AGP Video Card Replacement needed for Windows XP


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I have an older machine that is still running Windows XP Professional Edition with Service Pack 3 - 32bit which is needed for WinFax Pro as WinFax Pro does not work on newer versions of Windows. In any case, it appears that the video card probably overheated as the 4 pin Molex connector cable from the PSU somehow disconnected itself from the video card for probably a few months as the system runs 24/7/365 as using AnyDesk, the nVidia video driver would crash when it connected. The video card is a NVidia GeForceFx 5950 Ultra 256MB AGP from BFG Technologies which is under the Asylum NVidia GeForceFx 5950 Ultra name I believe. I can only use video cards that support 1600x1024 60Hz mode because I have a SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc) 1600SW 17.3" LCD Display. It seems the GeForceFx 5950 Ultra is very expensive even for a used one on Ebay and I don't know where else to look in the U.S. In any case, does anyone happen to know what AGP cards have the same or better performance compared to the nVidia GeForce 5950 Ultra from either nVidia or ATI(now AMD)? Thanks!
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows XP Professional Edition with Service Pack 3 - 32 bit

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows
I have an older machine that is still running Windows XP Professional Edition with Service Pack 3 - 32bit which is needed for WinFax Pro as WinFax Pro does not work on newer versions of Windows. In any case, it appears that the video card probably overheated as the 4 pin Molex connector cable from the PSU somehow disconnected itself from the video card for probably a few months as the system runs 24/7/365 as using AnyDesk, the nVidia video driver would crash when it connected. The video card is a NVidia GeForceFx 5950 Ultra 256MB AGP from BFG Technologies which is under the Asylum NVidia GeForceFx 5950 Ultra name I believe. I can only use video cards that support 1600x1024 60Hz mode because I have a SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc) 1600SW 17.3" LCD Display. It seems the GeForceFx 5950 Ultra is very expensive even for a used one on Ebay and I don't know where else to look in the U.S. In any case, does anyone happen to know what AGP cards have the same or better performance compared to the nVidia GeForce 5950 Ultra from either nVidia or ATI(now AMD)? Thanks!



Have you tried r/hardwareswap

I just looked... I still have a BFG Geforce 5600 Ultra and a BFG Geforce 6800 GT (both AGP cards).
 

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System One System Two

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3593 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
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    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Have you tried r/hardwareswap

I just looked... I still have a BFG Geforce 5600 Ultra and a BFG Geforce 6800 GT (both AGP cards).
Thanks for the pointer, didn't know where to look on reddit. Now trying to figure out what search terms to use.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows
does anyone happen to know what AGP cards have the same or better performance compared to the nVidia GeForce 5950 Ultra from either nVidia or ATI(now AMD)?
The Radeon 9800 XT 256 MB agp x8 was released in 2003, and was considered a contender rival to the 5950 - if that is any help to you. Both the 5950 and the 9800 were high end cards in their day. After the 9800 was the ATI Radeon X700 XT, which was available in AGP and PCIe variants.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600
    Motherboard
    MSI B550-A Pro
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon RX 6500XT (8 GB version)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ Mobuiz EX2710Q QHD, Iiyama ProLite X23377HDS
    Hard Drives
    MSI Spatium M461 4TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer A114
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N4020
I would like to have an old XP machine, but to set one up and get all the browsers and etc. to work is very hard and time consuming, been there done that. I have a lot of time, more time than patience. :-)
 

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System One

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 & 11 Pro 24H2 & LTSB Enterprise.
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware PC
    CPU
    Intel i7 4790K
    Motherboard
    ASROCK Z97 EXTREME4
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 7770 2GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAMSUNG UE57 Series 28-Inch 4K UHD
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2
    PSU
    EVGA 850 watt
    Case
    Alienware Area 51 Black Tower Case
    Keyboard
    HyperX - Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.2 GHz
    Browser
    Chrome
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