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Old 09-06-2007, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know of a good graphics card that can run halo 2 vista and is kind of cheap? I just bought halo 2 vista a couple weeks ago and i couldn't even play it because my graphics card is an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. I cant even sell it at EB Games because of some serial code thing lol. well thnx for the help
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uhh how cheap is cheap?
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idk around 30 to 50 dollars
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm no expert but you should be able to get some cards at that price. My Geforce 7600gs can run Halo 2 fine on max settings. My friend has a 7300 and i couldn't tell much difference.

7600gs is going for about £40 at the moment ($80)
7300 is going for £30 ($60)

If you bought a cheaper card you might not be able to run it on the highest settings, but it should run fine.
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what kind of system do you have? bought or built? what kind of mobo does it have? AGP, PCI, or PCI-E? how big of a power supply does it have? if you can answer those, then we might be abl to help you out with more effectiveness in finding the right part for your needs.
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i have windows vista. Its bought. dont know about the motherboard but the proccesor is an Intel Pentium 4 cpu 3.20 GHz. 512 ram. chip type is Intel 82945G express chipset family. 32 bit. DAC type Internal. System model is an T5088. Thats about all i could find out most of it is off dxdiag
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Your computer has a PCI-Express slot so your gonna want one of thoes videocards.

I suggest you get a 7300GT or a 7600GS or 7600GT all from nvdia.
Normally i would suggest some ati cards as well but they tend to be more power hungry and your computer's power supply might not cut it. Make sure its PCI-Express.

also it wouldn't hurt to get a little bit more memory. You should get another 512mb of ram for better vista performance.
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Your computer has a PCI-Express slot so your gonna want one of thoes videocards.

I suggest you get a 7300GT or a 7600GS or 7600GT all from nvdia.
Normally i would suggest some ati cards as well but they tend to be more power hungry and your computer's power supply might not cut it. Make sure its PCI-Express.

also it wouldn't hurt to get a little bit more memory. You should get another 512mb of ram for better vista performance.
ok thanks for the help. i was planning on buyin either 512 or 1gb more RAM too :happy:
also should i get a 64-bit graphics card or 128-bit or something
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hmm there are videocards that are 128mb and 256mb, more memory helps with bigger resolutions. 512mb is too much for these cards to handle though so i suggest get 256mb, 512mb if its just little more expensive but if you got no choice then pick a 128mb card but it should work fine.
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