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ATI 3650 and/or 3850 if possible

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August 2, 2010 3:07:31 AM

First off... Great site here

I hope this is a simple enough question.

I would like to install an Ati Sapphire 3650 agp or a Ati Sapphire 3850 agp on my older computer (*see below) to complete an upgrade for it.

My questions are:

1) Can my system handle either of these?

2) Is there a noticeable difference (that's worth the $40 to $70) price difference?

*Info on computer:

Motherboard - D865PERL (with latest BIOS)

Processor - Intel Pentium 4, 3.4Ghz

RAM - 2gb

Power Supply- 650 watt

I will gladly supply any other info needed.

Thanks all

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August 2, 2010 7:11:07 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
1_Yes
2_Yes there is,HD 3850 is noticeably faster than HD 3650
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August 2, 2010 7:19:39 AM

HD 3850 is the best deal out of this these two cards . HD3650 is not going to be much faster than hd 3850 so go for the hd 3850.And your system will be enough to handle an hd 3850.
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August 2, 2010 8:55:41 AM

ty all
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August 2, 2010 5:09:13 PM

because your cpu is so old the difference between the two cards in your system would be very small. I say use the 3650 if you are worried about the price difference
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August 2, 2010 5:36:02 PM

I'm learning as we go here and a similar post discusses "bottle necking".

I'm having second thoughts about buying these cards so I have a follow up question now.

Would anyone know (and we will stick with ATI brands) what is the all around best video card I can put in my system. That shouldn't have any issues.

I play WoW occasionally and some first shooter games.

I'm replacing an ati 9600 pro 256mb. It is starting ti fizzle out on me.
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August 2, 2010 5:44:41 PM

maybe 4670 agp can be a good choice for you....it's better than the above two mentioned by slight difference...
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