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Thread: geting the best out of an old card




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    i i recently got call of duty and its jerky as hell,the game is turned down to lowest and on a 800x600 res. ive also set the force ware drivers to performance which helped a bit, but the game is still very jerky.
    i know its possible to get it running smoothly as Iíve seen it working on a friends lower spec rig with the same card.

    My card is MSI Geforce4 MX 440 64meg
    Seagate 120 8mg buffer
    AMD Palomino1900+ @ 2000+
    mobo gigabyte 7DXR+
    Q-Tec 450watt power supply
    256 x2 of Kingston value ram.

    I set the aperture size of AGP slot 2 64meg

    is there any tweaks or changes that i can make?

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    Call of DUty is not going to run very smooth on that setup, no matter what you do. The jerky-ness is not only because of the videocard(mostly is) but ure processor also. So if you got a new mobo and CPU, you could make it run better with that video card.:cheers:
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    lol i was rather hopin for a cheap tweak! looks like i will hav 2 up date the graphics then.
    :(

    thanks anyway

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    your problem lies in the video card, not the CPU. My CPU is only slightly more powerfull than yours and the game plays quite smooth at 1024x768 with high visual quatlity. The difference is the video card, at the time I was useing my beloved Ti4200.

    While you can tweak your card it is going to make very little difference with moden FPS games. It would be best to save your money and invest in a new card if you want to plays gams like CoD well.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    While you can tweak your card it is going to make very little difference with moden FPS games.
    Especially if it is a 64bit version.

    What drivers are you using?
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    I'm gonna go with the ti4600 if it can play games like COD, im sure it can handle other current games...just lacks the dx9 support....oh well

    Phil

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    How much are you spending on the GF4?

    For a top of the line card at a great price look at:
    .9700 Pro $189

    9800 Pro $210

    I've been told that for a really cheap but good vid card to look at the Radeon 9000 with 128-MB RAM and 128-bit bus.
    If the stuff in glow sticks is truly toxic then why do they make so many flavors?

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    Why use an AGP aperture of 64mb when you can use one up to 256mb?
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    I've been told that for a really cheap but good vid card to look at the Radeon 9000 with 128-MB RAM and 128-bit bus.
    Actually a non pro r9000 is just as bad as a r9200. It's only the pro 275/550 that any good at all and is like $67 at newegg.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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