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Old 07-19-2007, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wana upgrade my 128 geforce4 to at least a 256 ... will it releave alot of the video lag from EQ 2 ?
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Depends on the GPU on the new card.
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people can help more if you have your systems specs listed i.e. processor mother etc
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If you have a PCI-E you should get a 1900xtx, and yes it will
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Sounds like you are running off an agp slot. In this case, I would recommend this Newegg.com - EVGA 256-A8-N542-T2 GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail or for $50 more Newegg.com - EVGA 256-A8-N506-AX GeForce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X CO Video Card - Retail. You should be good to go!
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cool thanks....so the 256 will definatly speed up the video? and alllow me to crank up the distance a little more ?
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cool thanks....so the 256 will definatly speed up the video? and alllow me to crank up the distance a little more ?
.... ram matters little..... its the gpu speed.... the 7800gs is a good choice assuming u don;t have a crap PSU
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.... ram matters little..... its the gpu speed.... the 7800gs is a good choice assuming u don;t have a crap PSU
Yeah it's your GPU's memory. Well I think the 7600GT is a pretty good choice as well, then over-clocking it using the ATI-Tool. Kind of cheaper too.
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like Vernong1992 said, the ram doesn't matter as much as the speed specs of the card. Look at the memory and core speeds of your current video card and the one you plan to get. as long as they go up, you should be set. Over the Geforce4, any of the cards listed by mousepad will improve things alot, but this assumes that you have a power supply that will support them. Would be easier to recommend compatible products if you listed specs of current computer as well.
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my parents mac has a geforce4 and i can't run anything on it besides Wolfenstein ET: on lowest possible settings lol
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