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Old 07-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i have a radeon 9250.... which isn't that good, even compared to the fx5500
It will still play CSS fine. The Radeon 9250 is a close match with the FX5500.
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lol when u gettin new system vernong?
doesn't matter? around december???
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kool cant wait to see what u get!
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Well I know he has a pretty good P4, processor, the comp just wasn't meant for gaming so it had low RAM and no video card.
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the best pci-e card is the x1300 right?? look into getting one of those....
He has PCI, not PCI express.
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He meant PCI, because the X1300 is certainly, not the best PCI-e card.
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it is the best PCI card and will play WoW at max settings but other than that it's not powerful.

yes CS:S is not a powerful game at all
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MrZucchiniHead plays with a p41.6 I believe and a pci card and it plays it fine. I have played it with onboard 6100 and it also plays it fine. You might need to run a custom autoexec.cfg file to turn a bunch of crap off that rob's frame rates. cassie's config for cal is a good starting point.
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I have a pci 6200 as my backup card. It only gets ~600 in 3dmark05 with my 2.53ghz amd and 1gb ram (I've seen the pci-e versions do much better but pci is restrictive). Also I think it wouldn't even play FEAR. But its just a temp card that I haven't even used in a year and I might of just not set it up right.
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ive played Fear on a 9250 before
it look horrible at low settings but it ran nonetheless
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