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I was looking to buy a new graphics card. What's the best one I can get with $150? And for any reason you guy might want my info on the graphics card I have now here it is:

[ RADEON X300/X550 Series Secondary ]

Video Adapter Properties:
Device Description RADEON X300/X550 Series Secondary
Adapter String RADEON X300/X550 Series
BIOS String 113-A33406-100
Chip Type RADEON X300/X550 Series Secondary (0x5B70)
DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag (6.14.10.6635)
Memory Size 128 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer:
Company Name ATI Technologies Inc.
Product Information http://www.ati.com/products/gamer.html
Driver Download http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html

[ RADEON X300/X550 Series ]

Video Adapter Properties:
Device Description RADEON X300/X550 Series
Adapter String RADEON X300/X550 Series
BIOS String 113-A33406-100
Chip Type RADEON X300/X550 Series (0x5B60)
DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag (6.14.10.6635)
Memory Size 128 MB
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Kinda need to know what is supporting your current video card first. Mobo Cpu mainly just what kind of power do have then we'll know what to give ya at 150.

I didnt look into your post a whole bunch. For 150 if it is AGP or PCI E you can find a nice card.
ATI guy look at x1900 or x1600 series.
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Kinda need to know what is supporting your current video card first. Mobo Cpu mainly just what kind of power do have then we'll know what to give ya at 150.

I didnt look into your post a whole bunch. For 150 if it is AGP or PCI E you can find a nice card.
ATI guy look at x1900 or x1600 series.



I'm just guess what this is what you want.




--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer BARRYSPC (BarryPc)
Generator Barry Bostwick
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-01-07
Time 15:58


--------[ CPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 530, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
CPU Alias Prescott
CPU Stepping D0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Original Clock 3000 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 14x / 15x
Engineering Sample No
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 1 MB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

Multi CPU:
Motherboard ID DELL Dim 8400
CPU #0 Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 2992 MHz
CPU #1 Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 2992 MHz

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 775 Contact LGA
Package Size 3.75 cm x 3.75 cm
Transistors 125 million
Process Technology 7M, 90 nm, CMOS, Cu, Low-K Inter-Layer, High-K Gate, Strained Si
Die Size 112 mm2
Core Voltage 1.425 V
I/O Voltage 1.425 V
Typical Power 84 - 115 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 101 - 151 W (depending on clock speed)

CPU Manufacturer:
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com...e/processor.htm

CPU Utilization:
CPU #1 / HTT Unit #1 0 %
CPU #1 / HTT Unit #2 67 %


--------[ CPUID ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPUID Properties:
CPUID Manufacturer GenuineIntel
CPUID CPU Name Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPUID Revision 00000F34h
IA Brand ID 00h (Unknown)
Platform ID 13h (Socket 775)
IA CPU Serial Number Unknown
Microcode Update Revision 17
HTT / CMP Units 2 / 1

Instruction Set:
64-bit x86 Extension (AMD64, EM64T) Not Supported
Alternate Instruction Set Not Supported
AMD 3DNow! Not Supported
AMD 3DNow! Professional Not Supported
AMD Enhanced 3DNow! Not Supported
AMD Extended MMX Not Supported
Cyrix Extended MMX Not Supported
IA-64 Not Supported
IA MMX Supported
IA SSE Supported
IA SSE 2 Supported
IA SSE 3 Supported
CLFLUSH Instruction Supported
CMPXCHG8B Instruction Supported
CMPXCHG16B Instruction Not Supported
Conditional Move Instruction Supported
MONITOR / MWAIT Instruction Supported
RDTSCP Instruction Not Supported
SYSCALL / SYSRET Instruction Not Supported
SYSENTER / SYSEXIT Instruction Supported
VIA FEMMS Instruction Not Supported

Security Features:
Advanced Cryptography Engine (ACE) Not Supported
Data Execution Prevention (DEP, NX, EDB) Not Supported
Hardware Random Number Generator (RNG) Not Supported
Montgomery Multiplier & Hash Engine Not Supported
Processor Serial Number (PSN) Not Supported

