Which Card?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Funkyb, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Funkyb

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    I have just bought a new pc from Time. Its based on an 8xAGP MSI motherboard. The graphics card is a MSI nVidia MX440 128mb 8xAGP.
    I have taken the graphics card from my old machine when I got rid of it. It is a MSI nVidia Geforce FX5600 128Mb 8xAGP. The only problem with this card is that in my old machine it seemed to cause a little grief, crashing games etc, nothing that other people hadnt reported before me (could it have something to do with it being a 4xAGP slot?).
    I want to know which of the two cards are better and is it worth swapping them. I dont want to upset my 'stable' system if the cards are not much different.
    I want to be using my pc for games and photo manipulation.
    Cheers
     
  2. Sazar

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

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    what size is your power supply ?

    the agp 4x/8x should not matter.. but the FX cards require a decent amount of power... preferably 300Watts and higher... look for around 350 on the safe side depending on your other devices...

    also check out the drivers...

    it should not just crash... the driver sets are the same pretty much... so I would be a bit surprised.. but you never know :)
     
  3. wyrlwyn

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    dude, for 400 dollars, get the ati all in wonder 9700pro, same cost as the 9800pro, but, just slitely slitely less powered but has tv plus vrc features, can't beat it... had mine for 9 months, and, yah, nothing comes close to features/power/price, but whatever you do, don't go nvidia...
    oh yah, its 8x too...
     
  4. grimman

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    That's Natalie Portman, not Padme. ;P
     
  5. Sazar

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

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    natalie portman == padme though :)
     
  6. grimman

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    No. She plays Padme, there's a difference. And besides, she's not depicting Padme in any of the pics in the image...
     
  7. Sazar

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

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    why does this matter again ?
     
  8. grimman

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    Personally, I can't stand things that are wrong. How about you? ;>
     
  9. Sazar

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

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    personally I don't care in situations like this :)
     
  10. Funkyb

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    Sorry to butt in an all, but my PSU is 500watt. Hope this is any use!!
     
  11. Sazar

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

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    remove all drivers and reinstall the latest nvidia released drivers... preferably WHQL... not some beta's please...

    see if this makes a difference...
     
  12. Funkyb

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    But which is the better card, the MX440 or the FX5600?
     
  13. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    The Fx5600 is the better card in this case why people need to jump in saying spend $400 I dont know


    So in your case you have both cards I would use the FX5600


    And like Saz said get a good set of drivers not beta's
     
  14. Speed4Ever

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    And this is saying much? :p :D