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4yr old neighbors PC, what Vid Card to upgrade to?

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January 12, 2005 4:37:38 AM

It's a 4 or 5 yr old Gateway system and my neighbors video card died.
He is a good guy so I'd like to help him out.
Isn't there an AGP voltage difference between the new and old....so what should I be looking for when shopping for a card for his older PC?
I was thinking ATI 9200se from NewEgg for about $40 and change.

Thanks!

Drew
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January 12, 2005 7:05:38 AM

There's a guy selling a 9100 in the classifieds forum for $30. It's around 3x as good as the 9200SE.

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January 12, 2005 7:06:45 AM

Oh, BTW, any cards with dual notches should work, those notches are for AGP1.0 and AGP2.0 compatability, so having both notches means the card accepts both standards.

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January 12, 2005 1:14:07 PM

Some good gaming cards to look for used or discounted would be a Radeon 9000 PRO, Radeon 9100, Radeon 8500 or 8500LE, any Geforce3, or Geforce4 Ti4200.

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