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February 24, 2009 8:05:35 PM

i have
intel Celeron cpu 2,93ghz
2,93ghz 1,50GB ram

current card:
geforce 7600 GT

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February 24, 2009 8:13:17 PM

Give us more information about your computer... Judging by the specs you posted your system probably has a AGP 8x slot. Give us more information so we can help you out
February 24, 2009 8:17:46 PM

honestly i dont know that much about hardware for pc's. what info do u need?

but yeah AGP slot. Asus something motherboard. Via onboard sound. hehe im shooting blanks. please ask what info you need
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February 24, 2009 8:17:52 PM

honestly i dont know that much about hardware for pc's. what info do u need?

but yeah AGP slot. Asus something motherboard. Via onboard sound. hehe im shooting blanks. please ask what info you need
February 24, 2009 8:18:30 PM

honestly i dont know that much about hardware for pc's. what info do u need?

but yeah AGP slot. Asus something motherboard. Via onboard sound. hehe im shooting blanks. please ask what info you need
February 24, 2009 8:29:27 PM

sorry my net got messed up
February 24, 2009 8:33:35 PM

Get hd3650.
February 24, 2009 8:40:37 PM

that would make me be able to play the games out today without lagg? tryed to locate it at this site to compare it to my card but only found HD 3850 as the closest.
February 24, 2009 9:04:55 PM

You have a few options to choose from depending on your budget and your power supply (which you didnt mention).

The 3850 is the best AGP card on the market, and possibly ever since they have seemed to stop making new AGP cards.

POWERCOLOR Radeon HD 3850 512MB $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This card is just about twice as powerful as your 7600gt. In other words, it will play most games at high settings and medium resolutions (1650x1080 and under). It does need a 6pin PCI adapter to run it however, and judging from your components your power supply is probably not good enough.

Your next candidate would be the 3650

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3650 512MB $80 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 3650 doesnt need extra power and your system will run it. Now this should play most games medium to high but I suspect your 7600gt already does this. You will notice a few extra fps but depending on your model of the 7600gt I dont think it'll be a difference to justify $80.

Your third option is to get a new system with pci-express where you can get a 4650 for $50 which would blow away all those cards mentioned here and play any game at high settings (minus crysis of course).
February 24, 2009 9:14:01 PM

hehe 50 aint much but a new system is: hehe but thanks for your replys both of you.
February 25, 2009 5:03:45 AM

The 7600 is a good card, I wouldnt upgrade it. It sounds like you need a PCI computer. The best card out there for AGP is the HD3850, but its getting close that you need a new system. COD4 your processor is just short of the 3.0 GHZ requirement, which means your system is very close to becoming extinct.
February 25, 2009 10:27:22 AM

k but the thing is cant really efford a new system. What do you think the cheapest way is to get what im searching for?
February 25, 2009 10:45:25 AM

What are you searching for?

If its just a new card then go with the HD3850. If it is overall improvement I would probably go for more RAM, 3rd party heatsink and overclock.

On the other hand you could get a better motherboard which opens you up to a load more card options.

Do you have a budget?
February 25, 2009 12:53:04 PM

When i say cant effort a new system i mean bying a whole new pc.

but not really.. Im gonna get money back from paying to much taxes so i just want the best and cheapest upgrade of any sort so i can play games that are out today. "cause yeah i can pretty much play em all but for most of em theres some minor lagg that buggs me." So yeah no real budget. just want the best and cheapest.

Btw how come i can play stuff like tomb raider underworld, fear 2, Dead space and so on - without laggs and something like COD:WAW totaly kills my pc exept when playing the zombie bonus- What makes the big difference between those games? Ive noticed that fire takes most to display correct...
February 25, 2009 1:43:08 PM

Those kinds of games are heavily GPU dependent so your gonna need to give your system a major graphics boost.

Sapphire do an HD3850 AGP card which benches ok...even better in CF.

Personaly I would be looking at getting a new MoBo, like the EP45-DS3, and an even better card like the 4850/4870. Seeing as ATI are releasing a new card in april the price of these will drop.

But for a cheap option, the HD3850 AGP version is a good bet.


February 25, 2009 1:54:35 PM

what ive seen they dont
February 25, 2009 3:35:24 PM

angvi1 said:
k but the thing is cant really efford a new system. What do you think the cheapest way is to get what im searching for?

Start a new system. For $200-$275 you can get yourself a badass mobo, processor and new memory, you can use your old ide hd, case, and maybe your PS in your new system. Right there you have a working system. You can add parts to your new system as kind of a payment plan. You say you cant afford a new system, well you really cant afford to put $100-$150 into an dying system.

Go with a combo like this from newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And get some ram for it from bensbargains.net. I like the fact that this mobo supports two PCI-E cards and supports an IDE drive.

This system IH8U would work also for $198

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258281-28-best-bang-b...

I dont really like the processor though. Motherboard only has 1 PCI E slot as well.
February 25, 2009 3:45:00 PM

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Do they still make AGP cards?


I think the 3850 is as high as they go. lol i was shocked too!
February 26, 2009 5:47:57 AM

Peaks said:
I think the 3850 is as high as they go. lol i was shocked too!

Correct the HD 3850 is the best video card for an AGP system, its also overpriced in terms of an PCI E card.
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