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voodoolove

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im lookin at buyin a new graphics card. im also thinkin of overclockin me P3, ive heard bout the ratio settins, (when u overclock ure cpu, it overclocks the pci slots etc...) and im confused on what card to get!!! should i get an agp card or a pci card????? p.s. 3dfx were feckin ace!!!!!lol
 

Lummoxx

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voodoolove (Apr 25, 2001 02:17 p.m.):
im lookin at buyin a new graphics card. im also thinkin of overclockin me P3, ive heard bout the ratio settins, (when u overclock ure cpu, it overclocks the pci slots etc...) and im confused on what card to get!!! should i get an agp card or a pci card????? p.s. 3dfx were feckin ace!!!!!lol

As long as your mobo has an AGP slot, get an AGP card. That's why it's called Advanced Graphics Port. :)

Forget 3dfx, and everything about them. Go out and get yourself a nice GeForce. If you're patient a little, you can grab a '2 Ultra as the price drops due to the '3's.

Good luck,
Chris
 

Placid

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voodoolove (Apr 25, 2001 02:17 p.m.):
im lookin at buyin a new graphics card. im also thinkin of overclockin me P3, ive heard bout the ratio settins, (when u overclock ure cpu, it overclocks the pci slots etc...) and im confused on what card to get!!! should i get an agp card or a pci card????? p.s. 3dfx were feckin ace!!!!!lol

It depends upon the motherboard. Some let you keep the pci bus very close to 33mhz at every speed some do not. All bx boards suffer from the agp bus divider of 2/3.
That means if you want to try to run your cpu at 150fsb
the agp bus will be running at 100mhz vs the 66 spec.
Some agp cards are ok with this some wont even go to 90mhz.
My agp card and bx board combo will not go to over 92mhz agp speed with agp 2x. It will go higher but I have to use a reg. hack to set it to 1x.
So in general if you plan to overclock at 135fsb or lower a agp card is best.
If you want to go higher a pci card is best.
 

Shadow ÒÓ

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Lummoxx (Apr 25, 2001 03:35 p.m.):
voodoolove (Apr 25, 2001 02:17 p.m.):
im lookin at buyin a new graphics card. im also thinkin of overclockin me P3, ive heard bout the ratio settins, (when u overclock ure cpu, it overclocks the pci slots etc...) and im confused on what card to get!!! should i get an agp card or a pci card????? p.s. 3dfx were feckin ace!!!!!lol

As long as your mobo has an AGP slot, get an AGP card. That's why it's called Advanced Graphics Port. :)

Forget 3dfx, and everything about them. Go out and get yourself a nice GeForce. If you're patient a little, you can grab a '2 Ultra as the price drops due to the '3's.

Good luck,
Chris

actually it's accelerated graphics port.........and NVidia just announced it will be supporting the voodoo line till early next year. They didn't mention if new drivers would be released, but so much for voodoo being dead huh?
 

SP

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The only reason to get a PCI card is if your going to run a multiple monitor setup and need another card for additional monitors. Your primary and best card should be AGP. As for the issue of the AGP bus running out of spec on a 440BX board when it's overlcock the good news is that most Geforce 2 cards seem to handle higher AGP bus speeds with very little problem. In fact when it comes to handling out of spec AGP buses Nvidia cards are usually the best bet.

Forget the doodoo cards. Life goes on without 3DFX. Times change and 3d cards change. Things evolve and evolution means the fitest survive and the weak die off. Let the weak die. We're better off without them.
 

asmodean

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Yes, don't even consider a PCI card. A GF2 MX PCI is over 25% slower than an AGP one. My MX handled 89MHz at x2 when I was an Intel user ([email protected], Asus P2B rev. 1.0).

And Voodoo? It really would need some serious voodoo. No hardware T&L!