need help with my ATI Radeon x300!
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:00 AM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:06 AM
You can also use some of the system detection software to find out, cpu-z should tell you if it doesnt try pc wizard 2006 or sandra.
Edited by warriorscot, 14 January 2006 - 11:13 AM.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:07 AM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:24 AM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:30 AM
id like to read that article if you can find it. i always wondered why some agp cards would have three slots on the bottom and some would have two.
i never really paid much attention to it. ive always let newegg reviews and tomshardware act as my bible for gfx card buying.
but really. i never really cared how the cards worked. as long as they worked. and as long as they worked good xP
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:33 AM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:48 AM
So AGP is the best way to go?
well not exactly. for your situation between pci and agp yes agp is the best way to go. pci express on the other hand is the newer technology which your motherboard doesnt have. as it is, pci express isnt all that much greater than agp, but it is the technology that has much room for improve as is dubbed the technology of the future which will gradually replace AGP technology in years to come.
personally, i eliminated my whole system and jumped the bandwagon to get all the newer technologies but it is very quite costly and as it is, it was quite unneccesary for me to do so.
for your situation, if all you are aiming to do is get a better gfx card so you can play call of duty and thats your only intention, than yes agp is the better way for you to go.
i wouldnt say its the best though, because there is always a greater technology out there.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:18 PM
AGP is the way to go short of a new motehrboard, which basically would mean a new PC, on order to play COD2 you are lookin at least an x700 an x300 is the cheapy basic card for systems that dont play much games but need a card.
The differnces in the slots is the speed, they came in several speeds, 2X, 4X and 8X there was also the AGP pro with the better power output. Ill try and find it although im not holding out to much hope, there are alot of similar sites and articles but none wuite as good alot of thm are a bit to basic and obviuosly no one makes new articles for AGP these days now PCI-E has been out for a while.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 05:59 PM
AGP is already stopped in production??
and as for agp, they havent stopped making boards with agp slots on them have they?
bah. i learn something new everyday ^_^
but with cards like 7800 and x1800 series which are pci express, i can see that happening.
i just didnt think mainboard makers would eliminate agp so suddenly. i figured it would be a gradual process.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 06:41 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 06:44 PM
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