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Well, i stopped at best buy today and picked up a copy of Battlefield 2. So...here i am..all excited. I install and everything looks ok. Then i try playing the game and the monitior goes black and flickers for a while. Then everything goes back to my normal desktop. So i looked at the system requirments. Under "display memory" it said i had 64Mb but the miniumum requirments were 128Mb. So, do I need to go out and get a completely new video card or can i change some settings? If i do, would the following video card be ok and work with the system (scroll down for specs.) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814164030 . I might get that, if it's what is needed to play most games.

My system specs:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/15/2005, 16:21:45
Machine name: FAMILYROOM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.050301-1526)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 8300
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 278MB used, 2183MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
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btw, if that card from new egg won't work..i'd like something under 60$...
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also, if this makes any difference, the monitor is a plug and play monitor
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That card wont work im afraid in that price range you arent going to be able to play battlefield 2 i would take it back to best buy and save up for a better gfx card.
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What card would you recommend?
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ok..check this out-http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320830 ...will that work with my system specs???? Also, has anyone used zipzoomfly before? Just wondering if they're reliable..
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here's another URL to the same card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102392
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Fraid not, the cheapest card that will play it on high would be a x800, then for a card that would play on medium a x700 or 6600GT, for low settings something 9600 or above and maybe a 6600 or 6200 would play it ok at med-low setings.

Edited by warriorscot, 15 August 2005 - 04:29 PM.

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yha i suggest the X800 for you since its mainly almost the best rite under the X850 PE XT n stuff
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here's a quote from a review of an x800: "This is a great card for the money. However, do NOT get this card unless you have a well vented case! I have a Dell Dimension 8400 and until I added TWO additional fans inside my case blowing right on the card, my display would lockup even on the default settings in just about any game. Now that it is well vented, the results are amazing, but my once silent system is now humming with fans."

And I don't have a well vented case. So...will i need another fan? If so, i'm going to look at some other cards...
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Well my x800 is fine it has never gone above 45 degrees and the cooler on it has never went full wack, but i have good ventilation, super lanboy with a pair of 120mm fans and the best cable tidying you have ever seen.
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