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X800xt PE upgade w/ Amd Fx 53

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December 2, 2007 12:47:06 PM

Hello, I have a Amd Fx53, 430w antec truepower, and a X800xt pe agp graphics card.I am currently playing COD4 on 800x600 settings, but I desire more. I have read the forums, and the X1950 pro looks like a good option. However I would like more opinions on the positive/ negatives on this card.

Thank you

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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2007 1:03:27 PM

If that is the original Truepower 430W you are running low on 12v power for a X1950 pro with a single 20 amp rail. If it's a truepower 2.0 with dual 17 amp rails you should be fine and the X1950 pro is a good choice for that game.

You may want to consider the HD2600XT which consumes less power and is cheaper in AGP. But as far as I know COD4 isn't a game it excels at. Other new games it matches the X1950 pro without fsaa but falls behind with fsaa.
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December 2, 2007 1:54:31 PM

Or you could get a 3850 which plays COD4 maxed with 50fps.
December 2, 2007 2:12:05 PM

Hey Pauldh,
Thanks for your reply! I have read the manual, and I cannot find any ref: to rails. It is a truepower w/ dual smart fans if that means anything.
December 2, 2007 2:25:53 PM

Hey aznstiker92,
Is the 3850 agp on sell yet? and will the antec truepower 430 power it? I fear it is on a single rail, not dual as Pauldh mentioned.
a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2007 3:58:46 PM

You'll need to open up the case and look at the label on the power supply. It will tell you the model and how much 12v power. I have an original TP 430 myself also paired with a X800XTpe AGP. :) 
December 2, 2007 4:20:17 PM

Thank you again! I have the original. I really do not want to push my luck with the 1950 pro.I plan to upgrade next year, and I just wanted something to play COD4 on med. settings. Can you recommend another card, other than the ati 2600, that would give me a good boost.
December 2, 2007 6:59:52 PM

7900 GS agp. Does not consume much power.
December 2, 2007 10:05:06 PM

Thanks NightScope! I will check it out
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