My Geforce 8800 GTX with 768 megs on board died. What should I replace it with?
I like to play Battleground Europe and Medal of Honor Airborne types of games. Pretty graphics and cpu intensive. What's a replacement? The 8800 was the pci express (with the extra cables that connect it to the motherboard).
Yeah I popped in an ATI Radeon HD 2400 series just to get the computer working again. And umm, games aren't even playable the graphics are so choppy. I'll stay with Nvidia since I have an Nvidia motherboard. And it has an nvidia raid setup.
My problem is, last time I worked on a computer was in the days of the 486's and things have really changed. I have to google every term I come across.
The 8800 gtx had cables that went from the motherboard to the video card. I think that's called pci-express or something. Anyway, this radeon I had laying around didn't and I guess that makes a huge difference because this ati radeon blows.
The trade up programs are usually a bad deal anyways. I do believe ATI itself used to offer a trade up program before, not sure about it anymore.
Well you can't upgrade to the Superclocked versions but you can OC it yourself and you only add the extra amount. It's a good deal in my opinion becuase there's no way you can get all the money you've paid for your card back if you sell it back out (say after 6 months). This type of step up program is really a pull factor to nvidia cards which I hope ATI had.
The 2400 is a barely useable card, and at the bottom of ATIs old old layout of cards. Nothing like the newer ATI cards, which have brought decent pricing to gfx cards once again. That 8800 would be over 300$ now if not for ATI outdoing nVidia at this price point and yet being cheaper by 150$. The 4850 is better than your card, and brought those prices down. Having said that, giving credit where credit is due, nVidia with their lowered prices do have good cards with the 260. Id get the cheapest 260 you can find, youll be happy. No need to oc your card, or spend more for one thats oceed, as it sounds you were happy with your old card, and the 260, or the 4870 both are much better cards