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Jale
January 6th, 2005, 16:19
Help me to decide for a good GeForce 4 among these two types.

My CPU and Memory specs are:

- Intel Pentium 4 running at 2.4 GHz.
- 256 MB RAM DDR.

I need a new video card to replace my old one and I'm looking for one that enhances graphics and a bit of speed (mainly graphics).

MONKEY_NUTS
January 6th, 2005, 17:23
you should go for the mx so you can play all games and get no graphics errors, which the TI gives you since its old and crappy.

Jale
January 6th, 2005, 17:37
you should go for the mx so you can play all games and get no graphics errors, which the TI gives you since its old and crappy.
I don't know, but, didn't you mean "you should go for the Ti so you can play all games and get no graphics errors, which the MX gives you since its old and crappy."??? :unsure:

Zach
January 6th, 2005, 19:43
Ti's are far more powerful than MX's as any bit of actual research on your part would show.

You should also know its a waste of money to invest in a product line that is a few years old.

Jale
January 6th, 2005, 20:41
So what the fuck should I buy? I haven't bought it yet all because that MX is very crappy. Sigh... I don't know all GeForce or ATI models, but I want a new video card and one that I don't have to regret later :(

Man. Everybody's going with FX, but there are crappy ones too.

Zach
January 6th, 2005, 23:44
If you get an FX you want a 5700 Ultra or so, the only one really worth the money. You can pick up an AGP Geofrce 6600GT for around $220, but you need to make sure its AGP, don't just rush to buy it. They sell PCI-Express versions monstly, for much lower prices and I doubt you have a PCI-Express slot..

If you go with ATI I dunno, go for at least a 9600 XT in my opinion, but a 9800 Pro or Ultra will also do good for around $200.

I been eyeing video cards for month and just gave the fuck up.

onewecallgod
January 7th, 2005, 01:08
So what the fuck should I buy? I haven't bought it yet all because that MX is very crappy. Sigh... I don't know all GeForce or ATI models, but I want a new video card and one that I don't have to regret later :(

Man. Everybody's going with FX, but there are crappy ones too.
depends on budget (please convert to USD)

the 9800 pro is better than anything in the FX line

Jale
January 7th, 2005, 01:43
So the candidates are:

- GeForce 4 Ti
- GeForce FX 5700
- ATI 9600 XT
- ATI 9800 Pro
- ATI Ultra

I'm keeping an eye on the GeForce 4 Ti, but I'll research about the other ones and I'll see...

The point is that I don't need too much power, but a crap either.

Anyway, thank you guys for giving me concrete models :)

Zach
January 7th, 2005, 02:45
You need to just take the Ti's off your list period. If you buy one now it will be a stupid investment, and you have been warned.

onewecallgod
January 7th, 2005, 03:17
So the candidates are:

- GeForce 4 Ti
- GeForce FX 5700
- ATI 9600 XT
- ATI 9800 Pro
- ATI Ultra

I'm keeping an eye on the GeForce 4 Ti, but I'll research about the other ones and I'll see...

The point is that I don't need too much power, but a crap either.

Anyway, thank you guys for giving me concrete models :)
no such thing as the ATI ultra lol....

9800pro > 9600xt > 5700 > Ti4***
150-200 120-140 100ish used for as low as 40

Jale
January 7th, 2005, 13:39
Then the candidates are: :p

- GeForce 4 Ti
- GeForce FX 5700
- ATI 9600 XT
- ATI 9800 Pro

montpics
January 7th, 2005, 14:04
Then the poll made above is totally useless now. :cool:

Jale
January 7th, 2005, 14:22
Well, yeah, but I cannot edit it. That's the point :)

Jale
January 7th, 2005, 17:24
Preview Results:

- GeForce 4 Ti: Still alive!

- GeForce FX 5700: Still alive!

- ATI 9600 XT: Still alive!

- ATI 9800 Pro: OMFG!!! HEART ATTACK!!! TOO WAY EXPENSIVE!!! :confused: (dismissed) :verysad:

So we have the following:

- GeForce 4 Ti
- GeForce FX 5700
- ATI 9600 XT

Another alternative:

- ATI Radeon 9200SE

Possible winner: ATI 9600 XT

All cards are 128 MB or higher. More results soon...

EDIT: Found ATI 9600 XT.

onewecallgod
January 7th, 2005, 19:22
the 9200se is worse than the Ti***

Jale
January 7th, 2005, 19:33
Really? Awww, fuck!
Thanks for the info...

Zach
January 7th, 2005, 22:52
I'd go for the 9600 XT then

Jale
January 8th, 2005, 03:26
I said it could be a possible winner. I need more research... I have to pick the right one that satisfies me

onewecallgod
January 8th, 2005, 05:56
what kind of games do you play? looks like you should get more ram too, 256mb really isnt cutting it anymore.

Zach
January 8th, 2005, 07:32
Especially if you have windows XP.

