Graphics Card Upgrade

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I have an older system which carries a P4 2.8 400MHz cpu. The memory is rambus ( Sucks, I know ) PC800 and it also came with a PNY Geforce 4 Ti4600 AGP Graphics Card.
Question: Will upgrading the video card to a 6600GT / 6800GT be an over kill and make the cpu and memory a bottle neck, or give some added performance. Also The power supply is able to support the newer cards, and changing the motherboard etc. is not an option.

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  1. i think you should save up some $$$ and build a new system, your's is kind of outdated and spending money on vga upgrade is just useless. and yes it will most probably be bottlenecked
  2. I already have a newer system. I just wanted to make this one run a little better.

  3. I put a 6800GS AGP into my system with a Prescott 3.0E and unlocked the pipes which made it nearly (if not exactly) like the 6800GT. There was a huge difference in performance over my old FX5200. Of course that's an FX5200 so of course there would be a huge difference :lol:. I'm not sure if anything is bottlenecking it but I would like to know how to find out if that's possible.
  4. I would be looking at a 7600GT for a system like this.
  5. Wouldn't that be an over kill?
  6. yes it would
  7. Not really, the 7600GT gives a bit more future out of your current system, similar performance to the 6800GT.
    The 7600GS is a lesser option also.
  8. Those GPUs will not be bottlenecked by the rest of your system.
  9. A 7600 GT is a great companion to a P4 2.8 Ghz guys.

    A 2.8 Ghz P4 isn't that bad at all...
  10. Remember the FBS is 400MHz
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    Those GPUs will not be bottlenecked by the rest of your system.

    No, they wont, this guy is totally right
  12. Quote:
    Remember the FBS is 400MHz

    Doesn't make a difference.

    2.8 Ghz P4 is still a decent platform.
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