nvidia MX4000 PCI buying help

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Should i buy this video card

Poll closed Mar 29, 2006.
  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. NO

    6 vote(s)
    85.7%
By akaivan
Mar 22, 2006
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  1. Hey everyone someone is trying to sell this video card (nvidia MX4000 PCI 128mb) Should i get it???
  2. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    No, I don't think so, your current card is better. That said though, it's your money...
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    lol i dont think my current card is better its only 32 mb
  4. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Sorry, I meant to ask, how much is it? I've just googled it and seen it for $34.99. If someone's giving it away for a tenner, maybe you should get it to mess with :)
    And, maybe I googled yours wrong but I saw yours (I think) for $120
  5. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    ooo No my card is like 5 years old, but the video card is 25$ i guess i shouldnt get it unless he will give it to me for 10. sorry it took me to long to post i was watching all yor base belong to us lol
  6. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Woohoo! Finally someone gets it!
    Ahem. Sorry I must have put in the wrong card. Do you mean one of these?

    GeForce4 MX 420
    GeForce4 MX 440
    GeForce4 MX 460

    "MX 4000" seems to refer to just the cpu
    The cards themselves seem to be called one of the three above, or a variation. Here's a link to let you know where you stand
    http://www.pcvsconsole.com/features/video/
  7. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    No i really dont know im going to have to email him , but he told me exaclty it was a nVidia MX4000 128mb $25
  8. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Sorry, I edited the post above, there's a link there.
  9. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Damn I'm all over the place, double posting and all. I want to change my vote to yes now, if the guy's someone you know, and he's selling a card that is twice as good as yours (now I see it) for $25, it sounds like an ok deal. An expert opinion would be appreciated though, I know very little about graphics cards, I go by price, bandwidth and the PCI thingy :haha:
  10. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    no i dont know him but hes seling it online. Locally. Ill ask him for more info and maybe a pic. Then ill post up here. so you can see what exactly it is
  11. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Yeah, do that, and I hope someone else gives you an opinion, I'd hate for you to get it based on my advice :haha:
  12. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    or maybe i should go with something like this
  13. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Yeah, that looks ok too. What's your price range? Google a few of the better cards in the link 2 or 3 posts up and you can get their prices, unfortunately like I said I'm not an expert at system requirements so here's a link for requirements for the radeon 9250
    http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=576
    btw I'm going off now, school in the morning. It's 11.00pm over here, past my bedtime :zzz:
     
  14. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    im only looking to spend less then 60$ lol i cant afford anything im only 15
  15. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Wellt then that looks good to me, if someone else has an opinion though please post, I'm trying to learn about all these graphics cards specs but I'm still really out of my depth :eek:
  16. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    lol ok we all got 2 learn, all i have to do know is wait........... :suspiciou
  17. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    Yeah, sorry about that boss, oh well, least I'm keeping the thread alive for you :haha:
  18. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    hahhaha, yea it would be long gone if u didnt say anything :haha:
  19. leem

    leem Newcomer, in training Posts: 76

    I bought that card from BestBuy and I have been having problems with it. Here is my Post about it.
  20. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin Newcomer, in training Posts: 150

    You can get an MX4000 meaning you have an AGP slot. You have an AGP slot meaning you can get a way better card than a simple and weak MX4000. 60$ just doesn't cut it these days. Ask your parents or some friend for a loan and get this card. It's a 6600 256MB (128-bit) which is one of the best "bang-for-buck" cards. Some people wrote in their reviews that they can play F.E.A.R, BF2, Everquest2, World of warcraft, Doom 3 at med-high settings with minimal lag. And even if you're not using it for gaming, 256MB of 128-bit memory is an amazing upgrade from your crappy 32MB card. Trust me, get this card. And the next time you have some more money, buy some memory (RAM) and together it will speed up your internet surfing and gaming by an amazingly high amount.(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130232)

    EDIT: I didn't know that you were using the PCI bus, I am sorry for my blindness puke: Here, this is the best card you can get for PCI:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...t&productCategoryId=cat01151&id=1130987962366
    It is the Geforce 6200 (BEST card for PCI) but it is probably way over your budget (I realized you have a 60$ budget) so this is one of the best PCI cards available: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143032 It is the one and only legendary Geforce FX 5500 which also has 256MB of 128-bit memory. It's 78$ (Not too much over your budget) and will be an amazing upgrade from an MX4000 and even more from your current card :monkey: I highly recommend getting this card and no less. Anything less is considered garbage nowadays. Well actually, that FX5500 is garbage itself but you're stuck with PCI so it's pretty good. :haha:
  21. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    o so should i get this one for 25$??heres my future card

    anyways i have a question, i found another agp 32 mb can i put that ina and keep my current pci slot video card so i can run at 64mb, just curius?
  22. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin Newcomer, in training Posts: 150

    No, that would be SLi but those Helluva crappy cards can't do SLi. And no you can't get that 9550 because that uses AGP. Look at my previous post. It tells you what to buy. You should get nothing less than that. If you want, get that card from ebay but get THAT SPECIFIC CARD which is the Geforce FX5500 256MB memory (128-bit memory) but I suggest you get it from newegg because that is retail. DO NOT get the MX4000, that card had its days of owning but now it's the other card's turn.
  23. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    ok i undetstand but why cant i get an agp.? Thants what i was looking for.
  24. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin Newcomer, in training Posts: 150

    Because you said your motherboard doesn't support AGP.

    EDIT: Nevermind, actually you might be able to use. Open up your computer, look at the motherboard and search for an "AGP" slot. If there is one, then you could get a better video card.
  25. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

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