should i upgrade my geforce2 mx200

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by the_music_man, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    im not sure if i should upgrade to a geforce 4 TI. im not a hardcore gamer ..do you think my geforce2 will last me for a while?
     
  2. cs-cky

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    its depends on what kind of games u plan on playing. if u plan on playing doom 3 or half-life 2 taht will not get u by. whats r u pc specs. i have a geforce 4 ti 4200. if i were u go with the gerofre 5600 fx utral. make sure it is the utral becuase it suxs otherwise. it is about the same price at a ti 4200.
     
  3. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Wooohooo.. another Geforce2 user :D

    Geforce 2 MX 400 Rulez!.. YAY :cool:

    Yea as Cs-cky said, if you wanna play any of the new games, then go ahead and upgrade if you only play the older games, then you should be ok with the MX 200

    :cool:
     
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    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    by the way Cs-cky, you cannot use images hosted from your computer as your signature, it needs to be honested somewhere on the internet to be able to be shown on this forum
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Sounds like Sazar-bait to me :) Actually, if you want serious Half-Life 2 or Doom III performance, a Radeon 9700 can be had for $200, but no high powerered card will perform well with a slow processor. I recommend upgrading both.

    But yes, if you don't play a lot of the newer games, there's no reason to upgrade.
     
  6. cs-cky

    cs-cky Guest

    i had the same card as u did and i upgraded to a geforce4 ti 4200 and it was great. i didnt want to because i didnt think i would use it. i was wrong. u should upgrade
     
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Prodj

    Why not just wait until you find a game you want to play and your card is overwhelmed?

    Prices are going down not up.

    If RAM prices start going up again then grab a card because the RAM will drive vid card prices up. But until then why worry.
     
  8. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    well gta vc is new and the card works well with it...i'll just wait until im not satisified then upgrade
     
  9. Alex_is_Axel

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    good idea progj88, yea GTA Vice City runs smooth enough on the Geforce 2 series :) thank god.. lol
     
  10. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    oh sorry i forgot to mention my processor. its 900mhz athlon. but i might upgrade it to +2000
     
  11. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    that would be a useful idea if you are using alot of programs.. how much ram do you have also prodj88?
     
  12. cs-cky

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    lol u need to upgrade yr lucky u can run that with yr processor. i would upgrade if i were u
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    ok well i just found out i have some $$$ so actually i want to buy a card now. what do you guys think about the radeon 9600? its pretty cheap ($130-)

    click heereeeee \

    if you don't think this is good suggest me another card...
     
  14. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    get the pro version actually... if you can :)

    or find a good deal on a 9500pro and buy that.. in most situations the 9500pro is faster than the 9600pro... (mainly due to architecture) but the 9600pro does have a reputation as one of the best overclocking cards out there..
     
  15. cs-cky

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  16. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    i wouldnt invest any more money in upgrading that box. you need new everything. cpu, mobo, video card. probably another hd soon too.

    just build a new one when ur current system cant hack it anymore
     
  17. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    if you arent a hardcore gamer, your computer will last you at least a few more months yet. Im keeping mine the way it is with a Geforce 2 MX, 1.4Ghz and 512mb SD RAM until after Xmas, then spring sale.. upgrading :D
     
  18. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i don't have enough money to buy the radeon 9500 pro so what should i get??
     
  19. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Maybe a Radeon 9000 Pro or a Geforce FX 5200. They are just a class down, but they can be had for $70 or less.


    By the way, cs-cky, this statement is unreasonable and lacks any substance whatsoever. I've had an ATI 7500 and a 9700 that worked just fine, and had zero performance and compatibility issues. I would never say NVidia is crap because they make great products as well, and ATIs are just as good. I'm getting a 9800 this summer ;)
     
  20. cs-cky

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    atis drivers sucks balls