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Old July 3rd 03, 05:39 PM
Dave
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Default OK Time for a better Vid Card

A 1.8 ghz P4 should be fine. Maybe he has one of the cheapy 64 bit memory
bus cards. Maybe drivers aren't loaded properly. What OS and what video
driver are you using, Dennis?
Dave


Strontium stood up, at show-n-tell, and said:

Your CPU/memory is your bottleneck. That card should rock.

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Dennis stood up, at show-n-tell, and said:

Sytem:
P4 1.8
768 mgbr
GFX5200

Ive started playing StarWars Galaxies, (great game) and my frame
rates are around 12 FPS. It drops to around 8 in busier areas. In
short they suck! I dont even have the graphics cranked 1/2 way.
Even while playing WWIIOL I noticed my FPS did not improve much over
my previous GEF400MX. So I am budgeting to spend a little more
money, OK the Wife says I can spend $200.00 or under. So what would
you guys recommend is out there to fit in that budget and be the
optimal card for games. I really will need something to take my
another year or so down the road, performance wise. (Please no ATI
references I simply will not use them). so a GeF4200? or GeF5600....


Dennis


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Old July 3rd 03, 06:31 PM
Strontium
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I see your KillFile threat, was idle...what a loser.... Where is your killfile,
asswipe? With a name like 'Les', I'd think it was with your butt-toys


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Les stood up, at show-n-tell, and said:

stood up, at show-n-tell, and said:

Your CPU/memory is your bottleneck. That card should rock.


I see you're still trying to extract your head from your
boi. In what world does a FX5200 "rock"??!?

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Dennis stood up, at show-n-tell, and said:

Sytem:
P4 1.8
768 mgbr
GFX5200

Ive started playing StarWars Galaxies, (great game) and my frame
rates are around 12 FPS. It drops to around 8 in busier areas. In
short they suck! I dont even have the graphics cranked 1/2 way.
Even while playing WWIIOL I noticed my FPS did not improve much
over my previous GEF400MX. So I am budgeting to spend a little
more money, OK the Wife says I can spend $200.00 or under. So what
would you guys recommend is out there to fit in that budget and be
the optimal card for games. I really will need something to take my
another year or so down the road, performance wise. (Please no
ATI references I simply will not use them). so a GeF4200? or
GeF5600....


Dennis


Yes Dennis, a card upgrade would most definately improve your system.
I would reccomend an FX5600 U if you can find one in that range.




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Old July 3rd 03, 07:18 PM
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"Harrie" wrote in message
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: I think that people disagreeing about something is what makes usenet
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: Sincerely,
: René
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Thanks for the input René. I'll take it under advisement

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Old July 3rd 03, 07:30 PM
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This idiot is a troll.... and a nym-shifter...blehhhh

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Les stood up, at show-n-tell, and said:

"Harrie" wrote in message
e...


I think that people disagreeing about something is what makes usenet
interesting. But I do not think that there was a need to be impolite
here (or anywhere).

Sincerely,
René

Thanks for the input René. I'll take it under advisement


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there at all. And, I want to get free..."


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Old July 3rd 03, 08:48 PM
Flow
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Don't buy the fx5600 it's not so fast as you would think.
If you have money to burn go for the fx5900 ultra or take the cheaper
ti4200.

"Dennis" schreef in bericht
...
Sytem:
P4 1.8
768 mgbr
GFX5200

Ive started playing StarWars Galaxies, (great game) and my frame rates

are
around 12 FPS. It drops to around 8 in busier areas. In short they suck!

I
dont even have the graphics cranked 1/2 way. Even while playing WWIIOL I
noticed my FPS did not improve much over my previous GEF400MX. So I am
budgeting to spend a little more money, OK the Wife says I can spend

$200.00
or under. So what would you guys recommend is out there to fit in that
budget and be the optimal card for games. I really will need something to
take my another year or so down the road, performance wise. (Please no

ATI
references I simply will not use them). so a GeF4200? or GeF5600....


Dennis




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Old July 4th 03, 12:45 AM
Dave
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http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDc5
I'd say it's fast enuff. It looks like ti4600 speed to me.
Dave

"Flow" wrote in message
news:wM%[email protected]
Don't buy the fx5600 it's not so fast as you would think.
If you have money to burn go for the fx5900 ultra or take the cheaper
ti4200.

"Dennis" schreef in bericht
...
Sytem:
P4 1.8
768 mgbr
GFX5200

Ive started playing StarWars Galaxies, (great game) and my frame rates

are
around 12 FPS. It drops to around 8 in busier areas. In short they

suck!
I
dont even have the graphics cranked 1/2 way. Even while playing WWIIOL

I
noticed my FPS did not improve much over my previous GEF400MX. So I am
budgeting to spend a little more money, OK the Wife says I can spend

$200.00
or under. So what would you guys recommend is out there to fit in that
budget and be the optimal card for games. I really will need something

to
take my another year or so down the road, performance wise. (Please no

ATI
references I simply will not use them). so a GeF4200? or GeF5600....


Dennis






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Old July 4th 03, 01:17 AM
Lyle
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On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 21:48:01 +0200, "Flow" wrote:

Don't buy the fx5600 it's not so fast as you would think.
If you have money to burn go for the fx5900 ultra or take the cheaper
ti4200.

"Dennis" schreef in bericht
...
Sytem:
P4 1.8
768 mgbr
GFX5200

Ive started playing StarWars Galaxies, (great game) and my frame rates

are
around 12 FPS. It drops to around 8 in busier areas. In short they suck!

I
dont even have the graphics cranked 1/2 way. Even while playing WWIIOL I
noticed my FPS did not improve much over my previous GEF400MX. So I am
budgeting to spend a little more money, OK the Wife says I can spend

$200.00
or under. So what would you guys recommend is out there to fit in that
budget and be the optimal card for games. I really will need something to
take my another year or so down the road, performance wise. (Please no

ATI
references I simply will not use them). so a GeF4200? or GeF5600....


Dennis



i have a athalon 1600xp(1.4 ghz)
1gb ram
geforce fx 5900 non ultra

and star wars galaxies rocks on my system, and i have all the options
cranked to max.
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Old July 4th 03, 09:32 AM
Ron Merts
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I would bet the CPU/Memory is as much of a problem as the video card. The
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra is around $189-$199 but you are going to need
something with more CPU power to really pick up any performance gain. Is
your P4 the 1.8 (256K Cache, 400Mhz FSB) or the 1.8A (512K Cache, 400Mhz
FSB)? If you can get up to the 2.4Ghz range you will see a big improvement,
especially if you can use the 533Mhz FSB model. Also, is your system memory
PC-133 (SDR) or PC-2100 (DDR)? The original 845 chipsets with PC-133 memory
were horribly crippled with anything that used a lot of RAM.

Ron

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
Sytem:
P4 1.8
768 mgbr
GFX5200

Ive started playing StarWars Galaxies, (great game) and my frame rates

are
around 12 FPS. It drops to around 8 in busier areas. In short they suck!

I
dont even have the graphics cranked 1/2 way. Even while playing WWIIOL I
noticed my FPS did not improve much over my previous GEF400MX. So I am
budgeting to spend a little more money, OK the Wife says I can spend

$200.00
or under. So what would you guys recommend is out there to fit in that
budget and be the optimal card for games. I really will need something to
take my another year or so down the road, performance wise. (Please no

ATI
references I simply will not use them). so a GeF4200? or GeF5600....


Dennis




 




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