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Ok cool yah there is a report button for a report.txt but its ok.


Your integrated GeForce4 MX wont even play that starwars so you need a new video card.

Edited by jrm20, 09 November 2005 - 06:28 PM.

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Alright, thanks. I'll let you know how the star wars goes with this old GFX Card.

I'll be ordering the 6600GT if you really think it's the best I can get.

So, you'r saying upgrading my HD won't effect my PC at all ? Because this HD has some problems..Like kinda slow sometimes. Freezes alot, problems..
Maybe because i'm on SP1...And not everything is correctly installed for SP1.

Thanks :tazz:

EDIT:

I just finished installing SWBF2, and I ran the campaign. It ran pretty okay. It's smooth a little, but it does go frame by frame you know ? Not alot, I can't tell much the difference.

Edited by Swift, 09 November 2005 - 07:02 PM.

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If its freezing ect.. in games then its the video card.
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Check my EDIT /\

So, it is not, freezing :tazz: Just a tad bit choppy.
This choppieness will dissapear with 6600 GT right ?

EDIT:
Thanks for the quick replys before /\ btw :)
I have attached my report.txt that everest gave me.
Thanks :)

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Edited by Swift, 09 November 2005 - 07:20 PM.

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You never told me that you had another agp card already in that pc. Says you have a nvidia 5700 LE. Yes that card will run starwars but with my information from you I was led to believed you had integrated graphics only.

Starwars would not work with your integrated video is what I was talking about above lol.


That 5700LE is slow, one of my friends has it. It plays games but more graphics intense games it is choppy.

5700LE has 6.4GB/s memory bandwith. Thats your problem.


Id say get an ati X800 256 MB it is abit faster than the 6600 gt and you will enjoy it more and that is the max that I would put in your pc. It has 22.4Gb/s and that is a perfect match for your pc. I spent time looking for you and that is the one for you. With that it wont bottleneck. The X800 pro and X850's start getting into the 30-35gb/s bandwith and I know thats too much for your pc.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102530


More proof, read this:


http://www.firingsqu..._pro_athlon_xp/

For the same price as that x800 you could get an x800 pro but when you get into the x800 pro with a processor like your pc it will bottleneck.

Told you I was right all along.

This is a long post I know, but I wanted to make shure you got the right one for your pc so you wont have any problems in the future. Without me you would of bought an X850 and would have regreted it forever..

Buy that card that I linked: the x800 256mb

Edited by jrm20, 09 November 2005 - 09:56 PM.

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Alright man thanks for all the help :tazz:

However, my friend did say that the 6600GT is better than the ATI Radeon x800..And that 6600 is cheaper too.

Just saying :) Any thought ? Thanks.

Love the waesome assitance you've given me !

Edited by Swift, 10 November 2005 - 03:42 PM.

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I would go with the faster x800xl(or pro might be better for you) card rather than the 6600GT(unless you can only afford the 6600GT but the price differnece is small), it may just bottleneck but you want it just over bottlenecking rather than just below that way you know you are getting the max out of your PC.
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Actually your friend is wrong. The X800 and the X800 pro are both faster. In video cards you look at the Gigabytes per second which is the final number of the clock speed, memory speed, memory bus bandwith, memory size, and the ramdac added all together. This all equals the memory bandwith or the Gb/s.

Example my 6800 gt is faster than a 6600 gt and the 6800 gt has a slower clock speed. 6800 gt clock speed is 350 mhz stock on most and the 6600 gt has 500 mhz clock speed. The clock speed doesnt mean jack always....

A stock 6800 gt is 32Gb/s

A stock 6600 gt is 16Gb/s

6800 gt is twice as fast.


Go for the X800 or the X800 pro.

Here is a chart for video card specs.

http://www.pantherpr...arison_II.shtml

Edited by jrm20, 10 November 2005 - 04:50 PM.

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Thanks for the excelent replys m8s :)
I'll be sure to let my friend know about this.

I decided on buying the Radeon x800 pro :tazz:

I found some rather cheap prices on them, what do you think ?

http://froogle.googl...o AGP&scoring=p

http://www.excaliber...-id-551654.html

http://www.compuplus...er-froogle.html

Edited by Swift, 10 November 2005 - 05:12 PM.

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Cool, go for it.
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