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July 6, 2009 2:51:58 PM

In our family PC I don't have any PCIe slots just two PCI and one AGP. Would anyone suggest the best graphics card I can get for gaming? Thanks.

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July 6, 2009 4:58:46 PM

Anyone?
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July 6, 2009 6:23:35 PM

Depends on your system. The best cards are the AGP Radeon 3850 and 4650 (if you can get them to work) but if you have a weak system then it's kinda overkill. Also, if you have an inadequate PSU and try to put in the 3850 you could blow the whole thing.
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July 6, 2009 6:24:54 PM

ATI 3650 or 3850 for your AGP slot, depends on your system specs and budget

3850 needs more power, with a weak CPU and/or PSU the 3650 would be a better fit
July 6, 2009 6:41:31 PM

Oh, my system only takes DDR RAM and the RAM on them is DDR2 so they won't work?
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July 6, 2009 6:44:04 PM

No, the gpu ram has nothing at all to do with the ram in your system... It will work just fine.
July 6, 2009 7:20:19 PM

You should list more of your system specs, then we can accurately determine which card is better suited for you

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July 6, 2009 7:57:34 PM

if you have dual core go 3850 .

but if you have a single core cpu , go 3650 , u wont need a psu upgrade , and 3850 will be cpu limited anyway .
July 6, 2009 8:26:10 PM

daedalus685 said:
No, the gpu ram has nothing at all to do with the ram in your system... It will work just fine.


Hi, so if my motherboards max. RAM is 2gb DDR and the 3650 is 512mb DDR2 does that mean I can still have the max. 2gb + the 512mb for the card?
July 6, 2009 8:30:56 PM

vouslavous said:
You should list more of your system specs, then we can accurately determine which card is better suited for you


CPU: Intel Celeron D 346 3066MHz
MOBO: MSI PM8M2-V
RAM (DDR): Installed 256mb - Will install max. 2gb
OS: XP SP2 Media Centre Edition
Video: Onboard
Sound: Onboard
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July 6, 2009 8:34:52 PM

nyle7220 said:
Hi, so if my motherboards max. RAM is 2gb DDR and the 3650 is 512mb DDR2 does that mean I can still have the max. 2gb + the 512mb for the card?


yes, windows XP (32bit i assume is what you have) will recognize over 2GB of ram
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July 6, 2009 8:35:49 PM

Go with this then

HIS H365F512ANP Radeon HD 3650 512MB $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anything faster, like a 4650, will pretty much be limited by your CPU. Since you didn't list your PSU I take it you have an emachine or something, but even it's weak PSU should be fine for a 3650.
July 6, 2009 8:36:35 PM

Go with the 3650 and you can have 2GB + the memory on the video card.
July 6, 2009 8:42:21 PM

megamanx00 said:
Go with this then

HIS H365F512ANP Radeon HD 3650 512MB $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anything faster, like a 4650, will pretty much be limited by your CPU. Since you didn't list your PSU I take it you have an emachine or something, but even it's weak PSU should be fine for a 3650.


Thanks, and sorry don't know what PSU I have.
July 6, 2009 8:43:24 PM

Thanks for all the answers. I know this isn't the right place to ask but would anyone suggest some good DDR400 RAM? (2x1gb)
July 6, 2009 8:44:17 PM

Does the 3650 connect to the PSU or just the AGP slot?
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July 6, 2009 9:59:28 PM

nyle7220 said:
Does the 3650 connect to the PSU or just the AGP slot?


connects to the PSU (and most use the older 4-pin connector)

December 5, 2009 3:05:03 AM

geforce 6200 a_le it sum wat bttr but modern games will definitel stream man
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December 5, 2009 3:12:25 AM

Dany_70 said:
geforce 6200 a_le it sum wat bttr but modern games will definitel stream man

Take a look at dates before replying!
December 29, 2009 2:54:33 AM

rolli59 said:
Take a look at dates before replying!

I got the Geforce 6200 with a AMD(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, 2GB of Ddram 2, on a K8m800 Micro AM2 main board an it sucks, everytime i play a game it freezes or restarts, i've tried everything from new to old drivers, even changed my chipset drivers nuttin fixes it, anyone have any clues please?
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December 29, 2009 3:00:24 AM

oo7k said:
I got the Geforce 6200 with a AMD(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, 2GB of Ddram 2, on a K8m800 Micro AM2 main board an it sucks, everytime i play a game it freezes or restarts, i've tried everything from new to old drivers, even changed my chipset drivers nuttin fixes it, anyone have any clues please?

Welcome to the forums! First pointer is take a look at the dates on a post before replying . Second is 6200 has never been considered a gaming card.
December 29, 2009 3:05:05 AM

rolli59 said:
Welcome to the forums! First pointer is take a look at the dates on a post before replying . Second is 6200 has never been considered a gaming card.


Anyone pointer to fix the problem i have then>?
December 29, 2009 3:11:02 AM

Well i have a few days before i return the card or try an fix it, does anyone know of a better can i can get with my comps specs that i have listed above, AGP.
a c 1308 U Graphics card
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December 29, 2009 3:13:15 AM

Upgrade cpu to a dual core. Upgrade GPU to a minimum HD4670. Post PSU specs. For limited amount of money your computer can be turned into a decent mid range gaming rig.
December 29, 2009 3:21:56 AM

rolli59 said:
Upgrade cpu to a dual core. Upgrade GPU to a minimum HD4670. Post PSU specs. For limited amount of money your computer can be turned into a decent mid range gaming rig.


Thanks, do you know if that will work with my current main board ?
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December 29, 2009 11:33:25 AM

Yes it is a AM2 can most likely be upgraded with a AM2+ cpu. You should start a new thread about it!
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