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Picked up an X850 Pro last night

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 17, 2006 2:00:51 PM

Here's what I got last night for $179 at CompUSA.

It looked like a pretty good price, especially considering that I'm coming out of the stone ages (nvidia based 32mb card). I haven't updated anything since I bought my computer 3 years ago!!! I plan to do some more upgrades down the road. Any suggestions to go with what I've got.

It's a VPR Matrix 226R, Pentium 4 2.26, Intel mobo D845EBT
, PC2100 1gb ram, 300w PSU. Any thoughts?

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March 17, 2006 5:53:12 PM

Its a good enough card to run current games well, but isnt the 7600GT the same cost as that? It would have been the better buy if it is.
March 17, 2006 6:19:39 PM

Is it AGP? I didn't think that they made it in an AGP.
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March 17, 2006 6:23:37 PM

Thats a sweet price for a top notch AGP card! Good find.
March 17, 2006 6:25:33 PM

I want to say "thank you" to this board for helping me find it. Someone mentioned it on another post. I went directly to COMPUSA and found one left on the shelf behind another graphic card. I guess somebody was hiding it!!!
March 17, 2006 6:30:01 PM

Ah, I didnt realise it was for AGP.
March 17, 2006 6:31:11 PM

I also recently purchased that same card from compusa. I did try flashing it to xt/pe speeds and opening the 4 extra pipes but the pipes would not open( you can see the lazer cut near the gpu disabling the extra 4 pipes). This card is highly overclocable I purchased the ati silencer for it and is a noticible difference in temps and noise. in stock setting I get a 3dmark05 score around 5300 and 5600 overclocked with factory cooling. I havent tried overclocking since i got the new silencer, but i expect it to go a little higher esp with cooling for the memory now. Everything I play has played fine so far. Hopefully this card will hold me for another year or more.

asus p4p800 deluxe
p4 3.2 prescott
2 1gb corsair xms c2
ati x850pro