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amy test
post Sep 16 2005, 10:19 AM
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searched the forum.. can't find the answer.. so here goes..
(a new-to-the-pc-ver question )

what is the minimum/cheapest AGP graphic card needed for maxing everything in the graphic settings..? (maybe anti aliasing can be 2x)

i'm using P4 1.4Ghz, 768MB RAM
currently my gc is Geforce 4 MX 440 tongue.gif

help me upgrade..
thanks..
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post Sep 16 2005, 11:24 AM
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I think this fits better in Geek Central, as you don't really have a 'problem'.

Now about that card, you'll need to provide more system details by means of the dxdiag.txt (text file containing lots of system information) and what you're willing to spend.

You can provide us your dxdiag.txt as following:

Click: 'Start'
Click: 'Run...'
Type: 'dxdiag'

This will open DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

In the menu that pops up, click 'Save All Information...', The program will now prompt you for allocation of the file. Save it where you wish it to be saved and then upload the file here.


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post Sep 16 2005, 12:32 PM
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I'm willing to spend upwards to 200 bucks.. maybe more if needed.. but the cheaper the better tongue.gif

I want to play GTA:SA with max display settings (AA can be compromised) in at least 1024x768x32 using the cheapest card possible..

my dxdiag..? here it is (trimmed).. and my RAM is actually 768MB

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System Information
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Time of this report: 9/16/2005, 21:45:35
Machine name: COMPUTER
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Micro-Star Inc.
System Model: MS-6566E
BIOS: Version 1.00
Processor: IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 CPU 1.80GHz, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 192MB used, 425MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found. DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 8 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 9 test results: All tests were successful.
Sound Tab 1: The file ALCXWDM.SYS is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. DirectSound test results: All tests were successful.
Music Tab: DirectMusic test results: All tests were successful.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found. DirectPlay test results: The tests were cancelled before completing.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0181&SUBSYS_89511462&REV_A2
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-42C1-11CF-C76B-5BA903C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0181
SubSys ID: 0x89511462
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D7 Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D8 Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D9 Test Result: All tests were successful.

Thanks for reading.. biggrin.gif

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post Sep 16 2005, 05:14 PM
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Well, that's simple.

If you can find one for under $200, get a Radeon 9800XT 256MB. These are getting very rare though.

The best bet would probably be a 9800PRO 256MB, preferably from Sapphire, Club3D or HIS.


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amy test
post Sep 17 2005, 04:20 AM
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oh..
then a 6600 gt won't be a problem then right..? cause i'm gonna get a used one for $150..

thanks!
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post Sep 18 2005, 01:54 PM
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6600GT's are PCI-Express cards and won't work in your computer as you only have AGP slots, so that WILL be a problem.


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post Sep 18 2005, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE(CygnusX @ Sep 18 2005, 11:14 AM)
6600GT's are PCI-Express cards and won't work in your computer as you only have AGP slots, so that WILL be a problem.
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There are AGP version of both the 66xx line, and 68xx line.


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post Sep 19 2005, 05:27 AM
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Eh, seems I'm not up to date. I knew there were AGP 6800 series but not 6600GT's.

My mistake.


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