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asdex
16-11-2010, 06:23 PM
Hi, I have a PC with the below specs. I bought Call of Duty Special Ops and it runs quite slow. I was wondering about putting a second video card on the motherboard as it has a second slot to do this. Would that help?
The is a Asus Nvidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB on Trade me at the moment. Would this fit ok. It's PCI-E which the other slot is although the existing card is 256mb
Thanks,


Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz 5.4 5.4

Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 5.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) 5.9
Gaming graphics 1023 MB Total available graphics memory 5.5
Primary hard disk 201GB Free (298GB Total) 5.8

gary67
16-11-2010, 06:48 PM
What is the motherboard though as it will need to support either crossfire or SLI and then both cards have to also support that as well

jareemon
16-11-2010, 06:48 PM
as far as I'm aware, to run 2 video card they need to be exactly the same, and able to run crossfire / SLI configuration. You would be better off replacing your card with a better one
[EDIT]: apparantly they dont have to be the same manufacturer but they do have to be the same model and same amount of memory.
Have a look at this page (http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-15-crossfire-faqs)

asdex
16-11-2010, 09:52 PM
The motherboard is a Gigabyte 965P-DS3P core 2 duo. It says S-Series. It is ATI and Crossfire.
Thanks for your advice.
Cheers

8ftmetalhaed
16-11-2010, 10:31 PM
Well depending on your power supply, I would personally recommend going for a high spec. video card. The gpu is what makes up ALOT of your gaming performance, your cpu makes little difference past a certain point. If your psu can handle it (which it might not, but new ones are relatively cheap) i'd recommend a new gtx 460 or 6850 sort of card, because then you'll have the performance you need in 1 card, and you'll be able to keep it later on if/when you upgrade your other components, and if you want to increase performance at that point you can then add a second graphics card.

I mean, speedy or pctek will have a better idea but that would be one way to approach it. Simply adding slightly newer but still dated hardware to a dated system will simply make it better at playing dated games. if that makes sense.

jareemon
16-11-2010, 10:43 PM
Well depending on your power supply, I would personally recommend going for a high spec. video card.

I mean, speedy or pctek will have a better idea but that would be one way to approach it. Simply adding slightly newer but still dated hardware to a dated system will simply make it better at playing dated games. if that makes sense.

+1
If you add another 256mb card so you have 2 cards with 256mb, you'll still only have 256mb of video ram, NOT 512.
More often than not it's more worthwhile to get one good card than 2 average cards.
Get a real nice one dude, and another stick of ram if you can :)

inphinity
17-11-2010, 07:46 AM
second video
GeForce 9600GT 512MB
Trade me
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS

You cannot SLI a 7900GS and 9600GT without a Hydra controller.

Also, if you're talking about Black Ops (as far as I'm aware, there is no CoD: Special Forces released), then your CPU is below the listed spec of an E6600 and the recommended minimum GPU is a 8600GT 256MB.

asdex
19-11-2010, 05:49 PM
Hi thanks for your replies. Yes I meant Black Ops. I will look for a new video card I think.
Thanks,
asdex