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Buying a new graphics card..


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magneto_ms

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I have decided to buy a new graphics card for my system. I got a budget of 150$. I currently have
p4 1.8ghz, 256mbddr, geforce 4mx 440 (64mb)

I know i am a bit short on RAM but probably would upgrade that only later. The thing is, i would want a card that i would be able to use even if i move on to a new system(call it 'future proof'). My current AGP speed is only 4x. I am thinking about buying the nvidia 6600gt ( Other suggestions are also welcome...). I know the 4x thing would bottleneck its performance. But i want to know whether there would be any other incompatibility issue that would make the card not work at all.

I am posting the Everest report file of my system along with this...

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The 6600 gt would be fine for you but I recommend getting the 256 Mb version.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150113


The future proof is out of the queston, all the new motherboards are pci express now the newer technology. :tazz:


If your motherboard only supports 2x/4x then it will run at 4X.

Edited by jrm20, 07 November 2005 - 09:24 AM.

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thanx jrm20, but i was also wondering how much ram that i can buy to optimise performance..? How do i know what the maximum ram i can use per slot.? can i use 1gb? also if i buy a 1gb ram, can i use it along with my current ram 256mb to get a total of 1280mb of ram? any slowing down issue there..?
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I have read the everest report. You are currently using memory with 266 mhz which would be pc 2100.

In everest it says that your motherboard will hold 1024 for maximum module size.

Yes you can hold 2 1gb sticks at pc 2700 maximum.


http://www.intel.com...n/motherbd/rg2/


Pc3200 memory would actually work in it.


I wouldnt keep the old 256 stick you have in now if you buy a 1 gb of pc 3200.

Edited by jrm20, 09 November 2005 - 03:03 PM.

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