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Old 10-21-02, 08:43 AM Thread Starter   #1
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USB Monitors?


a little help needed, my mobo dosent have an agp graphics slot and the onboard graphics are a bit dodgy (sometimes it starts sometimes it dosent) well since christmas is coming up i wondered if any of you could point me in the direction of a relatively good monitor (that plugs in to my comp via USB) o and it HAS to be in the U.K.

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Old 10-21-02, 08:50 AM   #2
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i have never heard of a Monitor that plugs into USB, but you could always get a PCI vid cad. Thats what i did when i didnt have an AGP slot. Then again, i did only have 2 PCI slots......

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Old 10-21-02, 11:35 AM   #3
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look for a used voodoo 5 5500 PCI, should be a huge improvement....or a voodoo 3 3000 pci....they make mx's that are PCI but there sometimes pricy

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Just get like a Geforce 4 mx 420 for less then $100. Thats what I did when I only had PCI. Man Im glad those days are gone : )
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Old 10-21-02, 12:13 PM   #5
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You can get a PCI GeF2 MX from www.overclockers.co.uk for 76


www.dabs.com goes from: (all incusive of VAT)

Dabsvalue S3 Savage 8MB PCI for 12.33

Creative GeForce 2 MX 200 32MB PCI for 54.05

Hercules 3D Prophet Kyro 64MB PCI VO for 63.44

GeForce 4 Mx420 64MB PCI VO for 71.67

Or if you're feeling flush, the PNY Quadro 4 400NVS Quad 64MB PCI for a piffling 734.37.....

That's about it for PCI video cards. Any of them (bar the Savage!) will give you an increase in performance......

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Old 10-21-02, 12:28 PM   #6
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As much as I despise the MX lineup, the GF4 MX420 is the best of those cards listed for the $$
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Old 10-21-02, 12:41 PM   #7
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Or you could get an ATI Radeon 7200 PCI. It's got Hardware T & L.
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