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Old 10-09-2002, 11:05 AM   #31
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Pat, i too bought an xbox just play games. if you ever get bored of your games, let me know, we can trade if you like.
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:40 AM   #32
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Re: Video card help

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could someone suggest me a video card, that can play games, mainly nhl 2003 or other sport games
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The Minimum System Specs for NHL2003 is
CPU: PII 400 or equivalent
RAM: 64MB (128MB for WindowsXP and Windows2000)
Video: 16MB supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 8.0 compatible driver


and the recommended is
CPU: PIII 600 or equivalent
RAM: 128MB
Video: 32MB or greater supported Direct3D capable video card


if you want to be able to play NHL and some other current games, most minimum requirements for new games are 500mhz and you will have to set all settings to their minimum settings. You will cry at the slow crawl with skipping and generally poor gaming experience. My recommendation is to get a faster processor and video card now and you will have be able to keep the new system for 2 years at least. I can get an AWESOME deal on a perfect gaming system for you. PM me for details.
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:34 PM   #33
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The Minimum System Specs for NHL2003 is
CPU: PII 400 or equivalent
RAM: 64MB (128MB for WindowsXP and Windows2000)
Video: 16MB supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 8.0 compatible driver


and the recommended is
CPU: PIII 600 or equivalent
RAM: 128MB
Video: 32MB or greater supported Direct3D capable video card


if you want to be able to play NHL and some other current games, most minimum requirements for new games are 500mhz and you will have to set all settings to their minimum settings. You will cry at the slow crawl with skipping and generally poor gaming experience. My recommendation is to get a faster processor and video card now and you will have be able to keep the new system for 2 years at least. I can get an AWESOME deal on a perfect gaming system for you. PM me for details.
Thanks, i just left you a PM.

Whiskey

P.S, anyone else with solutions for me? should i get a new cpu? but would that mean a new motherboard as well?
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:48 PM   #34
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Thumbs up HEYA

I had a problem with my computer too... i fried the cpu and motherboard. I contacted the insurance company... and they told me that they would replace the value of my computer... but they'd need a copy of the reciept. But we all know how it works with cash deals SO i called up my "computer guy", that put together my system... he "GENERATED" a reciept for a 4000$ computer hehe.. so insurance company send me a check...and here i am.. TOP OF THE LINE (for now)...loaded completely with P4,2.4Gigs, 1024mb DDR RAM, 128meg vid card, dvd writer and a lot MORE!!! SEE if your insurance will cover a power surge through your system, if so,, just plug a live wire into your computer and BOOM hehe...
As far as video cards go, i have the 128meg NVIDIA Geforce 4 Titanium IT WORKS LIKE A DREAM, NO PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING, good acceleration, amazing graphics
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Old 10-10-2002, 12:40 AM   #35
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I had a problem with my computer too... i fried the cpu and motherboard. I contacted the insurance company... and they told me that they would replace the value of my computer... but they'd need a copy of the reciept. But we all know how it works with cash deals SO i called up my "computer guy", that put together my system... he "GENERATED" a reciept for a 4000$ computer hehe.. so insurance company send me a check...and here i am.. TOP OF THE LINE (for now)...loaded completely with P4,2.4Gigs, 1024mb DDR RAM, 128meg vid card, dvd writer and a lot MORE!!! SEE if your insurance will cover a power surge through your system, if so,, just plug a live wire into your computer and BOOM hehe...
As far as video cards go, i have the 128meg NVIDIA Geforce 4 Titanium IT WORKS LIKE A DREAM, NO PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING, good acceleration, amazing graphics
Sounds like a good plan........ but dunno if its ethical tho?
Must be nice tho....... geez....... with 4g....... you can get a load of stuff!, but id rather spend 1200 on a computer, and the rest on mods!!

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Old 10-10-2002, 01:03 AM   #36
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Pat..when u decided to let ur 8500DV go..pm me i want one but i dont wanna pay like $400 for a new one..
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Old 10-10-2002, 11:57 AM   #37
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if i were you, i'd purchase a decent card, and try it out. play nhl2003 and see how it runs. if its to choppy, turn down the details, and if your happy, leave it. if not, look at getting a new system and just take that card you bought and run it on the new system.

nothing to lose, because either way, you'll need a video card. there are so many variables that result in good performance for games, like the type of chipset on your motherboard, OS, etc.... so your safest bet is get a card, try it, and if its to slow for you, get a new system and use the card you bought.

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Old 10-10-2002, 05:44 PM   #38
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if i were you, i'd purchase a decent card, and try it out. play nhl2003 and see how it runs. if its to choppy, turn down the details, and if your happy, leave it. if not, look at getting a new system and just take that card you bought and run it on the new system.

nothing to lose, because either way, you'll need a video card. there are so many variables that result in good performance for games, like the type of chipset on your motherboard, OS, etc.... so your safest bet is get a card, try it, and if its to slow for you, get a new system and use the card you bought.

good luck!
Thanks for the help!

Going to get a card tomorrow

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