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    Unhappy GeForce FX 5700 VE

    hi i just bought a Geforce FX 5700 VE 256 mb vid card and i was wondering if someone could help me out with something. i just installed it earlier and i plaued Warcraft 3 with it and it kept lagging when i moved my characters around, does anyone know what can be causing this problem? im not really sure what it is but if someone could help me out that would be great

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    Default Re: GeForce FX 5700 VE

    Its a low-end video card, so i suggest you turn down the in-game settings, and also you should take a look at www.tweakguides.com

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    Default Re: GeForce FX 5700 VE

    Quote Originally Posted by Death~Reaper
    hi i just bought a Geforce FX 5700 VE 256 mb vid card and i was wondering if someone could help me out with something. i just installed it earlier and i plaued Warcraft 3 with it and it kept lagging when i moved my characters around, does anyone know what can be causing this problem? im not really sure what it is but if someone could help me out that would be great
    The videocard you have should work fine for that game but are your other system specs up to snuff? Like your CPU and system Ram for instance.

    You could also try turning down your graphics settings within the game.
    Update all your drivers (Video, sound, chipset, ect.. even the bios) ,update direct x if you have an old version, also update the game itself.

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    Default Re: GeForce FX 5700 VE

    For starters, post you system specs. Were you able to play the game fine before you had the card? What resolution and level of detail are you currently running the game.

    Also, have you installed the latest drivers from www.nvidia.com?

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    and before i installed the vid card i was able to play it but it hella lagged more than this.... so its a lil better id say.. i was running it with 1024 by 768 resolution tried it a lil bit ago lowering in game settings and it worked a lil but still kinda lags and my comp is crappy... dont really have money to upgrade it atm but hopefully i will soon....... my comp is...

    Compaq Pentium III
    256 ddr memory
    20 gig hd..(yea i know its crappy)
    and the geforce fx card

    and i installd latest drivers and everything and yea my comp is up to the req's for the game and the vid card so idk =/
    Last edited by Death~Reaper; 03-02-2005 at 09:08 AM.

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    Default Re: GeForce FX 5700 VE

    The RAM and CPU are the cause of your lag. You'd be best replacing the motherboard, processor, and RAM entirely, though you could simply add a stick of RAM for a decent boost now.

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    Default Re: GeForce FX 5700 VE

    Quote Originally Posted by Death~Reaper
    Compaq Pentium III
    256 ddr memory

    A P3 is not going to push a game like Warcraft 3 far. I'd be surprised if you could even run the defualt settings very well, even if yours was a higher end P3 CPU. Your Compaq mainboard will also have a LOT of bottlenecks, like 4x AGP or probably even less, a crapola chipset, and I can't even begin to imagine what else they nutered on a P3 board. I agree with Yawgm0th, if you want to play higher end video games you will basically need a new system.

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    The AGP won't be a problem. If it can even use that card, it's not an issue. AGP 8x is virutally identical to 4x, but using a P3 and 256MB of SDRAM is really going to hurt. I'd hate to be playing Warcraft III on that...

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    Default Re: GeForce FX 5700 VE

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    The AGP won't be a problem. If it can even use that card, it's not an issue. AGP 8x is virutally identical to 4x, but using a P3 and 256MB of SDRAM is really going to hurt. I'd hate to be playing Warcraft III on that...
    Keep in mind that they made less than 4X AGP slots, Compaq is known for using the cheap, barebone boards and its possible it doesn't even have an AGP port. 256 mb system ram is slim nowdays but would be enough for Warcraft 3 at defualt settings. That amount of system ram that he has is a minor issue for that game compared to his CPU and mainboard.

    After looking at a video card, probably similar to his. I'm pretty sure his Compaq P3 mainboard has got to be a bottleneck for it.
    http://www.pny.com/products/verto/mainstream/5700ve.asp
    Last edited by Spongebob; 03-03-2005 at 06:03 AM.

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    If he has a PCI version, then the card itself is a bottleneck. If he has AGP, then it's a 4x slot and the board is fine. The P3 is the problem, either way. W3 doesn't need much in the way of graphics, and a PCI video card or even an AGP 2x card should handle it, but a P3 with 256MB of RAM won't.

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