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ADNoland

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I'm interested in getting a new video card, my GeForce 4 MX440SE PCI card just can't cut it anymore. I'm interested in a new card but not sure what to get. I don't want to go over 200 dollars, around 150 would be even better. I have an 8X AGP slot. I'm not sure what to look for in a video card, so I thought I'd come here for those who know more.

(System Info)
Celeron 2.2Ghz
1Gig PC3200 RAM
GeForce 4 MX440 SE PCI
Asus P4P800S-X
Prim. Western Digital 200Gig HD
Sec. Western Digital 40gig HD
Windows XP Pro SP2

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to help.

Edited by ADNoland, 27 January 2006 - 07:03 PM.

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A list of things you need to do with the card would help
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Gaming. Thats it :-P. My old card can't handle it. I want to play the new games reasonably well and handle some of the new games coming out.
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Gaming. Thats it :-P. My old card can't handle it. I want to play the new games reasonably well and handle some of the new games coming out.


I know you said 150 but this is really good. (One of the best AGP cards I believe... Also lifetime warranty)

http://www.tigerdire...1779348&CatId=0

It can play BF2 and CoD 2 just fine.

Edited by Comrade General, 27 January 2006 - 07:15 PM.

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Well, like I said, up to 200 is fine.I live in Tennessee and have to pay tax on things from newegg and such because they have warehouses in the state or something :tazz:

Edited by ADNoland, 27 January 2006 - 07:20 PM.

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Well, like I said, up to 200 is fine.I live in Tennessee and have to pay tax on things from newegg and such because they have warehouses in the state or something :tazz:


I think tigerdirect is in Indiana or something. Is this card you? Or want something abit cheaper? But like I say again, this is one of the best AGP cards on the market in my opinion. (For the price at least.)
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Looks good for me, and apparantly I wouldn't be taxed for it (which would be over 20 dollars >_<) I'm of course always interested in cheaper ones :-P
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Looks good for me, and apparantly I wouldn't be taxed for it (which would be over 20 dollars >_<) I'm of course always interested in cheaper ones :-P


I looked at the cheapers ones and I don't really love the selection... I think that one would be your best bet.
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Well, I've decided I'll be getting that card, probably here in a week or two. After this I'll be broke :-P I'll let you know how it goes.
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Good choice, not much that i would reccomend really for a gaming pc, only other option would be one of the x800xls(maybe a GTO but cant remember if those are AGP) or the x850xtpe but those would probabloy be over 200. The 6800GS is a good card, equal performance on the GT and its a little cheaper.
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Well I bought this card today. Will have it in a few days. Now, about the drivers, my understanding is that the NVidia drivers now are... universal with their cards. So I wouldn't need to uninstal the drivers currently on the computer right? Or am I wrong about the drivers?
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Well I bought this card today. Will have it in a few days. Now, about the drivers, my understanding is that the NVidia drivers now are... universal with their cards. So I wouldn't need to uninstal the drivers currently on the computer right? Or am I wrong about the drivers?


Oh wow, you just bought it and now its out of stock! :tazz:

Well, I would uninstall the drivers and then install the drivers they give you anyways. Then get the updated ones from their site...

Tell me if its good when you get it! :)

Edited by Comrade General, 05 February 2006 - 04:04 PM.

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Alright, I'll do that. It's estimated I'll get it on Tuesday... I think I'll die waiting for it before then. It's a million times better than my current one. I'll be able to play the games I used to not be able to or play them with much better graphics.
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you may need to set the vga boot order (or primary video device) in your bios from pci to agp.
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FINALLY got the card to day, was dying waiting all day, finally recieved it about 7PM.

Compared to my old card.. I am at a loss for words. I've played some of the games I used to on the higher settings and they look beautiful. Water looks real... trees look real.. everything looks awsome.

Now, I'm not sure what drivers I need to download. I thought GeForce drivers, but I got a message saying it couldn't find any drivers compatable with my hardware. So I'm a little confused.. I went under the "GeForce and TNT 2" section. And supposedly, under this section, my card is supported. I dunno, I guess its not important right now, but it will later. I want to keep my drivers up to date.
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