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Old January 30th 05, 06:38 PM
George Mooth
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Default Best card for.....


I have a system that's running XP Pro SP2, 512 Mem, Athlon
XP1900+. Right now I have a TNT2 64 video card and it's
great for most things I do. I'd like to start doing more online
movie watching. What would be a good upgrade for my TNT2?

Maybe one of you has what I need sitting around gathering
dust. G If so let me know.

Thank you,

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Old January 30th 05, 07:45 PM
Veritech
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I had a geforce 2mx 440 for about 6 months before it failed, worked nicely
for me, not too expensive. But i would recommend a Geforce FX5200 really
cheap and great with older games.
"George Mooth" wrote in message
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I have a system that's running XP Pro SP2, 512 Mem, Athlon
XP1900+. Right now I have a TNT2 64 video card and it's
great for most things I do. I'd like to start doing more online
movie watching. What would be a good upgrade for my TNT2?

Maybe one of you has what I need sitting around gathering
dust. G If so let me know.

Thank you,



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Old January 30th 05, 08:33 PM
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No!The 5200 is slow as ****.

I had a geforce 2mx 440 for about 6 months before it failed, worked nicely
for me, not too expensive. But i would recommend a Geforce FX5200 really
cheap and great with older games.



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Old January 30th 05, 10:18 PM
MJP
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"George Mooth" wrote in message
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I have a system that's running XP Pro SP2, 512 Mem, Athlon
XP1900+. Right now I have a TNT2 64 video card and it's
great for most things I do. I'd like to start doing more online
movie watching. What would be a good upgrade for my TNT2?

Maybe one of you has what I need sitting around gathering
dust. G If so let me know.

Thank you,




Depends on your budget but something like a secondhand geforce 4200, 4600
are much better value than something like an FX5200 for roughly the same
price.


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Old January 31st 05, 12:44 AM
farmuse
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no runs fine all the way up to Call of Duty with high res and high
detail, for the money they run fine. My other card is an X800 pro so I
know what good looks like ha ha




YanquiDawg wrote:
No!The 5200 is slow as ****.


I had a geforce 2mx 440 for about 6 months before it failed, worked nicely
for me, not too expensive. But i would recommend a Geforce FX5200 really
cheap and great with older games.




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Old January 31st 05, 05:05 AM
Mac Cool
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George Mooth:

I'd like to start doing more online
movie watching. What would be a good upgrade for my TNT2?


Just for watching movies...
Radeon 7000 or 9200SE
Geforce MX4xxx or 5200

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Old January 31st 05, 11:17 AM
Woody Strickland
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Yep, like he said.........for movies........great cards

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George Mooth:

I'd like to start doing more online
movie watching. What would be a good upgrade for my TNT2?


Just for watching movies...
Radeon 7000 or 9200SE
Geforce MX4xxx or 5200

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Mac Cool



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Old January 31st 05, 02:17 PM
Lachoneus
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Just for watching movies...
Radeon 7000 or 9200SE
Geforce MX4xxx or 5200


Yep, like he said.........for movies........great cards


Avoid the MX4000; many of them have crippled 32-bit (!) memory busses,
which wouldn't be much faster than your existing TNT2 M64. You don't
need a powerful GPU to play movies, but (relatively) fast video memory
couldn't hurt, especially if you run at higher screen resolutions.

 




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