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I got an emachines Windows XP, and I want the cheapest video card that will be able to run games like Half Life 2. Right now I have an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400.
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Nobody's gonna help me?
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Can you tell us some more about your system? What's the CPU, and what speed? How much RAM? Does it have a PCI, or AGP video slot?

If you're unable to answer those questions, this utility should help:
http://www.geekstogo...tion=show&id=13
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Lemme see... 3 PCI slots, 1 AGP on the motherboard. I believe 512 MB of RAM. Is that enough information?
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AMD XP 2800+
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Okay, one more question (maybe two). What screen resolution do you game at? i.e. 1024x768, and do you want to be able to turn up the detail and effects, or just be able to run it?
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Well, I want to run the game, but it doesn't need have great detail, but it shouldn't look like crap either. I believe my screen resolution is 1024 x 768.
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Once again, am I being ignored?
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I'd look at the ATI X700. Here's an article that compares many different cards in HL2:
http://www.anandtech...doc.aspx?i=2278
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wouldnt he have to get an agp version though. From what he said he didnt say he had a pci express slot. is there even an agp version (cause I havnt seen one)
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Ya. I don't have PCI Express or AGP.
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