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    graphics card

    i just want a cheap graphics card i wont be doing any gaming or any thing like that i would like a 6200 agp but when put there seems to be a few makes but dunno which one to get whats the best make?

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    If you want to buy something, Post in the Smartshoppers place Under "Wanted Section".

    If you want one from shops try posting in https://forums.hexus.net/graphics-cards/

    25posts needed to gain access to SmartShoppers section.

    Or ebay?

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    I think he just wanted an opinion, not sure though and even if you do youll need to make it clear what ports you have. I assume you have AGP like you mentioned but you should be sure before you buy.

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    yeah i do have an agp because i was using a pci-e but needed a new motherboard so only a motherboard with a agp slot could fit into the case so now i need a agp graphics card, and yes i just wanted an opinion i was looking at a 6200 because it was equal spec to the pci-e i was using before and thats all i need really but when i look at the 6200 theres seems to be quite a few makes so was wondering what makes the best to get

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    Ok sorry, was in a bad mood.

    Post what you would like the card to play.
    What Res you are at.
    What games you play.

    The stuff then we can suggest a card, if its just for Desktop/Light Gaming then the 6200 will do fine.

    The 6600's are going pretty cheap on the AGP Bus.

    Sorry if i was slightly rude.

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    well i dont really play any sort of games just mainly music and surf the web that kind of thing, but needed to no what make i should get eg inno3d, nvidia etc im note sure which make to get.

    it didnt seem like you was in a bad mood so i didnt take no offence

    also ive got another problem that you might be able to help me out with, ive recently upgraded to vista but since ive upgraded my pc seems to kinda crash some things like programs not responding etc and now and again i leave the pc come back and my mouse dont move round the screen smoothly, is it the cpu cant handle it im currently using a intel pentium 4, i was going to upgrade to a duo 2 core e6400, or is it some thing else?

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    Personally ive never used Inno3D but my friend has and he was nt happy.

    BFG are a good make with good RMA procedures.
    Asus, Gainward they are all pretty good.

    As you dont play games then a 6200 is more than adequate or a 6600?

    Regarding your other problem, it could well be the speed of the CPU or perhaps even the RAM?

    I would try Malware Scanning (Good tutorial http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/re...,backpage=,sv=)
    If you are only going to buy new Hardware because you feel it is the problem, i would try reformatting to see if something was corrupt.

    If neither fix it then a hardware upgrade is wise, but if you want to upgrade now then why not?

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    ive just partition my hard drive into 2 then put all my music films etc on the second partition and done a clean install of vista home premium but it still crashes programs not responding etc but surely 1GB ram and a intel pentium 4 processor can cope cant it? what would it most likely b the cause of this?

    i ran memtest to c if my ram was working fine i got to test 5 and then cancelled as it was taking to long but it passed all 5 tests

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    well ive just made another partition on my hard drive got vista on 1 and xp on the other but it just automatically boots xp, do u no how to change the boot.ini so i get a hoice of what to boot?

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    yeah post your boot.ini file settings and i will see what i can do.

    Also where is Vista on the HDD? (eg- HD0, HD1 as far as i know this also applies to partitions, its along time since i dual booted with Linux though.)

    I would think that your setup if more than capable of running Vista. It surpasses the minimum specs by quite a way.

    What applications is it crashing on? Are you sure it just isnt that application, or is it a wide array of apps?

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    it used to be alright but all of a sudden it crashes on just all programs like ie7, nero, msn etc, the program stops responding.

    this is the boot.ini file

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    ive split my hard drive into 2 partitions the first one which is C: is vista and the second which is G: is xp so im presuming that vistas in partition 1 as it says xp is in partition 2

    while i notice a big difference between a pentium 4 and a intel core 2 duo?

    ignore what??
    Last edited by slacky1230; 18-02-2007 at 12:01 AM.

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    So you want to be able to select what OS to load when you boot?

    I did this with GRUB... Ill get back to you Tommorow (Well later on today since its 1am now )

    I dont have much experience with Vista as i couldnt get my Wireless to work so i gave up on it

    Ill try post some more information tommorow.

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    my wireless internet doesnt work either i can even see my wireless network card and now that ive put xp back on aswell i still cant see my network card ive tried installing from the drivers but still doesnt work

    yeah please i would like a choice of what operating system to boot when loading

    is there any tests that i can preform to see what the actually problem is when trying to run vista?

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    did u get chance to change the boot file?

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    Sorry ive gotta go out (Again) Ive found a article which i used to Dual Boot.
    http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/bootini.htm
    Hope it helps.. Its really not that hard.
    In concerns to you READ THE VERY BOTTOM, its about Vista.

    One more article, it concerns Vista BETA but im certain it would be the same.

    http://lifehacker.com/software/top/w...sta-179906.php
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