Upgrading my P4I65G AGP Card

June 3, 2009 at 16:11:18
Specs: Windows Vista
I want to upgrade my Vid card on my Computer, the problem i am stuck with i have a P4I65G Asrock motherboard, which is a fairly old Motherboard and only takes AGP cards, I was wondering if anyone can look into it and tell me what would be the best compatable AGP card for that motherboard? Ive looked myself but with little luck, My budgets tight so replacing the MBoard isnt an option.
Thanks in advance ~

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June 3, 2009 at 17:00:54
What processor (cpu) are you using on that board?

How much memory do you have installed?

How much do you want to spend?

Is this upgrade for gaming?

Confirm you are running Vista.


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June 3, 2009 at 18:56:08
I'm not selling anything Dion. Period.

130-550 bucks? That's outrageous even for AGP/PCI bus cards.

Here are 49 cards priced from $25 to $203.


Stick around and I'll give you a chance to beat any price I can come up with. Here's the rub...you don't beat the price, then you send Steviejoe the card he picks for free.


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June 4, 2009 at 00:55:18
I typed this thread on my laptop, silly me.
Im running Windows XP on my PC,
Im upgrading as we speak from 2x512MB DDR's to 2X1GB's so memory would be 2GB.
Yes the upgrade would be for gaming & Im running on a Pentium4 2.8Ghz
Additionally i only have a 230V PSU (I state this because some of the new AGP cards require a certain power from the PSU.)
Im looking to spend hopefully around the £50-60 mark but can go up to 80. (160$)

Also i live in the UK so some website like newegg charge stupid ammounts for shipping or they simply just dont ship that far overseas.

Thanks ~

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June 4, 2009 at 02:21:14
You're in pretty good shape for processor and memory.

230v is the input voltage of your power supply. You're interested in the output power and all that should be labeled on the side of the power supply. It'll say something like 350 watts and give the specs of the +3.3v, +5v, and +12v outputs in amps. Let us know what info is on the psu label.

As for cards, I think you should try to find something for less than £50. No need to make a money pit out of an old pc.

The page I linked to has a couple of X1650Pro cards for about $50US, an HD2600XT for $80US, and a HD3850 for 85 bucks. You might also look for a X1950Pro.

The HD3850 is the best AGP card out there but you may also need a new psu to run it.

Yeah, if I was shopping in the UK, I'd sure be looking to keep the cost down too. You might shop for a X1950Pro for < £40. Maybe some of the UK guys here will chime in with other ideas.


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June 4, 2009 at 05:30:57
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June 4, 2009 at 08:02:18
Well my PSU is fairly new and i replaced it not too long back, Just had a look now and Has an output of 500w, So i should be ok to run any AGP cards out there. What card would you reccomend?
thanks for the responses

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June 4, 2009 at 17:07:02
What to recommend? Not sure; the most recent games I play are over 3 years old.

If you're not trying to play Crysis, Far Cry 2, Battlefield 2 or other extremely demanding games I'd think along the lines of the X1950Pro or X1650Pro...whatever I could get the best deal on.

Your psu; how many amps on the +12v?


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June 5, 2009 at 01:45:53
well im the same lol, i mainly play FFXI (7 Year old MMORPG) and EQ2 which i think has been out slightly less time than ffxi. I'l have to check on the PSU though il edit this post when i have done
thanks again
EDIT: just had a look on PSU and all there is on the side is a little color code with differnt amps underneath, (Sorry, Im not too familiar with PSU's)
Under the color Yellow was written
"+12VDC - 36A"
I assume this is what you where looking for? If not i cant really see what or where it is :P
As per the Video card, Id like it to be able to play some of the top end games such as farcry2 ect but its not essential, Im looking to spend no more than £40-50 (90$) so im not expecting it to be able to play those games, Im just looking for the best card available for that money, thanks again

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June 5, 2009 at 13:33:21
I'm not used to searching for prices in the UK, but found this page with the Powercolor X1950Pro. Don't know why the Powercolor cards seem to be cheaper than other brands.


Here's a hierarchy chart that will help with performance rankings and equivalent nVidia cards.


Your psu "should" be able to handle any of the cards we've mentioned.

FC2? Maybe with the X1950Pro but don't expect much. I'd try to borrow and try the game first; no demo is available.



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