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12-03-2007 12:32 AM  10 years agoPost 1
jay72

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i need a good video card for my dell its about 4 years old 3.3g 400gb hd 8000mb ram invidia video card my comp works great very fast its just g3.5 only get up to about 29frames a sec it sucks i have turned off all settings and turned down the res but 29frmsec is very slow i need to know what to get that will work the best thanks for your help

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12-03-2007 12:49 AM  10 years agoPost 2
MMike

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Jay

I guess we have on answers

Maybe the guys on the sim area would know.

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12-03-2007 12:55 AM  10 years agoPost 3
OUCaptain

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Whats your budget? 4 years old so I'm guessing it's got to be AGP? What card are you running now?

Edit: This is about as fast as you are going to get with AGP.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814150224

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12-03-2007 01:27 AM  10 years agoPost 4
HotsHabit

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That card is total junk, read the reveiws on it. The best AGP card out right now is an ATI X1950XT AGP.

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12-03-2007 01:59 AM  10 years agoPost 5
OUCaptain

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My bad. Didn't bother to check the reviews. Just picked the highest priced AGP card

I could never bring myself to recommend ATI....nvidia fanboy that I am

Heck, I'm still running the old n faithfull 6800. Just untill my new board arrives and the 8800's drop a bit.

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12-03-2007 02:04 AM  10 years agoPost 6
spog

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http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/11...card/page5.html

With a 4 year old PC I wouln't get a top end card, midrange is usually best bang for the buck anyway. Check your PC manual and make sure that you do have an AGP slot. Some dell computers don't and have the graphics card built into the motherboard. If this is the case you're screwed.

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12-03-2007 02:06 AM  10 years agoPost 7
jschenck

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I think a good question would be what chipsets to avoid, like the 6150LE or ??? I don't have a clue on this respect since I don't follow computer hardware very closely anymore but do a bit of research and what ever you do DON'T buy a $400 video card! That's a lot of heli fuel+parts! I'm sure that a bit of research can find a >$100 card that will get 50+ fps w/full features and no buyers remorse.

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12-03-2007 04:18 AM  10 years agoPost 8
dick smith

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nvidia 7900GS

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12-03-2007 02:38 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Big Edge

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I agree with dick smith.
If you have an AGP slot go for a 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7800/7900 GS

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12-03-2007 02:45 PM  10 years agoPost 10
ferincr

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I used to run it on a PNY Geforce 6800 GT DDR3 before toasting my MB and now I'm just converted to PCI-E I run a ASUS 8600 (I'm not a ATI radeon guy)

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12-03-2007 06:14 PM  10 years agoPost 11
skiman33

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Put as much Ram in as possible this will also increase the computers abilty to render things faster, hopefully your not maxxed out. I'm running a 4+ year old comp and i have 1 gig corsair pc3200 ram, ati diamond 9600xt 256 mb agp, Wester digital 250 sata 3.0, and a Amd Athlon 64 3700+ not overclocked i get 150-220 photofields 40-80 in 3d fields. Also if you go for the Nvidia 7900gs make sure you have a sufficient Psu. Regards, Ski <><

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12-03-2007 09:52 PM  10 years agoPost 12
HotsHabit

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FPS is relative to were you are and what you are doing. Flying a plane 600 feet away in a clear blue cloudless sky is going to run at a high fps. What are you rendering at that distance in that one background? Not much at all is being rendered, hence the high fps.

Settings also play a HUGE role on what you fps is going to be. Turning the in game settings down will increase fps, maxing them out will of course make the fps drop.

Fly a heli on your sim with the settings maxed out, fly the heli close in, in front of a lot of buildings and such and then check your fps, you will find a dramatic change.

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12-03-2007 10:48 PM  10 years agoPost 13
freakyreef

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My previous PC had a 7900GS in it. Ran very well indeed. You could nearly max everything out with AA and AF off. Crank up those and it slowed on the 3d fields, but the photofields were still respectable.

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