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ace
12-09-2006, 11:28 PM
Hi there !

I just bought a new copmuter to play some of the latest games and also run some 3d software like Lightwave etc. I installed Splinter Cell : Pandora Tommorow and Tony hawks pro skater 3. Both those games have no visuals but only audio! I played Call Of Cuty 1 perfectly fine on my computer but Call of duty 2 lags quite a bit even after i scaled half the graphics down.

Below are my specs ive blindly copied from a print out of trade me ( the page i bought my computer from)

CPU: Intel pentium D Processor 3Ghzx2 Dual Core LGA775 800FSB 2MB L2Cachex2
RAM: 1GB(2x512MB) DDR2 667 Dual Channel
MOBO: Asus P5PL2 Intel 945PL Chipset LGA775 ATX 1066FSB Pentium D DDR2-533 PCIEX16 BGLAN
VGA Card: 512MP Geforce 7300LE TVout DVI
OPP: DVD Writer Dual Layer 16x
HDD: 160GB SATA2 HDD 8MB Cache


if anyone can tell me how to solve those problems ..i'll be too greatfull !!

thanks a bunch ppl !

Cheers !!

DeSade
13-09-2006, 11:05 AM
First things
What driver are you running for the video card

go here and do this

start/
run/
type dxdiag/
enter/

run all tests under the graphics tab and look for problems and conflicts
also note the version you have.

SolMiester
13-09-2006, 03:08 PM
Your graphics card is holding you back, that is the bottom end card of the current generation, and slower than mid cards of the previous generation.

ace
13-09-2006, 04:42 PM
The dude I my dad got the computer from said that, that was one of the top end cards i could get. that cheapass ! ..what do u think are some of the reall good ones ? ..i got a budget of 200 tho ! or a maybe a bit more.

i will run those tests DeSade and will post back ! thanks a bunch !

DeSade
13-09-2006, 04:49 PM
See if we can get you working with that card if possible test results will help

Might get a cheapish one from TM but your looking at around 400 minimum for a good card retail

Check out

http://www.pricespy.co.nz

The_End_Of_Reality
13-09-2006, 05:20 PM
If you want good gaming, you need to spend a lot of $$$ and a 7300LE is not good, the MINIMUM card I would suggest is a 7600GT the price of these is about $350 and that is from a reputable place like Ascent, even my 7800GTX gets turned over by games like Oblivion and FEAR... and that was an $800 card when I got it... :dogeye:

pctek
13-09-2006, 07:28 PM
It is a low end card, see here for rankings:

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=519&model2=547&chart=224

However, you should be able to play those games with it. So do as has been suggested and run the tests...

Updating both your chipset drivers and the graphics driver can help too.

ace
26-09-2006, 02:20 AM
the version of my driver is 6.14.0010.8421

is there an upgrade for this and will it help ?


cheers !