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Decent graphic card?

by Moses86 / September 3, 2005 6:02 PM PDT

I just bought an Nvidia GeForce FX5000 256MB Video Card DVI/TV OUT V31 from ebay. I'm upgrading from 64mb integrated intel extreme graphics and wanted to know if I made the right choice in purchasing this card.

My computer is nearing it's one year-old mark and it only has the standard PCI bus, not that new PCI Express or AGP slots so I had to settle with this one. I'm obviously not looking for high-end graphics but would like to play some of todays games. I'm more of a budget/mainstream gamer so I won't be overclocking or playing the most demanding games on my computer.

Please help me convince myself that this card was worth the money! Grin You can view detailed specs here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5237318214

And also, should I be worried about my 250v PSU since I have 768mb RAM and a Soundblaster Live! 24-bit sound card installed on my Pentium 4 3Ghz HT processor running on my Dell Dimension 3000?

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5200 not 5000 CORRECTION
by Moses86 / September 3, 2005 6:17 PM PDT
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It's a Geforce FX5200 not a FX5000, sorry.

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PCI cards...
by jrmar07 / September 3, 2005 11:35 PM PDT
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The subject was talked about in this Discussion Here.

A couple of things to note.
-The best card for PCI is the 5700, next in line is the 5500 and then the 5200.
-256 MB is unnecessary for your needs.
-Also on that 5200 you bought, I cannot see the brand of the card so it's probably a no-name brand. Look for BFG, Leadtek, Chaintech, EVGA, Jaton, Gigabite, MSI, etc.

Well I am unsure of all your hardware on your computer. I used a powersupply calculator and came up with 258 watts needed. Your 5200 is 40 watts. So, it looks like you will be needing a new powersupply. Get atleast a 300 watt.

http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/Power_Supply_Calculator.php?cmd=INTEL

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No-name brand?
by Moses86 / September 4, 2005 3:35 AM PDT
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Thanks so much for your help! Should I be concerned about the fact that it might be a no-name brand? I'm thinking that I'll be okay with this card, I'm not looking for the best graphics just an improvement on my integrated graphics.

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Na..
by jrmar07 / September 4, 2005 4:19 AM PDT
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Just you won't have anyone to call if you have a problem and the reliability is unknown. But it will surely work.

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FX 5700le PCI Q
by lilShortZaznXboi / September 4, 2005 2:32 PM PDT
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Which one would be Faster?
FX 5500 128-bit Mem-interface(PCI)
FX 5700le 64-bit Mem-interface(PCI)

Am I wrong about the 5700le? which one will be faster?
I know that 64-bit is much slower than 128-bit, i have experienced it. I got 1047 w/ the 64-bit(5200) and 1502 w/ the 128-bit(5500). 3dMark 03 Scores.


Anyone Who has the 5700LE PCI, please give me some scores and how it overclocks.

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there was a mad dog 5200 for 45 dollars after rebate in ad
by nerdyboy1234 / September 4, 2005 3:08 AM PDT
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compusa dis weekend

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256mb = good deal?
by Moses86 / September 4, 2005 3:36 AM PDT

Yeah, I thought I was getting a good deal with it having 256mb or else I might have gone a little cheaper.

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(NT) (NT) 256mb wont make much of a difference
by nerdyboy1234 / September 4, 2005 11:25 AM PDT
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for your needs, it looks like it's fine
by AKonny47 / September 4, 2005 12:01 PM PDT
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if your not a heavy gamer, it is fine. you should be happy with it. as for psu, i dunno, it's a dell, and a relatively low wattage psu, so i'd look into buying a new one. you are probably maxing it out right now. if you experience crashes, buy a new psu stat.

konny

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