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November 23, 2006 5:32:46 PM

I have a 7800gs agp, 1gig of pc2700, a p4 2.4 ghz (no ht) with a 500w psu. I've read reviews of people who are able to play all there games on high with the natural res of 1280x1024. Thats my res and I can only play a game like BF2 on like 2 highs and the rest mediums comfortably. Whats limiting my system from performing its best with that card?

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November 23, 2006 5:42:09 PM

hey not that far off from me. you will find just like me that we should have gone with the Gainward Bliss GS+ 512mb card because if u want the best settings in most games at that res u will need the extra gfx ram. i game at 1280 x 1024 aswell and have just about every game on full except for oblivion which i just knock down a few draw distances but thats it.

i rekon your cpu would be a fair bit of a bottleneck for alot of games though, aswell with only 1gig of ram.

in bf2142 i have everything on highest with 2xAA and seem to not experience many problems.

my system below:

A64 3500+ OC 2.4Ghz (safe but effective)
XFX 7800GS OC 439MhzCORE and 729Mhz Ram
1gig Geil DDR400 thats only running in single channel atm. cant be bothered to put sticks in the right spot yet.
Silverstone 600Watt PSU
the rest is unnecessary

hope this helps and gives u some kind of idea, everyones idea of good gaming is different though
November 23, 2006 5:48:08 PM

i got a socket 478 board so what do you think i should do to upgrade? More ram? Better cpu? I don't want to upgrade everything to drastically because I want to build a dx10 pc before i go off to college next year.
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November 23, 2006 5:49:01 PM

2 gigs of ram for bf2 that is what people have said this will help game play, bf2 is a memory hog.
November 23, 2006 5:55:09 PM

cpu is fine
November 23, 2006 5:55:57 PM

you could always get a nice new big fan for it. not really worth investing much money into your pc as next year isn't too far off now. as for the ram, go for it :p 
November 23, 2006 6:01:28 PM

I think i should just deal with the performance problems now. I have a huge copper heatsink and fan for the 2.4 anyways. I will be getting ddr2 memory later next year also so i don't think that would be worth having for just one year either. I don't know I don't know what i should get for christmas :) .
November 23, 2006 6:12:59 PM

Intel S775 Core 2 Duo Extreme X6800 2.93GHz CPU
BFG nForce 680i SLi Motherboard
DDR2 2GB Corsair Dominator 1111MHz RAM Kit
150GB WD Raptor 10000rpm 16MB Serial ATA HDD RAID
150GB WD Raptor 10000rpm 16MB Serial ATA HDD RAID
500GB Western Digital KS 7200rpm 16M SATA HDD
Pioneer DVR-111D 16xDVD DL Burner OEM Black
BFG GeForce 8800GTX 768M PCIe Video Card
BFG GeForce 8800GTX 768M PCIe Video Card
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
Thermaltake Armor VE2000BWS Black with Liquid Cooling
Enermax 1000W EGA1000EWL Galaxy Series Power Supply
Creative X-Fi Elite Pro Sound Card
Logitech Z-5500D THX Speaker System
DellTM 30" 3007WFP UltraSharp
Zalman CNPS8000 CPU Heatsink

get these, should last you a few months :wink:
November 23, 2006 6:15:48 PM

lmao
November 23, 2006 6:17:30 PM

$11488 thats the price i came up with when putting these parts together :p  if you can find someone to buy you this system like i did then ur set :wink:
November 23, 2006 6:19:26 PM

haha if only......

but seriously anyone have any suggestions for an upgrade on my system now...?
November 23, 2006 6:20:39 PM

just grab another DDR333 dual channel set. should experience a difference in BF2
November 23, 2006 7:57:05 PM

i would have to get a new mobo then also because mine only has 2 memory slots.....
November 23, 2006 8:48:29 PM

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I've read reviews of people who are able to play all there games on high with the natural res of 1280x1024.

Maybe playing CounterStrike they are :lol: 

I have a 7800GS, and for a while it was running in almost this same system.

Athlon 64 3000+ socket 939(barely overclocked at the time)
2 Gb generic ddr400
Asrock Dual Sata2 motherboard

I had one of the highest scores on the Futuremark ORB, excluding the gainward super GS's



The point I'm trying to make to you is that these cards wont play modern games on high settings, you might be able to do it without anti aliasing or anisotropic filtering, but even then you'll need to set your drivers to high performance instead of quality :?

Maybe your friends play a lot of UT04 or games like that, I don't know, but even modern cheesy games like Need for Speed Carbon will bring the 7800GS to it's knees quickly.
November 24, 2006 3:37:50 AM

do you think if i put another gig in my system then i would be able to play bf2 on all high? Or should i just have my parents buy me a 4000+, mobo, and x1950pro that should hold me off for a while..... what do you think?
November 24, 2006 8:23:38 AM

if your parents are gonna buy it for u then i say yessss :D 
November 26, 2006 6:54:35 AM

The 533 FSB, the fact you run a 7800 GS AGP varient, vs a better (diff GPU/VRAM specs) PCIe varient, possibly lack of HT.

Perhaps lack of dual-channel interface to memory.
November 26, 2006 7:05:31 AM

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do you think if i put another gig in my system then i would be able to play bf2 on all high?

Yea probably.

It's the texture setting in BF2 that eats up ram, if you want that particular setting on high, you should buy more memory.
November 26, 2006 12:31:11 PM

your cpu is the bottleneck. consider upgrading it. P4 2.4 is not a wise choice for gaming.
adding ram will also do some help, but not the more, the better. if you have 4 ram sticking in the board, the memory timing should be taken into consideration, too. make sure that your command rate is 1T. the timing will help more than mere capasity. you can check your memory timing with CPU-Z
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