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    ati or geforce and other stuff too

    i'm planning on upgrading my video card this summer and, i know that this has been talked about, but should i get a ati radeon 8500 64mb or 128mb, or a geforce 4 ti-4200, maybe 4400... or any other ones u might recommend.
    i'm also gonna get a new monitor, maybe a 21 or 22 inch one, and i know that the video cards with higher amounts of ram run better and give a higher fps for high resolutions.

    my current system specs:
    ati radeon 64mb ddr vivo
    1.2 ghz amd athlon
    40 gig hard drive
    256mb ddr ram
    windows 98se
    soundblaster audigy gamer
    asus a7a266 motherboard

    i also plan on formatting my comp when i get my new video card. Should i stick with 98se? or upgrade to xp, me, 2000.

    i know i'm asking a lot of questions, so your input would be really helpful and will speed up my decision.

    and why is it ice cream not iced cream... haha

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    First vote for GeForce4 Ti4200.
    And get yourself WinXP
    And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers

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    ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON™ 8500DV $207 Retail Box
    http://mirror.ati.com/products/pc/ai...0dv/specs.html

    and the ones you want is either this one
    RADEON™ 8500 64MB $155 Retail Box
    http://mirror.ati.com/products/pc/radeon8500/specs.html

    or this one

    RADEON™ 8500 128MB $99 OEM / $163 Retail Box
    http://mirror.ati.com/products/pc/ra...128/index.html

    from reviews the 128mb one has more power.

    ASUS V8200T2 GeForce3 Ti Deluxe 64MB DDR more info $136 OEM
    http://www.asus.com/vga/agpv8200t2/overview.htm

    ASUS V8440 GeForce4 4400 128MB DDR $241 OEM
    http://www.asus.com/vga/agpv8440/overview.htm

    Retail Box = Original with all software, accessories, cables, manuals, etc

    OEM = drivers, maybe software, maybe wires, maybe manuals

    (like my ATI came with the Remote Control and a ton of other stuff, but if you get the OEM version, then it doesnt come with it)

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    so which video card do u think would run the best on my system?
    keeping in mind i'm gonna get a big monitor

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    A gf4ti4200 ...


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    take the geforce 4200! any higher and ur lovely athlon wouldnt be fast enought to support a faster GPU and it wouldnt be worth it. you can overclock your geforce 4 quiete a bit too.... maybe the 4400.....

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    If your going winxp I suggest you get some more ram.

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    so if i plan on getting a bigger monitor, should i get the geforce 4 ti-4200 with 128mb of ram?
    how bout the radeon 8500 128mb oem, is that any good for a big monitor?

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    which os is the best for gaming?

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