video card worth it?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gary Pandher, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Gary Pandher

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    i got a gforce 2 mx 400 32mb

    friends sellin me a 64 mb mx 400

    the one he is giving me has tv out and the one i currently have has tv out too
    he's saying $50 cdn
    do you think its worth it or just buy a new vid card?
     
  2. Taurus

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    no way worth it. especially when you have the 32mb version.

    you can get a 64mb gf2 ti for $60 usd! about 3x faster than both cards.
     
  3. Gary Pandher

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    yea i was thinkin jus buy a new card
    anyways im out for the night
    gettin it from him 2morrow to test it out n stuffs will c how it goes
     
  4. Gary Pandher

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    :huh: this video card benchmarks less then my 32mb
    wid the 32mb i get 2907 in 3d mark
    wid this 64 i get 2684 :confused:
    anyone know y?
    slower memory?
    and the clock speed and memory speed shouldn't it be faster?
    32mb 185/175
    64mb 200/133 ........core / memory....shouldn't the memory b higher? :huh:
     
  5. Taurus

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    the 64mb card should be 200/166.

    but before you move the slider up to that, look at the memory chips on the card. it should reveal it's designated speed in nanoseconds. here's an example of a 3.6ns memory chip:
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    yours should probably be 6ns.. so look for a "-6" or something on the chip. if you see a "-75" then it's 7.5ns memort meant to run at 133mhz for some reason.

    1000 / 6ns = 166mhz
    1000 / 7.5ns = 133mhz
     
  6. Gary Pandher

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    7.5 :( thas slower memory?..
    soo it should b at 133
    how far do you think i could o/c that?..
     
  7. G-Lizard86

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    Dude, my advice is to save up some money and get a GF4 Ti4200, their not that expensive anymore, and they perform really good. Some are marvelous at overclocking too.....so think about it...
     
  8. Gary Pandher

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    yea i was
    givin him his card back
    jus gonna wait
    gforce fx will b out soon too
    if i save up enough i might just get one of those
    IF they are good
     
  9. FoSsiL

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    $50 for a geforce 2 mx 64mb, its a rip off. you can now buy a geforce 3 or 4 between $80-250 now, but many pplz are gonna wait for the geforce fx to come out. I think its crazy to buy it, $400+!!!. I wait a year or two b4 buying it, by that time ill probably be drooling over radeon new video card that is gonna kick nvidia ass.
     
  10. Gary Pandher

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    hahaha
    for now imma jus get a fan onto this card
    and i KNOW it can o/c past 200 core it'll b good enough till i want to buy a new card
     
  11. Goatman

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    You guys are talkin yank pricing, remember the exchange is .62 Canadian dollars for every American dollar... $60 American is almost $100 Canadian.
     
  12. Gary Pandher

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  13. Krux

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    bought my 4600 for 60 bucks :)