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BSOD after video card upgrade

Q: BSOD after video card upgrade

I seem to get this crash while playing COD:MW2 . It does not occur immediately, but only after about a minute or so of playing. It started happening after I installed my HD4870 video card (replacing my HD3450).

I've tried numerous drivers from the latest Catalyst 10.2 rolling back to 9.11. They all crash with BSOD and then forced system reboot.

I've ran the memory/system diagnostics scan via command prompt, and it said no errors found.

Please see my dump file attached. THanks for any advice.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-790XTA-UD4
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.94 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.83 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB

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Preferred Solution: BSOD after video card upgrade

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: BSOD after video card upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by nugentoffer


I seem to get this crash while playing COD:MW2 . It does not occur immediately, but only after about a minute or so of playing. It started happening after I installed my HD4870 video card (replacing my HD3450).

I've tried numerous drivers from the latest Catalyst 10.2 rolling back to 9.11. They all crash with BSOD and then forced system reboot.

I've ran the memory/system diagnostics scan via command prompt, and it said no errors found.

Please see my dump file attached. THanks for any advice.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-790XTA-UD4
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.94 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.83 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB



The cuases of these crashes vary. 2 were from the video driver. 2 were from memory and one was from NTFS.

Since the causes are varied I have a gut feeling that its hardware specifically memory. Therefor I would

download memtestx86 and run for 5 passes
uninstall your video driver , download and install a fresh copy
run a system file check to verify and repair your system files
type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW
Also if you are overclocking STOP

Le us know the results.

Ken


Code:
021810-28922-01.dmp 2/18/2010 8:50:06 PM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 fffff880`e7e36ce0 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 fffff880`07d127e3 atipmdag.sys atipmdag.sys+2867e3 x64
021810-19999-01.dmp 2/18/2010 9:04:46 PM KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED 0x0000001e ffffffff`c0000096 fffff800`02c9036d 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-19453-01.dmp 2/18/2010 9:27:04 PM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff800`00cbf54b 00000000`00000008 fffff800`00cbf54b 00000000`00000002 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-25740-01.dmp 2/18/2010 10:32:52 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff880`012c6c8d fffff880`02165dd0 00000000`00000000 Ntfs.sys Ntfs.sys+74c8d x64
021810-19063-01.dmp 2/18/2010 10:50:52 PM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff8a0`422a0b2f 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02f8087d 00000000`00000005 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-19344-01.dmp 2/18/2010 11:09:12 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff960`000ee9ea fffff880`068c3900 00000000`00000000 win32k.sys win32k.sys+be9ea x64


Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\New folder\021810-28922-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*d:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a55000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c92e50
Debug session time: Thu Feb 18 21:45:13.311 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:51:06.058
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
........................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
...............
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {fffff880e7e36ce0, b, 0, fffff88007d127e3}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atipmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atipmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atipmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atipmdag.sys ( atipmdag+2867e3 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

3: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffff880e7e36ce0, memory referenced
Arg2: 000000000000000b, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff88007d127e3, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
------------------
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002cfd0e0
fffff880e7e36ce0

CURRENT_IRQL: b

FAULTING_IP:
atipmdag+2867e3
fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h]

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1

PROCESS_NAME: System

TRAP_FRAME: fffff88002dfacc0 -- (.trap 0xfffff88002dfacc0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffff880e7e36cc0 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa800592ca30
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88007d127e3 rsp=fffff88002dfae50 rbp=0000000000000001
r8=00000000000004b0 r9=0000000000000001 r10=0000000000000000
r11=fffffa8003eb8c80 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
atipmdag+0x2867e3:
fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h] ds:0001:fffff880`e7e36ce0=????????????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002ac6469 to fffff80002ac6f00

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`02dfab78 fffff800`02ac6469 : 00000000`0000000a fffff880`e7e36ce0 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02dfab80 fffff800`02ac50e0 : fffffa80`05143680 fffffa80`067f6010 fffffa80`04b06aa0 00000000`00005a1a : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`02dfacc0 fffff880`07d127e3 : fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`02dfae50 fffffa80`041627b0 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`0000000b : atipmdag+0x2867e3
fffff880`02dfae58 00000000`00000000 : fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`0000000b fffff880`07cfbc38 : 0xfffffa80`041627b0
STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_IP:
atipmdag+2867e3
fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h]

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 3

SYMBOL_NAME: atipmdag+2867e3

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: atipmdag

IMAGE_NAME: atipmdag.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4b22aca2

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_atipmdag+2867e3

BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_atipmdag+2867e3

Followup: MachineOwner
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A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

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Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?
 

