Replacing ATI AIW 9000 in AGP slot

By kisrum
Nov 15, 2008
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  1. Recently replaced my PSU due to lightning strike followed by restart problems. Computer was left on for about three months. Now I can shut down again, but the video card fan is whining and grinding and I assume needs replaced. 5 year old AGP ATI AIW 9000 w/64mb RAM.

    So, any opinions on the best AGP video cards remaining on the market? I like the AIW feature, but would settle for a work around to watch/record TV since my biggest concern is playing the best games I can while stuck with the AGP evolutionary dead end.

    My PSU is new with 500 watts, so I think it can probably handle most AGP cards. Sound is integrated in the motherboard, and I'm not all that picky about it anyway.

    any suggestions or links welcome, thanks
  2. tastegw

    tastegw TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 246

    i dont know your price range,

    but here are a few decent agp cards:

    ati based 3850's here, (best agp cards out i think)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9639 106792462 1067933728&name=Radeon HD 3850
    prices from $125-200

    ati based 3650's here (not shabby agp cards)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9639 106792462 1067936592&name=Radeon HD 3650
    prices are about $80

    here is a long list of most other avalible agp cards
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048 1069609639&name=AGP 4X/8X
  3. kisrum

    kisrum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    thanks

    Thanks very much. I could go 100s. Hoping to avoid 200.

    Separate issue - how can I tell if my motherboard can handle 8x or only 4x? Don't know what to look for, really, although my Catalyst test seems to max out at 4x. The unit is 5 years old so I'm guessing 4x. Thanks.

    edit: figured out it doesn't really matter from other techspot posts. cool.
  4. tastegw

    tastegw TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 246

    ya, most of those cards can go in either 4x or 8x mobo.

    good luck.
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