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Old 02-24-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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right now im running a GeForce 4 MX 420, it handles everything i throw at it, but not as well as i would like. i saw some screenies from NFS:Underground on the internet today and they looked NOTHING like the NFS:Underground i play. the kicker is i can only go PCI, cause my computer doesnt have an AGP port. so what kind of cards can i get? i found the Radeon 9200se and GeForce FX 5200 on newegg for reasonable prices. anyone have any eperience with these cards? i wanna be able to kick in some of the goodies with NFS:Underground and Morrowind and even Call of Duty.thanks for the input.

after some research it seems the FX 5200 is superior but what do you guys think?
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The 5200 should support NFSU. It'* not the greatest card in the world, but a great all around kind of card.
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I'd personally get the Radeons over the GFFX right now. In all actuality, a used 4200 or so would be better, cept DX9 stuff.
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yeah for a ati card i have a geforce fx 5200 and its a an ok card. but it will work with nfsu i played it over the weedend untill the game died on me. i think i need a new image.
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Nvidia has a lot of PCI cards though, and the drivers make it easy to install.
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I just got my my MX400 64mb today in the mail its gotta be better them my 8mb thats in this already time to put her in
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the PCI slot is going to hold you back preaty much no matter what card you get. upgrade your mother board and get an AGP card.
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I just bought the gigabyte Nvidia fx5700. Its a really really really excellent card. Came with three full games, tomb raider, rainbow six, and will rock. it was $150 at newegg. You probably dont want to spend that much though right?
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i think i might get the FX 5200, its Directx 9 compatible whereas the 9200se is only 8.1, and i like the easyness of drivers with the Nvidia cards.i wanna be able to turn on some of those goodies, i guess i could start with turnin everything up to high. but it might be really slow. it stalls for just a sec from time to time while playin NFSU as it is. thanks for the input though. i think ill add a video card to my list of things to buy. that list is growing every day.
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