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antty

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ok i bought sims 2 and it lags and i think its my video card thats the problem and im going to by a new one the one im going to buy is ASUS V9400-X TD GeForce4 MX4000 8x 64MB and im not sure if that is good enough.
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samiko

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word of advice when buying a graphics card, look at the memory. Always go for a high memory for example at least 128MB these days. My old PC came with 64MB it works ok but lags which is understandable.
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My daughter plays simms on a MX4000 32meg card with no problems.

What do you mean by lags?

Are you using an LCD or CRT screen?

What are your systems specs?

Do you have a ton of background processes running normally?

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samiko

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my system spec as follows:

Windows XP Pro SP2
Intel 3.2 GHz
512MB DDR RAM
Geforce 440 MX 64MB
FSB 800MHz

its an above average spec and it runs well. I have built it myself.
when I say my game is lagging, it means the response time is slow and it freezes sometimes.
I have a 19" CRT, but that shouldn't matter and wouldn't effect the performance of the PC, only resolution can effect it.
I run the minimum in terms of background processing, I have a Sygate firewall and Avast antivirus. That's all! :tazz:
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Samiko,
I wasn't referring to your system, I was asking the original poster. Your system looks fine... but I would change the vid card to a higher spec'd one and also add 512 more megs of ram... then it would do that processor some justice!

By the way, LCDs show trace problems (ghosting) when playing games... CRTs don't (hardly) due to refresh rates. That's the reason I asked the poster.

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samiko

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LOL sorry makai you should have specified who you were referring to, I surrender :tazz:
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Definitely change the video card. 512 isn't 'required' but it sure would be nice. I suggest 256 as a minimum and go from there. Geforce makes a great card if you want to start looking there.

-Matt
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samiko... you see what you started? LOL!!!

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