An Graphics Card Question

  Death_Angel 18:58 03 Jan 06
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Hello,

I Need Help On Getting A Graphics Card That Is Not Soo Expensive that can play doom 3

i thought of buying the graphics card called "SAPPHIRE RADEON 9550 256MB DDR AGP DVI TV OUT VGA CARD"
Will Doom 3 work??

I Have 2.60Ghz
256Mb DDR

can I Play Doom 3 With This Graphics Card with this System??

By The Way The Graphics Card I am Buying is AGP i know there is PCI and AGP and All The Computers Have Different How Do i Know I Have PCI or AGP(Without Oppening My Computer Inside it)
Is There A Way To Know This By Computer Date Or Something Like That Or System Stuff????

Thanks! :)

  GuZ><0r 19:03 03 Jan 06

Firstly how much are you wanting to spend?

  Death_Angel 19:05 03 Jan 06

I Know How Much To Spend I Found The Site To Buy It From But All I Want To Know Is can I Play Doom 3 With Theese

2.60Ghz
256mb DDR

And SAPPHIRE RADEON 9550 256MB DDR AGP DVI TV OUT VGA CARD

  GuZ><0r 19:05 03 Jan 06

Looking at the system requirements for the game;

"3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers*.
English version of Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or Athlon® XP 1500+ processor or higher
384MB RAM
8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers
2.2GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows® swap file)
100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
DirectX® 9.0b (included)
MULTIPLAYER REQUIREMENTS:
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
Important Note: *Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D accelerator features utilized by Doom 3. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX 9.0b compatibility. This product does not support Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/ME or NT.
SUPPORTED CHIPSETS:
ATI® Radeon(tm) 8500
ATI® Radeon(tm) 9000
ATI® Radeon(tm) 9200
ATI® Radeon(tm) 9500
ATI® Radeon(tm) 9600
ATI® Radeon(tm) 9700
ATI® Radeon(tm) 9800
All nVidia® GeForce(tm) 3/Ti series
All nVidia® GeForce(tm) 4MX series
All nVidia® GeForce(tm) 4/Ti series
All nVidia® GeForce(tm) FX series
nVidia® GeForce(tm) 6800 "

You will also need more Ram, and may not run that smoothly.

  GuZ><0r 19:06 03 Jan 06

You should be able to run the game with more Ram and add low resolutions.

  GuZ><0r 19:07 03 Jan 06

add is meant to be at. Sorry

  Death_Angel 19:08 03 Jan 06

Will It Be laggy When I Play It??

When I Buy The Graphics Card Without More DDR

  GuZ><0r 19:14 03 Jan 06

If you only buy a graphics card and no Ram then the game will simply not run.

  Totally-braindead 19:18 03 Jan 06

From the spec that GuZ><0r kindly posted I have to agree. The card you mention will run Doom 3 but you're below the minimum memory requirement you will need to add more to play it. And this card is ok but depending on how much its costing I think you could get better for your money.

Regarding whether you have an AGP slot or not, take the case off and look for a dark brown slot, its about three quarters of the size of the white PCI slots. If you have a brown slot on your motherboard then you can buy an AGP card. If you find this a bit too differcult then download Belarc or Everest to identify the make and model of the motherboard and I'm sure someone will advise on whether you have an AGP slot or not or if its a brand name PC then post the make and model..

  Death_Angel 19:20 03 Jan 06

I Will Buy A Graphics Card The One i told u
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9550 IT HAS 256Mb Ram

Will It Be Laggy I Want It To Run i want to enjoy may i be able to enjoy the game with like not Very LAGGS like i dont want lagg if its possible with this graphics card if I cant Play with this graphics Card Then Can You Please Show Me A Website With More Ram And I want ATI radeon .... With The Cost Of £30-£60

Please

  Death_Angel 19:21 03 Jan 06

I Have AGP Look For A AGP one Plz

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