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I'm clueless - New AGP card

By rlwalshy
Sep 29, 2006
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  1. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Its nothing special, i just look after it and my system. As i said, its given me no problems and allows me to play the games i want to play. I will add tho, it doesn't get anywhere near as much stress as it used to as i now do a majority of my gaming on my xbox.
  2. rlwalshy

    rlwalshy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I've fianlly got my system up and running again.
    I wasn't sure if it was my PSU or graphics card and it turned out to be both!!

    I bought a 500w supply to replace my knackered 350w (I got a bigger one because I wasn't sure of the make -Jeantech - and it was 5 quid more.)
    Ialso bought a Nvidia 6600GT - bit safe I know but I'm looking to replace/upgrade my system after Vista takes hold in a years time.

    Thanks for all your help!!
  3. Kt3mplar

    Kt3mplar TS Rookie Posts: 16

    That's what I thought when I did my update. I found some evidence to the contrary. A good (open-box, mind you) mobo with PCI-E (mine even had SLI) ran me about 60 dollars, it's the ASUS A8N-SLI. Check it out.

    Plus, with the addition of PCI-E, you can see quite a significant price reduction for the graphics card. AGP has lower population, therefore the cards have less demand, and the manufacturers supply less at a higher price. Graphics card economy is quite different from real-world economy. So you can see, you might see that 32 pounds could make quite a difference, and more than repay it's value in the price of the video card. Of course, it would be likely you have to buy a new processor.
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