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Old 10-08-04, 10:25 PM   #1
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ok guys , so umm I am going to buy an ati 9600(non-pro, or XT) for a friend. He isn't that HARDCORE of a gamer but he is more like a more than-casual gamer. So I've heard all of these rumors in forums, about computers randomly shutting off, amongst other problems with this card.now I am an nvidiot, but my friend sadly doesn't like nvidia, so all of you 9600 owners could you reply with some comments on the card? are the new drivers any good? etc. Thanks bye.

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Old 10-08-04, 11:05 PM   #2
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Bought one for my friends computer. It was able to keep up with the games of last year but im sure it would choke on anything like Doom 3 or Half Life 2 at a very high res. If they don't care to play games at anything higher than 800x600 then it should get them by for another year or two. Highly recommended over the FX 5200 or 5600.
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Old 10-08-04, 11:31 PM   #3
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ahh I see thanks for the very nice comment!
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Old 10-09-04, 03:34 AM   #4
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I didn't own the 9600 but i had a 9700 PRO for 2 years. He should try to get a 2nd hand 9700 PRO instead. You can get them for 100 bucks or less and it's A LOT faster than a 9600.
Edit: I never heard of 9600s causing systems to crash. Probably was a guy with a badly set up system.
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Old 10-09-04, 05:09 AM   #5
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A plain 9800 Pro can be found for only $135. I think your friend should spend the extra cash and get a card that will last a lot longer.

The 9600 problems were related to FW being on and certain power supplies that simply don't like the card despite its very low power requirements.
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Old 10-09-04, 07:07 AM   #6
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I agree with the others here. Get a 9700 or 9800 Pro. The small additional investment will prove to be much more beneficial in the long-run, especially if he plans to keep this card for any length of time.
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Old 10-09-04, 08:47 AM   #7
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but where? I never used ebay so I don't know if to trust them, also his system supports 4x AGP cards only and he has 250w powersupply and he said that he would buy it if the card waas about 90$-100$ usd.The 9700 that is.

erm..

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but where? I never used ebay so I don't know if to trust them, also his system supports 4x AGP cards only and he has 250w powersupply and he said that he would buy it if the card waas about 90$-100$ usd.The 9700 that is.

erm..
Depends on what else is in the system and if it's a good 250W PSU.
I had a 9700 PRO running on a P4 1.8ghz a cd burner and a DVD drive.
1 casefan, a soundcard and a TV card.
Worked well. It was a FSP (forton) 250 PSU.
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Old 10-10-04, 09:56 AM   #9
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ahh i see..ill see
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Better than FX 5200/5500/5600.
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The 9700 only requires a four-pin floppy connector as opposed to a molex like you would find on a 9800 Pro so its power draw would be minimal. You could probably find a 9700 non-pro for the price he's looking. Whenever I buy stuff on eBay, I always buy from sellers with lots of feedback with a high rating. I usually don't buy if their feedback rating is less than 97%. My percentage is higher if the seller has less than 1,000 total feedback. As long as you're careful of who you buy from, you should have no trouble dealing on eBay.
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The 9700 only requires a four-pin floppy connector as opposed to a molex like you would find on a 9800 Pro so its power draw would be minimal. You could probably find a 9700 non-pro for the price he's looking. Whenever I buy stuff on eBay, I always buy from sellers with lots of feedback with a high rating. I usually don't buy if their feedback rating is less than 97%. My percentage is higher if the seller has less than 1,000 total feedback. As long as you're careful of who you buy from, you should have no trouble dealing on eBay.
That'S not true. It's using a different connector but it'S power draw is only slightly below a 9800 PRO.
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