hi, im looking to upgrade my vid card, any suggestions with what i should get?
this is my system,
Motherboard: ASUS A7V8X Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1800+ 1.52GHZ Memory: 256MB RAM VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeFORCE FX 5200 128mb
DUDE OMGZ like that is like the best computer on the market like omg!!!
i would get my RAM up to 512 MB and maybe get a AMD 64 2800+ before i would even touch the video card. compared to the other specs, that video card is the best thing you have. it will do fine for awhile but to use that card you need better RAM and a better proccessor.
a 2800+ costs about 130$ and a 256 MB stick of RAM is cheap . probely like 40-60 bucks. that is the price you would pay for a video card for that upgrade but it will be a MUCH more needed and noticable difference.
i thought someone might say that lol. thanks for the help
I have to agree with him, your system needs upgrading before you need a video card. If you need help with Motherboard, CPU and memory just ask.
I pretty much agree with Suede. get more RAM and a better processot before a new Vid Card, though that one is also getting old.
yep will do, im glad i asked, otherwise i probably would of wasted alot of money. So do u think ill be able 2 play the latest games if i update my cpu and RAM? or will i also need 2 update my vid card.. cheerz
video card, if you want to play the latest games, but yes, 512meg ram is the absolute minnimum for later games, 1 gig will do you fine, and seriously consider upgrading your processer, your mobo probably wont support DDR ram, you better check, it might only have SD sockets. But you seriously should consider buying a whole new rig man.
with the 5200 you will be able to play CoD...MOHAA and some other games that arnt demanding and probely will play some of the latest games but it may be slow and your FPS may suck. if you upgrade your RAM and Proccessor, you will be able to play many of todays games with the 5200 or with a better card.
if you overclock that 1800 to 2.4ghz then it will match a 3ghz p4 which is about the min for gaming. you can do that with air cooling. 1800s are good overclockers you need 1gb of ram for games, ut2004 and far cry are very ram dependent and will lag if you run high settings even if the rest of your sys can do it get a 6600gt or 6800gt or an x800pro to be able to see all the "eye candies"
overclock an AMD 1.53ghz, to 2.4ghz. hmm... thinks for a while.... no only for couple seconds. Cus a couple seconds is how long that cpu will last at that speed. LOL... I will agree with Suede also. your graphics card isnt very strong but you can still enjoy lots of games with it. if you got a faster Graphics card you may see a small improvment but most likely the rest of you rig will be hindering the performance of a faster Graphics card.