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A:Is this the right video card upgrade

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A:upgrade my video card

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A:Video Card Upgrade

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BTW, welcome with your first post to TechSpot! :grinthumb
 

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A:How can I upgrade my Video Card?

Hi Vania
, a few things, first can you look at the sticker on the side of your power supply to see how many amps/watts you have to work with? it will look something like the attached image. secondly, your cpu frequency is probably changing due to cpu throttling , its a power saving feature that idle at a lower speed to save energy, and throttles up under heavier use. you can change that in the power plan settings if you wish, and what monitor are you using? and at what resolution are you wanting to game at? welcome to Techspot
 

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I have upgraded my Graphics Card from an Asus Geforce 5200 128 mb to an Asus Geforce 6600 128 mb ............ install was uneventful and I downloaded the latest drivers from the NVIDIA website .......... I spent some time tweaking the graphics settings on my system and everythings seems to be running fine except I cannot get video with any of the WMV files on my system ........ I get the audio from these files but no graphics. I have some Quicktime MOV files and these play just fine. I have checked that the correct file types are associated with the respective utility ............. would welcome advice re this.

jonuck,
 

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Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this model of Envy 17? the Product number is E1P13AV Thanks,

A:Is a Video Card Upgrade Possible

Hi, Unfortunately no, you can't. Actually we can't upgrade video cards for nearly all comsumers laptops. Regards.

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So I have a 500-549 desktop PC and I was wondering if its worth it to upgrade my GPU and if it's even possible because unfortunately the r7 240 really sucks. (Taking all things into account like the power supply, how much space I have and the motherboard -  http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c04555845) I was wondering if there was any graphics card that I could get that could handle newer games and work with my PC or if I should just get a new PC.  I'm open to buying new components but if I need a lot of new stuff then I'll just get a new PC. 

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I have a P4S533-MX, how do i find the best/fastest compatable video card available?
 

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I need to upgrade my PCI video card and need to know which one(s) will support windows 7.

I only have PCI not PCI-e

Any suggestions?

A:I need to upgrade my PCI video card

What about a GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P1-N948-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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My specs hp pavilion a730n with a pentium 4 3.8ghz and 4g of ram with a ati radeon x700 pro with a budget of 600 dollars and space for max 8.5 inches long video. What is the best video card that I could get? thanks for any help
 

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That has a pci-x 16 slot so go for it!
Here is where I would go:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150252
 

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Hi,
I have posted before about upgrading my video card. I am still working on it. MY mother in-law had an upgraded computer that she had taken some parts from. I got this from it
3DForce4-MX440
Can I use this in my computer? Here is my computer info:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=447312&dlc=en&docname=c00280659

Thank you to any help given!!

Stacy
 

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bumping it back up to the top to get help
 

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Hi, I am new here. I am trying to get some help on upgrading my video card. I want something that will be good for games. I don't need something overly extravagent, just something that works.
I have a Compaq Presario SR1303WM. According to the specs page http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=447312&dlc=en&docname=c00280659 there are 3 PCI slots available and 1 AGP slot available. Does it matter which one I use?
Does it matter what brand? Does it matter how many MB? There are so many out there, I dont know if only certain ones work for certain computers. Any help/advice would be wonderful.
Thanks in advance!!!
 

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ok when the hell are 5600 ultra rev b's gona hit he shelves???after reading all the review's it looks promising enough to buy.
 

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it looks like Nvidia is having trouble getting anything above their 5200 on store shelves in quantity.
 

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I'd like to upgrade my Card to something under $200.00 And wanted to Know what the best bang for the bucks would be? My warrente ends in 2 weeks So i guess it will be ok... Thanks For any Ideas... And do I have to buy a Gigabyte Video Card to go with my board?

