Advice needed on a new video card.

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  1. Neil Joseph

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    I am using an Nvidia that has 32Mb of memory and no acceleration. For a while I have been contemplating replacing this card with a more up to date video card that has more memory and is faster. I do not want to spend hundreds on some super duper card though. I have an Intel PIII 933 IBM NetVista with 256Mb f ram and running WinXP if that matters any. I will be running a few games (a couple of which run slowly because of the card) and I do plays DVD's and do a lot of surfing on it.

    What do you all recommend?

    Thanks
     
  2. KyleS

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    Look at one of the nicer Nvida GForce2 cards like the Elsa Gladiac Gforce2 GTS or a GForce3 card like a leadtek. You can get them at great prices since the Gforce4 cards are out. The other option I would recommend if you dont want to get the greatest and fastest look into the Gforce4 mx cards like the 440 & 460's.

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  3. Matt DeVillier

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    avoid the geforce4 mx cards, as they are slower and less capable than a geforce3. a nice ati radeon 8500 or 9000 might fill the bill for you in the ~$100 range
     
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    You can get a G4 ti4200 for about $130. Excellent performance for the price.

    Sean
     
  5. Neil Joseph

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    I saw an ATI Radeon today with 128Mb on it for cdn$130 although I think I can get it cheaper elsewhere. I may look into this card soon.
     
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