Video Card for my MOtherbord

By Timmy147 · 9 replies
Jun 20, 2005
  1. Hey guys i have an older motherbord.
    its a VIA EliteGroup K7VTA3 motherbord.
    it has a 2x/4x AGP slot. and i cant seem to find any good cards for it.
    as of now i have a Geforce fx 5200 128mg. i was wondering if thers a new card like the X800XT or the Geforce 6800 ultra that can work on my mother bord. i dont have the money for a hole new system. so aany suggestions would be awsome.
  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Cards which have a 8X/4X on the box will support your motherboard. most of the cards u have mentioned have support for 4X so u will be able to use these cards, just make sure it is mentioned that the card supports 4X before buying it.
  3. Timmy147

    Timmy147 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alright. thought i had a 9600se that my friend gave me and it didnt work. was it a bad card? i know it was a 8x/4x also it didnt work on my other friends computer. hmmm well have an recomendations on cards? under 250 $ plz. thanks
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    The cards you listed are total overkill for your system. Get a Radeon 9800 pro. They are about $150.
  5. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  6. Timmy147

    Timmy147 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Looks like a good card to me. thanks guys :D
    also befor i buy i really want to know if it will work yes i know i have the agp 4x slot but the last card i put in there (the 9600) totaly didnt work. so u guys positive it will work?
  7. Grok451

    Grok451 TS Booster Posts: 85

    Just to confuse you with options :D , I have exactly the same mobo as you. a couple of months ago I purchased a Leadtek 6600GT AGP from Newegg and it's working great on my system. It was about $200 at the time, but now is selling for $146 after $20 rebate (bummer for me :mad: but good for you).
  8. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 271

    Make sure

    Make sure you have enough power for the 9800pro. I would say 300-watt, But to be on the safe side 350. anyone else agree?
  9. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    Paul as longest you have a 300 watt p/s then you are alright and I agree with on that.

    Sebastian :darth:
  10. Timmy147

    Timmy147 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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