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Upgrading My Video Card


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#1 asa_phelps

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:23 AM

Currently I have a GT5676 with windows vista, 4GB of DDR2 memory, quad-core AMD 2.3GHz Phenom 9600 processor, and a ATI HD 3200 integrated graphics card. Recently I got Crysis, and much to my disappointment I have a hard time running it, even on low, getting only around 10 fps. Some other games don't run as well as I'd like either. I'm not sure if its because of my video card or something else, so I was considering upgrading to a GeForce 8800GT ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130318 ).

Would this be worth it or should I try other solutions first? The rest of my system's specs can be seen at http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Gateway-GT5...roductDetail.do

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:29 PM

The 8800GT is a good card to get. You shouldnt be disapointed though you cant play any games with only onboard video.

Check out this 8800gt

MSI 8800GT
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:02 AM

As yes the 8800GT is a good card id recomend upgrading to Windows XP (Yes upgrade)

Heres a gaming experience for you :

2 computers in aLAN torney.

1st computer - Desktop High-end (Windows Vista) FPS : 4-8 on heavy parts

2nd computer - Laptop !!Half the power of the desktop!! (Windows XP) FPS: 30-50 Easy Peezy

Its up too you. Id order a recovery disk from your manufacturer so you can reinstall Vista when micro$oft doesn't care about XP any more.
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