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mikehunt
11-20-01, 05:22 PM
my voodoo 3 3000 acted up again http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=158730&highlight=video

but after a few reboots all seems fine again. definitely not over heating as my computer had only been on for about 30 minutes this time
so I might be buying a new card, what's the best card (performance and reliablility wise) meeting these requirements:

I want tv out, even if it's just a simple s-video out like the voodoo 3 has
under $200
AGP, 2x is the max my Abit BE6 manual says it can support

and not extremely important, but half length (I think that's the term) because I'm not sure one of those really long cards will fit
if my memory is just foggy and a voodoo 3 is full length then this won't matter.

Thanks :)

belboz
11-20-01, 06:34 PM
If you want to save money and just get something that's a bit newer, either nVidia Geforce2 MX 400 or ATi Radeon DDR boards are pretty good at well under $100.

If you want to get closer to the leading edge right now, the best deal is probably the Geforce3 Ti 200. You can find versions with TV-out for about $185.

jumbojp
11-20-01, 08:33 PM
Best Buy is going to have the VisionTek Geforce 3 Ti200 for sale for $99 on Friday. It will be in Thursday's ad!

It is $199-$50 instant rebate- $50 MIR= $99

The cheapest I have seen any Geforce 3 Ti200 before is about $160!

mikehunt
11-20-01, 09:04 PM
well I just spent the last 2 hours popping out the voodoo and reinserting it, still acted up so I ripped my S3 Virge pci card out of my linux box, and finally got it working in windows
I'll look into those suggestions
any more?
Thanks