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MSI Geforce FX 5500-TD256

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After a long search I decided on a MSI FX 5500 w/256 MB memory ,128 MB memory interface ,and clock at 270 Mhz. with a 3 yr

warranty for $57.99 shipping included. Before I order is there a better choice for a Mandriva 2006 system for the same money?

I'm not a gamer

 

System as is:

 

Asus K8V-X 754 MOBO

Sempron 2800 64 bit processor

512 MB pc3200 ram

PowMax Ultra 400 PS

Memorex CD-rom

HP CD-writer

Seagate 80 G Hard drive

Windows XP 32 bit

Mindriva 2006

 

Many thanks maparus

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Nvidia chip is the best choice, as long as you run the nvidia drivers. (MSI is using Nvidia in the card.)They are easy to install.

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Personally I'd pay a little more (about 100$) and get a Geforce 6600LE AGP... All cards in the FX 5200/5500/5600 and even 5700 series are poor performers.

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Yeah.

<looks at fx5200 running in computer>

 

Doom3 looks pretty good to me!! ;)

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What are you trying to do with the card? If you are looking to just browse the web and run through the command line you might be able to purchase something even cheaper.

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<looks at fx5200 running in computer>

 

Regrettably I also own an FX5200/128M, and performance-wise its only marginally better than a five-year old Geforce2 Ti200 that I still have somewhere...

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You could probably still get that pretty cheap through ebay or another auction site. Lots of gamers are upgrading to newer cards (7800/7900 or x1800/x1900) nowadays. Get one of the 6-series.

 

Personally I'd pay a little more (about 100$) and get a Geforce 6600LE AGP... All cards in the FX 5200/5500/5600 and even 5700 series are poor performers.
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