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Thread: FX 5200 vs. Radeon 7200




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    Quote Originally Posted by DraGoN-BoY
    I thought it was always the 9600 + that supported dx9 :confused:
    No, the 9500 had it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkRose
    Posted a while back about an FX 5200 vs. a Radeon 8500 and was told the 8500 was the same or better.
    Whoever said it has the same performance is nuts as the R8500 should be well in front.
    [b]What about versus a 32 mb Radeon 7200? I'm assuming it'd be better, but would it be Waaay better? (I can get the 5200 for about )?
    Only just better mainly due to its DX9 features.
    [b]It's running on an FIC AZ11 mobo, can't remember if it's AGP 2x or 4x.....:confused:
    That mobo is AGP 2x/4x compatible and I'd suggest either an R8500 (or better) or a GF4 Ti4200 (or better) but realistically ya mobo's SDRAM memory is one hell of a bottleneck that impacts on both CPU and video performance (so are ya really sure that ya want to throw extra $'s at it?).

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    Okay, I have an older system that I've been planning to upgrade. I've got the new Asus P4C800-DX 875P,Corsair 500MHz DDR RAM (CMX PRO) 1024 MB, and it's waiting in the wings for the new Processor (P4 3.2 MHz.). But, for right now, I'm just trying to squeeze everything I can get out of my present system, which includes a PIII 533 MHz(yeah, I know, it's a dinosaur...lol), 512 MB 133 MHz SDRAM, and a GFX5200 TD-128(the card with the passive heatsink, no fan, and no memory heatsinks) which a buddy gave to me, just to mess with. Now, my Processor isn't OC'ed because I just have the stock slot 1 fan on the CPU. But I'd like to bump up the vid card if possible. Can anyone give me a few pointers in overclocking the Vid card, and CPU if possible, without going too extreme, whereas I have to go and buy more cooling for this system. I don't want to lay out any more cash on this heap, and would rather save it for the new processor. Thanks gang, I appreciate it. Great site btw.

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    Anything?...Anyone???

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkPhalanx
    Anything?...Anyone???
    Just because ya only have a standard HSF on that PIII doesn't mean that ya can't overclock it but a lot will depend on ya mobo as to whether ya can. That FX5200 was a waste of $'s and for a few more $'s a GF4 Ti4200 is miles faster.

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    Well like I said, I didn't buy the card, it was given to me to mess with. I'm just saving up my money to get the best card that I can afford. BTW, my MoBo is the Asus, P3V4X. I've noticed one thing strange though. It's a 4X AGP MoBo, and it's switched to 4x in the CMOS, but according to the nvhardpage tweak tool, and the MSI software that comes with the card, the MoBo is still in 2X. What gives?? Oh, if I can OC the CPU, without getting any other cooling equipment, could somebody please advise me how, and exactly how much I can increment by. I don't want to cook this thing if I can help it. Thanks in advance.

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    Check the BIOS out and see if the FSB can be raised and if so take it up in 5MHz incrediments but this guide should be of help to ya.

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    W/o changing the thread completely, ya might wanna post you new system ideas in the "What should I buy thread", cause getting a 500MHz DDR RAM is useless if you get 3.2MHz P4, as they wont o/c much and could never reach that RAM's speed. I'd recommending saving some cash and buying a 2.4 or 2.6GHz and O/cing it to 250FSB of that memory, and you'll mcuh money and get a faster comp. Just a suggestion, : peace2: Mista K6
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    First of all, the 2x/4x problem stems from an incompatibility issue between via chipsets and nvidia gfx. Rivatuner has just the fix for that. I have the same issue. 99% of the time it can be fixed with rivatuner. The gain will probably be less than 1%.
    Second, listen to mista K6. The 3.2 cpu is close the end of the series just like the athlon xp's.
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