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Maybe a suggestion on what to purchase? PLEASE


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Unfortunitally i've read on some of it, and understand bits and pieces so I was wondering if anyone could possibly help out?

Of course i've installed the game and as soon as I start up I get a Video card or driver doesn't support alpha blending.

My card is, Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller.....

OS: is Windows XP of course....

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thank You.

Well seeing that Activision developed the bright idea for Alpha blending for CoD 2, which have given a lot of people issues, especially me. I guess i've found out my Intel ® is a piece of junk to modern controllers....Or at least I think no one could tell me what the deal was on my last post.....

So I'm wanting some advice on what graphics card to buy that will support alpha blending or enable me to play CoD 2...and be compatible with the HP Pavilion a705w...and maybe that's under 80$?

Please, thank you for your time

Sincerely

-Josh
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Hello Messiah and welcome to G2G!

It's not Activision's/Infinity ward's fault that Intel integrated cards don't fully support DirectX 9 that's Intel's fault for making such weedy graphics cards.

I've looked at your system specs and it appears that your computer doesn't have an AGP slot or any PCI Express slots you only have normal PCI slots.

PCI graphics cards are quite hard to come by now but you might be able to find one on Newegg or alike.

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 17 May 2006 - 03:08 AM.

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Newegg has a surprisingly small PCI collection (as do most) but I scrounged these two up at TigerDirect (very reliable):

Powercolor ATI RADEON 9250:
http://www.tigerdire...1081946&CatId=0

3DFuzion GeForce FX550:
http://www.tigerdire...20540&CatId=319

After reading the user reviews, and from what you are saying that you need, these two seem to be logical options (pretty cheap too).
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So Would something like this work? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814170091

Possibly fit my pc or can u not answer that question?
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That graphics card is a PCI Express card so it won't fit in your computer. You need normal PCI.
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Hey Guys I really appreciate the help I have one last quesiton before I make my mind up, Would this card work as compared to the others

This is the card

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1140392153993


This is the 2 others which do you reccommend

http://www.tigerdire...20540&CatId=319

http://www.tigerdire...1081946&CatId=0

Only reason im asking is because im impatient I wanna play my game :whistling:

But I appreciate all the help.

Sincerely

-Josh
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Apparently you are too impatient :whistling: That first card is an AGP, not a PCI like you need. I posted those two because they fit what you need. The one you posted won't work, wrong interface.

Make sure you do heavy research before upgrading, you don't wanna buy somethin' that won't work!
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Lol yup you buy a 50$ game you've been waiting for over 3 months and find out it won't play....But the hyperlink I sent was the wrong thing lol there were two of the same just with different interfaces.

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1140392154117

Thats the right one, Is the card resonably good at all cuz if it is ill go out and buy it asap...
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Here you go:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133007

Same card, lower price (on backorder, but use AutoNotify and get it then). From all the reviews, if you need a PCI and need to run games, this is the card to get, and it's under $100 so I say go for it.

Newegg is reliable so I'd get it from them personally over BestBuy.
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Just remember performance with any PCI card will be poor.
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Keep in mind Warrior, if you're running integrated, anything else is amazing :whistling:

But I would buy a cheapo now then get a decent one when DX10 comes out (along with a PCI-E compatible mobo).
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Its still going to be poor.
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Apparently warrior, that's okay with him. He just wants to play CoD 2...play...not watch...play. :whistling:

On my old 1.4Ghz P4, 512MB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600SE, CoD 2 ran and looked reasonably good (better than I expected). So don't spend to much if you just want to be able to play it.
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