Power Management Features:
Automatic Clock Control Supported
Enhanced Halt State (C1E) Not Supported
Enhanced SpeedStep Technology (EIST, ESS) Not Supported
Frequency ID Control Not Supported
LongRun Not Supported
LongRun Table Interface Not Supported
PowerSaver 1.0 Not Supported
PowerSaver 2.0 Not Supported
PowerSaver 3.0 Not Supported
Processor Duty Cycle Control Supported
Software Thermal Control Not Supported
Temperature Sensing Diode Not Supported
Thermal Monitor 1 Supported
Thermal Monitor 2 Not Supported
Thermal Monitoring Not Supported
Thermal Trip Not Supported
Voltage ID Control Not Supported

CPUID Features:
36-bit Page Size Extension Supported
Address Region Registers (ARR) Not Supported
CPL Qualified Debug Store Supported
Debug Trace Store Supported
Debugging Extension Supported
Fast Save & Restore Supported
Hyper-Threading Technology (HTT) Supported, Enabled
L1 Context ID Supported
Local APIC On Chip Supported
Machine Check Architecture (MCA) Supported
Machine Check Exception (MCE) Supported
Memory Configuration Registers (MCR) Not Supported
Memory Type Range Registers (MTRR) Supported
Model Specific Registers (MSR) Supported
Page Attribute Table (PAT) Supported
Page Global Extension Supported
Page Size Extension (PSE) Supported
Pending Break Event Supported
Physical Address Extension (PAE) Supported
Secure Virtual Machine Extensions (Pacifica) Not Supported
Self-Snoop Supported
Time Stamp Counter (TSC) Supported
Virtual Machine Extensions (Vanderpool) Not Supported
Virtual Mode Extension Supported

--------[ Motherboard ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8400

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 200 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 800 MHz
Bandwidth 6400 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type Dual DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 200 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 400 MHz
Bandwidth 6400 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel Direct Media Interface

Motherboard Manufacturer:
Company Name Dell Computer Corporation
Product Information http://www.dell.com
BIOS Download http://support.dell.com


--------[ Memory ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Physical Memory:
Total 1534 MB
Used 798 MB
Free 735 MB
Utilization 52 %

Swap Space:
Total 3922 MB
Used 779 MB
Free 3143 MB
Utilization 20 %

Virtual Memory:
Total 5456 MB
Used 1578 MB
Free 3878 MB
Utilization 29 %

Physical Address Extension (PAE):
Supported by Operating System Yes
Supported by CPU Yes
Active No


--------[ SPD ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ DIMM1: Samsung M3 78T6553BG0-CCC ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Samsung M3 78T6553BG0-CCC
Serial Number 4502076Ch
Manufacture Date Week 32 / 2004
Module Size 512 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-400 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us)

Memory Timings:
@ 200 MHz 5.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 200 MHz 4.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Not Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name Samsung
Product Information http://www.samsung.c.../DRAM/index.htm

[ DIMM2: Hyundai HYMP532U64P6-C4 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Hyundai HYMP532U64P6-C4
Serial Number 00005263h
Module Size 256 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-533 (266 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us)

Memory Timings:
@ 266 MHz 5.0-4-4-12 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 266 MHz 4.0-4-4-12 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-9 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Not Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Product Information http://www.hynix.com..._dram/index.jsp

[ DIMM3: Samsung M3 78T6553BG0-CCC ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Samsung M3 78T6553BG0-CCC
Serial Number 4504076Eh
Manufacture Date Week 32 / 2004
Module Size 512 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-400 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us)

Memory Timings:
@ 200 MHz 5.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 200 MHz 4.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Not Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name Samsung
Product Information http://www.samsung.c.../DRAM/index.htm

[ DIMM4: Micron Tech. 4HTF3264AY-53EB2 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Micron Tech. 4HTF3264AY-53EB2
Serial Number 7715F27Fh
Manufacture Date Week 36 / 2006
Module Size 256 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-533 (266 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 266 MHz 4.0-4-4-12 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-9 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Not Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name Micron Technology, Inc.
Product Information http://www.micron.co....jsp?path=/DRAM


