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delimaniac

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#1 11 years ago

hi people i have a radeon 9250 agp 8x graphic card but it doesnt run any game makes me mad i need to upgrade it i dont have so much money to get a dx10 one but i do want it to at least run oblivion ,gothic 3 and the games out so far. whad gfx card do you recommend ?




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#2 11 years ago

That all depends on your budget. The Radeon X1650Pro and the GeForce 7600GT are both good mid-range cards and are both available in AGP.




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#3 11 years ago

One thing I might say is that your current graphics card i completely capable of playing videogames. Its a 256MB 128 bit GC. Which is more than capable of running a computer game. Now if your still looking to upgrade here are some recommendations: Newegg.com - PNY VCG76512SAPB GeForce 7600GS 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR76512GSOC GeForce 7600GS 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail Newegg.com - XFX PVT71KUDL3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail Newegg.com - XFX PVT71AYDF3 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail All of them fall within the $100-$300 price range.




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#4 11 years ago

If you want to play Oblivion in the meantime you could download Oldblivion, a mod which allows you to play the game on much older hardware...unfortunately it'll also make the graphics look like complete ass, but that's the price you have to pay.

As for a replacement, a 7600/X1600 should be enough to cope with the games you mentioned. You might even just about get away with using a 7300GT/X1300XT, which are cheaper cards but also significantly less powerful than their bigger brothers.

(It's also worth noting that a better graphics card won't necessarily help much if the rest of your system is inferior compared to it - what are the complete specs of your machine?)




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#5 11 years ago

Doesn't RAM help you computer out for resolution and graphics or is it just used to help multitasking?




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#6 11 years ago

Of course If you plan to upgrade from an agp card to a dx10 card, you'll need a new motherboard supporting pci express, new ram which the motherboard can run etc etc etc

Just remember that You'll also probably need a new powersource




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#7 11 years ago
GateCrusher420;3749322Doesn't RAM help you computer out for resolution and graphics or is it just used to help multitasking?

Uhh...what gave you that idea?

Video RAM (aka VRAM) allows the GPU to store more textures in video memory, however this is a part of your graphics card and nothing to do with main memory...unless you use an IGP which effectively takes a chunk of System RAM and allocates it as virtual Video RAM.




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#8 11 years ago

Oops. Must have been mistaken.




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#9 11 years ago

You are right in certain instances, BF2 needs about 1.3gb of ram to have textures maxxed out without any stuttering from the drives paging.




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#10 11 years ago
GateCrusher420One thing I might say is that your current graphics card i completely capable of playing videogames. Its a 256MB 128 bit GC. Which is more than capable of running a computer game.

He has a Radeon 9250, 9250's are got going to run anything recent very well at all. It may be 256/128, but its a far outdated core with slow clock speeds now.

delimaniac, How much money are you looking to spend?