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Need a AGP video card. What should I get?

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August 10, 2013 8:53:57 PM

I have an rebuilt computer I bought a few months ago. I works great all except the video graphics part. When I try and edit video or watch a full HD video that I put on the computer from my camera It drops a lot of frames.

as it stands right now my computer is not using a video graphics card. I was thinking of getting one of these.

Visiontek 900374 Radeon HD 3450 Graphic Card - 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM - AGP 8x - Fan

BRAND NEW IN BOX* NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 512MB GDDR2 AGP Video Card

or even


EXCELLENT CONDITION HIS ATI HD 4670 (H467QS1GHA) 1 GB DDR...

my mother board is a Micro-star International MS-7312.

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August 10, 2013 9:33:42 PM

Performance wise, your best bet is with the ATI HD4670.
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August 11, 2013 6:05:31 PM

My mother board Memory Supported:
-533MHz DDR2
-667MHz DDR2
-800MHz DDR2

But the graphic card has Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM. Is this a problem?



radiovan said:
Performance wise, your best bet is with the ATI HD4670.


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August 11, 2013 6:18:43 PM

Photoguy45 said:
My mother board Memory Supported:
-533MHz DDR2
-667MHz DDR2
-800MHz DDR2

But the graphic card has Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM. Is this a problem?
radiovan said:
Performance wise, your best bet is with the ATI HD4670.




No it is not a problem. That memory is governed by the CPU and not the GPU.

IMPORTANT: One thing though, that I would look up and make sure is that the AGP standard is compatible between the GPU and your motherboard. They pertain to main AGP standards, in the Voltage delivery: AGP 3.3V and AGP 1.5V.

Here is link to an AGP wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port), scroll down to the "Compatibility" section to read the details and see the graphic on the side to understand. I have included an excerpt:

"AGP cards are backward and forward compatible within limits. 1.5 V-only keyed cards will not go into 3.3 V slots and vice versa, though "Universal" cards exist which will fit into either type of slot. There are also unkeyed "Universal" slots that will accept either type of card. When an AGP Universal card is plugged-into an AGP Universal slot, only the 1.5 V portion of the card is used."
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