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snarf

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#1 12 years ago

I'll be upgrading my digital audio workstation with some more RAM (up to 1 gb) and a better audio interface. While I'm at it, I figure what the hell, get a graphics card and a third hard drive to use for gaming. I'm on a budget though, I'd like to avoid spending over $100 for the card, since all my audio upgrades are far more important and can't really be half-assed.

I've been looking at the ATI All In Wonder 2006 edition, with 256 mb memory. Is this card likely to be sufficient to run games that are around 1-2 years old? I'm not planning on playing Crysis or anything super-new with ridiculous requirements, but I'd like to be able to maybe play HL2. I'm mostly interested in RPGs though.

So, is the All In Wonder 2006 a go, or will I need more power? Or, though unlikely, could I go for something cheaper?




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#2 12 years ago

What graphics card does the computer have in it now? or does it use onboard?

A All in Wonder 06 is nothing more than a renamed Radeon X1300 with some fancy features added in. Are you really going to need the AIW features at all? if not, i highly recommend you get a different card. Theres are a couple that are much faster than a X1300 for under $100, I recommend the 7300GT 256MB over any X1300 any day.

Oh and just to be sure, your PC does support PCI-Express right?




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#3 12 years ago

That should do you good but I'm not sure how well it'll play HL2. I have the GeForce 6600GT and it's an awesome card. I have HL2 and it plays pretty well. I know you can get the 6600GT right around $100 on newegg.com right now.




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#4 12 years ago

My PC does not have PCI Express, only PCI and AGP slots.

I was browsing cards and saw this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150125

512 mb RAM, but the more important thing is the heat sink as opposed to a fan. This would be an AWESOME feature for my card to have, since the computer is really intended as a digital audio workstation and needs to be as quiet as possible. Thoughts on this one?




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#5 12 years ago

yu can probally do better try looking for atleast a 6600 GT I used to have one but it died but they were really good.




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#6 12 years ago

-StaticX-What graphics card does the computer have in it now? or does it use onboard?

A All in Wonder 06 is nothing more than a renamed Radeon X1300 with some fancy features added in. Are you really going to need the AIW features at all? if not, i highly recommend you get a different card. Theres are a couple that are much faster than a X1300 for under $100, I recommend the 7300GT 256MB over any X1300 any day.

Oh and just to be sure, your PC does support PCI-Express right?

what special features do the all in wonders hae?




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#7 12 years ago
deathwarderwhat special features do the all in wonders hae?

what? Have mabey. yu can watch TV on yr computer with AIW.




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#8 12 years ago

I have the All-In-Wonder 9600XT, it has coaxial (cable) input, radio, (and recording for both), RCA input/output, s-video input/output.




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#9 12 years ago
snarfMy PC does not have PCI Express, only PCI and AGP slots.

Forget the 7300GT then, also i'm a bit confused here, it seems there are two different cards with the All In Wonder 2006 name, one is a AGP 9600, and the other is a PCI Express X1300. So your looking at the AGP version right?

Also, i would stay away from the 6200, go with at least a AGP 6600.




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#10 12 years ago

AGP eh? And around $100?

I too recomend the 6600GT (128MB), or for a wee bit more, the 6800, I bet you'd really enjoy this.