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I have a Dell 3100 with a 2.80 GHZ Intel Pentium 4 w/ HT also I have a 512MB of RAM and a stock video card....I have a PCI slot and PCI-Express but it looks like a PCI X1 but I don't know what video card work with it./...I want to play BF2 on low or Medium requirements...I have 130 to spend.
HELP ME!
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These are your choices from the BF2 requirements

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Video card must have 128 MB or more memory and one of the following chipsets:

* NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or greater
* ATI Radeon 8500 or greater

Search google for either of these in your area for pricing.

Remember these are minimum requirements.
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These are your choices from the BF2 requirements

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Video card must have 128 MB or more memory and one of the following chipsets:

* NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or greater
* ATI Radeon 8500 or greater

Search google for either of these in your area for pricing.

Remember these are minimum requirements.


Oh I know....But I want to know which video cards I CAN use!
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Ok so you want a list.

GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
GeForce FX 5900
GeForce FX 5900 XT
GeForce PCX 5900
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
GeForce FX 5700
GeForce FX 5700LE
GeForce PCX 5750

GeForce 6 (all)
GeForce 7 (all)

Radeon X1900 Series
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X850 Series
Radeon X800 Series
Radeon X700 Series
Radeon X600 Series
Radeon X550 Series
Radeon 9800 Series
Radeon 9600 Series
Radeon 9550 Series
Radeon 9200 Series
Radeon 9700 Series
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I understand the list...But I can't use all these cards. I understand the minimum requirements but I want to know what cards are comptiable with my computer and it's PCI/PCI Express slots.
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From what I have researched, looks like you only have an x1 slot with that computer and therefore cannot add any type of video card to that machine that would be strong enough to play any graphically intensive games like BF2 or COD2 or the like. Sorry :tazz:

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Are you kidding!?

OMG.....[-Cries.-] What can I do to alieve this situation!?
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Probably the only option left is the one I told you before.

Replace the board.

I apologise for any info given that was incorrect, people translate what they read in different ways and I came too a different conclusion based on what I saw.
I trust Fenors judgement in this over mine so I would have to say I was wrong.
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There are some regular PCI versions of the FX Series Graphics cards that are compatible, like the FX 5700, but that is at the bare minimum for the requirements for the game, so don't expect it to play lightning quick and look as good as you expect either.

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*Edit* -- The FX 5700LE is the best card you can use

Edited by Fenor, 11 February 2006 - 05:20 AM.

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Replacing the board is simply out of the question, my mom would kill be if I stripped this machine. It's a brand new PC just fresh from X-Mas. I mean my only hope would be a PCI card...But which PCI card is capable of atleast delievering some performance on Medium or at very least, Low settings.
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Ya know what, there are always an up-teen amount of different variations of dells versions of computers, so lets be absolutely certain I found the correct specifications for your PC.

Next, download install and run Everest Home Edition, which you can download using the link in my signature. Once you have it running, click on REPORT and the Report Wizard should run. When you come to the REPORT PROFILES page of the wizard, make sure you have radio button next to System Summary Only selected. Then click NEXT, you can leave HTML selected and click FINISH. The report will then be generated and a new window will appear. In this new window that appears, click SAVE TO FILE and save the report as REPORT.HTM somewhere on your computer where you will remember its location. Please attach this file to your reply.

Now remember to ADD THE FILE AS AN ATTACHMENT and not just copy/paste it in your next reply.

Fenor

*Edit* -- LOL, it is early so I editted out that junk about the hardware tab yada yada, just download, install, run and add the everest report as an attachment. :tazz:

Edited by Fenor, 11 February 2006 - 05:27 AM.

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Attached File  Report.htm   39.92KB   24 downloads

This is my report...
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Yeah it's the correct one that I found while researching, you only have an x1 PCIe slot, which means the best card you can get is the FX5700LE, which is a regular PCI graphics card.

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Any clue as to where I could get one?
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Newegg has it for $93.99+shipping.

http://www.newegg.co...=&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

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