If you are into gaming on your PC and play the latest games I reccomend at least 768MB of ram for Windows XP. 512 will give you overall smooth play and decent loading speed, people say go for one gig or bust, but I have found 768 to be a pleasing comprimise

Jale
January 8th, 2005, 17:58
what kind of games do you play? looks like you should get more ram too, 256mb really isnt cutting it anymore.
Umm... I won't use it only for gaming. I'll use it for 3D modeling and NURBS aaaaaaand... Pixel Shading feature. The MX does not support Pixel Shading effect. And it's a good idea to improve RAM a little...




Especially if you have windows XP.

If you are into gaming on your PC and play the latest games I reccomend at least 768MB of ram for Windows XP. 512 will give you overall smooth play and decent loading speed, people say go for one gig or bust, but I have found 768 to be a pleasing comprimise
I have Windows XP SP1 and 256 MB of RAM. Maybe I'll reach the 1 GB of RAM :)

Jale
January 18th, 2005, 19:33
OK people, I've finally bought it. It was the easiest and fastest I could find. I've tested it and it's wayyyyy cool!!! :)

The one I bought is: RX9200SE (MSI with ATI Radeon 9200SE, 128 MB DDR 8X AGP support and TV-Out)

I'm satisfied! Finally I got rid of that onboard shit :)

onewecallgod
January 18th, 2005, 19:39
still a shitty card, but whatever, if you dont play games it should be fine

Zach
January 18th, 2005, 19:45
you are a douche

Jale
January 18th, 2005, 20:30
still a shitty card, but whatever, if you dont play games it should be fine
I'd have bought the 9600 XT or 9800 Pro if it were for gaming, but I'm now happy that the On-board nightmare has come to it's end :)

Maybe shitty but it's OK for me...

montpics
January 19th, 2005, 11:40
Old Graphic Card, but still manage to play latest games on low res. :cool:
So, how fast is it by the time you played half-life 2? :)

Jale
January 19th, 2005, 16:45
Old Graphic Card, but still manage to play latest games on low res. :cool:
So, how fast is it by the time you played half-life 2? :)
At 640x480x16 without anti-aliasing suprases the 60 fps :) And wow! cool water reflections :happy:

I don't care about highest res.

By the way, I could't even play Midtown Madness 2 on my shitty on-board. It crashes everytime I run it :mad: But now, I can :happy:

montpics
January 20th, 2005, 09:10
Midtown Madness 2, pretty old game but it seemed you able to play the game finally. :cool:

Jale
January 20th, 2005, 13:53
Midtown Madness 2, pretty old game but it seemed you able to play the game finally. :cool:
And I couldn't run AutoCAD before. And now, holy shit! :happy:

montpics
January 21st, 2005, 04:20
Funny, how many games/softwares that are not worked in your PC previously. :confused:

Jale
January 21st, 2005, 04:28
Funny, how many games/softwares that are not worked in your PC previously. :confused:

- Soldier of Fortune.
- Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix.
- Midtown Madness.
- Midtown Madness II.
- AutoCAD.
- Choppy videos...
- 3D Studio Max 5 (pixel shader for water effects).
- Hitman 2: Silent Assasin.
- OpenGL Games...
- And some more I can't remember now.

Wanna more?

montpics
January 21st, 2005, 05:16
lmao! :eek: So, all mentioned above can be used now?

Wanna more?
Thanks for that as all games described above can be played on my PC. :p :cool:

Jale
January 21st, 2005, 05:17
lmao! :eek: So, all mentioned above can be used now?
Yep, each one of them :cool:
BTW, what does the "lmao" word means?

Ah, another one, Adobe Photoshop...

montpics
January 21st, 2005, 05:22
BTW, what does the "lmao" word means?

LMAO = Laughing My *BEEP!* Off. :cool:

onewecallgod
January 21st, 2005, 06:24
ass?

stupid 10 characters rule

Fable
January 21st, 2005, 06:52
ass doesn't have to be censored man.

montpics
January 21st, 2005, 07:06
ass doesn't have to be censored man.
Bing Bong! You guess it right. Well, I don't like to use very foul words to anyone, different with you guys, so I prefer to make it hidden instead. :cool: :p

Fable
January 21st, 2005, 07:07
Bing Bong! You guess it right. Well, I don't like to use very foul words to anyone, different with you guys, so I prefer to make it hidden instead. :cool: :p
lmao ass isn't very foul. **** is

montpics
January 21st, 2005, 07:19
I know, just keep it the way it is anyway, you devil. That's my way of posting. :D :p

Fable
January 21st, 2005, 08:14
I know, just keep it the way it is anyway, you devil. That's my way of posting. :D :p
lol ok, I won't bother you for not using bad words :D :p

froster1990
January 21st, 2005, 19:43
I'm glad we're allowed stfu, wtf, omfg, and such...

Jale
January 21st, 2005, 20:59
I'm glad we're allowed stfu, wtf, omfg, and such...
And sh!t :) By the way, do you like my new avatar?

Fable
January 22nd, 2005, 05:50
erm.... you mean the JAPPspam bot??? LMAO!

Jale
January 22nd, 2005, 06:08
erm.... you mean the JAPPspam bot??? LMAO!
Yep, I've made it by myself :)