Advice for a new Graphics Card please

  The_Aardvark 12:16 04 Jan 2007

I have 2 requirements that I think might limit my choice

1) The card needs to be passively cooled, or the fan needs to be completely silent

2) Working to a tight budget, and second hand is OK - anything less than £50 would be ideal, but can stretch to £80 ish if need to.

Don't need anything too fancy - play games occasionally and edit some videos, but looking for anything better than a Radeon 9800SE 128mb

I've heard the 6200 range is OK - any thoughts on this or any others

All advice very much appreciated (complete novice !)

  2drewej 12:36 04 Jan 2007

i currently have a PNY Nvidia 6200, can play most newer games at medium-high settings and works great for video editing.

this is the one i have click here

and a bargain @ £42

  2drewej 12:38 04 Jan 2007

ive had the card for around 8 months and its never failed on me and is completely silent , does not need a fan.

  The_Aardvark 21:45 04 Jan 2007

Excellent, thanks for that - any others that I should be taking a look at ?

  Totally-braindead 21:47 04 Jan 2007

I was looking for a passive cooling graphics card for someone else last night and the only one I could find AGP was the 6200 all the others I looked at had fans.

  Joe R 21:49 04 Jan 2007


Is it AGP or PCI express.?

  The_Aardvark 21:53 04 Jan 2007

I have an AGP card at present

  Joe R 21:59 04 Jan 2007

Passively cooled, and cheaper. there are also some reviews. click here

  The_Aardvark 22:00 04 Jan 2007

Thanks again - is there any real, noticeable difference between a 128mb card and a 256mb card ? Is it worth paying the extra cash ?

  Joe R 22:01 04 Jan 2007


my apologies 2drewej, it's not cheaper.

  Joe R 22:02 04 Jan 2007


for video-editing, there would be a noticeable improvement.

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