graphic card help please

By koerbershawn
Jan 17, 2006
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  1. ok here is my situation.....i have a dell 4500 desktop and when i purchased it i got the graphic card upgrade to nvidia geforce 2/mx 400 series so i would be able to play games such as doom 3 and half-life 2 and what not but for some reason none of these games will play on my pc......when i go to the device manager and click on display and click double click on the card it says location: pci bus 1 device 0 function 0
    driver version: 5.6.7.3

    can somebody please explain what is goin on here????
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    IMO that card is to old to play any of those games, you can try to get the latest drivers form nvidia but i doubt that will make a difference
  3. koerbershawn

    koerbershawn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ummm....... the doom 3 system requirments say that my card should work.,...
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    Didn't that card come out around 2001? Time has passed it by, I think. Doom 3 requirements call for a Geforce 3 or better. You may have misread the requirements.
  5. koerbershawn

    koerbershawn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    I dont see geforce 2 there

    what are your specs on the pc
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    I did look there and I looked again. I see no Geforce 2 card listed. Didn't your first post say Geforce 2?

    Edit: swker98 beat me to it.
  8. koerbershawn

    koerbershawn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    All nVidia® GeForce(tm) 4MX series

    that is listed and i have a geforce 2/mx 400 series is that not the same as a 4mx series????
  9. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    what are the rest of your computer specs
    ie cpu, ram,hard drive

    what happinods when you try to play the game?
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    4 mx and 2 mx are not the same, no.

    Edit: Okay, I give up. swker98 is too fast for me. :)
  11. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

    lol, i have noting else to do, my gamming rig's board is out for fixing from chentech and im on a 500mhz celey with a 2gb hard drive so there isnt much for me to do, no games work exept old games that arnt worth playing :haha:
    i hope i get it back soon so i can enjoy bf 2

    EDIT: mailpup if you can recomend a fun game then i promace i wont post first :haha:
    But the game must work on my old computer
     
  12. koerbershawn

    koerbershawn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    cpu 1.8 ghz
    ram 256 mb ram
    hard-drive 40 gb
    windows xp service pack 2

    well when i try to play doom 3 sometimes it starts up sometimes it doesnt... when it starts up the fps is very slow and lag everywhere sound is even laggin just terrible...........maybe if i download the driver updates???? if not what is my best choice for a new card???? i have a dell dim 4500
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    swker98, that's ok, I won't hold you to your promise. Have you tried Homeworld (the original, not Homeworld 2)? If you can find it, it's cheap since it came out in 1998. A great RTS game.

    koerbershawn, you could try the latest graphics driver. You've nothing to lose. However, I think the problem is simply an overwhelmed, old graphics card. What kind of budget limitation do you have for a new card?
  14. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    i beat you alrdey lol :haha: :haha: :)

    but yea the problem is most likely your gfx card,
    doom 3 and HL 2 are 2 very demanding games, even if your card were to majicly play them, you woulnt want to because it would be very laggy
    Just thoguht of sometihng, you do have derrect x 9c


    i see you created a thred on finding a new gfx card for your dell
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic42047.html
    NOTE: IF you want to help koerbershawn finding a new card post in that thred not in this one
  15. koerbershawn

    koerbershawn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ya i got direct x 9
  16. arielbj

    arielbj Newcomer, in training

    geforce 4 doom 3

    some of new pcs have an integrated video that not run very well the games.
  17. imtiaz_1

    imtiaz_1 Newcomer, in training

    my graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400, i have played both "Half life 2"
    and "Doom 3". both in low res but smoothly.
    here is my sys config,

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.6GHz
    Memory: 256MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation)
    Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    Display Memory: 64.0 MB
    but there were some latest games i was unable to play with it and i think i will be unable to play most of the latest 2006 games with it.
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