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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:18 PM
I'm going out to buy a video card so that my Athlon 1000 powered computer can actually run Forgotten Battles. Which video card should I buy? I'll also be bringing up my ram from 256, where it is now. Any suggestions from happy pilots?

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:18 PM
I'm going out to buy a video card so that my Athlon 1000 powered computer can actually run Forgotten Battles. Which video card should I buy? I'll also be bringing up my ram from 256, where it is now. Any suggestions from happy pilots?

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:36 PM
Video card alone won't solve the problem. If your processor or motherboard is subpar it will only create a bottle neck. Although the frame rate may improve from the current one you're getting, the full potential of the graphics card will still be hampered.
To answer your question, I am partial to NVidia GeForce Ti 4600.

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:38 PM
Thanks. Can Forgotten battles be played reasonably well on a 1000 mhz machine?

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:41 PM
FlyingDino wrote:
- Thanks. Can Forgotten battles be played reasonably
- well on a 1000 mhz machine?
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-

It will run but with many planes on the screen your gameplay will suffer tremendously.

I suggest for a decent system you need:

2ghz+ processor
1 gb ram
Ati 9600 pro/Nvidia equivalent

So far I have 1 out of three in that list lol!

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:45 PM
I would think so. I started playing IL2 and FB on a Dell 833Mhz Pentium III laptop with 256 Mb of memory and had reasonable graphic result with settings set to medium. The physics engine that IL2/FB uses is not as hardware-demanding as that of LOMAC's.
You can always try with your original plan. Anyway, you can re-use the graphics card should you finally decide to upgrade your system to a higher spec one.

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:47 PM
Yes a 1Ghz is okay but you won't see too many airplanes in the air. I have 1.4Ghz (Athalon 1700+). I got a 2000+ sitting here but have not installed it yet. Too lazy. Don't spend more than 100$ on video card unless you get new motherboard with new CPU. You can get Athalon 2000+ with cheap motherboard now for about 120$ total. A Nvida MX 4xxx card is cheap too I think the Ti is way too expensive for your system. Talk to the video experts here though I am not one to talk to.

http://www.tigerdirect.com

for the internet shopper http://www.newegg.com

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 05:57 PM
Please avoid the nvidia MX series of cards. They were not designed or intended for gaming and their performance is dismal.
You should be able to get a ti4200 64mb (which is a good card) for around US$100, although I am not making a reccommendation. Don't want to start an ATI/nVidia debate. Just trying to give you an idea of whats out there in that price range.

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 06:07 PM
An excellent source for all computer components is Pricewatch. I've ordered numerous times from various manufacturers and haven't had one problem, yet. Its hard to beat their prices on just about everything.



Message Edited on 10/11/0305:09PM by arcadeace