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Radeon X800 Question and Replacement

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August 14, 2008 5:55:53 AM

My PC Specs Are:


Windows XP Home SP2 (Version 2002)
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ (2.61 GHz)
2 Gigs of RAM
400+ Watt Power Supply
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G

Monitor: ViewSonic 20G, 1600 x 1280, Composite to VGA, 20" CRT
(The monitor I got for free and it works great; More Info On It At:
http://www.monitorworld.com/Monitors/viewsonic/viewsoni...


Video Card: PowerColor Radeon X-800, 256-MB, 256-Bit, PCI-E x16
More Info On Graphics Card At:
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/giga...


I'd like to replace the video card with something better. My next video card must be at least 256-Bit and have a VGA port. My monitor seems to have problems with VGA to DVI Adapters. I've tried and get no picture. I've tried researching multiple video cards and come up short. If anyone has any ideas that would be better and faster than what I already have, please feel free to share (Web Addresses to the locations of the cards suggested are Welcome).

Note: I like playing a lot of FPS Games. I'm looking for a Graphics Card for Gaming and Watching Movies on my PC.


Thanks for taking the time to help

Jacob

August 14, 2008 7:50:50 AM

get a 4850?
August 14, 2008 8:38:12 AM

Agreed /\ :)  It will play anything you want.
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August 14, 2008 9:53:03 AM

The 4850 doesn't have a VGA port. So I would also go with either the 3850 or the 9600gso, both would probably be a good upgrade for you.
August 14, 2008 9:56:29 AM

+1 for 4850 best choice at this moment.
August 14, 2008 10:18:32 AM

yadge said:
The 4850 doesn't have a VGA port. So I would also go with either the 3850 or the 9600gso, both would probably be a good upgrade for you.


There are DVI-VGA adapters. Graphic Cards usually come with one. If they don't, you can get one dirty cheap.
August 14, 2008 10:38:21 AM

radnor said:
There are DVI-VGA adapters. Graphic Cards usually come with one. If they don't, you can get one dirty cheap.


mowogo1820 said:
My monitor seems to have problems with VGA to DVI Adapters. I've tried and get no picture.


Sometimes reading the original post helps. :D 
August 14, 2008 10:59:26 AM

yadge said:
Sometimes reading the original post helps. :D 


Posting while working, well, sometimes things like this get out. I'm not perfect. The 9600/3850 are the choices.
August 14, 2008 11:01:45 AM

^^^ :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  (@yadge's post...)

mowogo1820 said:

My monitor seems to have problems with VGA to DVI Adapters. I've tried and get no picture. I've tried b


mayb that adapter was faulty....did u try a diffrent adapter or did u try testing ur adapter with a difrent PC....i say u check and be 100% sure u cant use DVI.....u wont get many good cards with vga dese days.
i think 3850 has one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 14, 2008 11:06:22 AM

radnor said:
Posting while working, well, sometimes things like this get out. I'm not perfect. The 9600/3850 are the choices.


Sorry, didn't mean to be offensive. Just teasing. It happens to everyone.
August 14, 2008 11:08:50 AM

yadge said:
Sorry, didn't mean to be offensive. Just teasing. It happens to everyone.


And you did well. When one loses the ability of laughing at himself, there isn't much left to loose. So, it was kinda funny actually. No offense taken mate :) 
August 21, 2008 2:18:00 PM

I've Tried using other adapters. My current graphics card has both a VGA and DVI. It came with an adapter and I've used the same adapter on other systems and it works fine. It just doesn't work with my Monitor.

Thank you all for the rest of the comments/ recommendations you've provided me with.
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