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Video card I am trying to decide which video card I should upgrade to. I have an ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard system that I put together myself actually a few years ago that is still working great. It is maxed out completely with the exception of a larger hard drive which I am also contemplating if anyone has a suggestion with that for speed and capacity. It has 4GB OCZ Platinum, P4 3.4HT, AGP 4x/ 8x, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card, and Windows XP SP3. There are a few cards I am looking at, and I am having trouble deciding if I want to go to the trouble of hacking DirectX 10 into my XP and get the full benefit of a DX 10 card, or stick with the simple install and DX 9, and a cheaper card. All the cards I am looking at are ATI based, AGP 4x/8x, 512Mb, DDR2, 128bit cards, the major difference is the DX capability and roughly a hundred dollars. As far as manufacturer my major options have been Saphire and ASUS. Oh, also does anyone know why my PCMCIA to PCI adapter card will operate my wifi net card perfectly, but my AT&T wireless internet connect card will have excellent signal intermittently and never long enough to connect to the web. Thanks in advance!

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  • IMCAmodRacer Jul 08, 2008

    I understand everything you are saying, but I have my reasons for keeping my old system not the least of which is the fact that it runs sweet with virtually no problems (knock wood), I just want to max out the video while I still can. Building a complete new system right now is cost prohibitive and there are gaming applications that I will keep on my old system for as long as it will continue to run. I have all the latest drivers for everything, including the firmware and software for the card, software for the adapter to no avail. I am not terribly concerned about that issue as I am considering diving into a satellite connection which I do not really want and it will mean that I still cannot participate in online gaming, but it is the best connection available as I am distinctly in the 'burbs, lol. I can get an 8x AGP with all the bells and whistles for under $200, less than a hundred more than what a DX9 card will cost.



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In my opinion it would be best to upgrade to pci-e motherboard as the pci-e cards are actually cheaper than the agp cards these days, agp is dead by the way, most company's aren't making cards for it anymore.

imnsho you are wasting your money on a agp card.

about your att card, its most likely a driver issue. see if updated drivers are available.

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