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legacy-SpyDee
07-13-2003, 07:12 PM
hello,

well, my comp is crap yea i know but i figure i can get away playing the game at lowest settings with one of theses vids:

9500 pro/non pro

9700 non pro

system: crap :haha:

p3 650
448 pc133 ram
mobo: qdi billianx9 <--this is the thing

i need to ask u guys if the vid i wanna buy will work with this mobo even at 2x. from what i understand, yea it will, but its better to check with more people aswell :)

This is a link to my mobo on the qdi website (http://www.qdigrp.com/qdisite/eng/products/bx9.htm)

9500 specs (http://mirror.ati.com/products/radeon9500/radeon9500pro/specs.html)
9700 (http://mirror.ati.com/products/radeon9700/radeon9700pro/specs.html)

now, on the site is says this 2x/4x/8x crap, or with some universal 3.0 bus config blah blah. i really dont wanna fry or ruin my card or anythnig so if some1 explained this agp stuff with voltages etc to me ill really appreciate it, cause if it doesnt work i wanna take it back

and lastly, the one im gonna get might be a sapphire. on the site it says 2x/4x/8x...the sapph says 8x. does that mean only 8x, or they just didnt put the others in...? does ALL 9500/9700 chipsets that ati makes work with 2x/4x/8x nonetheless?

thanks in advance,

Spydee.

legacy-Maggot 624
07-14-2003, 01:13 AM
The main set back will be your CPU. min. is 733 MHz. It may run but probably very poorly.

legacy-ChemicalBurn
07-14-2003, 11:14 AM
Spydee, I know that you want to add some zip to your system, but save your money for a system-wide upgrade. Buying a top of the line card for your current setup will be a waste of money due to CPU, RAM and AGP limitations. If your mobo only supports 2x AGP then that is going to be a serious hamper to your video performance. I do not believe that a 2x slot has the proper voltage requirements for a 8x card. Also your CPU will not be able to supply your video card with information fast enough to make it worth the extra money. A good video card alone will not revive a dated system. I would suggest that you look into purchasing a newer mobo, CPU, and RAM combination before considering an expensive video card purchase. Especially with prices dropping the way that they are. You will not see the performance enhancement that you are hoping for with a video card upgrade. Your current PC just can't drive those kinds of cards.