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Old 10-03-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Currently, I’m working on ATI Radeon 9600PRO VGA card; I want change that and use some of NVIDIA’s VGA cards. I’ve installed Maya 5.0 UNLIMITED. My PC configuration is: Motherboard: ABIT NF-7 (Socket A), RAM: 2GB, CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+…etc.
For this PC configuration what would be the best suitable VGA card?
I’m intermediate level and interested in 3D modeling…:bow:

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Old 16-03-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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your going to find that everyone has different experiences with VGA's so.. I'll answer this, but others may have had other opinions.. First is your system an AGP or PCI system. And... you will want to know the rating of your power supply unit. ( PSU) you'll want to know the Watts,, ( 300W, 400W 500W.. or higher ) and the rating on the 12 V rails. ( they will look like this on your PSU.. +12V= 15A, or 20A, or hopefully higher ) you may have several 12V rails. This getting to be important because the high end cards these days are requiring alot more power than your 9600 did.
If your on an AGP system.. I think the best Nvidia has right now is the 7800 GS OC. ( OC standing for OverClocked) its a great card especially for an AGP system. If your a gamer, ATI also makes an AGP card now with alittle more memory (ATI 512 MB, Nvidia 256MB ) but both will work. If your on a PCI, the skies the limit. Actually the only limit will be your PSU. I currently have one machine running two 8800GTX cards from Nvidia and it runs Maya Fine. I also have an AGP machine running a Sapphire ATI X1950 card and its been running flawlessly. But, for the price.. any 7000 series Nvidia if thats what your looking for will do the trick fine. the 8000 series cards are pricey.
Hope I helped a bit....
There are also worstation cards that are really set up for work like this. Perhaps we can get a few workstation replies?? :bow:

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Old 17-03-2007, 01:54 AM   #3
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Thumbs up VGA and PSU...

THANKS… but I’ve missed some information, I have ATI 9600PRO > AGP <. You advised me about NVIDIA’s VGA cards and also cheek my PSU. As I say, I’m working with Maya, actually I’m still trying to "establish and configure" my PC configuration…any advice will help me…I’m grateful for this advice….
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