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Is This a Good Card

By AMDIsTheBest010
Jul 19, 2006
  1. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

  2. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    I like both those cards that you suggested. which one would you reccommend, GPU, are really not,my area of expertise.

    ...AMD

    Well on the ATI card, it showed two clips on the bottom whereas my PCI hove one clip in them.
     
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    I don't think you could go wrong with either one as they have been around for awhile. If it comes down to price, go for the Nvidia. Also, having watched this board for awhile, the Nvidia's seem to get more praise.
     
  4. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    Yes, thats what i was thinking, b/c the ATI has 2clips along the bottom, my PCI slots have onyl 1 clip.
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    What about THIS card, it should be better than those two.

    HERE is a review by vnf4ultra.
     
  6. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    The issue I see with the 6200 is that it is only 64 bit and is only 128MB. It is less expensive than the others, though.
     
  7. Golferman443

    Golferman443 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    If I were you I would go with the BFG 5500 overclocked. I think it is a very good card for only being a pci based card.
     
  8. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 173

    --sorry i missed the part about only having PCI. I thought you had an AGP slot as well.


    happy shopping
     
  9. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    I wish i had an AGP slot availabe.

    This is jst a cheap emachines T3882 im trying to upgrade o make Windows Vista Premium Capable.

    specs:
    2.8 GHz intel Celeron D 335
    512BM RAM/ i have another stick of 512 on order
    80GB Western Digital 7200RPM/ 68GB free
    300W PSU
    Intel chipset
    emachiens black and graphite case
     
  10. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    You'll need to throw out the cash if you wanna a good PC. I almost had the same setup as you some months ago.
    It costed me almost $300 to upgrade to a decent machine :(
     
  11. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    as it is, it may be vista capable, but without the bells and whistles...

    if you wait a bit longer, you may be able to buy an x1300 in PCI form. they are not avaiable in the US yet

    it will be able to run the vista areo effects, which I'm assuming is what you want to do

    cheers :wave:
     
  12. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    Yes, i really like the Aero effects, so i want to be able to upgrade To Windows Vista Premium. I ran the upgrade advisor on my pC, and the only thing it pointed out i need to do to run Windows Vista Premium, was upgrade to 1GB RAM, and upgrade the viseo card to at leat 128MB.

    ...AMD
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    The X1300 PCI that KingCody suggested is a good choice for those fancy Aero effects.

    Just get ready to get more than 1GB RAM, because I'm pretty sure that Vista will eat memory a lot, with all those effects.
     
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