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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 10:38 PM
I got a new computter a while back, 512 mb, 2.53GHz, etc, etc. I thought Il2 would function great on the platform, but alak and alas! It is playable, but only just./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Why? Do I really need an expensive Video Card? Or is it my settings. I have no video card, so I put them on Max. If I need a card, which one is best?

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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 10:38 PM
I got a new computter a while back, 512 mb, 2.53GHz, etc, etc. I thought Il2 would function great on the platform, but alak and alas! It is playable, but only just./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Why? Do I really need an expensive Video Card? Or is it my settings. I have no video card, so I put them on Max. If I need a card, which one is best?

The Young Lions in the Forest suffer and lack, But thoser who know the Lord Shall not want of any good thing. Keep your tongue from Evil and your lips from speaking deciet. Depart from evil, do good and pursue it!

>Psalms

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 10:43 PM
CrazyBell,

Can you post the full specs of your machine?

If you don't have a good video card you will not be able to play IL-2 or FB (or most other games, for that matter).

Regards,

RocketDog.

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 10:44 PM
Repost in Technical support and include your dxdiag for detailed advice.

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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 11:17 PM
-- Do I really need an expensive Video Card?

No you don't need an "expensive" card but you do need a card. If you are doing the integrated motherboard video thing, you better turn all the settings down as low as they go until you get a card.

If you are broke after your upgrade, here is a GeForce4 MX440 for 60$. G4-Ti is better so I hear but they are keeping the prices on them sky high.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=28



Message Edited on 10/11/0310:18PM by LEXX_Luthor

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 12:01 AM
erm u need a vid card

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 02:21 AM
LEXX_Luthor wrote:
--- Do I really need an expensive Video Card?
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- No you don't need an "expensive" card but you do
- need a card. If you are doing the integrated
- motherboard video thing, you better turn all the
- settings down as low as they go until you get a
- card.
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- If you are broke after your upgrade, here is a
- GeForce4 MX440 for 60$. G4-Ti is better so I hear
- but they are keeping the prices on them sky high.
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- <a
- href="http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Cate
- gory/category_tlc.asp?CatId=28"
- target=_blank>http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati
- ons/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=28</a>
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- Message Edited on 10/11/03â 10:18PM by
- LEXX_Luthor


NEVER...buy an MX series...EVER...the G3 Line of cards is FASTER than the G4 MX series...'nuff said.

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 02:46 AM
Ah of course, I knew there had to be a Reason they are so cheap. Thanks.

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 10:05 AM
If you can afford it the best bang for buck is an ATI 9600 pro. Used to buy Nvidia but happier with ATI. Anyone give him a Nvidia alternative?

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 10:26 AM
You'll find that a GeForce 4 Ti4200 can go for less than $70 on eBay.

http://search-completed.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&query2=geforce+ti4200&search_option=1&submit=+Search+&minPrice=&maxPrice=&category0=&completedOnly=30&exclude=&st=&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&maxRecordsPerPage=50&worldlocation=ebayavailâ®ion=0&available_to=1&located_in=1&ebaycurr=&siteid=0&query=geforce+ti4200&shortcut=&ebaytag1code_tmp=&ebaytag1_tmp=&ebaytag1code=&ebaytag1=&ebaytag12=ebayreg&from=R6

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Message Edited on 10/12/03â 12:29PM by AirBot

Message Edited on 10/12/0312:31PM by AirBot