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Giedrius



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What are other hardware requirements for video cards? I have SE440BX mother board with i740 video card. I would like to get a newer video card. Could I fit in x850xt? Twisted Evil Or should I look for some older, 32mb card? Crying or Very sad

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Post 27 Jun 2005, 16:54
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Chewy509



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The SE440BX is limited to AGPx2, which means most current AGP cards won't work.

However you should be able to get a ATi Radeon 9000/9200 or 9500/9700Pro to work. Or one of the nVidia GeForce 4 Ti series.

However before buying I would ensure that you double check with the supplier that it will work.

My personal recommendation, would be for a Radeon 9250 or a nVidia GF4 Ti-4600 (if you can find one).
Post 27 Jun 2005, 23:27
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f0dder



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Hm, what's the max processor speed supported by that board? A less-than-1GHz PIII? I wouldn't bother with a very powerful video card (not that you can fit one in APGx2), because your wont have enough processor power to feed it (forget the marketing hype about T&L reducing CPU usage, most apps requiring high-end GPUs require high-end CPUs as well).

Look for GF4 Ti4x00 series or Radeon 9x00 series as Chewy suggested, but be sure that your motherboard has enough power (and stable voltages) on the AGP slot.
Post 28 Jun 2005, 02:12
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Chewy509



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f0dder wrote:
Hm, what's the max processor speed supported by that board? A less-than-1GHz PIII?

PIII-450MHz ( SE440BX ) or PIII-850MHz ( SE440BX-2 ) depending on exact board and revision.

f0dder wrote:
Look for GF4 Ti4x00 series or Radeon 9x00 series as Chewy suggested, but be sure that your motherboard has enough power (and stable voltages) on the AGP slot.

Just be careful with the latter Radeon 9x00's, eg the 9600 and 9800 are AGP x4/x8 only cards.
Post 28 Jun 2005, 03:10
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Giedrius



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Thanks for your help! Smile

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THEWizardGenius



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Well if you have a really old PC, you might look into CGA cards.. they have color!!! Even graphics! Laughing
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