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Old 12th February 2005, 13:34   #1
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Default geforce fx 5200 vs. nvidia geforce 6600 gt


currently I'm owning a geforce fx 5200 128 MB. but now I want to upgrade to a nvidia geforce 6600 GT 128 MB. The price is approximately 215 Euro.

My question: can you advise me to buy this 6600 gt? So will i see a lot of difference in games?

system: intel p4 2.6 Ghz and 512 mb ram.

I've also seen another version of this card: the nvidia geforce 6600 DV ? what's up with that cause I don't trust the DV :s

Old 12th February 2005, 13:58   #2
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yes! you will have a nice boost from the upgrade, the 6600gt is an mid range gfx and your current fx5200 is actually a "desktop" card, sot suited for games!

got a link from that DV?
Old 12th February 2005, 14:19   #3
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Nope, lost the link sorry.

but can you give me an example in fps for let's say doom III or half-life 2.

I can give you the fps for my doom 3 settings:

medium quality

I get about 33 fps with my fx 5200. Can you say approximately how much fps I will get with that 6600 GT?

I'm just curious how much the boost will be with this upgrade.

thx, greetz
Old 12th February 2005, 14:31   #4
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yes I can
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Old 13th February 2005, 00:10   #6
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Thx for your reactions.

but maybe still one problem. My power supply is only 300 watt. will this be any problem with this new 6600 GT? I have connected a dvd writer, dvd-rom, floppy, and geforce fx 5200 now. So the only change will be the 6600 GT. but will this be enough? If I have to buy a new power supply, is there a difference between supplies for ide or sata? just in case....

Is there maybe a program wich tells you how much your power supply is? don't think sisoft sandra 2005 has this feature...

and i have read something about a mole x connector that is needed because agp doesn't have enough juice for this card. is the mole x connector included with the card? and is it difficult to install?


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Old 13th February 2005, 11:21   #8
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it depends, how many hard drives do you have?

The 6600GT is no power beast, but still!
What brand is your psu, if it is a cheap no name psu you probaly have to forget it!
Old 13th February 2005, 12:24   #9
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yeah maybe I should order another psu, cause this one I bought together with my case and it wasn't expensive

thx for your help all.

Old 21st March 2005, 07:51   #10
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The 6600GT AGP does need to be connected to your PSU via a molex connector. 400 watts is more the norm nowdays for PSUs and having a spare PSU around is advisable.
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