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April 15, 2006 11:04:15 PM

hi,

i'm thinking of upgrading my 9800pro to a Gainward BLISS GeForce 7800GS Silent 512MB GDDR3 AGP.

will it make a difference on games like CSS or call of duty. right now i'm getting a lot of slow down on high detail, and some slow down on medium.

my systems specs are:

socket a (barton 3200+)
2GB ram
160gb sata HD
ATI 128mb 9800pro

i want to keep agp for now cos when the amd64 m2 boards come out (and vista) or intels conroe cpu's i will be doing a proper upgrade (once the dust settles and we have a clear winner between amd and intels conroe and vista has ironed out dx10)

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April 16, 2006 1:07:10 AM

I dont know where your from but here in the uk for the price of a 7800gs 512 I can get a pci motherboard and a X1800xt or a 7900gt which you can then use in your new system or sell on, where as the 7800gs will be obsolete in your new system and harder to sell.
Just a thought because I was going to do the same thing, hope it helps.
April 16, 2006 1:27:21 AM

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the 7800gs will be obsolete in your new system and harder to sell.

Not if he does what I did, and buys a motherboard with AGP and PCIE.
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April 16, 2006 2:55:01 AM

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the 7800gs will be obsolete in your new system and harder to sell.

Not if he does what I did, and buys a motherboard with AGP and PCIE.How well does the AGP perform on your board? Most boards I've seen have bad reviews for the AGP's speed.

As for the 9800 to 7800GT, the difference will be major.
April 16, 2006 5:18:51 AM

i was thinking of going pci-express with a new board and chip; but i am too lazy. i dont want to format my HD, i cant be asked to sell my old stuff. i will be easier just to buy a agp card.

if i upgrade now then in a year and a halfs time the 939 board will be obsolete and the cpu will be be obsolete (if i was going to buy a new cpu now it would be a amd64 3200).

and if i buy a pci express GPU now i wouldnt want it on my new system when i upgrade in a years time anyway.

The gainward 7800gs 512 agp should last me a year if its as fast as you say.

Anyone got any links in how to over clock it? ive read that i can get 20% more fps when its overclocked.
April 16, 2006 5:41:41 AM

Buy a 300g HD and transfer your old files over to it.
April 16, 2006 5:46:45 AM

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How well does the AGP perform on your board? Most boards I've seen have bad reviews for the AGP's speed.


The card I have isnt available in PCIE you fucking fucking, so the AGP speed is the only one you can go by :roll:
April 16, 2006 9:45:52 AM

The Asrock 939dual-SATA2 has no performance penalty with either AGP or PCIe.

It's fairly unique in that. The ULI chipset it uses wasn't jury-rigged to get it to work, it was made with inherent AGP/PCIe capability.
April 16, 2006 11:52:10 AM

anyone got any links in how to over clock the 7800gs 512 agp? ive read that i can get 20%- 30% more fps when its overclocked.
April 17, 2006 5:02:27 PM

I upgraded from a 9800 Pro AIW 128MB to a BFG 7800GS and the difference is H U G E. I dont know about the Gainward but from all the reviews it is the new AGP king.
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