Video card upgrade?

By John B.
Aug 13, 2007
  1. Should I upgrade? The price for a VisionTek X1650 Pro 512MB AGP graphics card is down to $99.99. I do cad work and I have ATI DTV Wonder for watching digital off-air tv. Right now I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX5600, AGP 8X, 256MB, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1GB DDR Ram and 350w. power supply. Will a substantially newer v-card be worth while to me? Will it make a big difference? Now when I watch tv and do cad work at same time I crash alot.

    Thanks for any advice,

    John B.
    Long Beach, CA
  2. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

  3. John B.

    John B. TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I bought it!

    I went ahead and bought the VisionTek X1650 Pro with 512MB. So far I think it's working well. I can render cad with the tv on and it hasn't crashed yet. I searched for a better price but stuck with VisionTek because the speed was the same as Ati"s. There seem to be a lot of variations between different companys (partners). I had to stick with AGP or buy another motherboard (PCI Express) and I'm not ready for that. I do have a 600 watt power supply. Would an extra gig of ram help?

    Have a great day,

    John B.
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    An extra 1GB of RAM would help very much.
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