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fnowicki

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help - we received cod2 as a gift and we are getting the same video card alpha blending errors as many others.

I ran direct x and received the following info: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX420
Approximate total memory 64 MB; AGP

Do I have the right video card? What do I need to make this game work

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You need a more powerful agp video card.

List a budget and I will help you out. I need to know your cpu speed and memory, would help me pick the right one for you. How big is your power supply?

Edited by jrm20, 30 December 2005 - 12:32 AM.

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I'm not that great with computer issues. How do I determine my CPU speed and memory. How do you check power supply?

I saw some video cards at CompUSA - they were going for around $100. So if I can stay in that range (keep it under $200) that would be great.

Thanks again
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Goto this link and download belarc. It will grab your system specs. Copy and paste the info into this forum.

Start at operating system all the way down to bus adapters will be fine. Dont go any further down than that.



http://www.belarc.co...e_download.html

Edited by jrm20, 29 December 2005 - 05:28 PM.

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here's the information that I was given through belarc...hope it's everything you need

Thanks again

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Gateway E-4000 4000783
System Serial Number: 0029031821
Chassis Serial Number: 0029031821
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation D845GRG AAA81583-301
Serial Number: ABRG24144823
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. RG84510A.15A.0021.P11.0210160839 10/16/2002
Drives Memory Modules c,d
41.11 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
10.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LITE-ON LTR-48246S [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 2F040J0 [Hard drive] (41.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n F14C74ZE, rev VAM51JJ0, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'J6G1' has 256 MB
Slot 'J6G2' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 41.11 GB 10.95 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Owner 12/29/2005 2:35:54 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never


Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account ActiveTouch Document Loader on LPT1:
HP DeskJet 830C/832C on LPT1:

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Intel® 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 [Display adapter]
Gateway FPD1730 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, November 2002)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7 SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
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Your going to have to help me out. There seems to be 2 or 3 different case versions of your compuer. There is no way for me to tell which one you have. I need to know if it is the slim case design or is it the kind you can stand up on the side or is it a regular type tower case.


AGP 4X slot for graphics upgrades.

Edited by jrm20, 30 December 2005 - 12:30 AM.

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If possible find a pic of your exact case or pc and that will be enough info.
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so i dont have a AGP slot?

oh well, how much is that graphics card you recommended?

and is that the only possible way to upgrade my virtual memory, and let me run my COD2 w/o alpha blending problems?

thanks again
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Make shure you read what I typed above. You do have agp But Read what I typed above. You need to tell me or show me what case type you have.
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how do i show u that, i really dont have any idea wut to do. You're really gonna have to walk me through this

all i kno is that it's a 5300 Gateway Tower Series.

Edited by fnowicki, 29 December 2005 - 08:44 PM.

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Ok I saw a pic of your pc's model I used your serial number and looked it up on gateways site. Yes they make 2-3 different cases for that pc.

The only thing I noticed was you have a 160 watt power supply and that wont be sufficient for a video card much faster that the one you already have.

You need to get a new powersupply and a new video card and then the video card will only be running at the 4X speed instead of 8X because your motherboard doesnt support it.


160watts is really bad and not enough at all.


You are gonna have to buy a new powersupply but I know of great deals this one is perfect for you and yes it will fit and its not expensive.

powersupply

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153006


6600 256mb agp 4x compatable

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150086


Kinda sucks that your motherboard only supports agp 4x. Its either this option or a new gaming pc. Cod2 will play decent on medium the highest with the antistrophic filtering and anti alias off. Those just make it look smoother.

Edited by jrm20, 30 December 2005 - 12:19 AM.

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just got done editing it. Good luck whatever you choose.
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thanks for all your help - looks like I have my work cut out for me.

I didn't go to your links for the power supply or video card yet - how much $$ are we looking at?

Is the stuff that you mention cheaper than the local CompUSA store? I can buy it there and then they install it.
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okay - I just checked out your links for the power supply and video card.

So about $40 for the power supply and $120 for the video card.

Will these additions also help out older games - such as Combat Flight Simulator?

Will Call of Duty 2 have lagg? herky jerky motion?
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a new graphics card will help out any existing game you have, as well as allowing you to play new games (like COD2)
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