Woo now i have two graphics cards, now which one do i use? 6 replies

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msiv48

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#1 13 years ago

Now I currently have installed into my computer an ATI/sapphire Radeon 9550 SE 128 meg. Now, I have an extra card -- a NVIDIA/PNY Geforce4 4200 128 meg, which do I use, and if you know the clock speeds, please tell.




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#2 13 years ago

the 9550 duh:P

it has 8 pipes(when you mod it) and the 4200 has only 4. now are they AGP or PCI




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#3 13 years ago

they are both AGP 8x, although my mobo only supports 4x, also-elaborate on the modding for more pipes.




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#4 13 years ago

Ok about the modding. if you use the omega drivers(google them) you can soft mod your 9550 via the drivers to have 8 pipelines. This voids your warranty and you should increse the card's core/memory to get good results:D.




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#5 13 years ago

Well for a start the 9550 cant be modded (has no additional pipelines) it was the 9500N/P that did that, and I think the Ti4200 is probably better than the 9550SE cuase that is a seriously crippled card. The only advantage the 9550SE has it its DX9 but the TI4200 (DX8) is a lot better performance-wise. The 9500SE has a core of 250MHz and (200)400MHz DDR and it 64bit the Ti can have different speeds depending on the brand but generally its 275MHz core and 600MHz DDR, plus its 128bit wide. Just keep the TI4200 and overclock it. The 9550se is worth like $50 what would you expect from something so cheap? the only thing you can do is flash it to a 9600 but its still a crap card TBH. http://forums.techpowerup.com/printthread.php?t=463 *use at your own risk* I would sell them both and buy a 9800pro or 6600GT or better (although it all depends on how and what games you play)




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#6 13 years ago

So.... Out of the two, unmodded, which one should i put into my comp, and why?




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#7 13 years ago

un modded the 9550