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    Upgrading old graphic card (to AGP)

    Hi, I've been willing to upgrade my computer (which is about 3 years old) to a new graphic card which would be fast enough to run most of the new games at high settings (Like quake 4) with good fps rate, but the thing is that my computer doesn't have any PCI-E slots.
    Alot of peoples suggested to either build a new computer or buy a new mother board and processor, but i can't really do that right now. I'm only looking for a nice AGP graphic card that could increase my PC's performance. Right now im on an ATI Radeon 9800 pro which is getting kinda old.

    My PC:

    hp a610n
    AMD Athlong XP 3000+, 2,1 Ghz
    160 gig Hard drive
    512MB Ram

    Oh by the way, i am using a 250 W power supply, I already know that replacing my power supply by a stronger one is a must and I am about to upgrade my memory to 1GB aswell, but I've been thinking about either getting a Geforce 7800 GS or wait for the ATI X1950 PRO (AGP version) to come out.

    Can you guys please tell me which one would be better for me or either suggest me another one that would offer great performance for my old AGP computer .

    Thanks!
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    can anyone respond to my post please?

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    Your 9800pro is actually still reasonable, especially if you overclock it. Personally I would get the PSU first, then RAM, then a new graphics card. If you want to play new games then I would shove 2GB in it before doing the graphics. Your current risk is the PSU going and taking the entire system with it.

    I have only just dumped my 9800pro, but my current board supports AGP and PCI-E, so I shifted to PCI-E 7600GT, the 9800 played everthing I chucked at it, think I pushed the OC a bit in the end and killed it oops
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    Either keep the current card or get a 6800GT/X850 off of ebay, either of which will still play modern games well (my 6800 handles nfs:carbon with most of the goodies on at 1280x1024)

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    yea im about to change the psu to about 500-550W, oh and i have to make a choice. Either add the graphic card on this pc (a610n) or either putting it on my other pc wich is faster (a350n)

    here are my other pc's specs:

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    P4, 2.8Ghz
    160GB Hard drive
    1GB Ram

    would it be better to just get a more powerful psu (500-550W) on my a350n and then just install the graphic card on it?
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    sooo what would be the best thing to buy, a 7800 GS, X850 or wait for an x1950 PRO? for my a350n pc

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    i would suggest 7800...and for the intel machine though the processor sucks

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    I have the XFX 7800gs XXX good card dont know to much about the 1950pro i would wait to see the benchmarks from the 1950.
    If you decide to go for the 7800gs go for the gainward one its based on the 7900 chip 24 pipes.

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    What do you mean by my processor sucks? If i get the 7800 gs and i install it on my p4 (wich has 2 processors), won't everygame run fine at high settings? because thats what i want, a good video card that runs 99% of the games i throw at it at high or almost highest settings

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    Oh and btw, what is the difference between all those 7800 GS models? there is the BFG(wich is overclocked), the eVGa, PNY,XFX and gainward. Could anyone explain this to me?

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    Given that you are already going to bump your ram to 1gig, why not just try that for a bit and see how things perform. The ram should make a significant difference.

    The 7800GS or x1950 if it appears would be very good. But you would be sinking a lot of money into an out of date system.

    A 7800GS is about £190 on scan at the moment.

    For that I could get: .
    S939 3700+ £60
    PCI-E 256meg 7600GT £90
    939 PCI-E motherboard £45

    You should be able to keep your current ram, and make the difficult transition to PCI-E with no problems. My 7600GT can run quake 4 on high settings with no problems.


    But if you are definately not changing motherboard, then the 7800GS is available and powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabula View Post
    PCI-E 256meg 7600GT £90
    a 7900GS is about another £20 - imo well worth it.

    To the OP, if money is tight I can't really see the point in putting a lot of money into an old (AGP) system - better to save & wait until you can do a platform change.

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    A friend of mine suggested me to just get the Leadtek WinFast PX7600 GT, wich is like the 7800 GS and would run great on my system. I found one at a store near i live for 210$ can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goku546 View Post
    What do you mean by my processor sucks? If i get the 7800 gs and i install it on my p4 (wich has 2 processors), won't everygame run fine at high settings? because thats what i want, a good video card that runs 99% of the games i throw at it at high or almost highest settings
    The 2.4g p4s are pretty pants when it comesto gaming, youll struggle to run everything at high settings, depending what game your playing, the rig in my sig would fall over and die if i tried to run something like oblivion with all the goodies on, or even something like quake/doom

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    You can get an XFX 7600GT AGP from Scan for 114 quid plus postage.

    A 7600GT is faster than a 6800GT!

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    You could get the X1950 Pro for around 200 quid which would give you a massive performance increase in games.


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