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Old 06-01-05, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 06-01-05, 09:03 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-01-05, 09:54 PM   #3
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Default 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.
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Old 06-01-05, 10:29 PM   #4
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GF2 GTS, ti, Ultra, or any GF3... so basically any $25-$40 vidcard that doesn't have MX in the name...
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Old 06-08-05, 10:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: Recommend video card for a PIII 500

Definately a GF2 Ti card would do... curious, what motherboard do you have?
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Old 06-09-05, 09:42 PM   #6
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Default 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
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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
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Old 06-13-05, 03:00 PM   #8
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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.
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I'd prob go for a GF3 series.
Thats like asking to use a 6800Ultra with a P4 1.6ghz system.

Keep the Gf3 cards for the at least 1ghz systems but as for the P3/500mhz, the GF2 Ti card will do.
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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.
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Old 06-13-05, 04:12 PM   #11
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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.
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When I had a PIII 650Mhz I had a Voodoo 4500
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