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Old 04-02-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Angry new to pc's , please help me

i have finally logged on to Everquest 2, however, i am now getting a message saying my graphics card is not up to the task. i have been told that it does not have space(?) for pixels/shading.
my graphics card,if that is what is is, is an

NVIDIA GeForce MX4000 w/ AGP8x 256-bit graphics processing unit high performance 3D graphics accelerator

1) do graphics cards fillup like memory cards?
2) do i have to clear some game programmes to make more room?

yours in ignorant frustration.

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Old 04-02-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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hmm.. check the everquest 2 website for the kind of video card that is recommended. It may need more than what you have. However, it seems as though you have a decent card..
http://www.eq2arena.com/content/ever...quirements.php

Is your videocard directx 9 compatible?

if you have programs open on your comp, shut some down and try that.
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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cheers for your quick reply mate. but the website is F***ing useless
i'll have another go though. cheers
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What RAM does the Card have? What RAM do you have normally? These sort of games pump up a whole lot ot System RAM too.

What was the exact message?
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:56 PM   #5
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full message is, (and i may have given some wrong info. before.)

"you require a video card with at least 4 texture units"

<alert> E:/ live/eq2/game/client/scr/ClientApp.cpp(2100):

the pc was put together by a friend so is a mish / mash of different parts. no idea what RAM I have


motherboard is K7 M848A(PC CHIPS)

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Old 04-02-2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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Ah; well then it must be the Graphics Card. FX ones aren't so expensive anymore, and a FX5200 would do it fine, at least it would run. Although of course anything over that would be better.
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:14 PM   #7
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so graphics cards and video cards aren't the same thing? oh well, i'll take the game back to the shop, pick up that CIVILISATION game i've been mulling over. any online games you know of that will be supported by my system? everquest 1 perhaps, rome: total war runs ok.

thanks to all for the very quick replys, any other problems, i'll be intouch.

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graphics cards and video are the same thing. And I wouldn't mind suggesting some cards for you if you let us know what your budget is.
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Haha; a Graphics Card is a Video Card and so forth; but yeah Civilisation is a great game
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:25 PM   #10
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around 100

never mind ha-ha, i told you, i don't have a damn clue

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cheers for the recommendation, civilisation it is, then
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