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Need help with a new graphics card asap!

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June 16, 2003 9:54:43 PM

Ok need some help ASAP. In about 2 hours I will be purchasing a new video card. Now the only site I will buy from is NewEgg and ontop of that I need a cheap decent card. I was looking at the Ti4200 lineup with the 8xAGP. My last card was an Asus Geforce4 Ti4200 8xAGP that didn't really overclock to well and is now burnt out.

If someone can recommend a good Geforce4 Ti4200 8xAGP card that overclocks and all that for under $150 I would appreciate it. Also 128MB ram is a requirement.

I am also available to other suggestions such as a Geforce4 Ti4400 or something. I will not go with ATi cards though.

Thank you.

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June 16, 2003 10:51:33 PM

You will not even consider going with ATI huh?
Well then go screw yourself.
Good luck finding an nVidia card for the same price with equal performance OR image quality.

"Every Day is the Right Day." -Pink Floyd
June 16, 2003 10:55:28 PM

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"Every Day is the Right Day." -Pink Floyd<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Willamette_Sucks on 06/16/03 06:57 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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June 16, 2003 10:55:42 PM

Ah geeze, there I go again. Sorry bout that. *COUGH* fargot *COUGH* gmmmhmmm.

You could of course go with another TI4200. The Gainward Golden samples are the best overclockers I know of.
Ur choice.

"Every Day is the Right Day." -Pink Floyd
June 16, 2003 11:49:29 PM

holy crap Willamette! cool your jets dude

all of the TI4200s are teh same basically . lucky if you get good ram. name brands are more likely to have better ram etc...

maybe an nvidia fan here could help you?


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June 16, 2003 11:50:18 PM

I would say Leadtek, ASUS, ABIT, or just about any EXCEPT Gainward. Gainward has had major problems, look at the 150 or so reviews at Newegg for each Gainward. I like Leadtek with some kind of memory heatsinks.
PS: I would like to add Albatron, as they are gaining respect in OCer's circles. They seem to use good memory, at least for initial releases, in other words, so far.
Good Luck,

"We killed OUR Hitler" - attributed to Paul McCartney (If so, then well done, sir)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Take_Out on 06/17/03 04:55 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
June 17, 2003 3:38:14 AM

How about Chaintech, Jaton or MSI?


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June 17, 2003 4:58:09 AM

Lol, why THANKYOU Gen!
I'm really starting to feel at home on the ATI side. It's great isn't it?

Lol, has anyone noticed HOW OFTEN Gen changes his freaking sig? Geeze man get somthin and stick with it for a while!

Every day is NOT the right day to get a new sig!

"Every Day is the Right Day." -Pink Floyd
June 17, 2003 9:39:39 PM

I'm not going to be so abusive as Will (it's not that bad-- now is he <i> really </i> a Nazi?) but I agree with him. You shouldn't limit yourself to JUST nVidia. How about $160 for a 9500 Pro, which would eat a 4200 alive.

Tit for tat, butter for fat, ATi's dog kicks nVidia's cat

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June 17, 2003 11:38:51 PM

Chaintek makes pretty good economy cards, but donno bout no clocking wit dem.
Jaton used to be the very cheapest cards, but are now better I hear, but again wouldn't count on quality memory.
I am running a MSI card in my other sheen, but haven't oced it yet and probably won't. Of the three, the MSI is up there with LEADTEK AND ABIT AND ASUS, in my book. Like I said, the only one to watch out for is the Gainwards. The rest pretty much give you your money's worth. If you can research the memory types and brands on the cards, ask some of the techie dudes here and they can tell you if the card has a chance of overclocking.
Have you read up on the problems some of the boards had with the output filters? that is good reading. I am pretty sure it is in the Tom's archives under Graphic cards.
PS: I lied, that article isn't in Graphics Cards or Audio Video columns, so maybe I dreamt it.
PS: PS: I have added Albatron to the list of boards that I like to consider higher quality and possibly candidates for OCing.
Good Luck,

"We killed OUR Hitler" - attributed to Paul McCartney (If so, then well done, sir)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Take_Out on 06/17/03 04:58 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
June 18, 2003 12:58:59 AM

I got a PNY GeForce4 Ti 4200. Normal speeds are 250/514. I overclocked to 270/555 with no problems. It has a good heatsink and ramsinks.