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Old 12-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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it's good, but for the same price you could get this gts 450, which will equal or surpass the 250 in terms of performance.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N450-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
it costs the same upfront, but comes with a smaller rebate.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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well is ok is too late the card is alredy shipped lol new egg is working fast this week considering i placed the order about 4hrs ago or so.
the 250 will do for now and my buddy has a 240 and he says it works like a charm so i shoulbe be ok this pc isnt that great anyway ill most like be a media center wen i build a nice rig later on.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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OK guys i got the card today is installed and ready.
my friend let me borrow his call of duty black ops to test out. it runs good but i still see some minor skip lag.
the card is a lot better than what i had more ram and all. I'm running windows 7 64 and it gives it a rating of 6.8 out of 7.9 that's above average so that's good.
Now what i want to know is if im better of going back to xp for more game performance or ill need to do some serious optimization on win7 to game smoothly?

these r my specs in case u need them.

AMD Athlon X2 5400 Dual Core Proccesor
BIOSTAR MCP6P M2+ 6.X AM3/AM2+/AM2
4GB DDR2 ram
500GB Harddrive
Nvidia Geforce 250 GTS 1GB DDR3
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply

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Going to xp won't help much i believe. Saddly i bet its your cpu.

Win7 is pretty much on with XP from my understanding.

Also ensure the games fully pathed
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k cool thats what i wanted to know thanks a bunch
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