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Cheapest video card to COD2


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i need to buy a new graphics card for my computer to run COD2 but i cant spend alot of money...so what is the cheapest one that would run the game? i dont need anything fancy i jsut need the game to run
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what are your system specs? do you have agp or pci express. that would make a big difference. you are going to need to spend about USD 100-150 for a decent card.
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like on the back of the game for COD2 there is a list of cards....which of those is the cheapest?..that would run the game alright....i dont need anything fancy
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Well about the first half of the list would struggle to run it well by my standards at least, cheapest card i would reccomend to play CoD2 at a decent performance level would be the 6800GS or x800GTO, x700 could manage it as well but at medium to even low settings, but we really need the rest of your specs to give a good reccomendation(budget would also be nice).
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many of the cheap cards will give you an error message regarging alpha blending and the such. The ones recomended by warriorscot are excellent choices. If your system supports pci express then you can find some better prices over agp cards.

x800gt0, x700, x1600 agp or pci-x versions (ati)
6800gs, 6600gt, 7800gs (nvidia). You might look at the new 7200 from nvidia. it is the new value card by them. Check anandtech.com and tomshardware.com for reviews if your considering this card.

honestly, my old pc has an ati 9600xt. while cod2 is a stretch for it (i play it in dx7 mode as dx9 gets choppy) it does work well. agp format only. ati 9800 might be a good solution as well.
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how do i know if my system supports PCI express??
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my price range is about $120 or around there..i can spend a litle more if need be, but how do i find out if my computer supports PCI express?
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By telling us what kind of Motherboard you have...

Also about 120US...

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130250
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i have an intel pentium 4 CPU 2.60 Ghz...is that what u need? and that card you listed is $145....anything thats a little cheaper to run Cod2 (dont need max settings)
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I am also about to buy this....


http://www.tigerdire...63&sku=K24-4909

$40 is pretty cheap for 512mb of ram isnt it?
Thnx for the help guys :whistling:
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And how come some sites chrange like $70 for 512 Mb of ram?

Is there like different versions of it?
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at the top of this sub forum there is a pinned topic called system specs. read it and post the log here. If you have problems with that look for everest under our downloads section. Once we have your system specs then we can advise you properly as to what your options will be.

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okay, here is my system specs, sorry for not posting them before



Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 248 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.60GHz
CPU Speed: 2594.9 MHz
Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters:Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport |
CD / DVD Drives: E:ASUS CD-S480/AH |
Default Printer: Fax
COM Ports: COM1 | COM3 |
LPT Ports: LPT1 |
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 69.0GB | D: 5.5GB |
Hard Disks - Free: C: 47.3GB | D: 2.4GB |
USB Controllers: Detected: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: P8657F-ABA SR1000V NA430
Serial Number: MXP43104B8
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 07/13/04 | IntelR - 42302e31 | |
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: Compaq Presario 061
Modems: | |
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okay, here is my system specs, sorry for not posting them before
Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 248 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.60GHz
CPU Speed: 2594.9 MHz
Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters:Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport |
CD / DVD Drives: E:ASUS CD-S480/AH |
Default Printer: Fax
COM Ports: COM1 | COM3 |
LPT Ports: LPT1 |
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 69.0GB | D: 5.5GB |
Hard Disks - Free: C: 47.3GB | D: 2.4GB |
USB Controllers: Detected: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: P8657F-ABA SR1000V NA430
Serial Number: MXP43104B8
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 07/13/04 | IntelR - 42302e31 | |
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: Compaq Presario 061
Modems: | |



Nothing on there told me about your video card slot, weather its pci, agp or pci express..

I tried using your serial # on compaq's site and it doesnt work its too short, only 10 alpha-numeric instead of 12....

no luck on product make either...


Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller told me nothing but I know that its going to have an agp slot or just plain pci slots.. Need to know as some manufacturers dont put any agp slots at all on some pc's.

It wont be pci express...
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the 845 chipset listed is agp with pci support, no pci express.

you currently have 256 megs of ram with 8 megs shared with the onboard video.

your going to need to open your case on the pc. look for a slot (normally colored brown, but can be different colors). the slot will be at the top and offset from the rest of the slots. If you have one then we can talk about upgrading your video card. It is entirerly possible that your system may not have an agp slot because of the intergrated video. If we had the full model number for your compaq then we could look it up for sure.

as to the memory, I can only take an educated guess as to what you have now... and that would be ddr 2100 or 2700 (speed of memory). with the exact model number we could verifiy it. some systems would work fine with that memory you were looking at, some won't.

let us know what the full model number is. you should find it listed on the back of the pc on a little sticker or plate that lists model and serial number.
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