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Is anyone using this card for FS2k2. I see that it is selling for $150.00. Thinking about replacing my Visiontek GTS 32mb. FS2k2 runs fine with my present card, but I might try something new. No way I will pay $300.00-$400.00 for a card, just to run FS2k2. I might pay $150.00 though. Any thoughts? Thanks

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For $150, you can get a GeForce 4 Ti4200 (and maybe even a 4400.) These can both overclock (with additional cooling, which would only be about $20) to GeForce 4 Ti4600 speeds, which is a $250-$300 card. Since the only difference between the 4200, 4400, and 4600 are the clock and memory speeds, you're basically getting a $300 card for $150. :-)Ryan-Flightpro08 :-coolVATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designer-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 29.42 WHQL Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298

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There's a post over at fssim by a Douglas who just got his going. Last report was that he loved it. Check it out. That's the only report I've seen with the 9000 and FS2k2.

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Wow, that sounds like a good deal. The new Radeon is suppost to be better then the GF4's. It should make FS run great.

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Hi Ryan,honestly I never understood the argument that one can overclock a card and make it a faster card that sells at a higher price. Remember, you can also overclock the Ti4600 to a clockspeed you could never reach with a Ti4200. So what is the point here?Alex

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Alex,Actually, that's not really true. The Ti4600 does not overclock very well, as the RAM that is used in the GeForce 4 series of cards can only be overclocked to a certain point, and the 4600 is just about at that level. Anyhow, if he wants to buy a ATI 9000, that's cool, but I'm just letting him know of one option to go with. :-)Ryan-Flightpro08 :-coolVATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designer-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 29.42 WHQL Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298

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