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Hello All :whistling:

I am wondering if i can run oblivion.

I have an AMD 2200+ 1.8 ghz overclocked to 2.2
1.25 GB of Ram
The Asus Radeon 7000 128mb card
DVD 8x drive
If not tell me wjhati should upgrade...

Thanks
James


Can someonehelp?
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Dont think you will be able to play it not with a 7000. Also guy with 64meg card is not actually playing at high settings the game automatically lowers settings if they are far to high and it will be using the DX7 mode.
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Dont think you will be able to play it not with a 7000. Also guy with 64meg card is not actually playing at high settings the game automatically lowers settings if they are far to high and it will be using the DX7 mode.



Well, i am looking at a POWERCOLOR 9600 PRO
here is the link

[url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814164066[/url]

Lemme know

Edited by i rock socks, 31 March 2006 - 07:23 AM.

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You know you could just read the list of approved cards, i would imagine a 9550 would play it but not very well of course.
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You know you could just read the list of approved cards, i would imagine a 9550 would play it but not very well of course.


I am looking at a 9600 not a 9550?

I am just looking for a card that will run it sufficiently with little lag, that is under a hundred dollars...reccomendations?
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I would maybe try an x700 then, not sure on US pricing though so you would have to check but its under a hundred here so they usually arent to different, its the best you can get under a hundred here its not bad card decent memory and performance AGP and better than any of the older ati cards.
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I would maybe try an x700 then, not sure on US pricing though so you would have to check but its under a hundred here so they usually arent to different, its the best you can get under a hundred here its not bad card decent memory and performance AGP and better than any of the older ati cards.



Okay, but i dont understand what the "x"700 means, i dont understand what that "x" is supposed to represent. Please explain.
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Its just a model number. Such as Nvidia geforce. For $100 you can get a mediocre video card, if you pony up another 50 bux or so youll be able to get a MUCh better card, to where youll be able to run it smoother and at a higher resolution.
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Its just a model number. Such as Nvidia geforce. For $100 you can get a mediocre video card, if you pony up another 50 bux or so youll be able to get a MUCh better card, to where youll be able to run it smoother and at a higher resolution.
-Pete.


I work at McDonalds...what more can i say?


The Nvidia Geforce 6200 series card is not too pricey

http://froogle.googl...oring=mrd&hl=en

Thats on the list so it SHOULD work...right?

Edited by i rock socks, 31 March 2006 - 09:02 AM.

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McDonalds around here doesnt pay half bad - $10 per hour. If I were you I'd just wait another week and get a better video card. Itll be worth the wait in the long run, not to mention all your games will look and play A LOT better.
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McDonalds around here doesnt pay half bad - $10 per hour. If I were you I'd just wait another week and get a better video card. Itll be worth the wait in the long run, not to mention all your games will look and play A LOT better.
-Pete.


WHERE DO YOU LIVE?!?!


I only get 6.00 an hour!


I get paid every 2 weeks :/

Anyway, i want a 6200 series NVIDIA card. It is on the list, so it SHOULD work, am i correct in assuming so?
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Live in michigan. Anyway, the 6200 is gettin a lil old now. The 6200over clocked that is in my old rig works ok I guess. I wouldnt get anything less than that. When playing HalfLife2 the 6200 tends to lag a little bit especially if you move fast. And I would imagine that oblivion is going to be just as graphically intense as Halflife2. Tellin ya man, just wait it out for another couple of weeks till your next payday and get a better one, you wont regret it.
Let me break it down to you this way, the 6200oc in my old rig got a 3dmark05 score of 800 which is REALLY bad. 1 of my 6800's in my new rig got a score 3700. Basically, 3dmark05 is a benchmark of videocards, anything above 3500 will play almost all games at their fullest settings.
Give me a sec and ill find you a nice card for not a lot of money.
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x700 is a model number, like 9600 was, its a good medium level card better than a 6200(slightly better than a 6600GT), p-zero is right though about waiting the 6800GSs are very cheap and they have enough power to play it at mostly high settings.
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Live in michigan. Anyway, the 6200 is gettin a lil old now. The 6200over clocked that is in my old rig works ok I guess. I wouldnt get anything less than that. When playing HalfLife2 the 6200 tends to lag a little bit especially if you move fast. And I would imagine that oblivion is going to be just as graphically intense as Halflife2. Tellin ya man, just wait it out for another couple of weeks till your next payday and get a better one, you wont regret it.
Let me break it down to you this way, the 6200oc in my old rig got a 3dmark05 score of 800 which is REALLY bad. 1 of my 6800's in my new rig got a score 3700. Basically, 3dmark05 is a benchmark of videocards, anything above 3500 will play almost all games at their fullest settings.
Give me a sec and ill find you a nice card for not a lot of money.
-Pete.


Haha nice pay...i only rake in a $150 dollar check though :/ Oh well, anyway, ill be wating for that card.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102609
Thats the best card for the money. They have ok ones for slightly cheaper (10-15 less). But, this one isdefinitly worth the extra cash.
-pete.
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