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Need advice: AGP card for my computer?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 2, 2009 5:08:53 AM

I have a pretty old computer and here's the spec:

P4 3.0 HT
Intel 865perl motherboard
1.5 gig rams (PC3200)
and a dead geforce 6600 GT :( 
450W (true power) - 25amp on the 12v

I'm looking for a replacement agp graphic card and found myself with limited options. It's either cards like geforce fx5200 or radeon HD3650/3850.
There's hardly any vendors that sell agp cards around at where I live.

I'm thinking of getting HD 3650 but after googling around it seems that HD 3850 is a better although cost more money. So with the spec that I have which one is a better fit? I don't want to get bottleneck by my cpu.
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February 2, 2009 7:08:17 AM

Well the better fit is the 3650 but i would look on it as a price thing, if the 3850 isnt that much more you may as well get it, that way you can run with a high level of detail/quality, AA/AF etc.
Yes it will be restricted by your CPU but its all relative its not like its going to cause things to become unplayable or anything like that.

February 2, 2009 3:36:05 PM

Yes and unless you have enough money to actually build a new system or actually want to build a new system, ignore anyone else who tells you to build a new machine right now and stick with Mactronix's advice.
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February 3, 2009 2:49:32 AM

Well 3650 is about $70 while the 3850 is about $100. I'll probably get 3650 since it's cheaper.

And yeah I actually agree with you Anoobis, my computer runs fine for normal usage and I don't play new games that much either. I just need a replacement my dead card so that games in my computer still work respectably.

Alright, thanks guys.
February 7, 2009 1:06:57 PM

Well it seems I was misinformed about the 3650, only the PCI-e is available. The 3850 is out of stock at the moment. So I'm left with either HD 2600 pro or X1650. How are these fare against my dead 6600GT?