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 11/30/2004 03:38 AM
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I have a AMD Athlon 2600 xp+ (2.09ghz), a A7n8x-x motherboard (N-Vidia N-Force 2 400), 256 ddr 400 ram 120 gb hdd and a 9200se 128mb graphix. I want to update my graphix card but not sure on what to get, could someone help me. I want a good card, but not too expencive, something around a 9600xt or above. What do you suggest is better, N vidia Ge force or ATI radeon.
 11/30/2004 04:00 AM
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The 9600 (pro/XT) is a good mid-range card. You may be able to get a 9800 non-pro as well for a few more bucks.

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 11/30/2004 12:07 PM
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I agree, stick with 1 9600 or a 9800...it will also reduce the driver removal headache you'll encounter if you go to an Nvidia card since you already have ATi drivers installed.

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Unless you plan to spend serious amounts of money then you'd probably be better off with an ATI card, if your into heavy gaming (Doom 3, Half Life 2 etc) then I'd recommend the 9800 Pro - with 8 pipelines and good clock speeds it truely is a card which is hard to beat (). Although if your seriously low on budget then I'd suggest either the 9600 Pro or the XT.

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 12/01/2004 03:19 AM
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what do you think is a better brand, N vidia or ATi, becuase the driver installation dosnt bother me
 12/01/2004 04:16 AM
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It isn't a question of brand, but who has the better card at the time. Sometimes it's nvidia, other times it's ati. Now it seems to play favor towards nvidia with the 6600 or 6800. Both manufacturer's make good cards.

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 12/01/2004 06:17 AM
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ok, but i heard thar the ge force FX is a video editiong card, so what would u suggest in getting a n vidia card
 12/01/2004 11:51 AM
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The 5700 ultra isn't a bad card for video editting, maybe a 5900. Since you don't want to spend too much, then these would be okay if you want nvidia. If you want ati, then I still stand on the 9600pro/XT.

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 12/03/2004 07:21 AM
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i dont wanna video editing card, i wanna know a N vidia cad that is good to play games on, sort of equivilent to a ati 9600 - 9800 xt/pro
 12/03/2004 08:30 AM
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i picked a pretty decent nvidia card out for my friend's computer on newegg, an MSI geforce fx 5700le 128mb n 128bit mem.....costs 93 bucks. I dunno if its really good or not since we havent ordered it yet but by ther eviews it gets the job done.
and i think it'll do a much better job then the 9200se.

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 12/03/2004 03:28 PM
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Please make your question more clear next time. Your best bet for an nvidia, around the price of a 9600pro-9800pro would be the 5700 ultra or 5900/5950 ultra.

EDIT: you may be able to get a 6600 as well for around the same price of the 5900s or 9800s.

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 12/04/2004 08:05 AM
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is the 6800 GT a good card to get. And also is there any program that can check the temparture of ur grapix card
 12/04/2004 03:28 PM
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The 6800GT is a good card. I'm not aware of any programs to monitor GPU temps, though, the new nvidia drivers have a built in temp monitor. As long as your card has a heat sensor.

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