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Old 01-27-2005, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy video card not peforming to its best?

My specs are Intel Celeron 1.7GHZ, 512RAM, and GeForce FX 5700LE AGP

When i tried to play Rainbow Six: Raven shield, it played just like it did before I upgraded my computer. It still lags like heck. Is this because of my video card or because of my processor speed? Other games i run also run a little low of my expectations. Is the 5700LE supposed to have AGP texture accleration? because it says its not avaiable on my card when i ran dxdiag.
I also got a new motherboard, and i think it came with an integrated card, but i checked in the BIOS and didnt see anything that could see if i had turned that video card off.

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Old 01-27-2005, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That processor is very weak. I would not recommend it at all for gaming. I dont know about the 5700LE....haven't had much experience with it. I believe that card would be fine for a low end gamer.

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Old 01-27-2005, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ya...i'm thinkin' it's the processor too.....not known for it's power.
everything else seem's alright though
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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turn down the gfx to there very lowest...does it still lag?

My bet is the Celeron is a bit too slow to play everything at high detail, and you probably have a number of unnecessary background services eating away at it's power too.

The video card should be able to play the game at ~ medium settings at the least i believe, that game doesn't seem too demanding. I think with a bit of XP/BIOS tweaking you can get it to stop lagging.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i played that game with my Gforce 4 mmx 440...
its not the gfx card
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I'd sooner blame the celery and 512mb of RAM before the card in this particular scenario
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Old 01-28-2005, 07:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mmm Celery. That's your problem.

I would try overclocking the processor alot, 2.4 ghz could be reachable.
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Old 01-28-2005, 07:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Celerons should overclock fairly well, so I would try that before getting a new CPU
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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alright thanks alot.

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