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Old 03-08-2006, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default Vid card breaking point

Ive got x700 radeon. All i do is play age of empiresIII. do you guys think that upgrading to x1800 or something will make difference? How much better can it get? I mean, when is the breaking point when a better vid wont matter? With this type of game. In case your wondering, its a strategy game like CIV or empire earth
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:51 AM   #2
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well can u run it on full settings so that it's smooth?
If u can then a new vid card won't do much good, if u can't then upgrading the computer would make it run better.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:35 PM   #3
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Well wanna post your computers specs so maybe we can see what really needs upgrading.. and is the x700 pci-e or agp?
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:38 PM   #4
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apg....well at least mine is, not sure if they make pci. Ur card can handle it cause mine runs baby butt smooth on AOE3.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:46 PM   #5
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My store says that the X700 is PCI-E only. My buttsies, I saw some at Tigerdirect!

Virago, your sig must be reduced to 5 lines. May I suggest this:

AMD 3800+ Socket 939 / ATI Radeon 700x Pro / AsRock MB..(cheap/crap) / OCZ Gold 1GB Ram 2-2-2-5 / 160 GB Seagate HD / Antec Lanboy Case / Creative SoundBlaster
eh..computer..what now...
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:55 PM   #6
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yeah, heres my specs

hewlett packard 4200+ amd dual core
700x radeon pci-express
420 watt psu
1 gb ram
250 hard drive

...just asking cuz the pictures on the box and screenshots on different websites look 100 times better than my screen...thanks
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:57 PM   #7
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do u play it at a high resolution with the settings at max?
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:47 AM   #8
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yeah....
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