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Treason 06-01-05 07:53 PM

Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
I've got an old PIII 500 MHz sitting around uselessly since it's missing a video card. I would like to buy one and sell the entire system to a renter next door.

I notice rvvae selling a GeForce 2 Ti 64 mb in the sale forum, but I'm wondering if that's overkill for such an old system? I want an AGP 1x/2x 3.3V (non-compliant AGP 2.0) that maximizes the system. ATi, nVidia, SiS, 3DFX, Matrox, etc.

CaptNKILL 06-01-05 10:03 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
A geforce 2 ti would be fine for a system like that. Id say, dont spend more than $20 for a card for that system. rvvae's price is good for something like that. Itd suit it well, and if you threw a faster CPU in it later itd scale well.

saturnotaku 06-01-05 10:54 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
The GF2 Ti would be perfect for that machine. Not underpowered like a GF2 MX, but certainly not overkill like a GF2 Ultra. For what he's charging, I'd go for it, it's a pretty good deal.

ragejg 06-01-05 11:29 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
GF2 GTS, ti, Ultra, or any GF3... so basically any $25-$40 vidcard that doesn't have MX in the name... ;)

BigE4u 06-08-05 11:17 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
Definately a GF2 Ti card would do... curious, what motherboard do you have?

Grechie 06-09-05 10:42 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
back then, a PIII 500 with a GF2 Ti was alll you needed ;)

ahh the good ol days

1337_Like_ThaT 06-13-05 03:35 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
Geforce 2 Pro by Hercules can be found for about 30 bucks still on eBay, I'd check it out if I were you :).....one of the first cards with analog and DVI support :D

Tr1cK 06-13-05 04:00 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
Well since the 7800 series is PCI-X only then I guess u will be limited to a 6800 Ultra or x850. lol

Actually, I'd prob go for a GF3 series.

BigE4u 06-13-05 04:41 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tr1cK
I'd prob go for a GF3 series.

Thats like asking to use a 6800Ultra with a P4 1.6ghz system. :p

Keep the Gf3 cards for the at least 1ghz systems but as for the P3/500mhz, the GF2 Ti card will do. :D

MrSavoy 06-13-05 04:55 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
I remember in my P3 450 rig back in the day I had it paired with an AGP GF2 GTS and it played everything fine.

BigE4u 06-13-05 05:12 PM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
I remember the day when i used to have a P3/650mhz, paired with a GF2 Ti card playing TFC online on 56k, it rocked. :cool:

XP_GUN 06-15-05 11:58 AM

Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500
 
When I had a PIII 650Mhz I had a Voodoo 4500 :D


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