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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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  1. 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?
  2. 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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    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-h467qs1gha-video-card/


    Dumping 100$ into an 8 year old PC is not what I would do... But if you must.
  4. austing said:
    Best I can do given that you are using AGP:

    http://www.topsecretdeals.net/his-iceq-radeon-hd-4670-h467qs1gha-video-card/


    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
  5. 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.
  6. austing said:
    Its the last/best AGP card made before PCI-e came out.


    Will the CPU handle the card well?
  7. lestop9 said:
    Will the CPU handle the card well?


    A P4 @ 3.2Ghz? Yea, it will be fine.
  8. 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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  10. 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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