Naked Lemon;3523817So If you had a rubbish cpu, but a great graph card it would play better than a medium card and a medium cpu?
Once you turn up anti-aliasing and still get same the frame rates as without it turned on; You'll understand that having high end video card but a "rubbish cpu" could be a misuse of money. Heres a driver for x64 that supports the four versions of 7300. Which is what I assume you have since its not a duo. If not look for the x32 on your own. http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1525
Why are you bitching about a FREE computer like a little girl? Seriously whats wrong with you? Most people would never get a gift that expensive.
^You think he has a 64 bit OS? Seems unlikely, but who knows.
A 64 bit processor on a 32 bit OS (x86) would require 32 bit drivers for everything (video,sound, printer, etc). For instance, my X2 Athlon64 (64 bit) processor is on regular 32 bit winXP Pro (x86), so it can't use the 64bit drivers.
btw - These post jumps are maddening/confusing. Read posts above that didn't end up where they should be.
The 7300SE is a terrible card and more the likely the souce of all your problems. If your updating your drivers, get the offical Nvidia driver from there website rather than the ones from HP's site because the ones HP has posted might be out of date.
Oblivious;3523811 btw - The memory size doesn't determine how good the card is. For instance, a 256mb 7900gs completely obliterates the performance of a 512mb 7300. Core speed, memory speed/type are the more determining factors in performance. Just ask the techies before you purchase.
That's what pisses me off about people when they try to talk technical with me and try to show off their computers. They all are like "i got a 512mb ati card now what?" I ask them what kind of card it is and they dont even know what it is lol. Then I just tell em off that i got a 7900gs 256mb that will beat the living shit out if their card cause i know none of my friends can afford good parts. Anyway back on topic, yeah i dont know what else to say except for what the other guys have said.
You believed what someone working at PC World said?
lol dude that computer is badass. you would laugh your ass off if you find out my specs... lol...
heh, thanks for all help.. i guess..
and the family PC card is a NVidia GeForce FX 5200 128mb
My ass can that run CSS on full with HDR.
Naked Lemon;3525164heh, thanks for all help.. i guess..
and the family PC card is a NVidia GeForce FX 5200 128mb[/QUOTE]Even as weak as a 7300se is, it should have no trouble outperforming an fx5200. That's a pretty low-end card from 3 generations ago. Your dual core Pentium D also ought to perform better than the old P-4 in your family's rig.
So when you say CSS runs much better on the P4/fx5200 rig, I suspect there's a problem with your new pc. Hopefully it's a simple driver issue. I'd try the clean driver install I outlined a few posts above. And get the new driver from the nvidia site, not Packard Bell's.
It also couldn't hurt to try benchmarking the two pc's with something like 3DMark '06 or 3DMark '05. Your new pc should score much higher than the old family pc. At the very least you might compare your score to other people's scores who have similar hardware (same cpu/gpu) to see if you're in the same neighborhood. From the ORBs I just looked at, your new pc should probably score ~2000-2500 in '05 and ~750-1000 in '06) [QUOTE=Bs|Archaon;3525482]My ass can that run CSS on full with HDR.
Yeah, that's a pretty weak old machine. @640x480 resolution perhaps?
I didn't make it!
Mabey he is mistaking HDR with Bloom. I remeber reading on the nvidia forums that the FX 5200 with the 128 bit core are as fast the high end Geforce 4's, The 64 core ones are slower then Geforce 2's so I'm betting he has the 128 bit 5200.