Im not sure if i should post here, so if not just move it to another area :) I have a new gateway and its great but they gave me a bad graphix card some kind of intel. I should be getting alot of money for christmas and i might buy a GF Ti4600 but then there is a new one coming soon. But it will probly be a crap load of money "GF FX"My game is great but i want great graphix i can only go to medium setting.I always get around 35 in ping but in high mode it skips alot but my ping still stays the same. So if you have any suggestions please tell me.:cya:
I have a new gateway and its great but they gave me a bad graphix card some kind of intel.
I hate companies like Gateway and DELL (and not forgetting IBM), not for what they are but for what they don't tell ppl when you buy a puter off them. If it's Intel it is probably built into the motherboard - an i815 or something.
The first thing you need to do - the very first thing mind you - is to open your box and make sure you actually have an AGP port to plug a new vid card into. Many Mobo's with onboard graphics don't actally have expansion slots.
If you establish that you do have a slot, and do get loads of money, go out and buy either a Geforce 4600Ti or a Radeon 9700, cause while the FX has been announced there is actually no silicon out for it yet, so there's no telling when it will appear. And when it does appear it will probably be $500 US and up, whereas you can get a decent radeon or Gf4 for much less than that and get well over 100fps.
Have fun and if you have any questions I will be around to answer them.
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hehe:) yep i got done like a turkey too,it was last year (august),and i went and bought my first computer(a no name) and it came with this SIS630(onboard vid card) piece of f########crap,u coundnt turn the onboard vid off,and it had no AGP slot,they said it was as good as the gf2mx200 the bastards sent me home with it and rtcw..........tocut a long(!)story short,it was about 3 months later after a lot of lock ups and like 3-4fps lol i got back to the shop and told(im a 6`7 builder,he was small lol) this bloke that he would buy the MB back and put a gf2ti 64mb ddr in it for free and he whined and squirmed for about 2-3 secs and told me he would have it done in half an hour lol lol:dance: :fistpunch: bf1942 is the sweetest game yet and u dont need a mega sys to run it with full settings all round=
p3 933 gf2ti 512sdram win98se yamaha xg sound card (2.1) 280 watts a side Peavey Pwr amp
so wot ever u do make shure u dont by a com with onboard shit if u want to play games :deal: ::spank:
yes i do have a vid card built into the damn board SOB!!!But i do think i can still upgrade as long as i disable the card when i install the new one. :rock:
you can upgrade if you disable the onboard vid card. but you cant upgrade to an agp card. fortunately there are pci geforce 4 vid cards out there.
well that depends. Some boards with onboard vid also have AGP slots for upgrade, like the gigabyte GA7-VKML for instance, if he has a AGP slot he can then disable the onboard and use a seperate card.
God luck BERZERKER
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yea i did some research and the only thing i saw was some ATI pci cards but i heard ATi's suck...........oh well ill see what i can do i should have atleast 400-500$ soon and i can't even get a damn good card now:mad: Off the subject is there a place to play with people from these fourmes if there is give me the ip or do some of ya just run in to each other now and then:)
I run BF1942 on a P4/2000, Geforce4600TI, 512MB, 52xLG-CDROM Also I installed the latest drivers. The game run smooth at maximum resolution with maximum details.
But the intro stops every 2 seconds for a few milliseconds and then continous. Is this a problem with the CD-Rom drive ? The intro is not really important, but I spend enough money for this machine to get things going.
PCI vid cards really suck, even the best. I know you can get Nvidia PCI cards but they cost heaps more than the AGP ones with the same chipset.
If you have $400-500 spare (US dollars) you may be able to replace your mobo with a decent and still have enough money left over for a GF4200ti or even 4400ti. It sucks that you got stuck with a crap mother board and vid card combo.
As to your other Q. I have played on a few servers with other ppl from the forums - mainly vibratindonkeyhead and meatandtwoveg - but just luck - a few ppl here do try and organise games so just keep an eye on the "BF1942 general" section of the forum.
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Hello again Apoc :D. I have seen a Geforce4 MX440 for 80 quid (somewhere around $100) around where I live,is that good? Because I need to upgrade my computer for BF1942. Im already getting PC2100 256mb DDR RAM.