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Geforce 5500 256MB vs Geforce 5200 128

By Tha General
Sep 12, 2007
  1. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  2. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    The 5600 seems to beats the 5500 and the 5200. I have the 5500 and the 5200, between the 2, i dont see any difference, the 5500 is faster, and has more ram, but again i dont see any difference in gameplay.

    The 5600 card is hard to find, but if happen to see it, i might go ahead and pick up. But if never find it, i am happy with the 5500 card.
     
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    If you find it I think the one I remember reading about was an ultra or xt.
    I have the 5500 in my old P4 1.7
    If your brave you can mess with the video apature setting in your bios. 128 or 256mb. I set mine at 256 and it helped somewhat but results will vary depending on your os and ram amount.
     
  4. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    Video apature? Are you talking about VRAM on the video card?
    If so, i am already using a 3dfuzion/bfg Geforce FX 5500 256MB PCI card. It already has 256MB, even tho in dxdiag it says 255MB. Shared ram i guess.

    I have 512megs of ram, and i am using windows98se. This video card does the job just fine and with the 512megs of ram in my computer, it helps greatly on games. Now if i happen to see this PCI 5600 card, i will grab it. But i will read about it first.
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Video aperture settings are usually for AGP cards, so there's not going to be any such option in the BIOS for you.
     
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