ABS Awesome 3300
Aspire Full Tower Case w/ Side Panel Window and 420W PS (Blue)
AMD Athlon XP 2600+/333 FSB 512K Barton
Koolance EXOS-AL Liquid Cooling System
Koolance CPU-300-H06 CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2 Ultra400 Dual Channel DDR (Motherboard)
Albatron GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out (Video Card)
2 Geil 512MB PC-3200 DDR-400 184-Pin
1 Geil 256MB PC-3200 DDR-400 184-pin
XP Home sp-1 & sp-2
2 - W.D. 200g 7200 rpm 8mg HD
1 - W.D. 36.7g SATA 10,000 rpm Raptor HD
1 - Samsung 160GB HD Serial ATA-150, 7,200 RPM, 8MB
19" SamSung - SyncMaster 955DF (Monitor
Logitech MX700 rechargable Optical Mouse
Lite-On CD/RW 52x32x52,--Lite-On 4X DVD+/-RW Burner,--Lite-On 16X DVD-Rom
- Leadtek "EXPERT" PCI TV/FM Tuner Card with Remote
- Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 24-bit Plat. &
Logitech Z-640 5.1 Surround Speaker System
 

A:Upgrade Video Card

hrm...

well first off you don't have to get a gigabyte card.

my recommendation for a card, in that price range...

a little over your price:

9800 Pro 128 meg version:

runs around 225$, damn good card

9800 Pro 256 meg version:

a little more expensive at ~265$. the card i am running right now. runs pretty much anything you throw at it at high detail. doesn't handle anti-aliasing as well as i would like it to.

A little under your price:

any nvidia fx5900xt card.

when it comes to brands for those, you will have to do your own research.
 

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Before I install W7, I need to upgrade my video cardso that Aero will run. Here is one I have looked at.

Model: VCG84R2SXEB
Form Factor: Low Profile
Interface:
- Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16 Chipset:
- Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
- GPU: GeForce 8400 GS
- Core Clock: 567MHz Memory:
- Memory Clock: 800MHz
- Memory Size: 256MB
- Memory Interface: 64-bit
- Memory Type: GDDR2 3D API:
- DirectX: DirectX 10
- OpenGL: OpenGL 2.1 Ports:
- D-SUB: 1
- DVI: 1
- TV-Out: HDTV / S-Video Out
What does "Form Factor - Low Profile" mean. Does this mean it is a low end card? == I will be getting 32-bit Windows, the cards Memory Interface says 64-bit. Does that mean I can't run the card or is that something else? In summary, does this card look OK to run Win 7? Thanks,

PS == My motherboard manual says "PCI-E slot is fully complaint with PCI-E Base Specification Revision 1.1". -- Is this a problem since Interface of Card says PCI Express 2.0?

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What does "Form Factor - Low Profile" mean. Does this mean it is a low end card?


Low profile means just what it says in comparison to a full size card (also called half-height), not low end (despite the 8400GS being about as low end as you can get). Most low profile cards will come with two mounting brackets; one for a standard ATX case, and one for a slim case.






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My motherboard manual says "PCI-E slot is fully complaint with PCI-E Base Specification Revision 1.1". -- Is this a problem since Interface of Card says PCI Express 2.0?


No as the 2.0 cards are backwards compatible with the 1.1 spec.

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Should I upgrade? The price for a VisionTek X1650 Pro 512MB AGP graphics card is down to $99.99. I do cad work and I have ATI DTV Wonder for watching digital off-air tv. Right now I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX5600, AGP 8X, 256MB, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1GB DDR Ram and 350w. power supply. Will a substantially newer v-card be worth while to me? Will it make a big difference? Now when I watch tv and do cad work at same time I crash alot.

Thanks for any advice,

John B.
Long Beach, CA
 

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I would say it's worth the price... BUT it would be a better investment to get a new PC. But if that's not possible then that would be great upgrade.

GeForce FX 5600 vs. Radeon X1650 PRO:

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=147&card2=458
 

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Okay hears the deal i play alot of Cs:s and just recently bought 1gb of ram for my comp.
altough it was value ram it still bosted the proformace a good 25fps jump.
my specs are
CPU:intel duo core 2.4ghz
Ram:2GB value ram 1 kingston 1 rendition
Video Card: x1300 dont think its pro or nothing
Power supply: 350watt
OS: Windows Vista Home Prem
Now im thinkin about getting A BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC 256MB. witch is decently powerfull its a dx10 card and i read somewher you can get the same proformace running a dx9 game with a 7900. witch may be the case but it will still be a jump from the x1300 witch sucks.. im jus wondering if thats a smart choice or should i buy a PS and the 8600?
 

