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What video card to buy for both current and future setup

Q: What video card to buy for both current and future setup

My current video card in my desktop computer is apparently dying I could be wrong but I just haven t been able to figure out what else the problem could be I deleted all drivers and started future buy video card for to and current What setup both over The drivers I had previously were the most current apparently but I reinstalled from a new download I also deleted all Flash and started over and same with Java My display crashes constantly in Firefox and almost always when I try to play a video online Sometimes even when I click on something anything in Firefox bam The screen goes black and the computer is still running IE is not even usable anymore So What video card to buy for both current and future setup I reboot and start over with every crash This has been going on for a couple months I am going to be upgrading almost everything soon I like my old roomy Chieftek Dragon case with lots of fans so I may be able to keep that Below is what I currently have I realize that a video card that will be great for my coming system will not function to its fullest on my current system but if it s just an improvement for now that s fine I don t want to have to buy one now and one later Current system Motherboard - Gigabyte P Titan GA- S FX-L Graphic interface - AGP X X b Current video card - VisionTek ATI Radeon HD put in Memory - GB maxed out Crucial CPU - P CPU Speed - Ghz Power Supply Make Model - Antec Neo HE Watt output Amperage - w ATX V OS - XP Pro up to date Future Intel Core i Ghz already have this and GB RAM What video cards do you recommend for my situation I use this desktop computer mostly as the hub in the home network for graphics photography running Adobe graphics software web design writing and communications home office and general use My laptop is my music recording computer Thanks so much I hope to solve this very quickly nbsp

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A: What video card to buy for both current and future setup

Current and Future!

There is no such card.

You currently have an AGP interface and I'm willing to bet your future motherboard will be PCIe.
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Myself and wife are looking to upgrade video future advice a Looking for card purchase on our current video card ATI Our mainboard Looking for advice on a future video card purchase is a P N Diamond Looking for advice on a future video card purchase we both use windows xp she uses xp I use xp My question is this what video card model would you recommend for a upgrade We are looking to spend about each and we are not sure if we should stay with ATI or go over to Nvidia our boards are SLI and we did put our systems together ourselves but we are far from experts Do we need to go with a Nvidia video card to use the SLI function we are not looking to use that option as yet just thinking of down the road We both are gameaholics she enjoys Fallout as do I but we also like to play things like Crysis Borderlands Bioshock ect Any suggestions are welcome we would like to see some improvement in fps but are on a rather tight budget these cards will be bought as anniversary presents to each other this year last year we bought the P N Diamond mainboard nbsp

A:Looking for advice on a future video card purchase

As you like gaming, a good card is definitely a must, obviously
As far as SLI goes, it is the same as crossfire in one big respect- it lets you puts 2 cards in. Most of the time though, a single higher card will give better results, and for wehat you spend on the 2 lowers, the return isnt brilliant. I wouldnt worry about SLI, or Xfire, unless you are an ubergamer, or like the brag rights. (Please, dont look at my spec )

At the moment Newegg have the ATI 5770 for 160 bucks, or thereabouts. A lot of my clan have been upgrading lately, due to bad company 2 coming out, and all have reported this as a great card. Works very well, no too expensive, and gives great gameplay.

In terms o fNvidia, you could get a 250 for around the same price, but these do not have DX 11 and, from the bemchmarks we have had back, the 5770 seems to be bette.r

Just my tuppence ha'peny worth, good luck with whatever you get in the end
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A:Best Video Card for your current system


You purdy well nutshelled some big threads into your post & I think ya got it right. :grinthumb

I got a 'thing' for the P3 933. I think it is a fine CPU with plenty of potential for excellent results w/compatible hardware & good software 'enhancements'.

Depending on your motherboard, you may be able get more out of what you presently have than you may think. Rick makes some valid points on having a card that is a little above system 'specs': but the price is right, too. Quality over speed.

Since you are wanting to match your system potential, I'd like some mobo info 1st. Do you know the mfg & the model#? Handy utility for that info: "Fresh Diagnose".

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A:Setup display with standard VGA driver - video card installation error

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A:Advice For Future Purchase:Audio Card For Music Production

I have a Recording Studio (using Sonar X3 Producer). The general consensus on most recording forums is that a PC sound card is crap for recording and low latency. You are better off considering a "real" recording interface device. The USB connected units seem to have the edge now, with Firewire sort of becoming pass?. USB devices generally have lower latency too.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Agp1x/2x are 3.3 volts, whereas Agp4x/8x are 1.5 volts.

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I simplified:

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Maybe there is an issue with your power supply.

Run this

While running this

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spinnermason said:


Iím in a dilly of a pickle here.

When playing video, my screen will go black for just a second and then return to normal. With most video players, the video will then usually play, but when using BSPlayer ( to watch video, the screen will go black, return to normal and then video will not play.

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Well they have these but they just give you a port to use.
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I have a computer running Windows XP SP on an HP Pavilian a n stocked with an integrated Video Card and Sound Card I'm trying to upgrade my systems video Install Card New Stops Video Card and Sound Working card to a newer GeForce which works great with the computer once its drivers are installed The problem though is that my integrated sound card stops working and Windows begins asking asking for four quot high definition audio bus quot 's The original drivers are in my computers Install New Video Card and Sound Card Stops Working recovery but for some reason the sound driver is unrecognised by the device manager and even updated drivers from the manufactures HP Realtek don't do the trick Funny thing is when I remove the new video card and revert back the the original integrated video port the sound card begins to work again as if nothings been changed I've tryed multiple times the remove and reinstall the hardware but get the same outcome even tryed to introduce a non-integrated sound card and still no luck So if anyone has any clue as to what the fix might be I'm all ears

A:Install New Video Card and Sound Card Stops Working

Check in the Bios under chipset on the advanced tab make sure the integrated audio is still enabled after installing the video card.