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Old 08-20-2004, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Processor: AMD Duron(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~750MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 185MB used, 432MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode
Card name: ATI RADEON VE DDR
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI RV100 (QY)
DAC type: Internal DAC (350Mhz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5159&SUBSYS_2030148C&REV_00
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Well I know that I need a new video card so....In the Radeon or nvidia Series what is the highest card I can get? ex 9200,FX5200...etc;..
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Old 08-20-2004, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ati is the x800xt.
nvidia i think is the 6850 or thereabouts.
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but it doesn't make sense having a top of the line gfx card with a low end pc. your gaming isn't going to be much better.
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so could i get a radeon 9700 pro or 9500 pro? And it would work? note I am adding memory...
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u would also have to do something about your processor.
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Yeah... these days if you have anything under 2GHz you should probably upgrade. Yes the major needs some serious upgrading. lol

I would say before you upgrade you vid card get an AMD Athlon XP 2500 to 3000, and get 512 MB of RAM.

THEN if you wanted the best card xotix is right on.
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So for me to be able to play this game on max what upgrading do I need to do?

http://thesims2.ea.com/about_system_specs.php
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well on the site it says 2ghz and 256mb of ram.

but system specs are not always honest. do like legion said. amd athlon XP 2500 - 3000, and get 512 mb of ram and a nice video card and you good to gizzle.
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ati is the x800xt.
nvidia i think is the 6850 or thereabouts.
nvidia = 6800ULTRA
ati = x800xt platinum edition
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didn't know that ati had a platinum edition, oh well learn something new everyday.
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