--------[ Chipset ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ North Bridge: Intel Alderwood i925X ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge Intel Alderwood i925X
Revision / Stepping 04 / B1
Package Type 1210 Pin FC-BGA
Package Size 3.75 cm x 3.75 cm
Core Voltage 1.5 V
In-Order Queue Depth 12

Memory Controller:
Type Dual Channel (128-bit)
Active Mode Dual Channel (128-bit)

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 3T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 3T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 3T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 9T

Error Correction:
ECC Supported, Disabled
ChipKill ECC Not Supported
RAID Not Supported
ECC Scrubbing Not Supported

Memory Slots:
DRAM Slot #1 512 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #3 512 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #4 256 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)

PCI Express Controller:
PCI-E x16 port #2 In Use @ x16 (ATI Radeon X300 (RV370) Video Adapter)

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com...se/chipsets.htm
Driver Download http://support.intel...psets/index.htm

[ South Bridge: Intel 82801FR ICH6R ]

South Bridge Properties:
South Bridge Intel 82801FR ICH6R
Revision / Stepping D3 / B1
Package Type 609 Pin mBGA
Package Size 3.1 cm x 3.1 cm
Core Voltage 1.5 V

PCI Express Controller:
PCI-E x1 port #1 In Use @ x1 (Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5750 Gigabit Ethernet Controller)
PCI-E x1 port #2 Empty

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com...se/chipsets.htm
Driver Download http://support.intel...psets/index.htm







I'm using everest to get this info so if you know where I can get the info you want from everest just tell me what to do and I'll post it here. Thanks

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From that report it seems that you have PCI-E 16x, so..

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150182

but if you want more performance, for just 15-25 dollars more then one of these two will be fine :
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130056
or
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102022


If i was you i would go for the 1900GT !
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WAY TO GO AFG34! That is what I was thinking. :whistling: Your always jacking my forums LOL JJ!! :blink: For 150 that is definetly best deal you can go with.

Some stores to try for best deals- prices>
New Egg
Zip Zoom Fly
Price Grabber
Tiger Direct

New egg is trusted by everyone pretty much. Good delivery and quality customer service also have the widest range of products.
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Thanks for the help. I think I would go for the GeForce 7600GT. I just have a few more questions.

How much of a difference would I notice between the GeForce 7600GT and the one I have now.
And I saw this 512 MB at BestBuy.com here. What do you think of that one?
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PCI- Ex 16 is where your card will go. The card you picked is AGP. Go to New Egg and do the process of elimination. Go through the steps under Computer Hardware/ Video Cards/ PCI-Ex16/ 100.00 to 200.00 and find one around your 150.00 price. The ones AFG34 referenced are good buys. The difference you will see is going to be LIKE NIGHT AND DAY!!!!


You can go through best buy if one is close to you, I would see if they have any of the cards we listed.

Edited by Opt, 07 January 2007 - 06:04 PM.

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Even if that card was PCI-E 16x, it has DDR2 memory, which is much slower than DDR3. Also it has slower clock speeds.

That 7600 would burn that 1300.

Also about your performance before and after, its like a whole another computer. It wil be awesome.
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Thanks. Just one more card. Tell me what you think of it.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814186004
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Thanks. Just one more card. Tell me what you think of it.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814186004



The 7600GT I linked you to is better. It has higher clock speeds and thus faster.
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OK. I think I'm going to get the 7600GT you showed me.

Thanks for your help guys.

Edited by Barry Bostwick, 08 January 2007 - 05:10 PM.

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Just bought the 7600GT you showed me. Can't wait to put it in!
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happy to see you excited :whistling:

you got a MIR also, i did not notice that when i first looked at it
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Got it today! Overall I am very happy. It does stunning graphics at a great frame rate. Just one thing, it doesn't seem to load games faster. I don't know if limiting piece of hardware is my graphics card and it must not be if the loading times are the same. But I don't mind waiting the 10-30 seconds for the load. Anyway, thanks a lot for pointing out the perfect card!
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games loading has to do with your hard drive mainly
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