512 MB Card Laggz!!!!

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gloryninja

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hi i got this onboard grapihcs card 512 MB but the thing is , it lags on games

NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 <<< my Grpahics card and looks like my motherboard name as well ....

i really need help

i got 1250 MB RAM
Windows Xp HOme

if there any updates or antyhing?

it shouldnt lag this way! not with a fast performing computer
 
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Onboard video won't handle games well. It shares system memory, so it tends to slow everything down.
 
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Post the rest of your system specs and let's see what kind of video card you can put in there, if you can...

You may have to upgrade your power supply too.
 
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gloryninja said:
hi i got this onboard grapihcs card 512 MB but the thing is , it lags on games

NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 <<< my Grpahics card and looks like my motherboard name as well ....

i really need help

i got 1250 MB RAM
Windows Xp HOme

if there any updates or antyhing?

it shouldnt lag this way! not with a fast performing computer
yeah the thing is its stealing 512 away from your system, have to have a separate card with its own memory
 
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That shows that you have a 1024Mb memory stick and a 512Mb memory stick, both are system ram and neither are dedicated to graphics so unless your onboard graphics chip does have some amount of memory dedicated to it (unlikely) it is using system ram only which will be very poor for gaming.

Many motherboards these days come with a host of onboard features such as Network, Sound, etc and most work as well as a standalone card would however onboard graphics are almost universally crap for modern gaming. The current state of onboard graphics solutions are completely silly as they are more than what would be needed to run a typical 'office' PC but not good enough to run a 'gaming' PC.
 
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Here's a mid-level card that's going for an awesome price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150170

Now we have two problems here that could turn out to be issues.

I looked at the picture of that board, and there's a giant heat sink directly under the PCIex16 slot. Look at yours and look at the picture of the video card, this thing MIGHT NOT FIT.

You may also end up with power issues. The website doesn't say how much power you have, look at your sticker and see. I would say you should be in the minimum 350W area. There's a good chance you'll need to replace your power supply.

See what you have and post back...
 

gloryninja

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i got a spare unused PSU 450W.... should i put tht in? also can you show me some cards in the uk... and A Nvidia Card
 
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I would definitely upgrade the PSU, for safety purposes.

I'll hunt for a UK parts place. Somebody here recommended one--I'll see what I can find.

I'd stick with that card though. That's a pretty solid card for not a ton of money. PLEASE check the size of that heat sink though. You may have space issues. You do NOT want to get all excited to get rolling on BF2 and not be able install your card!

Anyone have a UK source to recommend???
 
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