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Old February 13th 04, 07:51 PM
KerplunKuK
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I am looking to replace a Geoforce 4 MX420 64Mb DDR. My price limit is
about 75 tops. I have seen a XFX Geoforce FX5200 AGP8x 256MB DDR DVI
TV-Out for about 60.
Is that a good buy, and is the card any good. I have just started playing
alot of PC games so I want a powerful card. I have got a AMD 2600+ XP
processor and 1.5 gig of PC3200 DDR.
All help and advice appreciated.

Thanks

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Old February 14th 04, 12:15 AM
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The 5200 is the entry level card and is slowww as molasses. It is NOT a
"powerful card".

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"KerplunKuK" wrote in message
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I am looking to replace a Geoforce 4 MX420 64Mb DDR. My price limit is
about 75 tops. I have seen a XFX Geoforce FX5200 AGP8x 256MB DDR DVI
TV-Out for about 60.
Is that a good buy, and is the card any good. I have just started playing
alot of PC games so I want a powerful card. I have got a AMD 2600+ XP
processor and 1.5 gig of PC3200 DDR.
All help and advice appreciated.

Thanks

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Old February 14th 04, 02:05 AM
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On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 19:51:52 -0000, "KerplunKuK"
wrote:

I am looking to replace a Geoforce 4 MX420 64Mb DDR. My price limit is
about 75 tops. I have seen a XFX Geoforce FX5200 AGP8x 256MB DDR DVI
TV-Out for about 60.


So you want to replace a piece of crap card with another Piece of crap
card?

Is that a good buy, and is the card any good. I have just started playing
alot of PC games so I want a powerful card. I have got a AMD 2600+ XP
processor and 1.5 gig of PC3200 DDR.
All help and advice appreciated.


Okay... you're saying you WANT a powerful video card and want to PLAY
PC games?! The 5200fx is not "powerful" its pure **** for gaming.

Here, look at this... Double your budget to get DECENT ability.

Then download the UT2004 deom from www.unreal.com - or from Nvidia's
website... and see how it runs. The 5200 on your setup would get
about 10~15fps.

Read this and let me know what you think:

http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic...ournament_2003


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Old February 14th 04, 02:30 AM
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"KerplunKuK" wrote in message m...
I am looking to replace a Geoforce 4 MX420 64Mb DDR. My price limit is
about 75 tops. I have seen a XFX Geoforce FX5200 AGP8x 256MB DDR DVI
TV-Out for about 60.
Is that a good buy, and is the card any good. I have just started playing
alot of PC games so I want a powerful card. I have got a AMD 2600+ XP
processor and 1.5 gig of PC3200 DDR.
All help and advice appreciated.

Thanks


You say

1. I want a new card and I have around 75 pound

2. I want a fast powerfull card that can play games with ease!

That is..mutually exclusive.

Though...look for the GF4 ti 4200 ..maybe second hand ...that gives
performance for a good price!
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Old February 14th 04, 02:31 AM
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any fx 5200 sux ass, get a geforce 4 ti a good performace and will be a
5600ultra, the 5200 is like same performace as a geforce 3 ti 200
undercloked and with 64 bit ram wich is purely ****, like a dx 8 geforce 2
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"KerplunKuK" wrote in message
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I am looking to replace a Geoforce 4 MX420 64Mb DDR. My price limit is
about 75 tops. I have seen a XFX Geoforce FX5200 AGP8x 256MB DDR DVI
TV-Out for about 60.
Is that a good buy, and is the card any good. I have just started playing
alot of PC games so I want a powerful card. I have got a AMD 2600+ XP
processor and 1.5 gig of PC3200 DDR.
All help and advice appreciated.

Thanks

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Old February 14th 04, 05:12 AM
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On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 02:28:40 -0000, "KerplunKuK"
wrote:

Ok read the article and I see where you are coming from. However I can
double my budget. 100 is top whack I can afford. What can you suggest
then. I know nothing about graphics cards at all so I apologise for my
stupidity.


By all means, you're not stupid... you're asking before you spend what
little money you have.

75 is wasted if it can't give you the performance you want or hope to
get. If you can, try to get your hands on a Ti4200 64mb, they are
about that price - IF YOU CAN FIND THEM. (At least $70USD)

I bought my first Gf2 card many years ago, I had problems with it and
coming here HELPED me... I wasted 2 days of pain with the POS - but I
took it back and got something better... paid $15 more.

(64bit DDR GF2mx = crap, took it back and paid $15 more for the 128bit
SDR vesion - for a total of $145usd)

if you want DX9 - the absolute LOWEST you should go for is the
fx5600Ultra... its at least as fast as the TI4200 is many cases.

Anything lower - would mean sub-standard performance.


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Old February 14th 04, 10:04 AM
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KerplunKuK wrote:
I am looking to replace a Geoforce 4 MX420 64Mb DDR. My price limit
is about 75 tops. I have seen a XFX Geoforce FX5200 AGP8x 256MB DDR
DVI TV-Out for about 60.
Is that a good buy, and is the card any good. I have just started
playing alot of PC games so I want a powerful card. I have got a AMD
2600+ XP processor and 1.5 gig of PC3200 DDR.
All help and advice appreciated.


Have a look at other threads discussing the price of the FX5900, available
from 115 upwards; I think that is the smart place to be in terms of most
card for your money. Yes, it's over your budget, but you won't end up doing
what I did - I spent 60 on an FX5200 at Christmas (yeah, I thought it was a
powerful card as well - I didn't do my research!!), and I'm now throwing it
out and replacing it with the FX5900. This looks like a far better balance
for my 2800+ and 1Gb RAM.

Regards,

Pete.
Derby
UK



 




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