I need a new Video card

By Harry_Beast
Feb 6, 2006
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  1. I just fried my GeForce 9280! My motherboard is an Asus P4S8X with Sis648 chipset.Does this mean I should use an AGP card? Can I use a PCI-express card? I am currently leaning to the Ati X850 pro 256mb AGP or the GeForce 7800 GT OC 256mb.
    The burning questions are:Should I stick with the AGP cards?
    Will my board even run a PCI-Express?
    Is there a better card I should be looking at.
    I am a heavy game player!! I need a high fps--Lagging flips me out!!!
    Any advice will be extremely appreciated.
    Also I need to Know if my power supply and cpu are adequate for a more powerful board.I have a 2.4 and max of 12v.
  2. mattw

    mattw Newcomer, in training Posts: 117

    youve got an AGP slot, so AGP it is.

    X850XT is a class card, i have an X850XTPE which is insane (quite hard to come across now i believe).

    or you could get the new 7800 GS which is AGP and is looking quality.

    X850XTPE or 7800GS = best agp cards.
  3. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    The 7800GS is the best AGP card. Period.
  4. Harry_Beast

    Harry_Beast Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Cool--As soon as it stops snowing--off to the store!The 7800 is going for $400, the X850 is $300. Thanx 4 the info!!
    Change in plan--my PSU is only 300w-won't handle the 7800-barely makes spec for the X850!
    Is theRadeon 9600pro/td any good?
  5. Harry_Beast

    Harry_Beast Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Case closed--bought the GeForce 6200
  6. Harry_Beast

    Harry_Beast Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Case re-opened and closed again---returned the 6200 fror a 6600gt!!
  7. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Good man! I hope you like it!
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