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RobZH
11-09-03, 01:59 PM
how do i know which graphics cards are compatible with my pc?
does anyone know if the nvidia fx5200 128mb 8* AGP will run command and conquer generals at full speed?

i would really appreciate any help:afro:

SurfMonkey
11-09-03, 03:44 PM
All graphics should be compatible with your PC, some may just be either underpowered or overpowered, and some may physically be too big. But without knowing the specs for your machine it's hard to say.

Sadly, the FX5200 is pretty much incapable of running anything at full speed.

RobZH
11-10-03, 03:32 PM
i have a Dell Dimension 2350.
2.4ghz
512mb of RAM
Windows XP Home Edition

Anything else you would need to know?

What graphics card can run games like Halo, C+C Generals, MOH, at full speed, yet still isnt ridiculously expensive?

bkswaney
11-10-03, 04:14 PM
Get a ati 9600Pro or NV 5700ultra.

They both run 200 or so.

U might can find a nice 5900-128 for around 230 or so.

aapo
11-10-03, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by RobZH
What graphics card can run games like Halo, C+C Generals, MOH, at full speed, yet still isnt ridiculously expensive?

It depends on what do you mean by "full speed". If you mean fastest, you need a ridiculously expensive video card (R9800XT or FX5950U), but if you mean playable in a way that you can accept lower resolutions and graphics settings, even a lowly FX5200 will do.

FX5200 is probably by far the slowest of the new 3d-cards you can find. If you live in states, I'd recommend FX5900 (non-ultra) instead; they sell at $200 online now, which is a real bargain - and they are fast. The other option would be R9600pro (or even XT), which is somewhat slower in most situations but may or may not also be slightly cheaper. FX5700/FX5700U can also be considered, and ATi's R9700, if you can find a cheap one. But whatever you do, don't buy a FX5600 or a FX5600U. These card have by far the worst price/performance ratio I've ever seen. They aren't cheap, but especially FX5600 is almost as slow as FX5200.

john19055
11-10-03, 05:50 PM
One that will run it ok and the price not to bad would be a Radeon 9600pro,you should find one around $138.You can look at www.pricewatch.com

SurfMonkey
11-10-03, 07:25 PM
I'd get either the R9600Pro or the FX5700Ultra either would be more than capable in your machine.

RobZH
11-11-03, 03:47 AM
thanks for the help guys:)