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TelemachusRhade
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Posted - 26/11/2005 :  12:09:01  Show Profile  Visit TelemachusRhade's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I`ve made my mind, and I`m about to buy a new video card for my ASUS P2B-F (agp1 port) but I`m not sure if there are some better cards for this port then the one I actualy have (Voodoo3 2000)... I have an apetite for Voodoo4 but agp2 isnt the port I`m actualy having onboard... I need a piece of advise on this matters please feel free to post your comments...

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Posted - 26/11/2005 :  13:33:38  Show Profile  Visit O.B. 1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by TelemachusRhade

Im looking for best solutions for my system (Pentium III @517Mhz, 192MB RAM and ofcourse Voodoo3 2000 16MB AGP


I also have Voodoo 3 2000 on Intel old PC (Celeron 333Mhz + Via 693 socket 370 MB) and I can say that the slow CPU doesn't allow me to squeeze all the juice out of the video card. So, in my opinion, whatever if you only upgrade the video card, you wont't get any plus of speed or performance, but maybe image quality by FSAA (Voodoo 4 or 5). Conclusion: you might not see any improvement at all even with a Voodoo 5 until you upgrade the MB+CPU+RAM too, to faster ones. And usualy the easyest way for better overall performance is adding more RAM (it's the cheapest way too).
More experienced board mates, corect me if I'm wrong

Edited by - O.B. 1 on 26/11/2005 13:35:28
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Posted - 26/11/2005 :  18:17:40  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
..voodoo4 should work fine in your agp slot (its agp 1x/2x/4x compatible),but it wont go any faster than voodoo3,you will just have more features,like 32bit support,2x FSAA and large textures support.not really worth the trouble,but if you can get a voodoo4agp cheap,well,why not,sometimes you just gotta have fun ;)

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TelemachusRhade
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Posted - 26/11/2005 :  19:31:55  Show Profile  Visit TelemachusRhade's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Posted - 26/11/2005 :  19:40:22  Show Profile  Visit TelemachusRhade's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well... 32bit with Voodoo4 would be something, maybe I`ll be able to run Max Payne 2 ^^


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Posted - 26/11/2005 :  19:48:12  Show Profile  Visit TelemachusRhade's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guess I should start a topic where I`ll ask for some advices in building new comp / I`m really far behind in hardware :/

But I was aware of this, just wasnt sure for 100% if there is something more that I can do to improve my ol' junk ;|
Now I`m sure that the best way is to stop wasteing money on the old comp

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