Any good AGP cards out there?

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by wc, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. wc

    wc Guest

    My old FX1100 is starting to cause trouble, the fan is acting up at
    least and our IT guys said to tell him what to get and he'd get me a new

    Is the FX1100 the last of the "good" AGP cards?

    My mobo doesn't support PCI-e, is there another good AGP card out there,
    or should I just get another FX1100?

    wc, Apr 3, 2007
  2. wc

    Dale Dunn Guest

    There are faster AGP card to be had, but I can't tell you what they are off
    the top of my head.

    I also had trouble with the fan on my FX1100. I RMA'd it once. When the new
    card developed the same grinding noise, PNY refused to RMA it because they
    found nothing wrong with the first one. Grumble, grumble. An aftermarket
    cooler works better, and is more quiet than the stock cooler ever was. But
    don't pass up the opportunity for an upgrade. The 1100 is outdated now.

    Hmmm. Newegg lists 4 AGP Quadro cards. One is an 1100, another is NVS
    (avoid, avoid, avoid) and ther others are at least $1200. The $1200 FX3000
    will be faster, but for that cash, you could be looking at a more
    comprehensive and balanced system upgrade based on the FX1500 and another
    $700 in motherboard, CPU and memory.

    Which way to go depends on your current system. If you're scheduled for
    system upgrade soon, it might make the most budget sense to just put a new
    fan on it.
    Dale Dunn, Apr 3, 2007
  3. wc

    samurai Guest 'quadro AGP'.
    I was suprised by how many there were.

    samurai, Apr 4, 2007
  4. wc

    wc Guest

    That's what I thought. We're going to try to get a new fan for it,
    barring that it'll probably be another fx1100, it's hard to convince the
    bean counters to spend money that's not needed... the thing usually has
    to be dead to get replaced...

    Thanks for the replies,
    wc, Apr 4, 2007
  5. Wayne Tiffany, Apr 4, 2007
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    wc Guest

    Looks quite similar, I'll have to pull my card again to see if there's a
    number. Thanks for the link

    wc, Apr 5, 2007
  7. This is where we have gotten fans for those cards. Seem to be find, and for
    $6 or so, can't beat the price.

    Wayne Tiffany, Apr 5, 2007
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    swsavvy Guest

    Try Search FX3000. You can pick these babies up new for
    about $350 from ledgend micro . 18 months ago they were $1600. Rock solid
    swsavvy, Apr 12, 2007
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