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SWG and new graphics card


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Hey!

I'm currently playing SWG (Boo! i know!!) but am suffering with lag at the moment, i think this is down to an aging graphics card, i have a Geforce 5600 i think of the top of my head, can anyone recommend a better one in the region of £50-100?

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well do you have an agp port available? if not then there isn't much point in upgrading your video card.
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yes there is an AGP port available
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well I would go for something like a nvidia geforce 6600. checked amazon uk and they had one for £84. I'm sure that there are some better places for you to check at.
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Ok thanks, will have a look! What are the things to look out for when buying a new graphics card? i.e the best features?
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making sure you buy the right form factore... agp or pci-express. In your case agp. at least 128 megs ram of onboard video memory (256 prefered). and always buy the fastest you can afford.

you would have to look up your system specs. depends on how old your system is. If you only have 4x agp then I wouldn't go over a 6600. if its agp then I would look for a 6800. it may be slightly more than you intended to spend.

we use http://www.alexnolan...are/sysspec.htm as a handy tool to look up your system specs.

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Cheers will have a look later on!
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