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Thread: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?




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    Default 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    Looking to upgrade video...current system is an AMD 64 3200+ 1 gig ram, xpress 200 integrated..... Runs BF@ fairly well on all low settings....800X600 ...would like to upgrade to be able to run most graphics on high... should I spend $218 on the 6600 gt oc or $209 on the evga 6800 GS?

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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    I'd go with the 6800GS. More pipelines and only a slightly slower clock speed = better performance.

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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    Thanks for your reply....what do think would be the optimal settings for my system with the EVGA 6800 gs?

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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    Throw in another gb of ram and you should be able to run all on high, except textures and lighting which most people have to run on medium.
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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    The 6800GS is the better choice, no competition. It's the best mid-range card out there until nVidia and ATI start releasing mid-range cards based on their newest generations.

    If you do get a second GB of RAM you'll be able to run everything on High and have 4x AA at all resolutions below 1600x1200. I have a 6800 GT and a system weaker than yours and the only thing keeping me from running High texture quality is my 768MB of RAM. With all other settings at highest the game runs pretty well at 1280x960.

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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    Great info guys, I'm glad I found your forum.....one more question from guy with just enough computer knowlege to be dangerous....I started with 512 Ram and added another 512......do i have a slot available for more ram on my system, or do I have to start over with 2x1Gb cards ?

    emachine T6410 2,2 ghz ?

    Would a 6600GT or x700 pro be enough to run BF2 on most settings on high if I had to go with a less expensive card? (2 questions :))

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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    You should be able to tell by just looking at the motherboard. Are there any open RAM slots?

    You could certainly run it with most settings on high, but certainly not all.

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    Well it looks to me that the mobo has 2 ram ports. I researched it through the emachines website. One of the things I stumbled into is that your system only has a 300watt power supply. I think there could be a problem when you upgrade to the 6800GS. The rest of the people on here should know. You still need to confirm the number of ram ports by opening your computer up and telling us the results.

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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    The PSU might actually be able to take it, but if Emachines doesn't use a proprietary motherboard you can just upgrade it along with the video card.

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    Default Re: 6600gt oc or 6800 gs for BF2?

    I read at this site that a power source of at least 350watts is recommended... how do upgrade power supply? http://www.nvnews.net/previews/gefor...gs/index.shtml

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