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My friend has 499Mghz cpu Compaq Presario. The video card is 3DFX Voodoo3. Can he upgrade or get a new video card? Also he has XP.
 

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I need to add an HDMI output to a Pavilion P6210t so I can connect a 40 in TV for my Monther who has limited vision. I think adding a video card with HDMI is the best option (as opposed to using a VGA to HDMI converter) for best resolution. Graphics performance isn't an issue for her. Is this a good approach and are there any suggestions on a basic video card with HDMI and low power (the PSU is only 250W)? What about driver installation, BIOS setup, etc?Thanks

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I have a pentium III 933 processor with 258 ram. Out of the Gainward geforce 4 ti series cards what would be the best one to get, for the the best possible graphics and performance for all the new games that are out ? No plans for upgrading or desire to overclock the video cards. I don't want to buy a card that my system can't even take full advantage of. Thanks.
 

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The ti 4600 Ultra/750XP is top of the line if you want to spend the money

then they go as follows

ti 4400 Ultra/700XP
ti 4200 Ultra/650XP (good card for the price)

I would stay away from the mx series of cards
 

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Hi, I have an Inspiron 620 currently fitted with AMD Radeon HD6450 video card with 1024mb memory and PSU L300-00 rated as 300W max.
I wish to upgrade the video card to something with more memory as it struggles when editing my videos.
Can you please advise on what can be acheived with my machine.
Regards, Terry

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I would like to add an nvidia quadro card to the system, but there are no available power plug-ins available from the power supply.  What are my options?

A:upgrade video card

rickthecurler Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The answer depends entirely on what kind of power connector the video card requires -- and what kind of connectors your power supply has. The older cards often used a 4-pin connector known as a Molex and the solution there would have been to get power Y-cable that splits the 4-wire power lead into two, so you can have a second power connector. But the newer cards tend to use 6-pin, or even 8-pin, connectors and if your power supply does not have a lead with that connector, you are out of luck.

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I would like to upgrade my laptop's video card as it's not meeting my performance needs.  Is this possible with my laptop?

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Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04434142Unfortunately graphics chip is soldered on to the motherboard. You cannot replace or upgrade it like in many consumer notebooks.RegardsVisruth

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What card out of the following will give me the greatest performance upgrade from my GeForce2 Pro 64mb card.. Geforce 2 TI 200, 500, Geforce4 MX 440, 460...
thanks

Its an athlon 1200Mhz system w/ 256 MB ram..

Planning on upgrading mobo+cpu at the end of the year... either to fastest XP avalible or new Therobread processor....
I'm actually thinking about the TI 4200, but i didn't include that in with the others becasue it obviously blows them away...
 

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Guy's I need advice on which "Budget" Video card to buy.I upgraded a couple of years ago to a ATI Radeon X1300 (Best Buy Closeout) this card can not handle
running DVD movies on my ASUS 22" Widescreen.Any suggestions for PCIe x 16 cards that won't break the bank? Thanks
 

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go to tomshardwareguide.com and read their tables for your budget to determine what you need. There's a card for every budget out there. Their tables show performance and price ranges.
 

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I'm upgrading my power supply and I thought it'd be a good time to get a new video card as well. I currently have an ATI Radeon X1650 Pro

Motherboard ID 09/28/2007-XFX-6A61IR0BC-00
Motherboard Name XFX MB-N680-ILT9

I'm just looking for a card that will allow me to run newer games on lower to mid settings. I'd say less than 100 is what I'm looking to pay.
 

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Hey, I am going to buy a new video card because the one I have now can't keep up with my gaming. I have a celoron processor 128mgs of ram, windows 98. I am looking for a card within $200's or lower. What should I get?
 

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What is your processor speed ? Do you have an AGP slot?
If you have an AGP slot I would recommend a GeForce 2MX.
I have an Elsa which cost $125. Their support is awsome.
 

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