im running a crappy 9200se right now, it actually plays bf 1942 quite well, but starts to get choppy when theres alot of players, basically i need a pci card to play bf 1942 ONLY, i dont care about newer games or whatever, i need it to run bf 1942 exceptionally well, and it has to be pci, what is the best pci card i can get? im looking at the fx5200 256mb, how will this compared to the 9200se? will it be a good improvement for me to get it? i just need a card to run bf lmao, oh i forgot to add its overclocked 27%
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
im running a crappy 9200se right now, it actually plays bf 1942 quite well, but starts to get choppy when theres alot of players
In single player or online multiplayer?
im looking at the fx5200 256mb, how will this compared to the 9200se? will it be a good improvement for me to get it?
Probably worse. The FX series, especially the lower cards like the 5200 are terrible performers.
in multi, single runs fine, lol i dont care about single though, are you sure its terrible? ive heard alot of good things about the 5200
21st February 2005
Theres not to many good PCI cards you can get really for anything gaming releated. Most likely you can pick up a cheap PCI-Express motherboard for $60 and slap a 7600GT for under $100 and be in Battlefield heaven.
Also, Battlefield 1942 rules! It may starting to show its age, but slap Forgotten Hope on it and its just pure sexyness.
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
24th January 2005
the best PCI card made was the FX 5700 i believe.... may want to upgrade your motherboard and grab a PCI-E card. what are your system specs
thats alot of trouble i might as well get a new pc, and i might run in to hardware incompatible issues, is there ANY pci card that will run bf1942 well?
my specs are 2.7ghz , 1024 pc3200 ddr ram, um, and that crappy 9200se
im reading some stuff
The 5600 is the best PCI card you can get. There are no 5700s in PCI, what you are thinking of is the 5700le, which is actually clocked slower than the 5600
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
I believe the competition for best PCI card is tied between the GeForce 6200 and the GeForce 5700. Go below that and you're into GeForce 5200/Radeon 9200 territory...which is where you are at the moment. To put that into perspective, we're on the GeForce 8 series now.
Something like a 6200 will play BF1942, but you probably won't enjoy it all that much because they are pretty awful cards. We have two, but they're relgated to an office machine and a laptop; where it doesn't matter that they're crap as long as they work.
There was talk about a Radeon X1300 being released on PCI, which is better than any of the ones I've mentioned so far - but whether that actually happened or not I have no idea.
And there's worse news...if you have a 2.7GHz processor on a system that is older enough to have a Radeon 9200, chances are you can't get a PCI-E compatible motherboard for it. So the best you can do, even with a motherboard upgrade, is AGP...which is fast going the way of PCI in terms of new graphics cards.
if you have a 2.7GHz processor on a system that is older enough to have a Radeon 9200
what are you talking about? you can stick a 9200 on any machine ...i dont really understand what your saying, if i have 2.7 i cant get pci-e motherboard? lol i wasnt even planning on getting it, im not gonna put money down where i can get a new comp all together for like 500$, the thing is i dont even play that much, and i have alot of stuff installed on this one, and this one is pretty decent for me, im having a hard time finding the fx5700,and alot of the 6200 ones are pci-e, so what i can get is either the fx5500 or the 6200, i can probably get the fx5500 for around 30-40$, and the 6200 for around 40-60$, and for the 6200 they want "PCI 2.0" which im guessing is pci-e?
I am the Walrus
24th October 2004
Doesn't your computer have an AGP slot?