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Video card?

By \=hitman=/
Jul 5, 2007
  1. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Posts: 23

    its laggy cus its onbored and its sharing system memory, get a new one and youl free up lots of system memory i presume

    Id recomend the MSI 8600GTS OC version
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126981

    Its a good card that will play Source with 150+ fps (know cus ma mates got one). Also its DX 10 ready

    CHEC THAT YOU PC HAS A PCI-E x 16 slot available
     
  2. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    How exactly do I check what type of slot my computer has? :p
     
  3. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    You can download EVEREST from HERE

    You can Google you PC like THIS
     
  4. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Ok thanks bro. Would the Video Card I posted work with my computer though?
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100c/sm/parts.htm#wp1052372
    This is your owner's manual. You can use only a low-profile PCIex16 card in your system because it's a slimline case. These cards are also called half-height cards, which means your options are limited to this type.
    My system is a Dell so I can relate to your question of buying something that won't fit.
     
  6. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Oh, damn. I think the one I posted will work, though. It's PCI Express x16, only thing I don't know is if it's low-profile. What do you think?
     
  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,638

    no it is not low-profile.
     
  8. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

  9. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Cmon guys, I really need some recommendations on a good video card.
     
  10. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

     
  11. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

  12. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Dont focus so much on how much memory a video card has. Your much better off buying a 256mb Geforce8 than a 512 Geforce7. Different chipsets make more performance differernce. Try to get a DX 10 capable card. That is a gerforce 8 or a radeon x 2000. If u dont then youl be buying old technology. Look to spend £100-150 for a good one.
     
  13. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    I think you might as well get an X1550 from Newegg instead of spending the same amount on that 7300GS. The X1550 has memory at 800MHz so it should perform slightly better than the 7300GS at the same price point. Here is a link.
     
  15. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    @BlindObject, he needs a Low-Profile PCI-E card. Any PCI-E card just won't do.
     
  17. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

  18. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks a bunch for the suggestions, guys. Any of those video cards would make CS at least a little less laggy, right (at least above 20-30 fps? 'cause the highest fps i get currently is 12)
     
  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Absolutely. It would play way more smoothly than now.
     
  20. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Alright, thanks a ton, guys! :D
     
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