Graphics Card purchasing

  loopyloo 17:27 29 Oct 2005
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I would like some advice on buying graphics card for my pc. At present I have installed a Nvidia GForce MX420 64MB which is faulty. As I don't know anything about them, can I purchase any card to install, or does it have to be compatiable with the components installed on my pc. I would like to go upto at least 256mb if possible. Which cards should I look for and where do I purchase them from.

  rdave13 20:27 29 Oct 2005

Try click here can advise on which card is the best for your system.

  rdave13 20:28 29 Oct 2005
  Totally-braindead 20:55 29 Oct 2005

You could purchase virtually any AGP graphics card and it should work, the old MX line are still available if you're happy enough with one of them click here

  007al 20:57 29 Oct 2005

what motherboard do you have?

  loopyloo 12:31 30 Oct 2005

My motherboard name is MSI MS-6701 (MedionOEM) 3PCI and the motherboard chipset is: SiS 648

  CLONNEN 12:34 30 Oct 2005

I have never understood this need for expensive graphics cards on todays computers.

Two of our computers just have on-board S3 graphics and they will quite happily play most games and software just fine.

  ACOLYTE 12:37 30 Oct 2005

MSI do a nice range in g cards as well have you tried them?

click here

  loopyloo 15:09 30 Oct 2005

I have been on the crucial website and they are informing me that Radeon 9250 AGP and Radeon 9600SE would be compatable. Are these graphics cards ok.

  007al 17:51 30 Oct 2005

loopyloo
as nvidia 6600gt`s can be bought for under £100 now,then i would go for one of those.it depends what you want it for and how much you want to spend.
clonnen
i have 2 msi 6600gt`s in sli...when cash permits,im hoping for 7800 x2.
your two pc`s with onboard graphics will in no way play any game in the same way in which a mid to high end card will!
you say "in todays computers"...todays computers with onboard graphics are superior to the old,but are only able to cope with a certain amount thats thrown at them.play half life 2 with your pc then try one with an expensive card and will understand the "need".as someone who plays games,i would much rather play a game on my pc,rather than my kid`s pc with an ati 9250!

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