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Old Jan 28, 2003, 04:07 PM   #1
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video card suggestions?

I've got a dual 500 G4 that's aging but I'm not ready to part with it.

So one of the things I want to upgrade is the video card.

Anyone have recommendations as to what would be a good choice. Not sure if AGP or PCI makes much difference. I don't do gaming, just design and video production.
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Re: video card suggestions?

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I've got a dual 500 G4 that's aging but I'm not ready to part with it.

So one of the things I want to upgrade is the video card.

Anyone have recommendations as to what would be a good choice. Not sure if AGP or PCI makes much difference. I don't do gaming, just design and video production.
Gaming or not, a bette video card is always good.

First AGP is newer you want to check first if you have it and second what you want it to cost.
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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I've got an AGP slot. I think it's probably just 2x though since this machine was purchased in the fall of 2000.

If I have an AGP slot does that definitely mean I don't want to go with a PCI card?

Cost: less than $200
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 05:51 PM   #4
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Never go with PCI over AGP.

You have an AGP slot you go with an AGP card for your vid card...


I would suggest a ATi 8500 or 9000 OEM. Those would probley suit you best.
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 07:32 PM   #5
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Go with the 8500. Faster, cheaper, and...well that's it. Get one off ebay for cheap.
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