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    maybe a few of you remember me saying i was gonna build a pc for my friend....i order a amd 1900 for him...comparing to his 1.8ghz celeron....that should be a bit better....

    now to gfx card...he has a mx440se 64mb ddr pci version....so i've decided to get him a fx5200 128mb 8x (but the mobo i bought for him can only support 4x) . that should be a big jump right? not only is the memory double, this is a better chipset and its a agp over his pci.

    any thoughts?

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    It might be able to run 4x AGP too, so you can shove it in the mobo you bought. I think. I don't think you'll really notice much difference between 4x and 8x.

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    Originally posted by Mad Cat@5 January 2004 - 02:21
    It might be able to run 4x AGP too, so you can shove it in the mobo you bought. I think. I don't think you'll really notice much difference between 4x and 8x.
    huh? if you're refering to the fx5200, i know it can run at 4x...almost every card is backward compatible....if you're refering to his mx440...its a pci interface

    i know theres not really a diff. in 4x and 8x....but is there a dif. between the 4x agp fx5200 128mb and his pci mx440 64mb

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    Originally posted by kazaaliterock+4 January 2004 - 20:30--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (kazaaliterock @ 4 January 2004 - 20:30)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Mad Cat@5 January 2004 - 02:21
    It might be able to run 4x AGP too, so you can shove it in the mobo you bought. I think. I don&#39;t think you&#39;ll really notice much difference between 4x and 8x.
    huh? if you&#39;re refering to the fx5200, i know it can run at 4x...almost every card is backward compatible....if you&#39;re refering to his mx440...its a pci interface

    i know theres not really a diff. in 4x and 8x....but is there a dif. between the 4x agp fx5200 128mb and his pci mx440 64mb [/b][/quote]
    Generally speaking you wont see much of a difference between ANY 5200, and a MX 440.

    Let me let you in on alittle secret, 5200 = MX 440, with added dx 9 compabatility.

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    Sorry about that. I&#39;m tired and I can&#39;t read things properly.

    I think he will see a performance increase, since PCI cards are generally crap. I think if you look around and maybe get lucky, you might be able to find an Ati Radeon 9500 for about &#036;30-40 more. Look at some sites and try froogle.google.com

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    Originally posted by _John_Lennon_+5 January 2004 - 01:37--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (_John_Lennon_ @ 5 January 2004 - 01:37)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by kazaaliterock@4 January 2004 - 20:30
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    @5 January 2004 - 02:21
    It might be able to run 4x AGP too, so you can shove it in the mobo you bought. I think. I don&#39;t think you&#39;ll really notice much difference between 4x and 8x.

    huh? if you&#39;re refering to the fx5200, i know it can run at 4x...almost every card is backward compatible....if you&#39;re refering to his mx440...its a pci interface

    i know theres not really a diff. in 4x and 8x....but is there a dif. between the 4x agp fx5200 128mb and his pci mx440 64mb
    Generally speaking you wont see much of a difference between ANY 5200, and a MX 440.

    Let me let you in on alittle secret, 5200 = MX 440, with added dx 9 compabatility. [/b][/quote]
    Remember that the he has MX440 is a PCI card.

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    Im well aware, and I stand by my statement.

    Also, there is a Radeon 9500Pro (not softmodable though) for 129.00 here,

    http://store.yahoo.com/pcmemory-stor...512ddragd.html

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    How much did your friend gives you, how much do you have left...and what other things do you have to get???

    this will help us tell you what card is your best choice to please your friend and keep some of the money

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