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Posted: 1/15/2002 11:58:23 AM EST
I have a gateway essential 866 P3 and would like to get a great video card for game playing. I would like one with good speed and graphics. I have no idea what to get. Also what good military games are good to get? Like simulation, aircraft and blowing things up. Thanks a lot Jay
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 12:01:47 PM EST
if you have the money get a GE FORCE 3 card.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 12:09:47 PM EST
Your might want to open up your Piece of Shi+ computer to see if it has a onboard video card. If it does, make sure it has an extra AGP slot, cause if it doesn't your suck with a Geforce 2 PCI, which still isn't that bad of a card.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 12:16:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By MurderSHO45: Your might want to open up your Piece of Shi+ computer ...
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now that's uncalled for. however, you do bring up a good point about slots on the motherboard. Geforce 3 is a very good choice if you have an agp slot. Consult your motherboard/computer owners manual for compatability issues.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 12:42:15 PM EST
Yeah, even looking up the stats on the internet it will obviously show that you have an AGP-based video card, but it could possibly be one that's soldered to the motherboard. If it's soldered to the motherboard, then the GeForce 2 MX PCI is best one you can choose. If you have an AGP slot, then the GeForce 3 is quite a bit faster than the GeForce 2-based cards. There's a "GeForce 4" in the works, but may be a number of months before it's released. The ATI RADEON 8500 is getting good reviews, but I haven't worked with that card.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 12:49:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2002 12:58:51 PM EST by Rowgan]
I've got an extra GeForce2 MX 32mb AGP graphics card I'm selling. I'll sell it to you if your interested. I'll give you a 30 day money back deal. I've played lots of games on it, they all work great. No problems. Email me if your interested.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:29:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:35:14 PM EST
Get the Buttocks Blaster model SUX2000 Tight...
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 2:51:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2002 2:52:36 PM EST by Avalon01]
First see if you have an AGP slot, and if your video card is onboard video. If you have an AGP slot, get a Geforce 3 if you can afford it, otherwise Best Buy is selling 64meg Geforce 2 cards for $99. Remember to disable the onboard video when before you install your new card, otherwise you might be staring at a black screen after the BIOS check. Av.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 3:05:14 PM EST
I upgraded from an NVidia TNT2 to a NVidia Gforce3 Ti200 - HUGE difference. Way, way faster. The Ti500 is a bit (10%) faster, but a lot more money than the Ti200 Go to [url]www.nvidia.com[/url] and look up the graphics cards. Under that, there is an ANALYZE MY PC that will tell you what % of performance increase you will get. Radeon 8500 is expensive, fast, and is having some driver problems.
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