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Old 04-15-2009, 07:04 PM   #21
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Even on our computers running XP we get mad graphics issues from time to time. So many unaddressed problems with nvidia cards that have yet to be fixed.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:16 PM   #22
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What's the computer for?

You say you've overclocked the previous card, so I can only assume gaming.

What kind of motherboard do you have? If you're still on AGP, does this mean you are still also on IDE?

As far as card manufacturers go, I've had both Nvidia and ATI, and they have both worked flawlessly (except for RMAing an old 7800gtx like 3 times, but it was XFX's fault, not Nvidia). The drivers, however, can be a bitch. This goes for both of them.
This computer is now my wife's gaming machine. It is an Alienware Hive Mind, with an Asus P4 running 1.8 processor clocked to 2.2. 6 Cooling fans 2 gigs of mem, AGP and IDE with 180 gigs of hard drive in raid configuration.

My PC is mindless drone HP dual quad core intel.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:13 PM   #23
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Win 3.11

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Win XP SP3, 90% of my games all say Nvidia on them. UT even has a Nvidia intro on there game.

Win 3.11 - On AlienWare... I might have believed Coleco...

With XP and the nVidia call outs on your apps, I'd stay with nVidia.

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Even on our computers running XP we get mad graphics issues from time to time. So many unaddressed problems with nvidia cards that have yet to be fixed.
This graph was correct for the first six months Vista was on the streets. Then both MS and nVidia published the updated drivers (that should have been initially released) and resolved most of the nVidia/Vista issues.

I have found a number of the video card issues were not so much driver issues, but instead conflicting JREs between the card and other apps on the host. (ie: HD, large screen vs older runtime display requirements from a security event manager.)

Oh, and before "bias" is called, I don't give a damn what hardware/software combination is used, provided it meets the customer's requirements. I prefer to understand why something doesn't work instead of just bitching because it doesn't...

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #25
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nvidia all the way. i might be mistaken the best agp card on the market is ati not sure witch model but i will always be a nvidia fan boy
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nvidia all the way, but seriously if your using a AGP card your a lost cause from the start. lol
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I just bought a Sapphire ATI 4870 Toxic Edition 1GB gpu today for my new computer I'm building. I'll let you know how it goes! Too bad you are stuck to AGP
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