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K8T800 MB + what Graphics Card (to replace MX 4000)?

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January 25, 2008 9:18:27 PM

I have an old, cheap Cyberpower desktop that uses a K8T800 Msi Via motherboard. It came with an AGP Nvidia MX 4000 graphics card, but recently the card failed (the screen would flicker, random crashes, etc., updating drivers didn't fix anything, and it worked for a while with the graphics card disabled, but now I can't get any signal at all when I boot my computer).

At any rate, I'd like to keep the PC around as a second computer but I need to find a reasonable graphics card replacement that will work with the motherboard.

What's a good value/decent gaming performance option? $25-$75 range hopefully.
January 25, 2008 9:33:52 PM

I suppose you don't game, so nearly any cheap card will do.

I think a 2600PRO would be a good match, but make sure your PSU can support it.
January 26, 2008 12:39:46 AM

Actually, I would like the video card to be able to play games a few years old, at least as well as the old MX 4000 and hopefully a little better.

The PSU is 380W, so...I'm really not sure how much more video card I can add. The system is fairly simple though, AMD 2800+ I believe with one HD, 512 RAM, CDRW Drive, 4 fans, that's about it.
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January 26, 2008 12:44:49 AM

I'm not sure if your PSU will be strong enough to support the 2600XT, but the 2600PRO is much better than the MX 4000.
January 26, 2008 3:40:08 AM

Be sure not to get a GDDR2 variant and instead a GDDR3 variant ;) 
January 27, 2008 8:07:48 PM

"Be sure not to get a GDDR2 variant and instead a GDDR3 variant ;) "

Hmmm....I have no idea what you are trying to tell me, but I'll look out for those letters/number... :) 

Well, thanks for the help, but I found a MX 4000 (that I *think* is the same as what I had for $30) so I just bought it, after all it is just a backup computer for basic tasks now.
January 27, 2008 8:10:59 PM

Ymmij777 said:
"Be sure not to get a GDDR2 variant and instead a GDDR3 variant ;) "

Hmmm....I have no idea what you are trying to tell me, but I'll look out for those letters/number... :) 

Vram, mate.
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