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Graphics card advice.

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by Oddbodd, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Oddbodd

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    Hi all, I'm after some advice/suggestions please. I am looking to upgrade my graphics card if I can get away with just that? My system is getting on a bit (games wise) and consists of a AMD athlon xp2500+ (1.83GHz), 1Gb ram (can't remember the type but it's nothing flash/quick), ATI radeon 9500 graphics card. I was hoping that I could just update my card to enable me to play some/all of the latest games and maybe even some due out soon but I'm thinking that might be wishful thinking. I don't really want to go the expense of replacing my pc. Having said that if you guys reckon I'm throwing good money away say splashing out on a £250 graphics card when my processor, ram etc., etc. ain't up to it I would rather put the money towards a new pc.
    What do you think people?
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  2. sh18

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    post your systems full specs, makes it a lot easier
     
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    Do you have PCI express slots in your mobo? If not I would upgrade that first.
     
  4. Oddbodd

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    Full specs, I thought I had? (as far as picking a graphics card anyway), it has a 120Gb hard drive, 17" monitor, AGP, etc., is that what you mean?
    It does not have PCI express (this pc is 3-4 years old), I don't think it was around then?
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    Get a 6800GT which can be had for around £160 now and get another gig of memory,this will improve your graphic options,i would stick with the proccesor for a while and see how you get on,in my opinion i would not spend £250 on a card with the pc that old.
    Cheers
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    pcie is not available on socket a.
    and to be honest i wouldnt pay £160 for an agp gfx card now. if you bought a 6800gt and had 2gb of ram, that cpu would be a bottleneck.
    for not much more than £160 you could get a cheap amd64 939 3000 and a cheap motherboard, some places do bundles aswell, then get a 6600gt or x800gto. far more future proofed, and leaves the way for future upgrades too.
     

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