Hd 3850 7600gt agp

Looking to upgrade my old system with a new graphics card and a suitable 450-550w psu, here are my system specs,

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00246036/c00246036.pdf

Changed 1 stick of faulty ram so it has 1.5gb of ram now.

I know it's a dinosaur pc and I should buy a new one, but it works fine and does everything I need right now except play newer games, plus I can't afford a new one so without getting into the whole bin the AGP debate can somebody tell me before I splash some cash, will this system run a radeon hd3850 512mb ddr3 agp card or a 7600gt 256mb or something similar, if not what should I get to improve on the current fx5500 256mb card.

many thanks in advance.
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  1. the 3850 will work. It will be a bit bottlenecked by your cpu but it will definitely play games better.
  2. Powercolor showed a 4670 in AGP flavour at cebit recently but i dont think its in production yet. Failing that the 3850 is your best bet.

    Mactronix
  3. mactronix said:
    Powercolor showed a 4670 in AGP flavour at cebit recently but i dont think its in production yet. Failing that the 3850 is your best bet.

    Mactronix


    ^ +1

    GF7600GT's are rare now, so expect to pay the same as the Radeon 3850 which is about 2 -3 times as powerful.
  4. mactronix said:
    Powercolor showed a 4670 in AGP flavour at cebit recently but i dont think its in production yet. Failing that the 3850 is your best bet.

    Mactronix


    ^ +1

    GF7600GT's are rare now, so expect to pay the same as the Radeon 3850 which is about 2 -3 times as powerful.
  5. Thanks for the replies, a 3850 it is.
  6. you'll be happy with a 3850. it's getting a bit old now, but it can still handle the newer games at lower resolution, and it's exponentially better than the 7600GT. i had a 7600GT, and it was very disappointing...
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