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January 31, 2008 5:40:10 AM

Want to update my graphics card but i am not sure which one will be compatible with my motherboard not sure if i can put a ddr2 graphics card on here as motherboard is not ddr2 please help if you need anymore info let me know thanks

http://www.i-caliber.com/services/view_thread.aspx?foru...

processor pentium d 3ghz dual core
memory 1gb ddr
motherboard asrock 775i65g
graphics card geforce fx5200 (((crap)))
January 31, 2008 5:53:09 AM

Alright it looks like you have an AGP from the motherboard information you gave us. The FX5200 is pretty much worse than a lot of on-board graphics cards now a days. Anything will be an upgrade, but it really depends on how much you want to spend. I'll give you some links for the best card in each price range.

$70 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$90 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

$550 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's all Newegg is stocking right now. Depending on how long you want to wait till you upgrade, you might want to shop around for a 7900GS, they'll be around $150 maybe more depending on where they are being sold. I personally have the $70 card I listed in my mom's computer with a P4. It plays BF2 on High @ 1024x768 pretty damn good.
January 31, 2008 7:19:17 AM

do not get a pci-e 2.0 card you have a good chance of it not working as i have experinced a number of times.

i bought an shuttle sn26 with dual 7800GTX sli - this is the top of the line $3000 system. i bought it used to run 2 8800GT's.

I was so excited as a hard core intel fan boy this was my amd system for next few years! it has a 4800+ clocked to 2.8ghz. kick azzz

so i changed the cards and what do i get a black screen! no picture - systems appears to run.

swap the cards back - what i get - picture no problem
swap back too the 8800GT - a different one (i had 2 for crossfire) what i get! black screen

o man i am so pissed

sold to cards in a system and had to sell the shuttle

sucks! no driver fix!
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January 31, 2008 11:09:14 AM

Depends what you're willing to spend, when I first upgraded my graphics I had an AGP only board too so I upgraded to a P5K-E, and the graphics card. It was a bit longer to save, but better (in my eyes) than throwing money at a system that was approaching the end anyway.
Again, it all depends on budget.
January 31, 2008 11:28:51 AM

dragonsprayer said:
do not get a pci-e 2.0 card you have a good chance of it not working as i have experinced a number of times.

i bought an shuttle sn26 with dual 7800GTX sli - this is the top of the line $3000 system. i bought it used to run 2 8800GT's.

I was so excited as a hard core intel fan boy this was my amd system for next few years! it has a 4800+ clocked to 2.8ghz. kick azzz

so i changed the cards and what do i get a black screen! no picture - systems appears to run.

swap the cards back - what i get - picture no problem
swap back too the 8800GT - a different one (i had 2 for crossfire) what i get! black screen

o man i am so pissed

sold to cards in a system and had to sell the shuttle

sucks! no driver fix!



What the bloody hell are you talking about? Are you mad that your AMD system isn't compatible with Nvidia's SLI? Are you mad that the 8800GT you got for CROSSFIRE didn't work??
January 31, 2008 12:28:20 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/01/03/the_best_gaming_...

I would go with the X1650Pro.
The system you have is quite old and not really worth putting too much money into.

Both the CPU and limited ram will hold you back.
And the older memory is more expensive than new memory so upgrading that may not be worth it either.
January 31, 2008 4:00:09 PM

Nobody is going to suggest the Quadro? j/k. But yeah, you should totally get the x1650Pro, until you are ready to upgrade your machine. If you have a bit more to spend than just $70 dollars, buy a new 775 p35 motherboard and put all of your stuff in it and then buy whatever graphics card you want.
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