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Old 07-09-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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I got the monitor.....looks great. But the black and gray lines are still there so now I'm thinkin that its the video card. Whats a good replacement for a Nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro?

Relatively cheap as well too please......
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GeForce4 MX440? ATi Radeon 9100? Check those two out... Radeon has rather better performance, I reckon...
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Radeon 9000 is just as fast as a Geforce3 in some cases and can be cheaper. I'm not a fan of the cheaper nVidia cards when you put them up against the cheap ATI cards.
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Ditto... My brother just got a Radeon 9700 sitting around for our next machine, which is hopefully coming soon.
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Sasage, up graded both of my video cards a couple of months ago with the Gainward TI4200. Cards are excellent. I run Flight Simulator2002 and the graphics are great. Don't forget to up grade your video drivers too.
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I just bought a Geforce FX 5200. 128 mb ddr ram. I got it for only 100 bucks.
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Not bad, but I heard that a GF2MX400 can outperform the FX5200 in some circumstances...

FX5200 = overclocked GF4

GF4 = overclocked GF2


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Don't get the FX. They aren't built as well as the GeForce 4. For value, the MX440 or 400 is fine. I got one for 50 bucks for PCI, so I'm sure it will only be a bit more for AGP.

My friend has an ATI 9000, and he hates it, and I see him having problems with it all the time. It'* the drivers.

NVidia cards are nicer with drivers, so you will be pleased with a MX 400 or whatever. Or, do what aviator said and get the Gainward 4200. They make great cards. I have a Gainward 4800 and it performs better than most cards out there.
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Yeah I run Radeon and it is great.. You might find that you have to update your drivers alot if your into gaming but its a god video card and relitivly cheap
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are they 2 lines running across the screen about 1/3 and 2/3 of the way up???
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