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Old 09-04-2004, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had to buy a new video card today cause my old 9200 went bust. I bought an ATI Radeon 9600 from a little PC shop. Here's the thing, I can barely run Soldier of Fortune on high settings. On my 9200 I could run Doom3. What's up with that? The card cost me $89 CDN. I've attached an image of the card. Is that what an 9600 is supposed to look like? My 9200 looked way cooler. Did I get screwed over?
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Old 09-04-2004, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First make sure you have removed all of your previous VGA drivers. Then install the ATi Catalyst drivers from the website.
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Old 09-04-2004, 11:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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by the looks of the card I think you got an SE version, this is the 'budget' version of it
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I found it is not OEM, so it's manufactured by this company called Celestica. On the website of the company I bought the product off of it says the card is OEM, so they screwed me over. I do have the SE version. So anyways I'm taking it back.
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yes you should try to get ur hands on a 9600 xt.. i have one hooked up to my current computer and it runs like a dream
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ach se's suck period.
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Well I found it is not OEM, so it's manufactured by this company called Celestica. On the website of the company I bought the product off of it says the card is OEM, so they screwed me over. I do have the SE version. So anyways I'm taking it back.
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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let 'em have it!
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More like Let Me have it!
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