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Tnt2 - Geforce2 mx or 4 mx ... worth it? easy install?

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Many thanks if someone can help...just wondering if i'd see improvements going from a tnt2 based card to a Geforce 2 or 4 mx series...also, does Nvidia's universal driver system mean i can just take out one card and plug in the other, or do i still need to uninstall drivers then reinstall same driver??thanks again..

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My suggestion--stay away from the MX series. If cost is an issue, try to get a GeF 2/Ti or GeF 3/Ti on closeout...As for improvements, someone else who's followed that upgrade path might be able to help. Definitely, 64 megs of video RAM is an improvement over anything less.

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Stay away from these two series of cards. Get either a GeForce3 Ti200, GeForce 3 Ti500, or a GeForce 4 Ti4200. All three of these cards are miles faster and can be found for the same price, if not cheaper, than the two cards your interested in.Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designerhttp://members.cox.net/santracon/images/san_logo.jpg-----------------------------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 30.30 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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thanks...prob. is the ti4200 is $238 but the gf2mx is $99a hundred bucks i could do if it would make any difference, but as for the better cards, i'll wait until the summer and upgrade the whole system.still, gotta be better because it's a better chip and more ram, correct??

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You should be able to get a GeF 2/Ti or GeF 3/Ti fairly close to $99... To buy the MX, IMHO you'd be wasting your money. To my way of thinking, MX="Marketing EXtravaganza". It is crippled in enough ways that you'd likely see very little measurable difference. Sooner or later, you'd find yourself shopping around for yet another card, and the $99 would be wasted.I'm running with a GeF 2/Ti and I'm very happy with it, and FS is very happy with it. I chose it over the GeF 3 because it was rated for 250W power supplies, which mine is (a 300W power supply is recommended for the GeF 3). If you have a 300W supply, try to get a GeF 3. You won't be sorry. And by ordering online, you can save quite a bit....

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A GeForce 4 Ti4200 for $238! :-eek You can get a GeForce 4 Ti4600 for that. :-)I just did a very quick search of www.newegg.com and found a GeForce 4 Ti4200 for as little as $123. I recommend going to www.newegg.com , click on "Search By Category", then select "Video Cards", and do a search for the GeForce 4 Ti4200 in the "Search by VGA Chipset" window. I recommend you get either a Leadtek or Gainward card, as they're very good companies. If you have any further questions, be sure to post back.Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designerhttp://members.cox.net/santracon/images/san_logo.jpg-----------------------------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 30.30 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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thanks guys..$115=$238 canadian...groan...guess I'll wait. thanks again.

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Michael lives in Canada... $115 US equals around $185 Canadian. If his budget is around $99, we're looking at around a $60 card.... But I still think a GeF 2 or 3 Ti might be had for around that price...

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I went from a Tnt2 8mb to a GeForce2mx400 64mb on my 900Mhz system.Although this is an outdated system by today's standards, the improvement was very large, both in overall framerates, effects, and color. I use the 4.13.01.2311 drivers (older ones) with the stereo e drivers for the 3D glasses. I've had no problems on this very solid system. I think you will be happy with it until you upgrade your whole system.

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see the above currency issue! a ti4600 at EB goes for $649.99 in my part of the woods!

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$115 should be less than that..... Current exchange rates are about 1.6 CD per 1 USD....

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>see the above currency issue! a ti4600 at EB goes for >$649.99 in my part of the woods! Ah ok, that'd explain it. ;-)Still, whatever you buy, do not purchase anything that says MX on it. ;-) The GeForce 2 MX series of cards are well made, but fairly out of date, and the GeForce 4 MX series of cards are just overclocked GeForce 2 cards. I'd recommend the GeForce 3 Ti200 or GeForce 3 Ti500. You might be able to find one of those in your price range. They're both very good, stable cards, that should stay up to date for at least a while longer. :-)Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designerhttp://members.cox.net/santracon/images/san_logo.jpg-----------------------------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 30.30 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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