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inferno_blaze

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I know there'sa discussion about this in the FEAR thread but anyway, I'm looking to purchase a new graphics card that will be able to play b&w 2 and FEAR with a decent fps with lighting effects and shadows for around £100 because black and white 2 is being very frustrating and running very slowly. I have an ati radeon x300/x550 series 1G of RAM about 3.2 Ghz processor and I can get more specs if you need them
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Edited by inferno_blaze, 11 October 2005 - 12:55 AM.

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sorry to bump but I really need help I've been told my computer can easily handle a better card but I need to know which would be the best to upgrade to for around £100 pounds to run black and white 2 and FEAR on decent settings. By the way it needs to be able to run these settings at a resolution of 1024x768 :tazz:

Edited by inferno_blaze, 10 October 2005 - 11:36 AM.

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100 UK pounds = around $175.00 us dollars

Do you have pci express correct?

If so you can get a X800 GT around $164 us dollars.


This is about the fastest card you can afford with your budget.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102575



Here is the list of all that newegg carries.


http://www.newegg.co...Submit=Property



The HIS Hightech is the fastest X800GT out and its PCI Express it runs $181

Edited by jrm20, 10 October 2005 - 04:03 PM.

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how can I tell if I have PCI-Express?
And i'll google it but do you know any uk sites to purchase that off for the same price?

Edited by inferno_blaze, 11 October 2005 - 12:54 AM.

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what is your computer make and model number
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i have a dell dimension 8400
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I found out yes you have Pci express slot for that video card. I dont know any companies in the UK.
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well at least I have a slot for pci it doesnt matter I can find companies just suggest any decent cards because right now i'm leaning mostly towards an ATI 9800 PRO but if you can suggest better for those games at around £100 or the us equivilent then please do
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is this a good card? http://www.amazon.co...9769350-5557267
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You dont have Agp on your motherboard at all. You only have one 16X Pci Express slot which is better than Agp.
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Dude all you have to do is use google. I found an awesome site with killer deals and prices and im from the usa....


http://misco.co.uk/p...0... DVI TV.htm



buy that card you cant go wrong.

9800 pro isnt that fast anymore bro

You will be happy with the one I listed above, Guaranteed


Dont buy from amazon, they rip you off and there shipping is really bad. In a weeks time it will still be sitting at the company...

Edited by jrm20, 11 October 2005 - 02:54 PM.

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thanks alot man :tazz: and you're sure mine can take PCI E?

Edited by inferno_blaze, 11 October 2005 - 03:28 PM.

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It says it here



http://reviews-zdnet...6-30919189.html



Directly from that link

"Replacing the decade-old AGP interface for graphics cards, PCI Express (PCIe) features faster data throughput than either standard PCI or AGP slots. The Dimension 8400 comes with one full-length 16X PCIe slot for the graphics card and one smaller 1X PCIe slot for upgrades such as Gigabit Ethernet cards and others"

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the only thing that worried me is the way it says new at the front does that mean it's a second version or will my version have for sure do you know if theres anyway of checking specifically for my comp? Sorry for being so cautious it's just my dad wants me to be certain that the card I buy will work.

Edited by inferno_blaze, 11 October 2005 - 03:40 PM.

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this is a program called pc wizard tell you what you have on your pc.



http://www.cpuid.org...cw2005_v165.exe



install that then open. A menu will be to the left. Click on the icon that says mainboard when you hover over it.

then look and tell me if it has AGP Bus it will either say yes or no
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