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January 28, 2006 10:48:06 AM

Hi Guys , I Have a Leadtek GeForce 6800 AGP (128MB) + MSI nForce 3 Ultra Based Motherboard !! Would it be Wise To Change Them into a MSI GeForce 7800GT + MSI nForce 4 Ultra Based MotherBoard ? or I Should Wait For NVIDIA`s Next Generation Cards ? or Maybe ATI X1900XTX ?
Please Help ME !! (I Have a AMD 3000+ 939 and !GB DDR400)

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January 28, 2006 6:21:16 PM

Yes it would be wise. Get a 7800GT, great card for price.
January 29, 2006 4:29:13 AM

Thanks you metalweenis !!
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January 29, 2006 6:35:53 AM

Sorry Again , but is it wise to upgrage my 6800 128mb to 7800gt or it is better to upgrade my cpu (AMD 64 3000+) into AMD Dual core ?
wich one makes more differents in Huge Games Like Call of Duty 2 , Or FEAR Or Quake 4 ?
Please Help ,
and another question is that why i cannot play FEAR in 1024x768 +4XAA ? (the frame rate is too low at max detail ) (the same goes through call of duty 2 )
I will be thank full for your help
a b Î Nvidia
January 29, 2006 8:02:11 AM

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Sorry Again , but is it wise to upgrage my 6800 128mb to 7800gt or it is better to upgrade my cpu (AMD 64 3000+) into AMD Dual core ?
wich one makes more differents in Huge Games Like Call of Duty 2 , Or FEAR Or Quake 4 ?
Please Help ,
and another question is that why i cannot play FEAR in 1024x768 +4XAA ? (the frame rate is too low at max detail ) (the same goes through call of duty 2 )
I will be thank full for your help


Dual core doesn't help in those games, and sometimes hinders performance;

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/call_of_duty_2_dual-core/page5.asp

Even when there is benifit, it's not as much as a GPU would offer if you like AA, it ends up kinda being like SLi/xFire as to what sees a significant benifit some do some don't;

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/quake_4_dual-core_performance/page4.asp

IMO simply OC your single core ( be sure you have good cooling/airflow) and you're be better off with no expenditure for the CPU, things like AA are very VPU dependant. Of course both would be nice.

Anyways the GF7800GT is a good value, you won't be dissapointed until a while later, when everyone is dissapointed (that's just life in the computer hardware world)
January 29, 2006 10:00:54 AM

If you are going for top performance go for the x1900xtx, it is cheaper than a 7800GTX 512, and it is 200 bucks cheaper.
January 29, 2006 10:19:43 AM

Thanks a Lot Guys , You Know , I dont have enough money to buy a x1900xtx ( i have to change a motherboard too !!)
and you tell me that i will be dissapointed a while later ?
so whats a benefit in buying a 7800GT if i`m going to be dissapointed a while later ? you mean that i should wait for the next generation cards ?
Please Tell Me What To DO !! with my money i can change my 6800 and nForce 3 into a 7800GT and nForce 4 Ultra , is this Good or not ?
what is your oponion ?
Thanks a Lot For your Guide !!
January 29, 2006 2:17:13 PM

well games like the ones u just name are starting to get dependent on the video memory

going for the 1800 XT 512mb wouldnt be a bad choice
a b Î Nvidia
January 29, 2006 6:47:00 PM

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and you tell me that i will be dissapointed a while later ?
so whats a benefit in buying a 7800GT if i`m going to be dissapointed a while later ?


Because no matter what you buy, in time better stuff will come along and games will come out that it can't play well.

Re-read my quote, understand what I'm saying... it's just like everyone else, every other option.

Is the Buggatti an awesome car, will it eventually be surpassed? YEs on both counts. That's just technology and time.


The GF7800GT is a great buy, if you wait you will not get a better chance than now until the G71 or maybe the G80/R600 come out.
January 30, 2006 8:05:14 AM

Thanks guys , ok , i am going to get a MSI GeForce 7800GT + K8N Neo 4 PT !!
a b V Motherboard
January 30, 2006 9:53:37 AM

i hope you dont have the issues i have with MSI
January 30, 2006 10:28:59 AM

What Kind Of issues ?
With MSI mobo or Graphic Card ?
Tell me please b4 i buy !!!
January 31, 2006 3:25:52 AM

don't listen to him, MSI make good products. If you want to get an ABIT motherboard, that would be as good or better. But continue with your ideam its a good one.
a b V Motherboard
January 31, 2006 6:20:35 AM

EVERY MSI product i bought went up before the waranty ended - P3 boards, a CDBurner, overheating video card. All the mobos died (intel and via chipsets for P3/coppermine), one got replaced 4 times in about 6 months before the company got sick of it and got me an ASUS board (old stock), video card (GeForce4 Ti) had overheating issues - had to buy a new hsf, and the cdburner toasted cds (if you could get it to detect the blank cd) and to burn another cd you had to restart the system, before totally not picking up cds.

Check the THG forums - every time someone cant get an AMD Athlon64 system going theres always an MSI board in the middle of it.

Its either iv had really serious bad luck with em, or there products are absolute garbage.

On the other hand iv had ASUS and Gigabyte boards that wont die - fast and solid, and beyond older then the MSI's iv owned, my ASUS P2B (i440BX, Slot1), Gigabyte GA5AA (ALI AladdinV for socket 7) - still runing even today and for years to come.
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