Videocard buying and AGP Question

By Shoot_me
Jul 7, 2005
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  1. New Videocard and AGP 8x need help

    Hey guys,

    I'm about to buy a new videocard but i'm not really sure if i'm about to buy the right things. Here's some info about my system:


    AGP device
    AGP Version 2.00
    AGP Status Geactiveerd
    AGP-device nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420
    AGP doorvoergrootte 128 MB
    supporting AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
    Actual AGP Speed 4x
    Fast-Write Ondersteund, Activated
    Side Band Addressing Ondersteund, Activated


    I translated it from Dutch so sorry if i make any mistakes :blush: .

    And here's the card that i'm about to buy would be the X800 Pro 265mb AGP version ofcourse :). (http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=3&id=1422&pg=1) (that's a link to the X800 Pro 265mb AGP not really sure if it's enouf info about that card).

    Now my question is would the X800Pro 256mb AGP work good on my pc?

    Thx,
    Shoot_me

    Edit: Here another link (to a dutch site about the videocard too) http://www.4launch.nl/4launch.php?l...enter=shop/producteninfo.php?productid=003853
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,760

    I think an X800 would be overkill for your system if you only have 4x AGP. A card like the 9800 Pro or 9600XT might be a better choice. What are the specs of your system?
  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    It should work quite nicely on your system, even though it'll only run in AGP 4x...
    You should see a big improvement compared to your current GF4MX!

    You might be held back quite a lot with your cpu, but that means that you'll be getting AA and AF "free", since they primarily stress the gpu...
  4. Shoot_me

    Shoot_me Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Mobo
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
    Moederbordnaam Dell Dimension 4550
    Mobo Chipset Intel Brookdale i845PE
    Systemmemory 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (09/23/03)

    2.4 gigahertz =) Should run pretty good right? I'm also planning into buying another slot of 512mb DDR ram... This should make my pc go to lighting speeds right? :angel:
  5. scooter6139

    scooter6139 Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    yeah, 512mb of additional ram and that new card will speed up the system a bit :cool:
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