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#1 Ganacampo

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:32 AM

Hi.

I got a new video card, a Nvidia GeForce 7200 GS, and now many of the games that ran without problems on the highest settings with my old video card (a GeForce 7600 GT, if I remember that right) are lagging on the highest settings.

The games I now got problems with are Age of Empires 3, Settlers 6 and Spore.

Since the 7200 GS obviously is worse I'd like to know what makes it worse and what better video card you would recommend since I want a better one , but not the most expensice card.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 12:03 PM

According to a quick comparison on Newegg.com The 7200 has a clock speed of 350 the 7600 has a clock speed of 400. The 7200 has a memory clock of 666 the 7600 has 800. Max resolution of the 7200 is 2048x1536 max on the 7600 is 2560x1600. The 7600 list a ramdac of 400 and 12 pixel pipelines the 7200 doesn't list them at all. The 7600 is a much better card why did you downgrade? What kind of slot are you using PCI-E or AGP?
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Posted 31 January 2009 - 12:57 PM

So this explains a lot.

I asked the seller for a similar card and he advised the 7200, so that was no good advise.
I really need to get a better card.

I honestly don't know what slot I am using, how can I find that out?

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 01:29 PM

Look at the box that the new card came in, Or tell us the make and model of your computer Where did you get the new card? I would go back and return it.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:27 AM

I can't find the info on the video card box, but my computer is a AMD Sempron 3200+, 1.80 GHz, 1,00 GB RAM.

Is that the info you need?

The new card that I want to get now doesn't have to be a high end card but should be better than the 7600 GT was.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:02 PM

I looked for some infomations and since all of my games looked great on highest details with the 7600 GT and don't want to buy the most expensive card, a 8600 GT should be a good choice, or is there anything bad about that one?

I just want it to be a bit better than the 7600 GT and not too expensive.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:02 PM

Actually I need the make and model number for the computer. Or the motherboard make and model if you built it your self
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:45 PM

Honestly I have no idea where to find this. Why do you need this?

But no matter, I should be fine when buying a 8600 GT, shouldn't I?

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:29 PM

Download SIW for windows it you can look up your Motherboard make and model there. Doesn't your computer have a sticker on it somewhere? Like DELL, COMPAQ, HP, GATEWAY? If your computer has a PCI-E slot then yes but you May need a larger power supply depending on the rating of the one you have now.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for the link.

Yes, I got a PCI-E slot.
How do I find out if I may need a larger power supply?




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