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By gary_masty
Jun 28, 2007
  1. are radeon 9800 graphics cards still ok or should i purchase another if so any recommandations /cheers
     
  2. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    A Radeon 9800 Pro can still handle most games, (i know, i have one) but Its seriously dated and will be incapable of playing next generations games, and is slow with even modern ones. I cant' play Half-Life 2 at high settings, or Medieval 2/Rome Total War etc etc though that may be down to my poor Athlon XP and slow, insufficient RAM.

    I'd say it's time to upgrade, but with DX 10 now upon us you'll need to go PCI-Express.

    Unfortunately for you that'll mean a new motherboard (the 9800 is AGP, There are loads of good ones, look in the Guides section or browse upgrade threads in the forums), processor, RAM etc.

    You might be better off for gaming buying a new PC, or building one if your confident enough. The other forumites can give loads of recommendations if you want to build.

    On the other hand, if you only play casualy or play older games it'll still be okay
     
  3. gary_masty

    gary_masty Banned Topic Starter Posts: 19

    radeon 9800

    if i put 2 gig of memory and buy new prossesor will i notice any improvement/cheers
     
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    The best solution would still be to buy a new computer. Since your current PC has AGP I'm guessing is socket 478 or 754 or an earlier 939. Either way those sockets are kind of dated anyway.
     
  5. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Exactly, An AGP board means either a Socket A Athlon XP or an early P4 (both outdated).
    Even new AGP cards can't match up to PCI-Express, pluss you'll be using IDE Hard drive and slow DDR memory. None of that is good for serious gaming now and you'd be much better off for your money buying a new PC.

    If your on a tight budget it recommend Dell Outlet, which you can find by using the Dell website search tool. There are some excellent deals though you may have to buy your own monitor/ better graphics card

    Better option is to build your own if you have the budget and confidence
     
  6. gary_masty

    gary_masty Banned Topic Starter Posts: 19

    buying new motherboard new ram new prossecer plus 7300gt formated and fitted &270 is graphics card good?
     
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    No the GeForce 7300 GT is one of the lower end GeForce 7 cards.
     
  8. gary_masty

    gary_masty Banned Topic Starter Posts: 19

    any reccomends gratfuly accepted /thanks
     
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

  10. gary_masty

    gary_masty Banned Topic Starter Posts: 19

    thank you peeps

    radeon x1600 pro 49 quid ,what you guys think
     
  11. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

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