Need AGP video card

I need a video card upgrade on my older PC. The Ti4600 doesnt cut it anymore.
Motherboard has an agp 4x slot in it, 1.8ghz CPU and 1GB ram. Its my secondary PC so I dont play many games on it.

Requirements:
DVI output
Gaming capable.
price less than $150

good to have:
Dual DVI

I got a 6600GT card with dual dvi and everything, but drivers for the card would not install. so im in the process of sending it back.

reccomendations anyone?
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  1. X1600pro or a 6600gt and kittle that kitty is so cute.
  2. Show me one for agp under 150 and dont show me any bullcrap oem cards.
  3. Quote:
    Show me one for agp under 150 and dont show me any bullcrap oem cards.

    What's the matter with OEM?.....do you need the shiny box to make you feel special?

    This is about the fifth post of yours, where I've thought to myself...."this guy's an absolute moron".....and you truly seem to be.

    Please do us all a favor, and dont post here anymore......and I'm dead serious :!:
  4. Quote:
    Show me one for agp under 150 and dont show me any bullcrap oem cards.

    What's the matter with OEM?.....do you need the shiny box to make you feel special?

    This is about the fifth post of yours, where I've thought to myself...."this guy's an absolute moron".....and you truly seem to be.

    Please do us all a favor, and dont post here anymore......and I'm dead serious :!: come on now, that's a bit harsh...
  5. I hate oem cause you get no warranty and there is always a chance of the card failing on you like with me.
  6. Its a long story you want to hear it?
  7. Quote:
    OEM cards are brand new, they only come with the driver CD. Full retails come with a nice box, and a few extra software.

    K, let's hear the story.
    Ok i bought myself a 9250 a few years ago from an online retailer for my p3 that shall remain nameless <cough> zip <cough> zoom <cough> fly<cough> it was oem with cd and a 30 day warranty i bought the card got it shipped to me and guess what it worked for a few weeks then i turned off my comp went to sleep and did'nt use my pc for a few days(it's a habit) i come back turn on my pc and boom nothing i check it being a noob to computers at the time i first removed the ram nothing then i checked the proc nope not it then i go to sleep this is day 35 and guess what it's the 9250 so i call the retailer and they say sorry sir too late i get mad and yelll and the lady hangs up on me so i take the card smash it and use the integrated graphics on my mobo then i got my sempron system and stopped using the old p3 system.
  8. 6600 GT is just enough for u. anything higher than it is just an overkill and a waste of money.
  9. well, you should try getting a 6800 agp 4x/8x, the normal version, not gt, or ultra, because the normal version is much much less, and has masked the extra pipelines, and vertex, and if you get it, just message me, or search the internet to unlock the 4 extra pipelines, and 1 vertex, and it will be basically the same as the gt version, and if you are able 2 water cool, and get teh core clock rele high, then ultra version u may reach :D . yeah, i just got one on amazon.com for $90 for my 2nd computer, because when i wana setup a lan party (which i do alot) i can use that comptuer too!
    if u can, find the evga 6800, which is a good value if u find one under $150, i got mine for $90 8) lol
  10. Quote:
    Dude, it doesn't mean it was caused by "OEM".
    Still i dont trust oem cards.
  11. ok, thought I would start a new thread as this one is relevent!

    was just wondering if anyone knew which would be the better card to get out of a

    1.Asus Nvidia Geforce 6800 GT 128MB AGP
    or
    2.Point Of View Nvidia 6600LE 256Mb AGP

    the 6800GT doesnt have as much RAM but obviously the GPU is better, how important would that extra RAM be? both are around the £80 mark, which seems a pretty good price to me!

    or, can anyone suggest a better card to get for around £100, especially one that can be "unlocked" to open all the pipelines etc?

    I am upgrading from a 9800pro, with 3ghz p4, 1gb ram, and the card has to be AGP
  12. 6800GT. You see that LE? That means you should avoid it like the plague.
  13. No question X850 XT(Add video encoding support) or X800 GTO
  14. So wich of these cards have Dual DVI connectors? and which ones are $150 or less?

    I havent researched everything listed, but the issue I run into a lot is the card is either expensive, or only has a single dvi out.

    I have a FX5200 card that works but with a single DVI. dont need another card with a single dvi on it.
  15. Not too common to find cheap AGP with dual DVI. Here are a few:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2000380048+1069609639+1069109631&Subcategory=48&description=&srchInDesc=&minPrice=&maxPrice=

    X1600 pro dual DVI out of stock:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814241016


    I gotta tell you, for gaming your P4 1.8 is probably as weak a link as the Ti4600. I wouldn't spend more than $100-$125 and go for a X1600 pro. Even so, that cpu is barely minimum spec for many games and will force low video detail levels even with a decent GPU.

