Hello all, i have a nvidia GeForce 6200 card, which i want to upgrade. I play online games like Call of duty, Quake Wars, etc, so need a card for that but also a good general one for working on the pc. Been looking at GeForce 8600 GT, which my local pc shop is selling, also saw the GeForce 8500 GT and was wondering if there was much of a difference between the two in performance and would you notice the difference? Also looked at XFX GeForce 8500 GT Fatal1ty. Can anyone help please? I have Windows XP. Thanks
just found out that my motherboard supports agp, so would have to change that if i wanted a pci one, also may have to upgrade the processor, it never rains, but it pours!! have to sweet talk the wife i think! Thanks for everyones help.
you would need a new motherboard with a pci express slot. as you have agp you could get another agp card. the 6200 was the lowest in the 6 range and not meant for gaming. there are a range of agp cards 7600gs, 7900gs, 7950, plus x1950pro and 3850 agp. any one would be miles better than a 6200. you may need to get a psu upgrade for the best cards. 450w or better.
if you got a pci express board you would need ddr2 memory and unless you have a full reatil windows disc, the £200+ ones you woud need a oem version about £60. that 7900gs would do you that armchair linked.