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Old 08-04-2008, 15:11   #1
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Hey, all you computer savy folk, need some opinions.

When I game, it's CoD4, WoW, FEAR, Gears of War, and some other kind of high end games, and right now it's pretty much my video card holding me back from good graphics with good FPS.

So I went looking for a new video card. my main goals were; decent price, good ratings, good company, and enough power so I can play my games and actually enjoy them.

I found this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...198&CatId=1826

My System only runs PCIe and not PCIe 2.0.

I'd like suggestions for different cards, or maybe something that could point me in the right direction if you think this isn't a good card.

Also, I'd like opinions about this card, and I know there's a lot of other people who are into this stuff, so I'm curious about what you guys have to say. :P
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When I game, it's CoD4, WoW, FEAR, Gears of War, and some other kind of high end games, and right now it's pretty much my video card holding me back from good graphics with good FPS.

So I went looking for a new video card. my main goals were; decent price, good ratings, good company, and enough power so I can play my games and actually enjoy them.

I found this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...198&CatId=1826

My System only runs PCIe and not PCIe 2.0.

I'd like suggestions for different cards, or maybe something that could point me in the right direction if you think this isn't a good card.

Also, I'd like opinions about this card, and I know there's a lot of other people who are into this stuff, so I'm curious about what you guys have to say. :P
What do you think we're a bunch of geeks?

and I'd tell you to get a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 but thats PCIe 2.0 :S
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Old 08-04-2008, 17:11   #3
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What do you think we're a bunch of geeks?

and I'd tell you to get a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 but thats PCIe 2.0 :S
Perhaps.

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When I game, it's CoD4, WoW, FEAR, Gears of War, and some other kind of high end games, and right now it's pretty much my video card holding me back from good graphics with good FPS.

So I went looking for a new video card. my main goals were; decent price, good ratings, good company, and enough power so I can play my games and actually enjoy them.

I found this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...198&CatId=1826

My System only runs PCIe and not PCIe 2.0.

I'd like suggestions for different cards, or maybe something that could point me in the right direction if you think this isn't a good card.

Also, I'd like opinions about this card, and I know there's a lot of other people who are into this stuff, so I'm curious about what you guys have to say. :P
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I'm not on MSN much because it likes to lag my system. lol
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Whats your current set up? Might not be a gpu only problem.
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Whats your current set up? Might not be a gpu only problem.
I could definitely upgrade my processor as well, but when I game it never goes over 50% usage, but that'll come with a new Mobo. AM2+ and 1066 Mhz RAM ftw. lol

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I don't even remember the exact card's name, just runs half ass. Was pretty much given to me as well.
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I could definitely upgrade my processor as well, but when I game it never goes over 50% usage, but that'll come with a new Mobo. AM2+ and 1066 Mhz RAM ftw. lol

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I don't even remember the exact card's name, just runs half ass. Was pretty much given to me as well.
Would not hurt to up to 2 gigs of ram. You might be writing some stuff to page file which can really hurt performance. Assuming those are 2 512s in dual channel, depending on your board you could add another 2 in dual channel or swap them out for 2 1gig sticks. If you are tight on money however, you might just put a 1 gig in along with the others (wont run in dual channel but it will be cheap).
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Would not hurt to up to 2 gigs of ram. You might be writing some stuff to page file which can really hurt performance. Assuming those are 2 512s in dual channel, depending on your board you could add another 2 in dual channel or swap them out for 2 1gig sticks. If you are tight on money however, you might just put a 1 gig in along with the others (wont run in dual channel but it will be cheap).
Yup, dual channeling.

My next build is going to be an entire upgrade. Just I'll get Crossfire and get 2 PCIe cards. I'd go 2.0, but that's way out of my price range. Two decent cards in a pretty good system would work awesome. But by the time I get to build that system I could possible afford the 3870. XD
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Mine can run DX10.1.

I love it, just got it today with a new PSU. It's amazing. I play FEAR in full graphics and res with 49 FPS.

Between playing with my old card and now, it's amazing. My gameplay is SO much better. I entered in a server and I haven't played for months. I kicked so much ass because I could see things so clearly and I didn't get FPS drops.
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