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Thread: Should I Upgrade My Graphics Card?

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    Hey every one i was wondering if i should upgrade my graphics card i am currently running a Geforce4 ti 4200se 128mb 4x agp i wanted to upgrade to the new Geforce FX 5700 ultra 256mb 8x agp is it worth the upgrade or should i wait for the next nvidia or ati mid-range/mainstream card? i want to be able to play half-life 2 and doom 3 flawless with my system tell me what you all think?






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    i would say your graphics card should handle those two games, I would be more inclined to upgrade the processor

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    So would I ,I don't know that board either so check it can handle a 8x mine doesn't only 4x or you will waste your money.

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    well i plan to upgrade to a nForce2 Abit NF7-S very soon which has 8x agp and support for 400fsb athlonxps but i just dont know if i should upgrade my gfx or cpu first

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    if you do upgrade your graphics then you'll have the nice DX9 features

    if you upgrade your motherboard to the 400mhz FSB you're talking about, you'll run into a bottleneck with your RAM which is 266mhz
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    Yeah ur CPU will hold u back and Gcard. So i duno u need both but mainly cpu
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    I agreed with the others "soon" can be long or short in the short term go for a cpu in the long term wait for now buy all at once don't forget memory bottle neck thats more money needed.

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    Get a Radeon 9700 Pro atleast if possible. I know the 9500 pro 128mb is 3-4 times faster than the Nvidia FX 5200 128mb.

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    STRICTLY NVIDIA i hate ati for numerous of reasons

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    Originally posted by mentalfusion420@28 October 2003 - 21:37
    STRICTLY NVIDIA i hate ati for numerous of reasons
    have you read the Nvidia/ATI poll in this board somewhere? There's a lot of reasons for you to like ATI in it
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