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#41
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I always wanted a Hercules card.

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Ancient technology.

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The first time I played Battle Chess was on a hercules card.

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I can't remember what my Atari 800 had for a video card.  hahaha

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Had to have been better than the one in my old Timex-Sinclair 2000... :blink:

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I know.  I considered waiting for DX10, but there's always something around the corner and I don't trust the new standard to hit right away.  Getting a motherboard with dual slots I can allegedly use at the same time with different cards does a lot to ease my pain.  I hope.

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Too each there own, man, but personally I would have gotten a mid range card for about $100 to $150. They are good enough to run anything that is out now and the coming year or two, then when the next gen crap comes out after Vista then spend the money on getting a high end card. At least that is my plan.

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I can understand that strategy. It's a good strategy. I'm following the same one, only I'm more willing to drop the coin for a high end card. Still, you know what they say about a fool and his money? That's probably me.

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Only if you don't have the money to spend. If you have the extra cash to throw around like that more power to you.

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Even if I had money to waste, I still would not buy the latest greatest form of technology. Tomorrow it's outdated and cheaper.

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True :)

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An annoying thing about technology. :)

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The 6 MB card I have in the computer right now, and the 128 MB AGP G-Force MX 4000 collecting dust in the corner.

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You haven't installed it yet, Pix?

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No he doesn't have AGP...

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No he doesn't have AGP...

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No AGP? PCI or dare I say it and ISA slot instead??

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I find the longer you have money to throw around, the more likely it is you'll end up doing so....it's not that you don't still think of yourself as cheap or practical, it's just that the higher the dollar value becomes before you start thinking 'that's too expensive to waste money on.' :-

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No he doesn't have AGP...

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No AGP? PCI or dare I say it and ISA slot instead??

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Since he has a dell, it's PCI. The best those slots can get are either an FX 5200 or a Radeon 9200.

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Not good at all. Time for a motherboard upgrade.

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Well, if he were using an ISA card, I don't think he'd be on this message board. Will hardware that old run later versions of explorer?

As for my card, I'm quite happy with it.

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If I can hold out until christmas, I'll be getting a new laptop.

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Why not a desktop?

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Because it's easier to have a laptop at college.

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Just don't buy a steel case.

15kg > you.




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