I bought call of duty 2 and installed itsuccessfully on my pc. But when I launch it the games gives me a directx error message. i think it is because of my video card. I have one of those intel integrated graphics cards. Would it be a good idea for me to get a new card? If so , any recommendations on which one i should buy?
Definately a new video card. Get a 6600GT, or an ATI X800 if you have the money. What is your budget?
LMAO, COD2 on a intergrated gpu of course your going to need to get a new card... a new pc possibly
What are your system specs?
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You definitely need a new graphics card. I can recommend the Nvidia Geforce 6600GT, it is a good card for the price.
Well... Here are your options If u want to not spend a lot of money and just want to play it on low settings here is your choices: ATI Radeon 9000 or above or NVidia GeForce 3 or above Medium settings still not a lot of money Radeon 9600 or above or geForce 5700 or above High setings, you might have to pay a little more Radeon X800 or Geforce 6600 Very highsettings, you will have to pay quite a bit but the card will last you a long time: Radeon X850 or Radeon X1800, or GeForce 6800 or GeForce 7800 Here are the card pricings, these are the cards youll most likely want ATI: Radeon 9200 is about $75. Radeon 9800: $125 Radeon X800: $329 Radeon X850: $450 Radeon X1800: $400 NVIDIA: GeFore 4: $61 GeForce 5500: $125 GeForce 6600: $250 GeForce 6800: $370 GeForce 7800: $500
Yeah but you cant just buy any of those graphics cards and expect them to all work, it relies on your M/B and CPU as well
Here are my specs: Intel pentium 4 processor 3ghz 512mb ram Xp media center edition intel 82915g/gv/910gl chipset family Also my price range is no more than $150.
Ok well your processor is really good. You might want to upgrade your RAM. You should at least go $200 for your budget on the card, anything under 200 will last you only a year more then ity will be worthless. I reccomend at least an X700.
Nick1989ATI: Radeon 9200 is about $75. Radeon 9800: $125 Radeon X800: $329 Radeon X850: $450 Radeon X1800: $400 NVIDIA: GeFore 4: $61 GeForce 5500: $125 GeForce 6600: $250 GeForce 6800: $370 GeForce 7800: $500
I have no idea where you found those prices, but they're way too high. More accurate ones are listed below:
Radeon 9200 - $30 - 40 Radeon 9550 - $60 Radeon 9600 - $60 Radeon 9800 (Not a good idea - Overheats way too easily) ~ £100 Radeon X700 ~ $110 Radeon X800 - Normally around $150, but some X800XT models can cost up to $400 Radeon X850 ~ $250, but as above, the XT models cost up to $400. Radeon X1300 ~ $100 Radeon X1800 ~ $350, but the XT models cost up to $600.
Based on your budget, I'd say you won't go far wrong with a 6600 or 6600GT, as Weiner suggested. They're solid cards, and some packages include two or three free games.
Your processor looks great, but you may want to upgrade to 1gb of RAM - preferably in dual-channel mode. The memory access rates will be much faster this way.
Thanks for all of the price listings. I was looking on some store web sites, and Imthinking of getting the ATI radeon 9950 256mb video card. It looks pretty good to me. Whats your opinion on this card? http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/ATI-Radeon-9550-Video-Card-100-437105-/sem/rpsm/oid/109712/catOid/-13011/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do