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Help with AGP Card and Info on Brand Names

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August 12, 2008 2:38:31 AM

I'm currently replacing an AGP 4x Card in a friends PC. I'd like to keep the price around $40 for the card. It must have a VGA port on it. An extra DVI port would be nice to have, but is not a must. He's basically using the graphics card for watching movies and maybe some basic gaming like poker and online gambling/slots. The best I've found so far is:

HIS Hightech H955H256-1TOAN Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card

If anyone has any other suggestion's on cards and prices, please let me know (suggestion's. prices and links are welcome).

Also, how good are the following brand names:





Diamond Multimedia


BFG Technologies






I've always trusted BFG, XFX and EVGA. How well do the brand names above rank. Please list any experiences you've had with these brand names. I often wondered about SAPPHIRE and MSI as well as any of the others listed. Pro's and Con's of each are welcome.

Thanks for any help and/or story submitted.

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August 12, 2008 3:03:43 AM

Watch out for cards that overheat. Those are old cards but the heatsink is fanless and theres alot of complaints on overheating.
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August 14, 2008 5:58:53 AM

Thanks the help. Can anyone give any general info on the brand names? Whats good/bad and if their trustworthy to use/worth buying?


August 14, 2008 8:21:10 AM

i got a palit 7600GS sonic AGP 8x and it overclocked 50%. idk if its just a freak accident or something lol but wow... highly recommended. i also got a FX5200 with no fan on it and its....BAD