Need advice on card upgrade

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards & Displays' started by jmacken37, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. jmacken37

    jmacken37 Newbie

    I've got an older setup:

    Mobile AMDXP processor OC'd to 1.4ghz
    1G system memory
    9800pro OC'd to 9800XT (128mb)

    Is there a card out there that would work w/ my old AGP slot or should I just invest in a new MB? I'd like to play some of the newer games for the next year or so.


  2. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    How much are you wiling to spend?

    In any case, your Mobile Athlon XP is kinda underpowered. Even if you invest on a much better graphics card it will still be CPU limited in many cases. Why don't you overclock it more? :mrgreen: The mobiles are known to hit 2.5GHz without much effort :p
  3. Das Capitolin

    Das Capitolin Newbie

    With CPU prices being slashed at the end of July, it would make more sense for you to spend a little more ($250) for a whole new motherboard and CPU to go with a PCI-E video card.
  4. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    agreed with Das Capitolin

    than you can donate your 9800 to me HEHE
  5. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Yup, just wait for Conroe to release and hell breaks lose! :haha:
  6. CompactNinja

    CompactNinja Newbie

    More like a HELL of a lot of price drops :)
  7. Fabulous

    Fabulous Newbie

    yeah man. u need a system upgrade. ur 9800 pro modded to xt its still a good card to handle some of the high requirement games. but ur cpu/motherboard aint gonna cut it. so i suggest u wait a couple weeks early august and u can get a nice priced cut amd system or maybe a lower end conroe.

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