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September 3, 2012 8:27:56 PM

One of my computers is a Sony PCV RZ56G(3200). Will I gain anything by upgrading to a newer card, if so, would you have any recommendations for compatibility?
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September 3, 2012 8:31:20 PM

Well, it depends. You don't really need a video card if you just use your computer for surfing the internet and whatnot.

If you want to game or do professional work, then a video card would be in order.

What are the specifications of the computer and what is your budget?
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September 3, 2012 8:44:25 PM

Deemo13 said:
Well, it depends. You don't really need a video card if you just use your computer for surfing the internet and whatnot.

If you want to game or do professional work, then a video card would be in order.

What are the specifications of the computer and what is your budget?

Thanks Deemo13


It is a Pentium(R) 4 CPU, 3.4GHz
2GB of RAM

Radeon 9600 XT AGP (0x4152)
Internal DAC(400MHz)
Memory- 128 MB
Bios Info: BK-ATI VER008.015.051.001

I would like to improve video editing on this computer. I looked into buying a new one but for a time being I can't effort the machine good enough for avchd editting. Right now the Vaio is really slow, maybe with some improvement I can give it a little boost.
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September 3, 2012 8:49:58 PM

lestop9 said:
One of my computers is a Sony PCV RZ56G(3200). Will I gain anything by upgrading to a newer card, if so, would you have any recommendations for compatibility?


Best I can do given that you are using AGP:

http://www.topsecretdeals.net/his-iceq-radeon-hd-4670-h...


Dumping 100$ into an 8 year old PC is not what I would do... But if you must.
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September 3, 2012 9:06:10 PM

austing said:
Best I can do given that you are using AGP:

http://www.topsecretdeals.net/his-iceq-radeon-hd-4670-h...


Dumping 100$ into an 8 year old PC is not what I would do... But if you must.


Thanks for the suggestion austing
Do you suppose a DDR2 card with 512 memory could visibly speed up the process. Those are half the price of radeon-hd-4670
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September 3, 2012 9:09:13 PM

lestop9 said:
Thanks for the suggestion austing
Do you suppose a DDR2 card with 512 memory could visibly speed up the process. Those are half the price of radeon-hd-4670


Its the last/best AGP card made before PCI-e came out.
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September 3, 2012 9:18:01 PM

austing said:
Its the last/best AGP card made before PCI-e came out.


Will the CPU handle the card well?
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September 3, 2012 9:24:34 PM

lestop9 said:
Will the CPU handle the card well?


A P4 @ 3.2Ghz? Yea, it will be fine.
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September 3, 2012 9:32:04 PM

austing said:
A P4 @ 3.2Ghz? Yea, it will be fine.


Thanks,
I have one last question.
The power supply is 350 W
Made by Delta Electronics
Will this be enough for a new configuration?
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September 4, 2012 4:10:38 AM

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September 4, 2012 7:15:53 PM

lestop9 said:
Thanks,
I have one last question.
The power supply is 350 W
Made by Delta Electronics
Will this be enough for a new configuration?


A P4 and 1 graphics card? yea.
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