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Call of Duty 4 Pc problems


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I tried to install COD 4, but it says my video card does not support alpha blending. I read over some other forums but they have different systems than I do. I was wondering if I need to buy another card and if so what card, or if there was some download I could use.

Thanks in advance!
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First off, try to update the drivers, found on the manufacturers site. Then try updating DirectX from the Microsoft site, nowhere else (unless you trust it heavily). After those simple checks, make sure you have the latest SP (service pack) installed on XP, 2 is supposed to fix a lot of gaming issues like this.

Edited by xBPM07x, 04 February 2009 - 07:54 PM.

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Hello cbrown5 and welcome to G2G!

What are the specs of your PC?
If you don't know then please download and run SysSpec. Run the file > click edit > click copy to clipboard and then paste it with your reply.
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Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 448 MB
CPU Info: AMD Athlon™ XP 3200+
CPU Speed: 2197.9 MHz
Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters: VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter WMP300N - Packet Scheduler Miniport | VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport | Hamachi Network Interface - Symantec Network Security Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: D: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S | E: ASUS CD-S480/AH | J: VY1647W TES920Z
COM Ports: COM3 | COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 149.0GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 94.8GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: PJ518AA-ABA SR1230NX NA440
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 09/02/04 | KM400 - 42302e31
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC. Kelut
Modem: Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
Communications cable between two computers

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Your graphics card doesn't fully support DirectX 9 which is a requirement for COD4. To be able to play the game you'll need to buy a new graphics card (assuming of course your PC isn't a laptop).
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which card should i get (just want a cheap one)
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To make sure we recommend the right type of card what make and model is your PC?
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compaq presario
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It should have a silver label somewhere on it that has the exact model, for example Compaq Presario SR5700.
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SR1230NX

Edited by cbrown5, 05 February 2009 - 01:28 PM.

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Unfortunately your motherboard only has an 8X AGP slot, this is seriously going to limit what card you can use and the performance you'll receive.

Something like a ATi Radeon 3850 should give you a decent frame rate with some eye candy settings turned on. The card will required extra power 6 pin power connector but most cards should come with an adapter. The card also requires a 450 watt power supply.

I suppose it all depends on what you are willing to spend and what power supply you have.

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 09 February 2009 - 03:05 AM.

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I dont have a 450 watt outlet, any cards that only require a normal outlet?
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When I say power supply in mean the one inside the PC not the wall outlet.
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