Which Card to Buy

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  1. saROMan

    saROMan QA Juggler

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    I have 3 Cards b4 me to choose from ...


    first my PC ...

    p3 600 Mhz(OC to 800 Mhz)
    256 MB SD Ram
    SiS 630 Chipset ECS Mobo
    14' Monitor(is it necessory to mention here :D )

    Will Definately like to play Max Payne 2 /Serious sam 1(2 if possible)..etc etc... i am not Building any hopes for Doom3/HL2 etc .....any ways

    Cards Available

    FX 5200 -MX 400 - MX 420

    now any Game lover will tell me which 1 sud i go for ..i am confused...Fx is best otto 3..but costly MX 420 Mid 1 ..MX 400 donno much.. went to nvidia site but all went above my head....went to see the current price at narsingapuram street , chennai ..the guy told me 2days price Fx 5200 128MB @ 1700rs ..but the seller says 2050 ...

    basically i am not much in Graphics ....so any suggesions ...with reasons i can understand (if u start throwing Pixel shedde/antialiase etc at me i will faint that 4 sure ;) ) ...

    wating 4 replyz

    Ok went to the mobo site..translated it and herz wat i get


    Type of product Motherboard
    Crest factor FlexATX
    Width 19 cm
    Deep one 22 cm
    Compatible processors Celeron, Pentium III
    Processor base Socket 370
    Chip set SiS630
    Maximum bus speed 133 MHz
    STORAGE CONTROLLER ATA-66
    after above processor
    Type Intel Plug in module
    Installed No. (max. supported devices) 0 ( 1 )
    after above memory
    Supported RAM technology SDRAM
    Supported RAM integrity examination Parity, ECC
    Installed RAM (max. one) 0 MT/1 GB (max) - DIMM 168-PIN
    RAM technology SDRAM - ECC - 133 MHz
    after above video
    Diagram CONTROLLER AGP - SiS 630
    Video memory Shared video MEMORY (UMA)
    after above audio
    Audio exit Sound map
    Sound mode Stereo - 16-Bit
    Product certifying AC '97
    after above extension
    /Konnektivität
    Extension card locations entirely (freely)
    1 (1) x processor - Socket 370
    2 (2) x memory - DIMM 168-PIN
    2 (2) x PCI
    1 (1) x extension connection
    Memory interfaces ATA-66 - Connection/connections: 2 x 40pin IDC
    Interfaces
    after above-different
    Type of package Retail trade

    i cant find a AGP slot in it.....can i put the card in PCI slot ...my manual says it supports AGP up to 2/4/8X..

    so can i use FX 5200 or MX 420 on it.....


    plz guys help me out
     
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    q3_abhi New Member

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    Don go for the MX series - GeForce 4 MX, its one of the worst series by Nvidia .

    FX 5200 will be a better option.

    I have myself experienced the performance of Geforce4 MX 4000 , it is really worse.
     
  3. QwertyManiac

    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    MX Sucks, dont even look at it, I have it yet and am planning to buy a 6600 next.

    AGP cards require an AGP SLOT, cant be put on any other slot at all...
     
  4. djmykey

    djmykey Let the music play.....

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    First of all when did u go to chennai ?? What is this I was planning to go to ur house. And second of all did ya leave ur brains in Pune and went to Chennai?? That board doesnt have an AGP slot. It has a onboard graphics display controller so leave it dood. Ur onboard display is way better off than PCI so my suggestion use it just as it is.
     
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    :D sorry i ddnt tell u..coz i wanna surprise u ..thaught will tell u thru ...orkut..but damn Orkut does not work on this 64KBPS leased line:neutral: ....any ways Let me remind u that my brain is the Only Valuable thing that i have so no way i cud have left it unguarded in Pune....so donnn worry its safe n sound with me only....


    Now...i know that MX is a S*it series..but if u look at my config..its not a Sparkeling one also...i havnt chkd the mobo yet but if there is no AGP slot ther ...There is no use of this thread :-| ..any ways The card is Big Nvidia Geforce FX/MX 5200(MX coz its mentioned on there site only :confused: )
    but will This card go with my sys..or sud i go for MX ...i know my PC wonn supoert all the serious games like DOOM3/UT/HL2 etc ...so will MX 420 let me play MAX2/Serious Sam/NOLF/NFS UG etc ??? plz guys now i am more confused
     
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    MX will let you play 'anything' that doesnt need Px Shader.
     
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