I'm getting a new video card- help 12 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

Commissar MercZ

Notable Loser

300,005 XP

29th January 2005

0 Uploads

27,113 Posts

0 Threads

#1 12 years ago

I'm currently deciding to upgrade my old card to a stronger one. I am considering getting an Radeon X800 like this one. Here are my questions- 1. Is the card good for the money? I only have about 200 bucks to use on a card. If there's a better one, please post it here. I am limited as what I can get as I only have an AGP slot, and I'm not going to build a new computer until next summer. 2. Will it work on my computer? Here the specs I think you guys might need- 1. P4 3.00 GHz Ht 2. 1 GB of 3200 Ram 3. 4x/8x AGP slot 3. Is it easy to install? The only thing that is concerning me is where to put those wires (The ones 2nd from the right). I've seen things that look like them inside my computer, but I don't know where to put it. 4. I've heard that some cards have heating issues? Will this be a problem with this one even if I don't overclock? If I need some heatsinks or a fan, which should I get? Are they easy to install? Thanks for your time.




SteVen

"World's Best Boss"

50 XP

14th August 2004

0 Uploads

3,254 Posts

0 Threads

#2 12 years ago

1. Yes, that card should last u a good 4+ years or so.

2. Tell us your PSU and we can tell u.

3. Very simple to install and should come with instructions.

4. I highly doubt u will get heating problems with that card if not overclocked. I run an X800XT and it idles at 33C and the highest it gets is 55C when i play for 3 hours+

And that card is out of stock try this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102618




Commissar MercZ

Notable Loser

300,005 XP

29th January 2005

0 Uploads

27,113 Posts

0 Threads

#3 12 years ago
masterstevenx4....2. Tell us your PSU and we can tell u......

Sorry for the question, but how can I find out my PSU rating?




SteVen

"World's Best Boss"

50 XP

14th August 2004

0 Uploads

3,254 Posts

0 Threads

#4 12 years ago

Usually it says it right on the PSU. Just open your case if u have the time because i dont know any other way to figure it out....




Commissar MercZ

Notable Loser

300,005 XP

29th January 2005

0 Uploads

27,113 Posts

0 Threads

#5 12 years ago

I think it says 250V.




Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#6 12 years ago
masterstevenx41. Yes, that card should last u a good 4+ years or so.

Four Plus year... i highly doubt it, i would say give it 2 years and it will start struggling :uhm:




Commissar MercZ

Notable Loser

300,005 XP

29th January 2005

0 Uploads

27,113 Posts

0 Threads

#7 12 years ago

Bump... Please help guys, I really need to know. I don't want to waste money if it isn't going to work.




M!tch VIP Member

intermittently erratic

130,170 XP

12th March 2004

0 Uploads

11,767 Posts

0 Threads

#8 12 years ago

from what i found looking at power requirements, you need at least a 300watt PSU for an x800. the leads you are talking about simply plug into the graphics card and also into a lead from your PSU

i would have a very good look at your PSU and see what rating it is or can you tell us the make and model of the computer or the PSU, if the PSU is not powerful enough you definitely need to change it as you could end up damaging something else in your pc


Thinking about it.



Dragokatzov

GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*

50 XP

24th January 2005

0 Uploads

1,363 Posts

0 Threads

#9 12 years ago

If you have a p4 3.0Ghz, odds are you have a 300W psu, probably more. you can find out by looking on the sticker on your psu, you might have to take it out though




rob.

I am the Walrus

50 XP

24th October 2004

0 Uploads

5,580 Posts

0 Threads

#10 12 years ago

Watts, not Volts hehe.

I doubt he will get 4+ years out of it, games are getting more and more graphic intensive.

You won't have overheating issues full stop. Cards are designed to run at nominal temp's. If they didn't, then the Card manufacturers would be BROKE.




  • 1
  • 2