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  1. #1
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    PCI or AGP

    I'm in need of help! I have an old motherboard that doesn't support AGP. This motherboard came with an extremely crappy video card.... and when it comes to playing [good] games... I GET SCREWED!!! I need to know whether to upgrade my motherboard, pay lots of $$$, and buy a decent AGP GFX card, or upgrade to a TotL (Top-of-the-Line) PCI card, and risk another gamers' dissapointment!

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    Describe in greater detail your system config.

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    You may want to replace the motherboard, an AGP slot is almost a must have. There are not a whole lot of good PCI video cards out there. If you realy want to keep the current board for now you could get a Voodoo 3 2000 or maybe a TNT2. I suggested those 2 cards because they are inexpensive. I wouldn't put a lot of money into a PCI video card, the ones I mentioned are decent cards though.

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    Sorry K...
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    with that system i recomend you get a geforce2 mx pci. if you are not satisfied with the speed your computer is running at (not just in games) i recomend upgrading the mobo and cpu and putting in a cheap temporary vid card until you get enough money for an alright/good vid card. the last thing you would want to do is go buy a pci vid card then upgrade your mobo cpu and be stuck with pci when you could have gotten a better vid card
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    AGP is the current standard used.
    Suggest that you hold off on any purchases since you posted that you would be upgrading soon.
    Do it all at once.

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