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Windows 7: Best AGP Graphic Card Out There For Upgrade

11 Jan 2011   #1
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 
Best AGP Graphic Card Out There For Upgrade

I am looking to upgrade for the last time my Asus A8V Deluxe which has AGP and wanted to know what is the best card out there was. Thanks.


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11 Jan 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you can find then any more it is s toss up between a HD 3850 and HD 4670, with the edge to the HD 4670 if for no other reason than it uses less power than the HD 3850. Doubt you can find a 3850 anywhere anymore and the 4670 is becoming rare as well (Newegg for example doesn't have them any more). If you decide to go for one check any local shops or try ebay.
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11 Jan 2011   #3
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

Tiger Direct still has the HIS 4670. It is $109 after rebate. The same card as pci-express is only $40 which pisses me off. Also they make a PCI yes PCI ATI 5450 so why not for APG?
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12 Jan 2011   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Need to also know your pwoer supply rating wattage but mostly voltage on the +12v rail(s) but here's a 4650 in stock Diamond 4650512A Radeon HD 4650 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, AGP, DVI, VGA at TigerDirect.com
$69.99

Or the XFX version 1gb 4650 $89.99 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...257&CatId=2234

Or a nice HIS 4670 for $94.38 It's a dual slot though http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-128...823374&sr=8-26
Fabe
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12 Jan 2011   #5
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

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12 Jan 2011   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Mostly out of curiosity, do you get adequate driver support under Windows 7 for the A8V Deluxe? Or is that machine still on XP?

(I have an A8V Deluxe, but it's not in service. It was replaced with an A8N-SLI to give PCI-E graphics slots. Than one, with an Athlon64 X2 4400+, is still serving a friend.)

That PSU looks like it should be more than adequate for anything that'll fit in that motherboard. I was curious why you didn't list any cards from Newegg, but I see that they're out of stock on all AGP cards that are DX10 or newer.
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12 Jan 2011   #7
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

The Promise Fasttrak Raid Controller was a F*** pain in my A**. However after months of surching for drivers and reading I was able to put together all of the latest digitaly singed drivers together for the controller. I posted them on the fourm and the link is at the bottom. I then installed two Western Digital Cav Black 640GB in a raid 0. Installed windows 7 pro x64 and windows boots in about 4-6 seconds after post.

Also I put the last bios on which is a bata from 2007 I think. The only thing that sucks is the long post time.

I think that the same one I have: Athlon64 X2 4400+

What I want to do is play bue ray videos on my tv with it.

https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ml#post1129234
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12 Jan 2011   #8
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

A8V Deluxe
Athlon64 X2 4400+ (Front Bus clocked to 333 to make ram and cpu 1:1)
Nvidia AGP Geforce 5500 with 256 on board ram.
3 Lite On IDE DVD/CD Burners
1 IDE Zip Drive (Yes I do use Zip drives, its sad that it died so quickly)
1 Ultra External floppy/combo card reader.
1 Internal Floppy ( I keep a disk in it as a place to back up the drivers that are in use)
2 WD Cav Blacks in Raid 0 (Promise Raid Controller)
1 Linksys WPN600N PCI Wireless Card
Corsair 600w Power Supply
1 * 1GB ram, 2 * 512mb, 1 * 256mb running speed in 333

The VIA sata controler has two open sata I ports. Could that be used for a ble ray drive?
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12 Jan 2011   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Here To Help View Post
The VIA sata controler has two open sata I ports. Could that be used for a ble ray drive?
I haven't used a board with a SATA I port for a while, but I believe it'd be OK. A 12X BD-ROM gives a data rate of 54 MB/s (432 mb/s), while SATA I is 1500 mb/s. Bluray video would be much lower.
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12 Jan 2011   #10
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

That sounds good to me about the Sata I ports. I have one slot open in my case and that blu ray player will do nicely with the HIS 4670. Its only 5.1 audio with the HIS 4670 but I will just use the optical out for 7.1.

All I have left to hope for this computer is maybe some more PCI cards. Its life is not at a end yet. I will put the next Windows OS on it and what ever follows that since I have every single digitaly singed driver for the mother board for x64 bit (since Microsoft is such a A** about have signed drivers). If Microsoft would just ease up on that it would lower IT's blood pressure alot. At least allow people who have Windows Pro and up to have the option.

One more question. What was the best APG GPU ever made? You never here anyone say which one was the best. Just a thought.
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