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Loochy88

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#1 14 years ago

My current system: 2.5 Ghz pentium 4 60 gig 760 ram FX5200 PCI 128mb card im going to be upgrading my video card. It still works allright, but i can only run some new games in very low detail settings. im running doom 3 at 640x 480 with details on medium and id like to be able to pump things up a bit. my girlfriend also has been playing sims 2 which we can only run at 800X600 before it starts to lag a bit. it wont let me post the card on here so ill just have to give the description Description:Tornado GeForce FX 5700LE 256MB DDR (128Bits) + DVI + TV out (Resolution up to 1024 x 768) + Dongle PCI Video Card Chipset:nVidia GeForceFX 5200 GPU Manufacturer:Inno3D

(you can also go to pricewatch and search for "5700 pci 256 and its the third card down) it also has ultrashadow which i hear is good. I know its only pci but i dont have a choice, i have no agp slot. my only question is what the heck is Dongle. I have no idea what they mean by "Dongle PCI." How is it any different from a regular pci card? Will i just be able to plug it in like my old 5200 pci and go play. Can anyone help me out?




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#2 14 years ago

waht your mobo? Get and AGP card and you will get alot better performance. PCI is crap for video cards Esipcally in doom 3. I have found a 9600Xt 128mb for $100 on newgg.




Loochy88

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#3 14 years ago

ive been told i cant swap out motherboards for reasons i dont understand. anyway, can anyone answer the original question?




Spyder F-16

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#4 14 years ago
Loochy88ive been told i cant swap out motherboards for reasons i dont understand. anyway, can anyone answer the original question?

I'm assuming you're using a prepackaged system such as Dell, Gateway, HP or something liek that? If so, then you cannot swap mobo's unless you get a new case.




stalk282

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#5 14 years ago

i used to be able to play cs in open gl or d3d with my intel d3d AGP video card and now i can only play in software mode after i rebooted my system! can anyone tell me if there's anything i can do?




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#6 14 years ago

okay....try making your own thread.

anyway, when you start up cs, go into the options and set the video settings to Opengl. it happens to me from time to time when steam crashes and such, but i fix it. if you want more detail try going to steams website, www.steampowered.com




krazy_kid

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#7 14 years ago

how do you find out what kind of video card you have?

:bows: thank you to anyone who helps




No_Nickname

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#8 14 years ago

Is there such a thing as a P4 motherboard with no AGP slot?!?!




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#9 14 years ago
No_NicknameIs there such a thing as a P4 motherboard with no AGP slot?!?!

Yes. Mainly buisinesses use them. They tend to be cheap... very cheap.