Tried to give away my 9800 PRO but failed!

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by askipper, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. askipper

    askipper Active Member

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    Yep, it's true. When I got my lovely new X800XT I thought, "I know, my mate has a PC that has an integrated graphics chip and is always complaining about how he can't play Tiger Woods GOlf or whatever - I'll give him my old ATI 9800 PRO!"

    So, today I downloaded the latest drivers from ATI, got Directx 9.0c, picked up the 9800 pro card and cables etc, dumped the kids and wife in the car and off we went.

    So, before going to the pub I said, "right then, let's open her up and get this thing installed". He couldn't wait after seeing Doom 3, Rome Total War, Far Cry etc. etc. on my PC (with the 9800 PRO that is) a few weeks before.

    So, I told him in my best "I know about **** like this" voice, all about earthing yourself as we opened up the case.

    To my horror - no AGP slots.

    "EH?"

    This PC is from PC WOrld not 1 year old and no f***** AGP slots - just a load of PCI slots - and I'm sure they're not PCI Express slots either!

    It's an emachines 210 that he's got and as he bought it from PC World not 12 months ago you'd think it would have an AGP slot or two - but no.

    So, sadly my 9800 PRO now goes to ebay (so don't bother asking for it!).

    Any ideas what he can actually put in this PC to play some games?

    Cheers
     
  2. Phillip04

    Phillip04 Master Guru

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    9200 i think is the best he can get. Or an fx 5200.
     
  3. football

    football Master Guru

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    Sell for a PCI card.

    I'm looking for TW04 btw, let me know?
     
  4. Beavis

    Beavis Ancient Guru

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    You should've given it to your mate anyway and he could've gone out and bought a new motherboard!?
     

  5. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, what he said would've been the best thing to do, give it or sell it to him anyways, and help him find a new motherboard with an AGP slot......I've done given or sold my friends my old spare parts if they needed something.
     
  6. UZ7

    UZ7 Ancient Guru

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    I agree, I wouldve personally have invested in getting a new motherboard and just kept the card...

    Even if you would try to get the best PCI card, the performance wouldnt be as good even when playing games such as FarCry, Doom 3 etc....

    You can look at a previous thread link: [here] for more info on getting an alternative PCI card, but like i said, they're not really that great for graphic intensive games...
     
  7. SL2

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    A cheap and cheerful motherboard with an AGP slot costs a pitance these days.
     
  8. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    motherboard!!! best idea
     
  9. askipper

    askipper Active Member

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    A new motherboard seems to be the general opinion then though it's the most work (for me probably). Since I've never changed a mobo I'l have to talk to the local friendly PC shop to see what they'd charge to do that

    Thanks guys
     
  10. David Deed

    David Deed Don Alfa Terga Inconiti

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    a 5700LE is avaliable for PCI, its not 128-bit though. you should get anything thats 128-bit i.e. 9100 pci
     

  11. askipper

    askipper Active Member

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    SO say a 5200FX 128bit is a better option than a 9700 64 bit?

    Cheers
     
  12. David Deed

    David Deed Don Alfa Terga Inconiti

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    there is no 9700 64 bit version
     
  13. askipper

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    so, is a 9100 better than a 5200fx? I like ati but am not fussed for my mate!!!:D
     
  14. Demiurg

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    As David said, the 9100pci is the best pci-card out there
    but they┬┤re very rare. I can say that a 9200pci is somewhat useful though, managed to play ut2004 at 1024*764@lowsettings with
    , well , reasonable speed.
    But really, get a new mobo.
     
  15. Estima8tor

    Estima8tor Ancient Guru

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    The fx 5200 and the radeon 9200 are out in PCI versions and I think the radeon 9200 would probably be the better choice of the two. Either one would put a smile on his face if he's been using on-board GPU. I had a ati made 9200 128mb for a while and for the price, its really not a bad card.
     

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