AGP Aperture Size

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majorsuave

"We should mention, however, that most of our editors advise against spending any more money on an AGP system. We’d suggest saving the $130 or so that that card will run you and putting it toward a new machine; $600 will build a significantly faster rig."

How minimal is that statement for maximum pc!

Squeezing every bit of juice off that old AGP rig is what thou shalt do.

I am sure a lot of us have old AGP systems used as a server, the kitchen pc, the garage pc or the kid's. Every once in a while, putting new life in an older rig is nice.

And, as for this particular P4 system it`s not THAT useless.  Still can play probably a fair amount of games at conservative settings

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Orionsword

Well for those looking for a way out of agp to pci-express

This motherboard was a great Transition Board 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157115

I got it two year's ago used a Pentium D 820 plus a Bfg 7800gs Oc 256mb  edition plus the old DDR 400 Memory upgraded that to DDR2 667

Sold the 7800gs bought a Pci- Express card Msi 8800gt Oc 512mb

Since then I upgraded to a intel P43 motherboard and passed my old system down to my brother which he still uses today

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DBsantos77

 /rant

-Santos

Teh Rig:

AMD Phenom 720 (Unlocked to Quad, Stable @ 3.6 Ghz 1.45v)
Gigabyte Micro ATX 785gx Motherboard
G.Skill 4GB 1333 DDR3 8-8-8-21 @ 1.6v
HIS ATI Radeon HD4670 (CCC OC'd)
550w Corsai

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pellier

The people who send letters in to the doctor usually aren't very tech savy or else theywould use the itnernets to find things out.

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deismanj

That's old.  I thought my system was bad, I know I need a new one but don't have any money, this economy really cost me...  I have a Pentium Dual Core 1.6GHz, 2GB ram, and an AGP ATI x1650 Pro...  I keep dreaming of the day I can get a new one.... :(

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Yusonice

Your e2160 is decent.

 

Just overclock it to 3ghz and update videocard, you'll be fine

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jrocknyc

What an unMaximum question!

Should we start looking out for articles on sewing machines next? Or a shoot-out of the best rug cleaners perhaps? Will we be seeing Tide or Palmolive sporting "Kick Ass" awards in the near future? :P

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tugboat_2

At least the "Doc" is trying to help someone instead of being a smart ass. It was a valid question from someone who can't afford to aquire a new machine. Instead is trying to get a few more month's or years out of the one he has.

 

But I guess it is a good boost to your ego to denigrate someone else so everyone knows what a whizbang geek you are.

 

If you can't dazzel em with Brilliance, baffle em with bull puckey. (From the tome; Murphy's Law, Annex 5, Smooth Recoveries)

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majorsuave

indeed!

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MeTo

I agree 100%

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aviaggio

SEMI-old??? Duuuude, it's flat out OLD! :)

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sirphunkee

"SET AGP APERTURE>"

ahhhhhh.....good times, good times

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