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GeForce FX 5200 or GeForce FX 5700LE?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by group21, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. group21

    group21 Member

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    Well, I need to upgrade my computer and the only choice I have for video cards are PCI. No AGP or PCI-E. It sucks, but I have to deal with it.

    Now, can someone please explain which video card is better?

    1) GeForce FX 5700LE 128MB DDR
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-140-041&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE

    or

    2) GeForce FX 5200 256MB DDR
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-145-087&depa=0

    I was originally just going to get the 5200, but someone told me to go with the 5700LE... im new to this stuff, so im lost on what everything means and which card is better overall.

    I'm wanting to play Half Life 2, FFXI, and World of Warcraft. Yea, I know i'm not going to get anywhere close to the highest settings but I just want the best possible for a PCI card in this price range.(Up to $100.. i'm buying 512MB of memory also.)

    So if you have experience with these cards, please let me know which is the better overall choice. Can someone explain what over clocking is too? I've read that some people overclocked the 5700LE and have HL2 running on the highest settings. Over clocking sounds like something I would screw up and ruin my computer... any details on that would be great.

    Thanks!

    Oh yea, system specs at the moment..

    eMachines T2596
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Intel Celeron 2.50 GHz Processor
    128KB L2 cache & 400 MHz FSB
    Intel 845GV Chipset
    256MB DDR (ADDING 512MB = 768MB DDR)
    60GB HDD
    48x Max. CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
    Intel Extreme Graphics 3D (UPGRADING)
    64MB Shared Memory
     
  2. p4_tt

    p4_tt Active member

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    The very 1st Graphic card i got was a FX5200 and they suck, i would go for the FX5700le for sure, i have the agp version and have had no probs yet. As for overclocking it am not sure.

    good luck dude
     
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  3. kshep92

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    I know this has nothing to do with this topic, but can anybody please tell me why the framerate slows down whenever there is smoke or fog effects in a game?

    PC Specs:
    Radeon x300SE
    512MB RAM
    145GB HDD
    3.0GHZ Processor

    Do any of the parts need like a driver update or something?
     
  4. ScubaBud

    ScubaBud Regular member

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    group21

    Either go with the FX5200 or an FX5900 or up. Don't waste your money on the little move up with the FX5700 or LE. See my sig, I have actually both and not much difference between them. Spend a bit more and move up past them.
     
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