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January 19, 2010 3:35:32 AM

Ok i have a agp adapter and a pci adapter and i know that pci usually will pown. but i am wanting to know what kind of graphics card i should get. here are my system specs:

AMD ATHON XP 2600+
2.08 GHz. 1 GB Ram
PCI and AGP Slots
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 AGP8X
Windows XP 32-bit

anything else just ask.


i plan on upgrading my motherboard too. including processor... any help with that?

btw im a gamer type... play as many games as i can so keep that in mind... thanks

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January 19, 2010 3:59:33 AM

I think you are confusing pci with pci-e. You are much better off using agp then pci.
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January 19, 2010 5:28:46 AM

Yeah your mixing PCI and PCI Express, they're two vastly different ports. PCI is much, much slower than PCI-E and even AGP. As MagicPants said, your much better off using an AGP card than a PCI. This is pretty much the best one you can get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 19, 2010 11:33:21 AM

There actually were some boards with both AGP and PCI-E so his could be one of them. If so it will help a bit as you can get a cheaper HD4650 than the one above or an HD4670 for slightly less as well. Anything more powerful is pointless considering the rest of your system.
Another gig of ram would be a good idea.
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January 19, 2010 1:29:24 PM

jyjjy said:
There actually were some boards with both AGP and PCI-E so his could be one of them. If so it will help a bit as you can get a cheaper HD4650 than the one above or an HD4670 for slightly less as well. Anything more powerful is pointless considering the rest of your system.
Another gig of ram would be a good idea.


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January 19, 2010 1:33:42 PM

Best answer selected by Dareaper6.
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January 19, 2010 1:35:49 PM

it was a typo i put it the wrong way around. but my comp has pci and agp. sorry for confusion... and any help on a new processor and motherboard. i like the phenom II but wow pricey lol
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January 19, 2010 11:17:17 PM

What is your budget? An Athlon II x4 for $100 is the best for the money right now and should be several times faster than your current processor. A decent motherboard for it will be $60-100.
You will need new ram as well. 4 gigs of DDR3 1600 can be had for $94 although if you can't afford that just get 2 gigs for now and add more later.
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January 20, 2010 1:15:36 AM

Anyone have a recommendation for a MB ABIT AB9 PRO P965 775 with an E6300? It has PCIe 16x but its only PCIe v1. Will I get much benefit from a Radeon HD5850?
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January 20, 2010 1:37:25 AM

jyjjy said:
What is your budget? An Athlon II x4 for $100 is the best for the money right now and should be several times faster than your current processor. A decent motherboard for it will be $60-100.
You will need new ram as well. 4 gigs of DDR3 1600 can be had for $94 although if you can't afford that just get 2 gigs for now and add more later.


well what im looking for is more of a new processor slot because i have a socket a and im not sure what i should upgrade to. and where would i get something like this... links are lovely lol
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January 20, 2010 8:29:58 AM

+1^ very good recommendations, it would be a very much worthwhile upgrade, though you still would need a new video card with the new setup.
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