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Help w/ installing RAM and video card plz


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i am looking to buy some more RAM and a new video card

My computer is a Compaq Presario SR1000V w/ 256 mb ram and my video card is an Intel 82845G

I am looking to purchase....The Crucial RADEON 9250 128MB AGP (video card)

...and http://www.crucial.c...s&WSPN=CT368889 (RAM)

if you could please tell me if that is a good to buy for my computer.....and will that video card i am buying run COD2?
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i am looking to buy some more RAM and a new video card

My computer is a Compaq Presario SR1000V w/ 256 mb ram and my video card is an Intel 82845G

I am looking to purchase....The Crucial RADEON 9250 128MB AGP (video card)

...and http://www.crucial.c...s&WSPN=CT368889 (RAM)

if you could please tell me if that is a good to buy for my computer.....and will that video card i am buying run COD2?




how much ram do you currently have in your pc now?


that 9250 would play cod2 but with everything on low settings pretty smoothly. If you put on medium it would run yes but will look like crap to me and other gamers in otherwords..
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right now its 256 Mb ram
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i would buy a better vid card..but i really dont have the money right now
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right now its 256 Mb ram



I would say go for the 512MB stick of ram so then you would have 768MB of memory in the pc and the game would run even better.. 1gb of total memory would be best but 768mb is better than 512mb is.
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you said that video card would work for COD2...but it jsut read it only has direct x 8.1, and on the box of COD2 it says its required directX 9.0c?
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okasy then could you suggest the cheapest 512 mB card that is the cheapest....that is compatable w/ my PC?
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okay..i am about to order this....is it good deal?

http://www.shopping......de=P5300U#ABA
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You dont need a 512Mb vid card those are serious money, something like an x700 would maybe be your best bet they are usually pretty reasonable pricewise and would manage medium settings reasonable well with enough ram.
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i didnt think the vid card i was buying was 512 mb....i was buying 512 mb of ram though....
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Crucial RADEON 9250 128MB AGP (video card)

thats the vid card i was gonna buy (only like $45) its not 512 mb...

http://www.shopping......de=P5300U#ABA (thats the ram)
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so all together..im about to spend $45 on vid card
$60 on 512 mb of Ram

Total $105
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in ffact that vid card is only 128 mb
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you said that video card would work for COD2...but it jsut read it only has direct x 8.1, and on the box of COD2 it says its required directX 9.0c?



it would work but i would suggest a better video card. By the way you can update the direct x on your system to 9.0c at anytime..
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Just giving your proof the video card says.. Fully supports Microsoft® DirectX® 8.1, DirectX 9, and OpenGL®


I already know it will work but just giving you proof. That 9250 is a very very light gamers card so you would have to put every setting on the absolute lowest for it to run.
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