Video Card Suggestions

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Jewelzz, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    My daughter just got Sims 2 and the graphics are extremely sluggish. I want to replace her video card but don't know what to get ... nothing too expensive as I'm poor :p

    Sims 2 Specs:

    Lemme here those recommendations :)
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If it's supposed to run on a GF2 shouldn't really need anything overly powerful.

    Are you sure it's the video card causing problems, what are the full machine specs?
     
  3. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    Would a Ti4600 be of any use?
     
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  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Dunno the system specs off hand. I'm at work until 18:30 but I'll look and post the system specs when I get home.
     
  6. Sazar

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    J, do you have a budget for us to work within? :)
     
  7. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    $1 :p

    I'd like to stay under $100
     
  8. VenomXt

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    check out that link i sent you. does newegg ship to you?
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    here are a few options...

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-128-189&depa=1

    approx $90 after shipping... pretty decent performance and since it has bandwidth saving tech it will work better @ slightly higher resolutions and level of detail than 5200 or 5500 cards...

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-125-141&depa=1

    approx $75... should be about the same or a little slower than the card posted above but its also cheaper...

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=14-164-022&DEPA=1

    $69... it should perform the same or better than the 5700LE and its much cheaper :)

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    all the cards I posted have 128 bit memory... basically it means more bandwidth == smoother game play for you...

    if you can help it... DO NOT BUY 64bit memory cards... they are the spawn of satan... :eek:
     
  10. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Yep they ship to me, thank I'll check out the link :)
     
  11. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    jewelzz i have sims 2 and a 9600XT and it runs really slow on my system too. i don't think its the video card. i think sims just requires a lot of ram (more than 256)
     
  12. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    She has 512 DDR prodj
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    nevermind then. and by the way i don't think sims is always stable b/c it froze on gamecube
     
  14. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    We've never had any problems with any of The Sims games freezing on a PC
     
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  16. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    you haven't run them on a PII 333MHz under Win98SE like my step-daughters had to then! (poor little mites!) Or have you? Maybe it was the cheats I gave them that did for it!
     
  17. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i ran the sims (one not two) under a 266mhz pc aqnd it was fine. its just sims 2 and bustin out require so much more than the first one
     
  18. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    so jewelz what did u decide to get