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October 5th 07, 02:53 AM
Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
running FS2004.

Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
stunt of year?

-G

Mr.E Solved!
October 5th 07, 04:02 AM
wrote:
> Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
> running FS2004.
>
> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
> stunt of year?
>
> -G
>

I spent more than $12.52 on lunch today.

gamefixer
October 5th 07, 05:42 AM
On Oct 4, 7:53 pm, wrote:
> Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
> running FS2004.
>
> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
> stunt of year?
>
> -G

a 5200 is certainly better then a v770 but it really depends on what
you expect the thing to do. Besides, for $12.52 you really cant go
wrong.

Matt

Andrew
October 5th 07, 06:35 AM
On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 21:53:00 -0400,
wrote:

>Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
>5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
>to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
>running FS2004.
>
>Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding.

You did a lot of homework and still bought a 5200???
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Franky
October 5th 07, 08:02 AM
went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
> running FS2004.
>
> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
> stunt of year?
>

hell you might even be able to play Hoyle Casino 3D with that puppy!

(on low res, all settings low)

tony h
October 5th 07, 09:45 AM
well done, that taken 3 weeks pocket money?
from your previous posts it should do you, i understand
that your not expecting much from it, just more detail from
increased memory, and maybe another couple of fps.
maybe start saving up to get a whole new pc?



"Franky" > wrote in message
...
> went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
>> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
>> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
>> running FS2004.
>>
>> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
>> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
>> stunt of year?
>>
>
> hell you might even be able to play Hoyle Casino 3D with that puppy!
>
> (on low res, all settings low)
>

October 5th 07, 11:26 AM
On Fri, 05 Oct 2007 06:35:52 +0100, Andrew > brought
the following to our attention:

>On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 21:53:00 -0400,
>wrote:
>
>>Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
>>5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
>>to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
>>running FS2004.
>>
>>Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding.
>
>You did a lot of homework and still bought a 5200???

Yep.. scroll up about 12 or 13 post in this group..

Subject: Looking for a GeForce 3

October 5th 07, 11:36 AM
On Fri, 5 Oct 2007 09:45:38 +0100, "tony h" > brought the
following to our attention:

>well done, that taken 3 weeks pocket money?
>from your previous posts it should do you, i understand
>that your not expecting much from it, just more detail from
>increased memory, and maybe another couple of fps.
>maybe start saving up to get a whole new pc?

Yeah exactly.. I just don't what to give up this Dell workstation yet.
Have always bought expensive hardware and kept it a long time. For
example, I've only had three PCs since the days of Win 3.0. A Gateway
486 for Win3.11 (obsolete), A mixed SCSI/IDE P5-120 for Win NT4 (still
running Win2k with 180MHz Pentium overdrive, 2x 40GB drive array
and all the great games of the era including Links386 golf), and the
Precision 610 all SCSI dual Xeon. WHat Next??

-G


>"Franky" > wrote in message
>
>> went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
>>> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
>>> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
>>> running FS2004.
>>>
>>> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
>>> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
>>> stunt of year?
>>>
>>
>> hell you might even be able to play Hoyle Casino 3D with that puppy!
>>
>> (on low res, all settings low)
>>
>

deimos[_2_]
October 5th 07, 11:49 PM
wrote:
> Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
> running FS2004.
>
> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
> stunt of year?
>
> -G
>

Older flight sims are mostly about processing lots of geometry with
simple texturing (even FS2004), so although the 5200 will be a massive
improvement over the old TNT - the rest of your system has to be fast
enough to supply the card with all that geometry.

October 6th 07, 01:30 PM
On Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:49:46 -0500, deimos <[email protected]> brought
the following to our attention:

wrote:
>> Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
>> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
>> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
>> running FS2004.
>>
>> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
>> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
>> stunt of year?
>>
>> -G
>>
>
>Older flight sims are mostly about processing lots of geometry with
>simple texturing (even FS2004), so although the 5200 will be a massive
>improvement over the old TNT - the rest of your system has to be fast
>enough to supply the card with all that geometry.

Thanks for that.. I'm aware of the tradeoff and have target FPS usually
set in the range of 17 to 21. Not expecting 60 fps here!! :)) Do you
feel that speed, i.e. CPU clock and bus speeds have the biggest impact?
And the amount of RAM is important for an expanded `scenery´ footprint?
Considering an increase from 512MB to 1GB of ECC to go along with the
128MB video card.

Buds in the flightsim forum say that the fx 5200 sux, that it was the
slowest damn thing.. but Benjamin was most helpful in spec'ing it out.

-G

Mr.E Solved!
October 6th 07, 03:21 PM
wrote:

>
> Buds in the flightsim forum say that the fx 5200 sux, that it was the
> slowest damn thing.. but Benjamin was most helpful in spec'ing it out.
>

You know what's funny gabbey? What's really funny is that for the amount
of time and hand-wringing you put into your $12.52 video card, you could
have gotten a card that actually has measurable performance for what you
want to do with it.

Wait until the year 2012, when you try the 6600GT, boy those shaders are
really something you'll say. :)

October 6th 07, 04:18 PM
On Sat, 06 Oct 2007 10:21:19 -0400, "Mr.E Solved!" >
brought the following to our attention:

wrote:
>
>>
>> Buds in the flightsim forum say that the fx 5200 sux, that it was the
>> slowest damn thing.. but Benjamin was most helpful in spec'ing it out.
>>
>
>You know what's funny gabbey? What's really funny is that for the amount
>of time and hand-wringing you put into your $12.52 video card, you could
>have gotten a card that actually has measurable performance for what you
>want to do with it.
>
>Wait until the year 2012, when you try the 6600GT, boy those shaders are
>really something you'll say. :)


Chuckle.. humor!! :)) Umm.. yeah, but please be more specific. What
exactly are you referring to? the 6600? We're going to the PC show
aGain today and I'll be looking around for more stuff. Didn't we agree
in the previous thread that spending more on a better card was a
waste of money for this platform? I'm willing to check out another
nVidia card before retiring the whole 610 system for a NEW box.

-G

October 6th 07, 04:25 PM
On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 23:02:25 -0400, "Mr.E Solved!" >
brought the following to our attention:

wrote:
>> Finally went ahead and bought a new video card, a 128MB GeForce fx
>> 5200 AGP http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b9/b4/a495_1.JPG for $12.52
>> to replace the Viper 770. Might add more RAM with the intension of
>> running FS2004.
>>
>> Did a lot of homework and group discussion before proceeding. Does any
>> of this make sense? or should it be nominated for the most foolhardy FS
>> stunt of year?
>>
>> -G
>
>I spent more than $12.52 on lunch today.

Don't forget the $7.99 for shipping.
So the total was $20.51.
Let's just say it cost 20-bucks.

-G