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graphics card

Grune

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#1
hi can anybody recommend a cheap graphics card that will play most of todays games that will last me a little while until i can afford a top of the range 1. i was thinkin of gettin the ATI Radeon 9600 XT 256MB cause i read a few good reviews about it. not looking to spend more than £70.

cheers
 

merciarich

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Jan 21, 2006
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Location
Ashford, Kent, UK
#2
Grune said:
hi can anybody recommend a cheap graphics card that will play most of todays games that will last me a little while until i can afford a top of the range 1. i was thinkin of gettin the ATI Radeon 9600 XT 256MB cause i read a few good reviews about it. not looking to spend more than £70.

cheers
Mine was a ATI Radeon 256mb 9300 or something like that, available from www.dabs.com/uk - I would highly recommend ATI Radeons. They do have some bugs but the majority of the time they are fine.

Regards,

merciarich
 

Grune

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#3
cheers i'll give them a go see how they compare to nvidia. considering everybody is always slaggin them off and sayin nvidia is better
 

Red

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Jan 24, 2006
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#4
nonono

under £70? Go for the one i own, i know its out dated but i haven't had the nerve to upgrade properly

Sapphire Radeon 256mb 9550

It is an amazing card, runs Halflife 2 at full spec at 1024 x 768 at 30+ frames. It's a fantastic card for the price, and is really stable once you install all necessary drivers etc. It is dated now, but if you are a 'steady' gamer, then i suggest it.

Here's a link for it at eBuyer, the only place to buy technology from :p -> http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=62209

Man it's only £42 including VAT, was £80 when i got it lol
 

Grune

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#5
i just had a quick check and they aint sellin it no more. looks like a decent enuff card for now aswell
might have to try faithful old ebay lol
 

Grune

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#6
i bought the card u mentioned the 9550 and all it does is crash my games i think it could be a faulty card but its peein me off cause i cant play any games
 

Jamey

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Telford, UK
#7
Sounds like incorrect drivers or out-of-date ones, or DirectX is too old or the card itself (as you suggested) is actually at fault. If you bought it via eBay, I'd ask the seller if you can return it as faulty.
 

Grune

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Jan 23, 2006
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#8
i typed in the problem on google and it says a number of things like updating ur processor and display drivers and there was this amd patch so i'm gonna try that and if it still does it i'll get in contact with the seller

cheers for the help
 

Cooper

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Location
Leyland, UK
#11
try places like ebuyer or somewhere like that, ive got a 5600 it places most games under high . some times it doesnt.
games like boiling point its struggled with .. and ive just got fear .. it seems to play that ok .. :D