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Recommendations on graphics cards?

By Dummikey
Feb 17, 2011
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  1. Dummikey

    Dummikey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Too let you all know, I've managed to solve all my problems with the ram, so I'm back to normal, except the Graphics card part, haha!
     
  2. Dummikey

    Dummikey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    How about some help finding a good AGP Graphics card? Something new with Installation discs.

    Thanks.
     
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +737

    Looks like you've been busy while I've been away.
    You do realise that you can edit a previous post to include updates, additions or changes?

    Whatever AGP card you decide on getting, make sure it has a registration tab - the majority of cards do- but not every card. The AGP Pro slot requires that the card is so equipped for card placement since the AGP Pro slot is longer than the standard AGP.

    I couldn't find much in the main UK outlets.
    This HIS HD4670 1Gb card is about the best of the bunch. Probably your second best option is either a HD 4650 or a low-mileage (secondhand) HD 3870 -make sure it's an AGP version.
     
  4. Dummikey

    Dummikey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Ahh, Okay. This is looking good. I'm thinking a AGP Graphics card will work. Because I've got a Radeon X700 Card sitting here which slotted in and booted up with a picture, I just had difficulty getting the drivers for it, then my pc was going all weird, it was like the matrix on my screen so I shut It off, that's when the RAM problem started.
    But I think a new AGP Graphics card with installation discs would be alot better. I do feel urged to try and install it again, but If it messes up my PC again I'll be very unhappy. I shall continue my search for a AGP Card with a Registration Tab. I'll keep you updated.


    Thanks again, dividebyzero!
     
  5. rockyjohns

    rockyjohns TS Rookie Posts: 82

    I caught this thread a little late, but if you have not already installed the card you might want to take a quick look at the helpful instructions for installing a video card at:

    http://www.upgradevideocards.com/install.html

    It also has a link to a UTube video showing how to install cards.
     
  6. Dummikey

    Dummikey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +737

    The card should be fine
     
  8. Dummikey

    Dummikey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Awesome! I was actually waiting for you're opinion on this dividebyzero! Haha. I'll buy it on Wednesday (When I get paid) Then when it arrives I shall post back here to let you know what happens :).

    Thank you!
     
  9. rockyjohns

    rockyjohns TS Rookie Posts: 82

  10. Dummikey

    Dummikey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Well kinda, $80 is about the same as £60 in the UK. Or it's like £10 Less, but I'd rather wait 3-4 Day's for the Graphics card than wait like 2weeks coming from the US haha :).
     
  11. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Posts: 362

    what wattage is your power supply? That 4650 card i assume would use more power then the matrox card you had so you wanna be sure the power supply can handle the extra load. The wattage should be displayed on the sticker which should be on the side of the power supply.

    Also, that XFX 4650 has a 4pin molex connector on the end of it (the same connectors that plug into Hard Drives and DVD drives.) So make sure you plug a spare 4pin molex lead from your power supply into that connector on the card.
     
     
  12. Dummikey

    Dummikey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Thanks for the heads up on this stuff nissanman.

    I already looked into all this stuff, I'm learning! Haha, I need a 350Watts too run that graphics card, I have 450Watts, and I have a spare 4Pin Molex lead :).

    Thank you, Mike.
     


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