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Graphics Card Upgrade

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 7, 2007 12:52:24 AM

What's up Guys.

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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January 7, 2007 12:56:49 AM

i think you should save up some $$$ and build a new system, your's is kind of outdated and spending money on vga upgrade is just useless.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
January 7, 2007 1:07:56 AM

I already have a newer system. I just wanted to make this one run a little better.

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January 7, 2007 1:20:18 AM

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.
January 7, 2007 1:44:56 AM

I would be looking at a 7600GT for a system like this.
January 7, 2007 2:01:22 AM

Wouldn't that be an over kill?
January 7, 2007 2:05:51 AM

yes it would
January 7, 2007 10:47:20 AM

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.
January 7, 2007 3:37:01 PM

Those GPUs will not be bottlenecked by the rest of your system.
January 8, 2007 1:49:51 PM

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...
January 9, 2007 10:28:30 AM

Remember the FBS is 400MHz
January 9, 2007 10:41:29 AM

Those GPUs will not be bottlenecked by the rest of your system.

No, they wont, this guy is totally right
January 9, 2007 6:19:59 PM

Remember the FBS is 400MHz

Doesn't make a difference.

2.8 Ghz P4 is still a decent platform.