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New vidcard for old system

By Harry_Beast
Oct 18, 2006
  1. My old system that is used for surfing the net and a few older games, has fried its card.
    The system is a PIII 667 133bus.The current card is a GF V6800 32mb AGP
    ---The mobo is an Asus P3V4X
    What would a good replacement for this card be?
    Oh .and it only has a 230v PS.and the OS is WIN98se!
    Any info would be appreciated--I have been looking on-line but the sites aren't giving up the system requirements for their cards!
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    We need to know what mobo you have in order to find out its agp speed!!!!
     
  3. Harry_Beast

    Harry_Beast TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 70

    I edited original thread--added mobo--Asus P3V4X
    (FutureShop has a BFG GeForce 5500-OC 256 for $70.00)
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    I'm not sure but i think your mobo is an agp x4!!
    Have a look in your mobo manual to make sure!!
    Which ever card you choose it MUST be compliant with your agp port speed!!!!
     
  5. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Yes, that has an AGP 4x slot which isn't a big deal as most AGP 8x cards will also work in AGP 4x mode.

    I'd say a Radeon 9250, 9550 or 9600 Pro would be good. All would be a bit overpowered for that system, but would have very nice color, performance and features for playing a few games while also having good support for some multimedia use (watching videos, dvd's and stuff).

    Edit- here's some pricing at NewEgg if you're in the US:
    9550 - $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102484

    9600 Pro - $55.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102410
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    A Geforce 4 MX would be ideal for u.
     
  7. Harry_Beast

    Harry_Beast TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 70

    In conclusion, I installed a GeForce 5500oc and a 300wPsu.System working fine!
     
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