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Old 01-02-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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Way out of my league here so I need some help from the experts. I am not a computer person and don't want to even try and fake it so here goes. Like many others I received FEAR for Christmas installed it and found out my video card does not support the game. Great!!!! Did some research and found out there are a million different cards and I have no idea what to get. The below is some of my computer specs with the current video card info. What do I need to make this game work? What video card should I get (will spend up to $200.00) Will getting a new video card solve all the problems or will I then find out I need to buy something else? Any info would be helpful. Keep in mind up until last week I didn't even know what a video card was. If you need more info let me know and I will find it. Thanks all.

HP Pavilion Desktop PC w/intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8GHZ 512 MB RAM

Total expansion slots 3 PCI, 1AGP/ Available expansion slots 1PCI


Name NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0181&SUBSYS_91701462&REV_A2\4&53C 0B03&0&0008
Adapter Type GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
Adapter RAM 64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
Installed Drivers nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version 6.14.10.4403
INF File oem50.inf (nv4 section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1024 x 768 x 75 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys (6.14.10.4403, 1.25 MB (1,312,555 bytes), 8/23/2003 3:38 PM)
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:05 AM   #3
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I would upgrade your RAM to, I think the minimum for FEAR is 1gig, or is that the recommended? I forget.
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I think that a 6800GT is the best agp card atm. (atleast from nVidia) It will play fear nicely.

How much wattage does ur power supply have?
If u don't know then open the case and take a look at the power supply, some where on it should read the wattage. Not sure what the recommended is for a 6800GT, maybe like 400W.
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I would upgrade your RAM to, I think the minimum for FEAR is 1gig, or is that the recommended? I forget.
neither. Minimum is 512 and recommended is 2GB.
But yeah, 1GB of ram would be good for FEAR.

ooops, sorry for the double post.
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