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Old 07-10-2004, 02:28 PM   #11
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Thanks guys for your input.

I might look to upgrade my graphics card, the chipset is radeon 9000 (ATI).

I think i will wait until the patch first though
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Old 07-10-2004, 04:29 PM   #12
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to be more specific about my card... (note it is slightly overclocked)

Core speed: 277mhz

Ram speed: 263mhz

Sounds low to me

What you people think?
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Old 07-10-2004, 07:41 PM   #13
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I upgraded from a Raddy 9000 to Radeon 9800 (which windows says is a 9800 pro... what gives?). The Core is 407.25 and Memory 319.50 stock cooling. My default 9800 settings were 324/290.3 I think yours are about right for that card. Have you tried Rage3D tweak? On top of having an overclocker on it u can tweak lots of settings for D3D and OpenGL games and even have custom profiles for your games.
Have you disabled AA and AF and lowered res to 800*600?
All I can say is experiment. If your other games work fine then I would wait for the patch first before deciding whether to buy a Radeon 9800 pro (cheapest I have seen is 130... u could try ebay ( I got the 9800 for 100 there)
The other option is to get the more expensive new cards from Nvidia 6800 Ultra or X800 from ATI. These are around the 300 mark.
Make sure the Radeon 9800 pro has 256-bit memory instead of 128-bit if u go that route and at least 128MB RAM on board. For the newer cards a slow PC will hold the cards back. The only other option is to wait for PCI express.
With my system UT2004 plays at about 60fps but Far Cry is a lot more demanding and I have to play with medium settings and the framerate is still about 30 fps.
This on a 2500+ Barton and 512 MB RAM.
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Old 07-11-2004, 12:25 AM   #14
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Farcry keeps seizing up and being laggy, even playing it offline.

I have suspicions it may be my graphics card needing upgrading?

Can anyone shed some light on this situation, check my signature for computer specs.

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Old 07-11-2004, 06:00 AM   #15
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go to various gaming sites or search for farcry demo on the net
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that happened to me also it was weird when i first played it, it ran fine but i played it the next day and it started to jerk and glitch like a b*itch i run everything on medium but i think it was a dodgy patch or such
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Lol; Bluto is always so funny!

FarCry is a great game; it is worth a Graphics Upgrade if I wasn't so cheap.
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lol is he taking the piss or has he never heard of farcry? does he live in a small hole somewhere?
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Hmmm... who knows...
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It;s your card. The 9200 isn't up to it either.

Dont get anything less than a Nvidia 5600 ot ATI 9600.

If you can scrape the money together for a 5900XT or 9800 pro

Or if your numbers come up on the lottery, go for the 6800 it's breathtaking!
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