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Not Another Video Card Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by nnndave, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. nnndave

    nnndave IncGamers Member

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    Not Another Video Card Thread

    Ok so check it out.

    P3 800 mhz :lol:
    385 ram
    Windows 98 SE

    The card my computer came with was a TNT2. I bought a geforce3 Ti-500 a couple years ago, and I'm about to switch it out with my new geforce FX 5200. I don't really remember what I did to change it out the first time, but what do I have to do about the drivers? Should I just put in the 5200 and install the new driver, or do I have to delete the ti500 driver first? My first guess would be that it automatically overrides the old one, but how am I going to be sure that my fx won't still be trying to run on the gf3?

    Also, how do I check the watts of my power supply? It says required is 250. If I am running just that should I upgrade for better performance or does it really make a difference?
     
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    Nastie_Bowie Banned

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    250W is not a high requirement. When you open the case, the power supply is at the top in the rear, and should be clearly marked.

    As for the drivers, keep a 20# sledge handy, just in case. :surprise:

    NB :)
     
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    Pidder IncGamers Member

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    Fx5200 is slower than a ti500.

    edit: I hope you're changing because the ti500 broke down or something, otherwise, someone ripped you off.
     
  4. nnndave

    nnndave IncGamers Member

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    the 5200 was 70 bucks, and when i got the ti500 it was $300. It has been running really screwy lately, games always freeze. Plus the ti500 is a 64mb, and 5200 is 128mb.

    How is the ti-500 better than the 5200?
     
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    I myself upgraded to a 5200 fx agp 256 mb card last night from a Geforce 2 Mx 200. I'm running a newer rig, with winME as primary OS. It says to uninstall the drivers for the old one first, so I did. I then installed the card, and the driver disk, and it all went smooth as butter for me. I was running the newest driver for the MX 200, I dont know if that makes a difference, but it was a very quick affair, and worked like a charm for me. I'd suggest doin as the instructions say, and hopefully your switch will go as smoothly as mine did last night.
     
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    It's quite simply slower. Not by much though and the performance will probabaly feel equal to the ti500.
     

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