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February 21, 2003 7:24:26 AM

I was wondering which video card should I choose? I am debating between the Geforce4 64mb DDR MX 440 or ATI Radeon 7500 64mb DDR? I just want to have a video card with good performance for games and also good price. Any suggestions and advice would be greatly apprecaited. Thanks for your time and help.

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February 21, 2003 10:55:03 AM

Get a Radeon 8500LE 64 MB. It costs little more than these cards and much better.

If you can't spend more, then buy Radeon 9000 (non-Pro). This will cost same and also better

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February 21, 2003 11:13:50 AM

yah, what he said

dont even consider a GF4MX. they are bullshit, and you can get MUCH better cards for the same, or less. trust me ive looked
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February 21, 2003 2:01:38 PM

The MX's do suck....stay away from them...I would go for the ATI Radeon 8500 Original(non-LE)....

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February 21, 2003 7:38:07 PM

I got an 8500le here that I picked up for 80 bucks a while ago, so look on ebay, you should find a decent price. If you get a decent one, they can oc nicely too....

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February 21, 2003 8:14:19 PM

The 9100 is a renamed 8500LE so keep an eye out for them as well.

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February 22, 2003 9:22:30 AM

Yeah, that would be my suggestion a 9100, it's a tweaked 8500LE. You can get it at (they have both Canadian and American prices; located in Vancouver BC) They sell the 9100 for $74.11 US or $114 CDN, just a tad more (about 10%) than the 9000(non-pro), but a slightly better card.

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February 22, 2003 12:03:41 PM

What kind of tweaking it has? IIRC, it's a rebadged R200, and it comes 250/230 clocked, slower than 250/250 clocked R8500LE's

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February 22, 2003 3:55:02 PM

It has one more "feature" - I forget what it's called but it helps smooth video playback - that is enabled in BIOS. You can flash a 9100 BIOS to a 8500(LE) card and have the same thing 'tho. The hardware is the same.

I just got my 2nd retail ATI 8500LE (Infineon 3.6). Both do over 300/300 easily :) 

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February 23, 2003 1:20:14 AM

you mean fullstream?
February 23, 2003 1:42:07 AM

Yes that's it.

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February 23, 2003 5:57:13 AM

It's enabled in bios? whats it under, i've never seen an option for it before
February 23, 2003 2:23:29 PM

It's in the video card BIOS, not the motherboard BIOS. You can only enable it by flashing a 9100 BIOS to a 8500 card.

Warning: I wrecked a video card by flashing the BIOS so I don't suggest you try it ("Don't fix it if it ain't broke").

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