I've got only one problem,. The graphics are choppy when I move around or specifically when I try to aim in basic training. I've got a sony vaio pcv-rx450 with a onboard 64 meg video card, 1 gig amd processor, and 320 megs of system memory. I've got a friend who is using a 64 meg external ati card with no problems, but the system processor is faster. I don't have alot of money, so I would like to be somewhat sure before buying. If that is the general conclusion, can you please advise of a good 4X agp video card.
I would say upgrade CPU and vider card, a whole new comp would actually be good.
Even if you upgrade your video card to something decent, an AMD 1Ghz @ 100FSB slotA isn't going to be very upgradeable, plus my guess is your on sdram @ 100Mhz to match the 100FSB, since DDR probably wasn't out when you bought your comp, plus i know i hit over 600MB memory usage while playing AA, when you play online your going to get even lower FPS.
Double check if you even have an AGP slot since companies like to not even bother soldering them on when you have intergrated/onboard graphics.
As for a Video reccomendation you can get a GF4 TI4800 for around $100, or a Radeon9100Pro 128mb for around the sam price, if you can spare another $50 the Radeon9600Pro or XT is a great card.
Some cards to stay away from would be anything GF 4 MX Family and the neutered Nvidia FX 5200, the card can run DX9 but in reality the card is just plain too slow for the money.
One more thing, type in 'stat FPS' into the console (the tilde key) and tell us what FPS your getting
I ended up with a double post. Someone asked for more detailed specs. Here is what I found:: Motherboard specifications: * PROCESSOR ATHLON 1 GHZ (200MHZ FSB) * MOTHERBOARD ATX-729 * CHIPSET SIS 730S * BUS SPEED 200 MHZ The F.P.S. I may need a little more help with. I don't know how to find out what it is running at.