help, game problem

By sarcus
Oct 22, 2005
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  1. hi, i buyed World of warcaft today and i have some problems when im trying to play the game,this message popps upp: your 3D accelerator card is not supported by world of warcraft. please install a 3D accelerator whit dual-TMU support.
    please help.
    -thanks
  2. pkroks

    pkroks Newcomer, in training Posts: 376

    post your system specs.. read the thread titled 'guide to making a good thread'. to find it use the search feature.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    What that message means is you need to upgrade you graphics card.

    Go to the game manufacturers website and look at the system requirements for the game.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    i have tried it didn't find the new version :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    You didn`t find a new version of what?

    Regards Howard :)
  6. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    nvidia riva tnt2/tnt2 pro
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I don`t think that video card is supported.

    Look HERE for supported video cards.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    dam, what now?? can't i use the game ?
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Not without upgrading to a better video card.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    do you know how to upgrade (i ain't the worlds best pc owner :approve: :approve: :approve: )
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes I know how to upgrade.

    However, if you`re not comfortable with opening up your computer, and installing a new graphics card. Then may I suggest you take it to your local PC repair shop, and have them do it for you. Also if you`ve got any PC savvy friends maybe they could do it for you.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  12. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    ouch! :eek: :eek: :eek: well i would proberly destroy my pc soo i'll ask one of my friends and i understand rigth this is a card i buy in a store and soo on?
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    That sounds like a sensible idea to me lol

    Please let us know how you get on.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  14. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    ok, how much could these cost?
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Depending on what you want, and can afford.

    Graphics cards can cost from as little as $30 to hundreds of $

    Please don`t ask me to recommend one though, as I don`t play games, and therefore I`m not in a position to advise you.

    Regards Howard :)
  16. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    geforce 6200?
  17. pkroks

    pkroks Newcomer, in training Posts: 376

    these days try for at least a 6600gt but 6200 looks alright to me... 6600gt would last longer and be able to support new games for a few more months though. look at the other threads on new rigs, and new video cards, you can get some stuff from there. also look at ATI and their X800...!
  18. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    ok,thanks :wave: :wave: :grinthumb :grinthumb
     
  19. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Slow down hoss....

    WHat type of video slot do you have? I would not buy a card before i can make sure it will fit!

    I would first use Everest to find the type of expansion slot you have. If you know this, then forget what i am saying lol


    I would go with a nice x800 as found here
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127172

    more powerful then a 6600GT and is around the same price

    Just make sure your PSU can handle the load

    Sean
  20. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    :dead: how dose it work?? i don't understand anything :dead:
  21. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Everest is a free programme that will give you lots of info about your system.

    You can get it HERE

    Regards Howard :) :)
  22. pkroks

    pkroks Newcomer, in training Posts: 376

    Everest is a program that spits out a whole bunch of stats and information about your computer such as what motherboard you got, what processor, what ram and the ram timings etc. VERY useful and a great program... you can get it here http://www.snapfiles.com/get/everest.html

    ::Edit::
    Darn, was too slow again. one minute! :haha:
  23. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,198

    If you Google Everest, you'll see it's a freely downloadable system information program for determining what hardware your PC is capable of. I believe it's even in the links here on this site somewhere..

    You can also get CPU-Z at:
    http://www.cpuid.org/download/cpu-z-130.zip

    On it's mainboard tab, the bottom will display what graphics system your motherboard supports. If it has an AGP slot, you have a very wide and varied selection of videocards to choose from. As already said, it'll be about how much you can afford as 3D AGP cards cost from $30 to $600, depending upon features , speed and resolutions you wish to play in. It's overkill though to get an expensive card if the rest of your system is behind the times dramatically.

    EDIT
    Haha.. all three of us submitted at like the same time. :D
  24. sarcus

    sarcus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    how does it work? :approve: :approve: :approve:
  25. pkroks

    pkroks Newcomer, in training Posts: 376

    how does what work?

    all you do, is download everest, run the application and then select what you want to view. quite simple really... :)

    if you wanna know how it finds all the information it gets, well thats quite difficult to explain...
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