View Full Version : Could I play more demanding games with this card?

11-09-03, 04:41 AM
If I added this card to my system could I play more demanding games?

My system currently has:

Windows XP Home
1.7Ghz Intel Celeron
40X Exteral Burner
Advance AC97 Audio

GeForce FX 5200 PCI:

128MB DDR memory

nVidia GeForce FX GPU delivers high-resolution graphics at amazing speed

CineFX engine for cinematic effects and true-to-life color

Full 128-bit studio-precision color for realistic image rendering

Architectured for Cg for cutting-edge special effects

Ultrafast anti-aliasing performance with adaptive texture filtering

Digital Vibrance Control 3.0 to digitally adjust color controls and compensate for various lighting conditions

2048 x 1536 maximum resolution (flat-panel support up to 1600 x 1200); nVidia nView multidisplay technology

Optimization and support for DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 1.4; Vertex Shader 2.0+ and Pixel Shader 2.0+ for DX 9.0

Dual 350MHz RAMDACs

Integrated TV encoder with display functionality up to 1024 x 768 resolution

DVD and HDTV-ready MPEG-2 decoding up to 1920 x 1080i, for full-screen, full-frame-rate video; dual VGA and S-video outputs

Also would a cheap sound card be better than the one I currently have?

11-09-03, 04:53 AM
not sure about the card...

what do you have now?..
does it play games smoothly for you..or is there a game you can not play?...

your bottleneck, with a much better card will prolly end up being your proc anyways...depending on what you have now of course...

<edit> um...just noticed....why are you looking at a PCI Card?

11-09-03, 04:53 AM
What video card are you running right now?

11-09-03, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by Brent
What video card are you running right now?
we replied at the same time :p

11-09-03, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by BaLa
we replied at the same time :p

Indeed, what are you doing up so late, or early lol :D

11-09-03, 04:56 AM
Originally posted by Brent
Indeed, what are you doing up so late, or early lol :D
now that I see it..4:50 am :eek:

I am ALWAYS up late... :p

11-09-03, 05:36 AM
Adding RAM will also help, and won't cost much, as RAM is dirt cheap these days. I consider 512 megs minimal for Windows XP...you're currently at only 384. Todays games love RAM. If you really want to feel more improvement, consider 768 or a gig of RAM.

11-09-03, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by Brent
What video card are you running right now?

He's running 32 MB Intel integrated graphics.


11-09-03, 10:35 AM
I suggest buying a new mobo with AGP

11-09-03, 11:36 AM
Hey Screw, I read your other thread about Rise of Nations not working for ya. If you goto Intel's website and search for the latest Extreme Graphics driver and install it, Rise of Nations will run fine.

11-09-03, 12:17 PM
Really thanx. Well I'll try to save up a few hundered dollars and update.