| 3:53 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
If gaming is your game (pun intended ;)) then go with the SB. It will blow away the onboard chip. Even if the SB is a few years old. You might also wander over to www.pricewatch.com (broken link) and price Audigy 1 cards. The new SB audigy 2 cards just came out so OEMs I am sure are scrambling to get rid of one step down technology.
Also you might want to check out your power supply, make sure it is over 350 watts.
| 4:43 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I will disable the onboard sound and plug in my trusty soundblaster :)
I have 250 power supply, why do I need more? (ignorance here)
What will happen if I dont have 350?
| 5:55 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Your computer starts having all sorts of problems when there is not enough juice running to it. Hard disk CRC errors, random blue screens, memory errors. Get the 350 watt.
| 1:02 am on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)|
better to have a higher wattage(at least 300W) for Athlon/AMD chips, a lower rating of power supply may fry your processor.
| 9:30 am on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Well installed everything last night, everything runs fine..
Except GeForce Ti200 64MB, just get beeps like its not seated properly - but it is!
If i swap it back to my Voodoo3 it works fine. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Could this all be down to the PSU? You would think that it would at least boot up OK.
| 2:37 pm on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Put an e-mail into your mobo manufacture asking them if they have any issues with your EXACT graphics card, some older mobos do :(.
Also, what is the AGP slot set to in your mobo bios? You might want to bump it up to 4 if the mobo is capable (be prepared to bump it back down though in increments).
I'm debating getting a 9700 graphics card, just have to pimp my wife out for the cash though :).