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Old 01-31-2011, 06:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your advice.
So you guys think i don t need a new graphics card?Cause some people keep telling me that s too old and this might be the problem here.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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What games are you playing?
What are the quality settings?
What are your frame rates?
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Thank you all for your advice.
So you guys think i don t need a new graphics card?Cause some people keep telling me that s too old and this might be the problem here.
if youre putting a modern game on the highest settings with a large display screen size, then yes, it wont run entirely smooth. if you have the graphic settings to something moderate, then everything should be fine. i have the same card and that has been my experience with it. also for context instead of theory:
What games are you playing?
What are the quality settings?
What are your frame rates?
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well i have a 19'' LCD monitor and i get 30-40 frames on 1280x1024.
I play new FPS games mostly,usually on high settings.
My system should handle it,right?
If not,what do you think i have to upgrade?
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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There's a difference between a system being handle a program and a system being able to perform well while running said program.

Like I said before, your hard drives could use an update. 8MB cache is VERY slow. You should notice a difference upgrading to a 32. I would personally go for a 64. The higher cache, the more seamless data streaming you get.

I would also go for Win7 x64 and a slightly newer graphics card. Your's is fine. But if you really believe it's your graphics card, upgrade. Even the latest ones aren't that expensive.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'd start with trashing Vista first... I'm currently using Vista, and it truly is horrible. This is coming from a long time XP user... I love XP.

Wish it could take the memory standards of today, I'd never stop using it.


Wait... Is there an XP 64-bit???
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