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Will these cards blow my computer?

By joejn27
Jul 27, 2008
  1. i might get a Diamond Radeon X1600 Pro / 256MB GDDR2 / AGP 8x / DVI / VGA / TV Out / Video Card(http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item details.asp?EdpNo=1892475&CatId=318),
    a Diamond Radeon X1550 Pro / 256MB GDDR2 / AGP 8x / DL DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card(http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...tails.asp?EdpNo=3002826&body=MAIN#detailspecs)
    or a PNY Verto GeForce 6200 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8x/4x / DVI / VGA / TV Out / Video Card(http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...479&sku=P56-7016&srkey=PNY Verto GeForce 6200)

    can someone tell me which of these cards i can handle. i have penitum D 2.6ghz, 1014mb of ram. i have a picuture of my psu and i have a picture of my card slots i have.(3 normal PCI and 1 AGP)ihave attach picture link. but i dont know which type my agp is? 3.0 or 2.0?

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    agp [​IMG]
     
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    You're power supply should be able to handle any one of those cards. I highly doubt that you would need any more than 350w tops if you are planning to buy one of the cards you listed. The slot on your motherboard looks like an AGP 3.0 slot to me but it's possible it could be a 2.0 as well. If you know what the board's model code is, you could go to the manufacturer's site and get the specs. Those cards should work with either 3.0 or 2.0 anyways.
     
  3. joejn27

    joejn27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks for the help. now which one should i get the geforce 6200 or the Radeon X1600?
     
  4. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 465

    Definitely your system can handle any of those cards. Why not go a notch higher and buy a 7800GS AGP ,, or something like that. Yall what would be good with his Pentium 2.6 ,,, I think 7800GS would be nice and not bottleneck ,, hmm
     
  5. joejn27

    joejn27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ehh its too expensive for me. i can probly only get something $100 CAN or under
     
  6. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

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