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Hi! I need an AGP graphics card to replace my (spare) nvidea2 8mb card. I have no idea what to get, exept nvidea- no ati. (Linux drivers..)

Specs:
> AMD 64 3000
> 512 mb DDR400 Ram- will be upgraded to 1024
> Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
> To be purchaced 5:1 speakers
> 17" Crt- I know I know..
> Logitech G5 Lazer mouse Laughing
> TBP- a Ch yoke to replace my old sidewinder joystick.

I want a nice nvidia card, but I don't know what to get. I would LIKE it under $220- and the best performace possible.

I cant wait for FS on this rig Twisted Evil

Thanks!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

I'm ATi, I found this one but why don't you wait until TTT comes on line in a few hours, he's NVIDIA and may find something better for you.

AS for the Linux drivers, that you would have to contact the company.

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=5/form_keyword=6600%20gt%20agp/mode=g_us_e_s/skd=1/rd=1/sortby=priceA

Radar

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Im not TTT but i would like to share my opinion.
Check the following Arrow

http://www.dealtime.com/xFS-~KW-nvidia_graphic%20cards~FD-1722~linkin_id-3027022~NS-1

http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_6600.html

http://www.nvidia.com/page/6600_reviews.html

6x Series are excellent cards with great performance.Check them and come back to discuss about them.

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Umm... I am TTT and the only advice I can give is to buy the best that you can afford
Try and leave the FX series of cards alone and go for a 6000 series card or higher (if your lucky)
Also make sure that you get the correct type of card for your motherboard(AGP or PCIe)
Just one last thing, and thats your power supply.Newer GFX cards need a seperate power feed,so a 300watt power supply would most likely fail.
At least a 450 watt supply is now becomming the norm

Guest

Thanks! I guess higher #'s does actually mean better then Razz

Radar- I mean Nvidia linux drivers are GREAT, while ATI's are...... pitiful to say the least

And I have a 500 W power supply- no worries.

Thanks for the links, and nice forum!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Anonymous wrote:

Thanks! I guess higher #'s does actually mean better then Razz

Radar- I mean Nvidia linux drivers are GREAT, while ATI's are...... pitiful to say the least

And I have a 500 W power supply- no worries.

Thanks for the links, and nice forum!

Thumbs Up! Let us know how it all works out!

Radar

Guest

I got a 6600 with 256 MB of RAM

I will tell you how it works after I unwrap it sunday Laughing

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

I have the same card from ASUS.You will enjoy it as well.Good choice. Thumbs Up!

Let us know about it Wink

Guest

I got it- it is fast!! And the stock heatsink is very nice!! Very Happy

I am getting VEY acceptable performance with all sliders set to max, and addons installed!

Now how do I check framerates? I thought the key was ctrl-z, but I guess not..

In a linux game, Tuxracer, my framerates went from 20 average to 200+ Shocked

Thanks!!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Glad to hear that you like it.

"Shift+Z" 2 or 3 times will give you 2 red lines of information.

Radar

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