i can't pic a vid card

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  1. black jesus

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    I have a mx440 and it runs and looks great, even though its supposed to be a crappy card.

    I was really thinking about this card:
    http://www.gamingillustrated.com/xfx4200.php
    and
    http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=324010
    The xfx card looks like a beast.

    I can't seem to find data to compare this card to the other 4200's, and can't decide if I shoudl do the 128 or 64, based on value of benchmarks. I know usually, the 64MB ddr cards are just a hair under thier 128 counterparts.

    System info:
    Asus p4s533 (only 4x agp :( )
    P41.8 oc'ed to 2.4
    1024 ddr400
    fsb = 180mhz :)

    Maybe I bought a shitty board, so that might get replaced soon too.

    Thanks for the help, and comment on the mobo too. I love all the features, but would really like 8x.
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Hmm, never heard of the XFX, but I did read some bad reviews on that ABit one with the thermal exhaust. But most of the Ti4200's are fairly similar, I have a Gainward and though my core clock and frequency are slightly higher than that XFX, i'm sure the performance isn't much difference. And as to whether or not to get 64 or 128, just depends on when you want to upgrade again. Because of budget constraints and a great deal I found, I just got the 64mb version but it works great for me so far.


    Oh and by the way, I highly doubt your motherboard is running at 800 FSB. :p
     
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    I followed the asus tutorial, and tom's hardware has tested and confirmed it. Mobo temp has never exceded 102*, so you might be right. :mad: I don't know of any way to test fsb speed.
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    To give you a reference, my Asus mobo is overclocked to 145 FSB and that jumped my chip from 1.53 to 1.67 gHz. ;)
     
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    I am smart, 180 on teh fsb.

    I will tuck my tail and edit now
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    computer functioning 101, with black jesus
     
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    Actually, this asus card looks better every second: Asus V9280S Ti 4200 8X 128MB DDR DVI

    It looks like the Gainward 64 Mb card is just a hair below the 128. I think I am going to purchase the Gainward card.
     
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    Can't go wrong with either really. :dunno:
     

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