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Windows 7: Need help picking a vid card


19 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Need help picking a vid card

ok so, been working on this old pc for a while now for parents and the vid card keep over heating ( some random garbage ) and i been looking for a good replacement but been hard to find a good one. Was looking for some idea's. Not looking for something like Newegg.com - HIS IceQ H467QS1GHA Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card but something more like Newegg.com - HIS H435F512HA Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit DDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card Dont want to go spend 75-100$ on an old card though, so plz help ;p if anyone knows anything good.

Foxconn 760gxk8mb-rs
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2.0GHz
1.5gb ddr400
Nvidea geforce4 Ti 4600 ( crap >.> )
500watt power supply
Running windows vista ultimate 32-bit

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19 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd just go to newegg and look at the desktop graphics cards, apply an agp filter, and find a cheap one with good reviews that will handle whatever graphics needs your parents require.
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19 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
I'd just go to newegg and look at the desktop graphics cards, apply an agp filter, and find a cheap one with good reviews that will handle whatever graphics needs your parents require.
Slim pickins:

Newegg.ca - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, AGP 4X/8X, DirectX 10, DirectX 10.1, DirectX 11

(I limited the search to DX 10, 10.1, and 11, to weed out the older cards.)

The 4600ti was a great card... 10 years ago. What sort of drivers are you using for it? nVidia's support ended with XP for that series.

I see that they're using a Socket 754 motherboard (vintage 2003).

Maybe you should just blow the dust out of the 4600 with some canned air, and see if its health is restored.

I question the wisdom of buying any upgrades at all for a system that old. Regardless, due to obsolescence, AGP graphic cards tend to be priced higher than their PCI-E versions.
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20 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nah the ti is garbage, over heats and shuts down pc. And yes it is clean... I know how to take care of my pc's. And newegg is very limited, they have one that looked alright but again don't feel like paying over $75. Anyways still lolling for card ideas, also needs dvi maybe hdmi port as well. The ati hd 3450 and 4350 cards are nice but rare to find.
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21 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Do you just want AMD GPU's or just graphic cards in general?
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22 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

closes video card I can find on newegg that is under 70$ and has dvi.Anyways you only willing to buy from newegg or you want to shop some were else because newegg don't have too much for the older cards. There's this card at amazon http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-S...agp+video+card
And this card at NCIX EVGA E-GEFORCE 6200LE AGP 512MB DDR2 VGA DVI-I TV Out Video Card - eVGA - 512-A8-N403-LR

This one at newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139053
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22 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nah I'll buy anywhere reliable I just want ideas. Don't know of many good agp cards. As you can see by my system I'm using a radeon hd 6000 series card.
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22 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Shoot.. I'm trying to sell my XFX Nvidia GeForce 6200 AGP Graphics Card (512mb onboard ram).. Its a nice card for its age.. A computer guy offered me 5 bucks for it yesterday.. Lol yeah right.. Its 45 online im trying to get 20 bucks..
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22 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Also before that xfx I had an agp msi 4200 which would overheat and shut off but the pc would still run.. Which is why I bought the xfx lol. Msi isn't bad though.. Just a bad card I had.
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22 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yah itswierd card gets mad hot then pc randomly shuts down. Looking for anything reasonably priced and also good for playing low end games. Maybe some half a$$ decent games but nothin special.

I used to be a big fan of nvidea but totally an ati person now seing how amd owns ati. War better cards then what used to be available.
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