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Exdeus

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Hello all.

I currently have a Radeon 9800 Pro running on an AsusP4P800se motherboard. This motherboard doesn't support PCI-express and only has the typical AGP.

Now, I have a 3.2ghz processor and 1 gb of ram and a soundblaster audigy 2 soundcard.

I bought Rainbow Six Vegas today thinking it wouldn't be any problem, but boy was I wrong. It simply locks up.

I am on a tight budget and don't want to spend more then 250, would like to stay under 200 if possible. Can anyone recommend something to me that is solid, can run Rainbow Six Vegas (requires Shader 3.0 enabled card and DX9.0c compliant) and will work with my motherboard? I would really rather not have to upgrade my motherboard yet. Also, I play Oblivion as well.

Thanks for any suggestions anyone can give me. I have been browsing the web and haven't found much at all.


(This is about all I have found so far: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143046 )

Edited by Exdeus, 18 December 2006 - 10:12 PM.

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Just wanted to point out that if you get that card you should first make sure your power supply is up to snuff so you don't get surprised after the fact.

The requirements say "A minimum 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 20A or more)"

Since you say budget is a factor I thought I would make sure you saw that.
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Just wanted to point out that if you get that card you should first make sure your power supply is up to snuff so you don't get surprised after the fact.

The requirements say "A minimum 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 20A or more)"

Since you say budget is a factor I thought I would make sure you saw that.



Yeah, I have enough power to cover it. I will double check, but I think its something like 600 or 800. Ill look.

However, I am now having a major problem with it anyways. I posted it in the hardware forum above this one.
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