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Graphics Card Upgrade


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#1 Guest_luke.simpson24_*

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 01:56 AM

I was wondering if someone would be able to help me with finding a suitable graphics card for my computer with a budget of up 2 $200. I want to upgrade so i can play games like battlefront 2.

heres my system info

Your System Results Game Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Pass Windows XP/2000/98*luke.simpson24 System Memory 496.5 Pass 256.0
Processor Speed 2800.2 Pass 800 MHz
DirectX Version 9.0c Pass 9.0c
Display Device Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller Unknown Compatibility
Display Memory 64.0 Pass 32.0
Display Driver 6.14.10.4396 Unknown Compatibility
Sound Device SoundMAX Digital Audio Pass
Sound Driver 5.12.01.5170a-00.01.00 Unknown Compatibility
Operating System Information
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Internet Explorer Information
Version 7.00.5730.0011
System Device Information
Processor
Intel Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz 2800.2 Mhz
Memory
System Total 496.5
Virtual Total 2047.9
Pagefile Total 1157.4

Snapshot

System Available 113.0
Virtual Available 1994.7
Pagefile Available 827.0
Monitor Information
Monitor Name Philips 107E6/V6/S6/G6
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Network Card Information
Name Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, Copper RJ-45 - Packet Scheduler Miniport
IP Address 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.1.254
Primary WINS Server N/A
DHCP 192.168.1.254
System Device Information
Background Processes Information
Process Name [System Process]
Process Name System
Process Name smss.exe
Process Name csrss.exe
Process Name winlogon.exe
Process Name services.exe
Process Name lsass.exe
Process Name svchost.exe
Process Name svchost.exe
Process Name MsMpEng.exe
Process Name svchost.exe
Process Name svchost.exe
Process Name spoolsv.exe
Process Name explorer.exe
Process Name naomf.exe
Process Name cavrid.exe
Process Name cctray.exe
Process Name MSASCui.exe
Process Name ctfmon.exe
Process Name guard.exe
Process Name isafe.exe
Process Name CTSVCCDA.EXE
Process Name MDM.EXE
Process Name radprcmp.exe
Process Name naofsvc.exe
Process Name SAService.exe
Process Name SMAgent.exe
Process Name svchost.exe
Process Name UAService7.exe
Process Name vetmsg.exe
Process Name k9filter.exe
Process Name alg.exe
Process Name ccprovsp.exe
Process Name firefox.exe
Process Name DeleteMe1.exe
Process Name EasyInfo.exe
Process Name wmiprvse.exe
Media Device Information
Mass Storage Devices
Type Removable
File System N/A
Total Space 0 Bytes
Free Space 0 Bytes
Mass Storage Devices
Type Fixed
File System NTFS
Total Space 74.5 GB
Free Space 35.5 GB
Mass Storage Devices
Type CD / DVD Drive
File System N/A
Total Space 0 Bytes
Free Space 0 Bytes
Mass Storage Devices
Type CD / DVD Drive
File System N/A
Total Space 0 Bytes
Free Space 0 Bytes
DirectX Information
Version 9.0c
Long Version 4.09.0000.0904
Display Device (Primary Only)
Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
Device

Description Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
GUID D7B78E66-6632-11CF-E877-7205ADC2CD35

Driver

Version 6.14.10.4396
Module ialmrnt5.dll
Date 9-20-2005

Memory

Local 64.0
Local 88.9
Non-Local 0.0
Texture 88.9
Sound Device (Primary Only)
SoundMAX Digital Audio
Device

Description SoundMAX Digital Audio
Manufacturer Analog Devices, Inc.
GUID BD6DD71A-3DEB-11D1-B171-00C04FC20000

Driver

Version 5.12.01.5170a-00.01.00
Module smwdm.sys
Date 7-9-2004

Capabilities

Max 3D Buffers 33
Supports Mono Output True
Supports Stereo Output True

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#2 acklan

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 02:27 AM

I will allow others to comment on the video but I would like to recommend you incrase your RAM from 512mb to 1024mb (1GB) of RAM.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:03 AM

We actually need to know the make and model of the computer or the motherboard model number. As Acklan said, the machine does need more ram.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:39 AM

looks like the onboard video is only sharing 16 megs of system ram?

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

everest home will tell us your mobo? but as already requested your computer model will also tell us if you have an agp slot?
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Posted 30 June 2007 - 08:45 PM

If you have PCI x16 then I would recommend a 7950GTX or 8600GT card from nVidia. BF2 ain't seen nothing yet when you meet these cards.
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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:17 PM

Radeon X1550 would be your best choice for all-around performance. It's available on any interface you have and generally goes for about $70-$100 depending on the interface.

And I agree with all those who said you need upgraded RAM. It will improve your game and over system performance tremendously.

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