What graphics card do you reccomend?

By gamingguy27
Jan 17, 2005
  1. At the moment i have a GeForce FX5200 (gigabyte) and its rubbish for games.
    When playing it either runs slowly, minimizes or crashes (half life 2), when it crashes i get the blue screen with somthing about a phisical memory dump.

    My system is a:
    *1499 ghz p4
    *768 sdram
    *seagate baracuda 80gb (2mb cache)
    *windows xp

    My motherbaord will not support pci express but will support Agp 4X. Could anyone reccomend a good graphics card for around £100?

    Thanks in advance, Alex
  2. Brock

    Brock TS Rookie

    In all seriousness dude you really could use a Mobo, ram and processor combo to lift your gamimg experience a lot. I understand that you probably don't want to spend that much so i will suggest this. Why not go for a Radeon 9800pro or better? I also hear that the Geforce 6600gt card is incredible bang for buck these days. You may have a little trouble finding a new 9800pro but if you can i wholeheartedly reccomend it. Been using one for a while now and the own bigtime..... **saves for X800XT** :p
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    A Radeon 9600 Pro or XT would be a better match for that processor. Id also go for 256mb of memory on the card. You can probably find a 256mb 9600XT for about 80-90 pounds.
  4. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 168


    thanks for the help, i have seen a few good graphics cards, one of which is a Radeon 9700 pro, which i can buy 2nd hand of my friend for £50. Do you reccomend this?

    Thanks for the help
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