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Should I upgrade to a new graphics card...?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oh_riginal, Jan 15, 2005.

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  1. oh_riginal

    oh_riginal Thread Starter

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    I am currently using a GeForce MX/MX 400 graphics card. Forgive me if the answer is obvious, as I am a bit illiterate when it comes to computers, but should I upgrade to something better? And if so, how do I know if a better graphics card is compatiable with my system or not?? I hope this isn't a hard question to answer... cause if I have to upgrade half a dozen things on my computer BEFORE I can even get a new graphics card... well, I really can't afford that, lol.

    I am into PC gaming, and games seem to be needing higher minimum requirements all the time, which is why I am considering the upgrade. The graphics card I'm using now had a driver issue, where I have to use 56.73 to play Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, but that driver won't let me play City of Heroes. I have to upgrade the driver to 66.93 to play that game, but then the Vampire game has horrible graphic issues suddenly, so I have to rollback to 56.73 again JUST TO PLAY THE NEWER OF THE TWO GAMES!

    I figure that maybe an upgrade would fix all this, and probably wouldn't hurt anyway since newer games will probably require me to upgrade later on anyway.

    If anyone could shed some light on my situation, I'd appreciate it, thanks.
     
  2. brite750

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    Need your system specifications, d/l and run Everest Home to give that info.
     
  3. oh_riginal

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    Okay, downloaded it, and running it, but not sure what info I'm looking for, lol. Need a bit of help pointing stuff out I'm afraid.
     
  4. oh_riginal

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    The information that says like your Computer speed, amount of ram, hard disk space, windows version, all of those goodies.
     
  6. oh_riginal

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    Okay, hope this isn't overkill, or that I leave anything out, just gonna post what I assume is useful info for my question to be answered.

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack: Service Pack 2
    Direct X 9.0
    CPU Type: AMD Athlon-PECM, 1100 MHz (11+100)
    Motherboard Name: Avus A7V-VM (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 SDR DIMM, Audio, Video)
    Motherboard Chipset: VIA VT8365A ProSavage KM133A
    System Memory: 768 MB (SDRAM)
    BIOS Type: Phoenix (01/19/01)
    Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (32 MB)
    3D Accelerator: nVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    Harddrive C: 78142 MB (53473 MB Free)
    Harddrive D: 152624 MB (85719 MB Free)
     
  7. winbob

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    oh riginal,

    Why not change your sig and save some screen space:

    "Life's a B-tch and then you die!" :eek:

    Have a nice day! :rolleyes:
     
  8. oh_riginal

    oh_riginal Thread Starter

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    I would appreciate it if all replies stayed on the subject, thanks.
     
  9. winbob

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    I don't blame you. Didn't mean to spoil your day...sorry. :rolleyes:
     
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