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silent1643
June 6th, 2007, 05:24 PM
im kinda stupid when it comes to graphics cards vs graphics cards, i currently have an AGP ati 850x plat edition and would love to switch this out for something that will actually run desktop effects. If i could keep things under $100 that would be great.. AGP or PCI, sorry no pci-e but from what i hear from my buds AGP would be alot faster than any pci?
let me hear your suggestions :D

steeleyuk
June 6th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Definitely go for AGP over PCI. I'd recommend nVidia as I personally have never had any problems with them. Compiz and Beryl both run fine on mine.

I'll have to let someone else recommend a card due to price difference of me being in rip off Britain...

bonzodog
June 6th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Yes, go and look for an Nvidia card.

But, hurry.

AGP cards are getting harder to obtain from generic vendors, due to PCI-E becoming the standard way of supporting sound cards.

I have an Nvidia GeForce 6200 GT in this machine with AGP 8x, 256MB memory.

Although I have an AMD 64 3000+, It will be hard to upgrade items on my mobo, as it one of the last Socket 754 AMD/NVidia mobos, so my next h/w upgrade means replacing mobo, CPU, and Graphics card. The price of doing this is prohibitive at best, but luckily I am counting on getting at least another 3 -6 years out of this one (it's already 2 yrs old).

silent1643
June 6th, 2007, 05:47 PM
Yes, go and look for an Nvidia card.

But, hurry.

AGP cards are getting harder to obtain from generic vendors, due to PCI-E becoming the standard way of supporting sound cards.

I have an Nvidia GeForce 6200 GT in this machine with AGP 8x, 256MB memory.

Although I have an AMD 64 3000+, It will be hard to upgrade items on my mobo, as it one of the last Socket 754 AMD/NVidia mobos, so my next h/w upgrade means replacing mobo, CPU, and Graphics card. The price of doing this is prohibitive at best, but luckily I am counting on getting at least another 3 -6 years out of this one (it's already 2 yrs old).

very cool this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%204802%201069609639&bop=And&CompareItemList=N82E16814130076%2CN82E16814125039) or this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201069609639%201068309611%20106790703&bop=And&CompareItemList=N82E16814127290%2CN82E16814170107% 2CN82E16814133151%2CN82E16814130014%2CN82E16814136 004) looks like the way to go

mips
June 6th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Whats the speed of your AGP slot, X2, X4 or X8 ? I also think they came out in different voltages.

You can get a AGP nVidia Geforce 7000 or 6000 series card from newegg for under US$100.

silent1643
June 6th, 2007, 06:59 PM
Whats the speed of your AGP slot, X2, X4 or X8 ? I also think they came out in different voltages.

You can get a AGP nVidia Geforce 7000 or 6000 series card from newegg for under US$100.

hmm not exactly sure it was a hand me down from a friend:



Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc R481 [Radeon X850XT-PE]"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
Option "AGPMode" "4"
Option "AGPFastWrite" "true"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "true"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "true"
EndSection

Sunflower1970
June 6th, 2007, 07:24 PM
I bought the nVidia 7600GT AGP. Was kind of tough to find. No stores had it, so I had to order it from Newegg. And they were out of stock, so I had to wait till I saw it in stock again. I was kind of annoyed, because the PCI-e version of this card was cheaper than the AGP version. But, I gotta admit, the card is great. I love it :)

silent1643
June 6th, 2007, 07:36 PM
ah okay i found the motherboard (http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/techspec.php?categories=1&model=130) i have

it is 8x agp

mips
June 6th, 2007, 07:38 PM
hmm not exactly sure it was a hand me down from a friend:

I suggest opening the PC and giving us the MB Brand & Model. I don't trust the system output.