My machine is a Dell dimension 8300 and i used to have a ATI Radeon
9800 and i could play CSS at minimal graphic option at like 70FPS
constant and i just got the Warhammer online BETA and could hardly play
it because of lag issues, so i bought the FX5200 because my mother
board cant use PCI-E and i don't have the money for a new system.
had a lot of problems try to get this card to work, e.g. when i tryed
to run a game it the monitor would go black and flash "OUT OF RANGE"
then when i re installed and updated my drivers it wouldnt let me have
my resolution at 1024-768 only at 800-600 and then i re installed them
again and every thing was going well until i ran CSS and got a max of
30 FPS and tried to run oblivion which i could play before but i was
geting like 3 FPS.
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Call of Duty 2 Minimum System Requirements
3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB hardware accelerator video card and the latest drivers*
English version of Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
Pentium IV 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor or higher
256MB RAM (512MB RAM recommended)
100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
4.0GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 600MB for Windows 2000/XP swap file)
8x speed CD-ROM or 2x DVD-ROM drive
Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers
LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers
ATI Radeon 8500
ATI Radeon 9000
ATI Radeon 9200
ATI Radeon 9500
ATI Radeon 9600
ATI Radeon 9700
ATI Radeon 9800
ATI Radeon X300
ATI Radeon X550
ATI Radeon X600
ATI Radeon X700
ATI Radeon X800
ATI Radeon X850
nVidia GeForce 2 Ultra
All nVidia GeForce 3/Ti Series
All nVidia GeForce 4/Ti Series
All nVidia GeForce FX Series
All nVidia GeForce 6 Series **Recommend nVidia GeForce 7 Series or higher
Do your PC support the above hardware requirements?
The most common input no support would be your graphic card is not up to the mark to play the PC games.
Is your graphics card drivers up to date to the latest?
Have you updated your DirectX to the latest version?
you can get anything in PCIe If your a mild to moderate gamer or just looking for a replacement I recommend using EVGA brand. I have had very good luck with the nvidia 9800 gts. They are older cards but still have quite a bit of potential. if your a heavy gamer use something nvidia GTX 260 or later they have the newer GPUs.
This is an older machine that has a 4x AGP port for graphics cards. The good news is that cards for this slot are cheap...usually in the 30-50 dollar range. The downside is that you wont get the greatest performance out of them. I would recommend going with a Geforce FX 5200.
If you have the latest drivers installed, try uninstalling them, and going back to the 2nd most recent driver released. Sometimes the latest drivers have issues. Work your way back trying multiple drivers if possible until you find the sweet spot. You might try this website, it has a driver cleaner that removes old drivers. Then try reinstalling the driver of your choice. http://www.afterdawn.com/software/desktop_software/other_tools/driver_cleaner_pro.cfm
turn your graphics settings down.make sure nothing else is running when playing games.Also most games play ok, but a gaming pc works best.And you say your pc is a few years old things slow down over time.make sure u have all service pack updates and windows/firewalls virus removers running in the back ground will really slow you down.disconnect fron net and shut them down