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    New graphics card for a P4

    Hi All,
    My parents in law have a really old P4 2.0Ghz PC. I know it'd be better to throw it away and start again, but I've just dropped in a couple of GB of RAM and it's performing a little better now.

    Can anyone recommend a modest AGP graphics card? I know it'll not run Crysis, but it's got an old Radeon 9500 in it, and if one can be had which will give more performance without costing a fortune, that'd be cool.

    Cheers....

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    Re: New graphics card for a P4

    Try and find a second hand Ati 9800.
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    Re: New graphics card for a P4

    Or a x1950pro or 7900gs

    I've got an old 6800LE 128mb I was thinking of selling, not a great card (the 128mb limits it on newer games) but better that that 9500

    EDIT: just had a quick look on fleabay a 7900gs 256mb agp going for around £55
    x1950pro 256mb agp £60-70
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    Re: New graphics card for a P4

    What's the tipping point likely to be? Obviously at Radeon 2400 will be vastly faster than the CPU, so wouldn't it be a bit of a pointless upgrade?

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    Re: New graphics card for a P4

    In all honesty I'm not sure, however the benefits of a low end hd2xxx or 8xxxx are dubious remembering that a high end dx9 card will out perform them.

    Stick a high end dx9 card in there, go back 5 years and that's a damb good gaming rig.
    Keep your OS neat and tidy
    Stick with smaller monitor (17-19) not some grate big 32"monster
    And something like prey should run quite well at high setting.

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