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    So i was thinking about getting a new video card for christmas but im not sure what to get. Im looking for a step up from my current card which is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra (128MB). I want something at a decent price and something that can handle 2 monitors and has improved graphics from the 5700. I found the Chaintech GeForce 6600 GT which can be found here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C460-7023

    But still im not sure. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Card step up

    Originally posted by Knucklesx40
    So i was thinking about getting a new video card for christmas but im not sure what to get. Im looking for a step up from my current card which is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra (128MB). I want something at a decent price and something that can handle 2 monitors and has improved graphics from the 5700. I found the Chaintech GeForce 6600 GT which can be found here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C460-7023

    But still im not sure. Any suggestions?

    That card is PCI Express in the link, you will most likely need a card that is AGP if you use your current mainboard.
    What exactly are you trying to run that doesn't work with the FX 5700 ulta card? That should be O.K. with most stuff at a defualt setting. I know the one I use to own was O.K. for most things. Updating to the 6600 GT would be a slight improvement but its possible that your other hardware isn't up to snuff, and the gain you'd get would most certainly depend on that also.
    Last edited by Spongebob; 11-26-2005, 02:07 AM.

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      Re: Card step up

      well i actually just want things to look better in games and such.

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      • #4
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        You still need a decient computer in order to run a good graphics card.

        What are your system specs?

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        • #5
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          Pentium 4 Cpu 3.00Ghz 1.5GB of RAM
          what else do u need

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          • #6
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            A 6600gt will provide more than just alittle improvement in new games. Whats your budget.
            CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
            Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
            RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
            GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
            PSU: Thermaltake 500w
            SC: Audigy 2 zs
            LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
            Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
            Mouse: Logitech G5

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            • #7
              Re: Card step up

              oh i would say i wouldnt want to go much over $150

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              • #8
                Re: Card step up

                Originally posted by Knucklesx40
                Pentium 4 Cpu 3.00Ghz 1.5GB of RAM
                what else do u need

                The CPU is good but what about your mainboard? Does it really have a PCI express port for the card you are considering?
                If you can use PCI express the 6600GT would probably be a good choice in my opinion considering your price range, I think they also make an AGP version but I could be wrong. Another card that would outperform your current GeForce card would be an X700 for around $100 US, and I'm guessing your current PSU (Power supply unit) would have no problem powering it considering the card your using now.
                Last edited by Spongebob; 11-26-2005, 11:05 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Card step up

                  I think he is using a AGP motherboard.
                  CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
                  Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
                  RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
                  GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
                  PSU: Thermaltake 500w
                  SC: Audigy 2 zs
                  LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
                  Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
                  Mouse: Logitech G5

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                  • #10
                    Re: Card step up

                    how can i check

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                    • #11
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                      Don't bother. You're using a card that wasn't made for PCI-E. Well, it technically was, but not under that name.

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                      • #12
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                        well wait it says ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe Motherboard if that helps anyone
                        also a 420 watt power supply

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                        • #13
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                          Yeah, that's AGP.

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                          • #14
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                            ok so how about suggetions of an agp card?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Card step up

                              what is your budget.
                              CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
                              Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
                              RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
                              GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
                              PSU: Thermaltake 500w
                              SC: Audigy 2 zs
                              LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
                              Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
                              Mouse: Logitech G5

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