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Korke

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My computer tech: Intel Celeron 2,4 Ghz Motherboard: MS-6701 Ram: 768 ddr ram. (256 + 512) PC2700 Graphic Card: Geforce mx440 SE (128 mb ram) Power Supplying box??: Input max: AC 230-240V~3A 50Hz Well i'm planning on buying a better Graphic card, but my AGP thingy, only supports 4x and not 8x... i have found that some graphic cards seems to support 4x (even some new, am i right??). 1. but will i need a better power supplying box if a buy a new graphic card? 2. and what is the best to buy if you really can't afford the latest series of graphic cards.. (X800XT)?? maybe something like 9800 cards or something like that... 3. And will my computer tech halt the graphic cards performance seeing it isnt that good?? sad%20%28frown%29.gif BTW: I really love FPS and that's pretty much the only games i play :lol:. The games i play: Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life2 Deathmatch, CoD, CoD UO, Farcry .... so what would be the best card to get for a dude that aint got that much money?? And for once i would like to get a card that can meet better then the low (medium) quality :lol: All help is appreciated!




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#2 13 years ago

Well, i got a RX800XT Vivo Platinum, and it rocks for these games, though it was costly. Im thinking the 9800se or Pro are supposed to be good cards for not too much money. check them out on www.newegg.com - theyre have good prices.




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#3 13 years ago
_blitZkRiEG_Well, i got a RX800XT Vivo Platinum, and it rocks for these games, though it was costly. Im thinking the 9800se or Pro are supposed to be good cards for not too much money. check them out on www.newegg.com - theyre have good prices.

Stay away from the SE, go for the 9800 PRO . With your current specs I wouldn't spend too much money on a vid card right now. The 9800 PRO will do you perfect for just about any games out right now and can be had for $200.00 at www.newegg.com.

I would also geta better PSU, at least a 400 WATT. preferably an Antec true power, as you need to plug in the ATI card.




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#4 13 years ago
KorkeMy computer tech: Intel Celeron 2,4 Ghz Motherboard: MS-6701 Ram: 768 ddr ram. (256 + 512) PC2700 Graphic Card: Geforce mx440 SE (128 mb ram) Power Supplying box??: Input max: AC 230-240V~3A 50Hz Well i'm planning on buying a better Graphic card, but my AGP thingy, only supports 4x and not 8x... i have found that some graphic cards seems to support 4x (even some new, am i right??). 1. but will i need a better power supplying box if a buy a new graphic card? 2. and what is the best to buy if you really can't afford the latest series of graphic cards.. (X800XT)?? maybe something like 9800 cards or something like that... 3. And will my computer tech halt the graphic cards performance seeing it isnt that good?? sad%20%28frown%29.gif

1. If your current power supply is alot less than 400W then yes. 2. Yes, the ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb is just over £100. 3. Well you have a Celeron, which is suicide. Your motherboard will probably only support a Celeron chip so you will need a new motherboard and processor if you want to survive HL2. A 9800 Pro will certainly not run smoothly on the motherboard you have and with the processor. You are going to have to spend a good bit of money if you want your computer to be able to play the latest games with framerates higher than George Bush's IQ. Have a look at the guides in the build a monster PC thread.




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#5 13 years ago

Well if you want you could go for Geforce FX 5700 LE 256mb ram $150 good price great for Fps it is a 8x AGP video card er forget that i'll give you a list of cards 1. Geforce FX 5200 128mb ram around $50-$80 not very good with all the heavy Graphics games (8x APG) 2. Radeon X300 Unkown price Real good for Fps (8x APG) 3. Radeon 9800Pro 128mb ram or 256mb ram 8x AGP 128mb ram $98 256mb ram $148 4. Geforce FX 5900 256 MB Graphic Card (8x AGP) $184 5. Geforce FX FX5500 128 MB Graphic Card (5x AGP) $94 6. ATI Radeon 9600 XT - 128 MB (8x AGP) 500 MHz $189 not cheap! 7. ATI RADEON 9200 128 MB Graphics Card (8x AGP) $70 8. ATI RADEON 9700 Pro 128 MB Graphics Card (8x AGP) $80 9. Xtasy 9200 256 MB Graphics Card (8x AGP) $110 10. Xtasy 9600 256 MB Graphics Card (8x AGP) $145 I think Geforce FX 5700 LE 256mb ram $150 is a good buy you pick




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#6 13 years ago

Ah what the heck. Get a Geforce 4 Mx440. I'm satisfied with mine, runs GREAT on a 1.6ghz AMD XP. Just won't play Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow. It doesn't have Pixel shaders, not that your system will handle Pixel shading games well.

Half life 2 runs fairly good on the 1.6 AMD XP with a MX440se 4X 64mb, albeit overclocked.




Korke

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#7 13 years ago

I already got a Geforce MX440 SE (128 mb ram) hmm.... well my motherboard does support Pentium 4 (3 ghz max) Northwood 533 thingy :uhm:. I just got a hard time finding them ! Well, i guess i'm doomed to have low fps bawl.gif Thx for the help!




Kilobyte

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#8 13 years ago
KorkeI already got a Geforce MX440 SE (128 mb ram) hmm.... well my motherboard does support Pentium 4 (3 ghz max) Northwood 533 thingy :uhm:. I just got a hard time finding them ! Well, i guess i'm doomed to have low fps bawl.gif Thx for the help!

Do'Oh, I'm just blind, can't read, woth a dern flip.

A Pentium 4 is supported? Good! Check here NewEgg Northwood P4s Socket 478.

I actually would recommend checking with your local "Mom & Pop", they should have a good deal on a used one, or be able to find them easier. They can also install it. That refers to a store, not owned by a major corporation. I work for one of those, so buy from us? :bows: :cool:




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#9 13 years ago

well i found one on a swedish site since i cannot use any of those cheap newegg, usa sites sad%20%28frown%29.gif. But if you found anyone that ships international for a good price then give me a link. So if i get a Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz ( 533 MHz ) - L2 512 KB - Box will i be available to get a X800XT and get enough power from it?? (just asking incase)... but the big question is... can i take advantage of the Power from a Radeon 9800 pro then?? smilie.gif and i'm looking at those packages where you get a new motherboard, processor and some ram.. .will they fit in my chassi? cause it's pretty small compared to my friend ones :( (they got pentium 4 sad%20%28frown%29.gif) and what do i use from this computer when i get one of those packages??? HELP IS APPRICIATED! :D and if i would get one of those upgrade packages they would be likely to include this:

  • 301044 - Intel Pentium 4 540 3.2 GHz Boxed Socket LGA775, 1MB cache
  • 300181 - Crucial DDR2 PC4200 512MB CL4 Unbuffered,1.8V,64Meg x 64, 240pin
  • 300817 - MSI 915P NEO2 Platinum Moderkort S775 I915P,SATA,ATX,GbLAN,Dual-DDR2,PCI-Ex16
  • 303162 - NN Antistatisk Armlänk 1.8 meter BW-106BL-L4 .... What sort of size do i need if i need a new chassi? what is the name of them?? miditower? tower something ???



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#10 13 years ago

as far as i can tell your old motherboard was a microatx which has only 3 pci slots

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=585

, the new motherboard has 5

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=626

so you will need a new case for sure, also as the new board is PCI-Express you will need a new graphics card


Thinking about it.



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