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Old 07-25-2004, 04:12 PM   #21
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whoever said 5900 ultra bios flashes into the 5950, how would u do it??

and what brand of 5900 ultra is only 90. that's very very nice price.
I got it second hand of ebay, a real bargain it was advertised badly and the guy was really nice.

Made by Leadtek, reasonably reputable company I recon?

You do it by downloading the 5950 bios off the leadtek website, booting into dos with a flash program and the bios on a floppy, and simply backing up the old bios then flashing the new one, if that was a bit slack just search yahoo! there are tons of forums/guides on it. Apparently it runs much quicker and allows more overclockability. I may have to look into cooling options for it though
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All I have to say is I am currently running a Geforce 4200 Ti I have got excenlent detail and FPS on Halo Far Cry BF Vietnam any game out there I can play perfectly fine. Detail is in the high category and I dont suffer frame rate drops.

Really the only way you can kill perfomance on older gen cards in by turning on AA and AF otherwise performance is fine.
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All I have to say is I am currently running a Geforce 4200 Ti I have got excenlent detail and FPS on Halo Far Cry BF Vietnam any game out there I can play perfectly fine. Detail is in the high category and I dont suffer frame rate drops.
Wha!? What processor are you running? My 2284mhz athlon can't be an issue can it? I have everything set super-low all AA off, etc. and I suffer huge FPS drops whenever multiple aircraft come, or even when driving a boat! It's driven me so crazy I've practically built a new gaming rig lol.
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Mr. Roy is right about developers giving out wrong requirements. According to Far Cry's minimum requirements, I should be able to play it but I can't. It is litteraly impossible, even with everything on the lowest possible detail I can't play it.
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Are you serious?

Here is my gaming rig -

Amd athlon xp 3000+
MSI K7n2 delta-L
1024 ddr 3200 cosair value select ram
MSI nvidia geforce 4 4200 64 mb ram
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thats about it
It also ran fine on same system with 512 ram and 2200+

Here is what the settings are at in Far Cry.

somtimes 800x600 other time 1024x768

medium
bilinear
1
high
high
high
high
high
high

Ive run things on ultra high before and was still able to play

And I get around 25 to 35 frames.

You can check out some of the screenshots I have taken at: http://www.airiox.com/games/july04/far_cry/index.htm

download latest drivers and patch 1.2

I would expect that you wouldnt be able to play it with a geforce 2
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Old 07-25-2004, 06:46 PM   #26
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Well im getting my system upgraded. Motherboard and processor by next week and Ram coming soon:

1x 512MB PC2700 Kingston HyperX
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1x 2800+ Athlon Xp/2500+ Barton

And my current graphics (in sig): You reckon i can play far cry and stuff?
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Go nVidia - I would pay for a 5900 over a 9800 anyday.

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Go nVidia - I would pay for a 5900 over a 9800 anyday.

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They are very evenly matched spec wise.
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Lol! Sounds like me on High in a Cave. Not so much fun.
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camers, ur gonna have to change ur graphics card.

i don' think u'll be able to play farcry, unless u put everything on low.
a mx 400???
u need to upgrade that old timer.
get a 5200 if ur on a budget.

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