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Onboard ATI Radeon Xpress 200 or ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB PCI

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April 23, 2006 9:33:38 AM

Hey Guys,

I have bought very cheap ATI Radeon PCI 256 MB Video Card.I have already AMD 64 +3700 processor Asus motherboard PC and integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200 video card.I am not a gamer but i would like to see better picture on my monitor.So do you think i should install this ATI 9250 Radeon PCi Video Card on my computer or just keep using my integrated video card. As i read on ATI website it support many game already. Or maybe i should buy 512 more RAM instead of this video card? Please help me about it with your knowledge.Thanks in advance. :roll:
April 23, 2006 10:02:59 AM

Why would you get a pci video card. You can get basic agp/pci-e cards that are miles better than a pci 9250 but granted they will be a little more expensive although not by that much. But what do you mean when you say you want to see better picture on your monitor?
April 23, 2006 10:29:21 AM

Actually it will cost me only $30 and when i play game sometimes maybe it help little i thought. I meant as better picture that i was thinking if i buy video card system will not drain my ram and will be much faster. Also when i edit picture something like that will help to me.Am i wrong?
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April 23, 2006 10:50:29 AM

Keep the Radeon Xpress and buy more RAM - more RAM will make everything run faster, whereas a new video card won't really make that much of a difference. The integrated graphics are probably faster than any PCI graphics card, too.
April 23, 2006 11:52:10 AM

you could spend an extra $20 and get a semi decent pcie card for it,

Ive got a friend who tried to run fear on a 9200 pro (basicaly a 9250) and couldnt not accceptbly anyway.

Then again his brother, can run fear acceptably but not pretty with the onboard gfx on the express200
April 23, 2006 6:19:30 PM

I guess you are right. I did not notice any performance difference with this card on my computer. But i was wondering i can use the card for TV out.
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