14-07, 05:59 PM
Thx already Xaxly and Tr1ck, however it's the AGP version, should I still?..

There's a 99.9% chance it won't work as I seriously doubt your PC has an AGP slot. Asrock is the only manufacture of DDR2 + AGP boards out there, which no system builders ever use. If you want a respectable middle of the road card, I would look at 8600 or 7600 series as they all should be PCIE. Aprox $100-$150 will get you a decent card that will edge out the performance of the 6800 and 7300 easily.

sacre
05-14-07, 06:08 PM
Ah great didn't even think about not even beeing able to put the AGP into my new desktop! So end of story on the 6800 card I have.

Good advice and I'll probably end up with a card in the 250-350 price range, something the 6800 used to be:)..actually already looking forwards to getting it. However wich one I'll still have 2 find out.

Thx!

Tr1cK
05-15-07, 09:03 AM
I would highly recommend the 8800GTS 320mb. They are in that range. I love mine, best bang for the buck hands-down. You will most likely be cpu limited with it or anything faster though.

sacre
05-16-07, 08:10 AM
Ok great I'll check it out, probabaly I'll go for the 8800GTS, thanks for the advice!

EDIT: as I am a NOOB in this area, any things I should check when installing the card and after, temps and such...or well, how do I even check my temps?

Best regards,

Stefan.