    My first choice for your system is a cheap used 9700 pro or 9800 pro

    If going new: See if that dual DVI one comes back in stock or
    Quiet HIS Ice Q X1600 pro $115 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814161003

    Sapphire X1600 pro $110 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102665

    Or if you want a better GPU for non cpu limited games or to push resolution or FSAA (even though the cpu struggles and you need to use low details)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814131010
  16. try the evga 6800xt
    evga's are usually pretty stable in PCI-E i don't know about agp

    here's the link

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130268
  17. I just found this, but it may be a little out of your price range..........
    http://alan-fm.stores.yahoo.net/267527-001.html

    I almost expired when I saw the price of that baby, maybe you could sell him your's so they can have 2 in stock lol.
  18. The 6800XT is only an 8-pipe fairly low clocked card. I'd think the cheaper X1600 pro would easily match it.
  19. 6600GT is a great card and you will love it also the 800GTO but i dont know if the price is more than you can afford
  20. Quote:
    No question X850 XT(Add video encoding support)


    The X850 XT has no video encoding capabilities that I am aware of... it's the X1x00 series that supports accelerated encoding.
  21. In addition to that, where are you going to find an AGP X850XT for around $150.00 delivered?
  22. Don't bother with a 256MB FX5200 or even the FX5500; you won't see any performance increase. Your old GF6600 would be the best option if you don't mind giving it up. Also a used 9700 pro would be a little faster but cost you $60+. And a new X1600 pro would be even better although that puts you over $100.


    For your Girlfriend it sounds like you have not bought anything yet. Instead of S754, I'd consider an Asrock 939 dual sata II S939 mobo and a $100 A64 3000+ Venice. This mobo lets you put any S939 cpu on it including dual core and has native support for AGP 8X and PCI-e 16X. Ultimate upgrades board and it's cheap too. So you could get it started with your current GF6600 and later put any PCI-e card on it like a 7600GT. (and give the 6600 away for the other system at that time). Many of the regulars on this forum(including myself) have this mobo. Just an Option in case you are unaware of it.
  23. Just give into ATi and get a x1600 agp. It's newer tech than a 6800 and performs better usually.
  24. Just give into ATi and get a x1600 agp. It's newer tech than a 6800 and performs better usually.
  25. Quote:
    What's the matter with OEM?.....do you need the shiny box to make you feel special?


    The box is cool because it adds value to the card if you want to sell it, for example. I like the idea of buying a used card that at least comes in the original box.
    But on the other way, i dont think OEM is a crap. If the price is worth, there's no problem with it

    Quote:

    1.Asus Nvidia Geforce 6800 GT 128MB AGP
    or
    2.Point Of View Nvidia 6600LE 256Mb AGP


    6800GT no doubt
  26. I'd be very surprised if an AGP X1600 could outperform a 12-pipe 6800.

    All AGP X1600s are PROs, not XTs, from what I've seen...
  27. According to Xbit, and if you can wait, the 7600GS is coming to AGP. It might be out of your price range though. The PCI-E versions do not require an external PSU hook-up (Hell the 7600GT doesn't require one) so it should run fine in that Shuttle. It should also run cool like the PCI-E versions of the 7600 series and therefore not require a larger cooler and possibly a better fit in the small Shuttle cases.

    You could also search eBay for a used AGP 6600 plain jane or a GT flavor.
  28. Well, it's very possible that my reasoning is flawed, but here goes. The support list you linked to indicates that the box can handle 6800GTs and 9800XTs which may be a stretch. With that in mind there should be no problem to run say...a 6600GT. If it can do that, I don't see why it cannot run a 7600GS which doesn't require an external power connection and is also based on a more efficient manufacturing process.

    I could be wrong on this. If I am, anyone please feel free to point it out to me.

    You could also estimate the power consumption here and see if the 7600GS (or another card) will fit the bill once it's available.
  29. 6600Gt is just fine, but if you can find a 6800GT, thats even better, just make sure your PSU is 250 watts or higher, i learned the hard way :(
  30. Quote:
    can not get a higher power supply for her shuttle. That is the problem. She is stuck with that 240 watt

    They make higher wattage PS units for those little shuttles you ****.

    And cannot is one word unless you're stupid.
  31. 6600gt or the 6800Le are your best choices
  32. I think U Shoul d Buy 6800GT,ultra or 6600GT because there u can take full use of directx9/model shader 3 (HDR) and on those ati u ain't got these feature.
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