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Graphics card upgrade advice for XP2800

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December 31, 2007 1:53:36 PM

Hi, I'm hoping some kind soul will advise me on the best value graphics card upgrade for my system.

I'd like to be able to play Neverwinter Nights 2 at normal speed with no frustrating slowness!

My system is:

AMD Athlon XP2800
2.25 GHz, 512 RAM
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe motherboard
GeForce FX 5900 XT graphics

I was hoping to get a significant upgrade for around £50, but could go up to £100 if it's necessary.

Any suggestions ppl?

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December 31, 2007 2:13:32 PM

Never played the game but it seems lousy performance goes hand in hand with it. Look how beastly cards perform in it:
http://www.gamespot.com/features/6163248/p-6.html

It also shows that the game is quite CPU bound, not helpful with your XP2800+
http://www.gamespot.com/features/6163248/p-7.html
And they say don't even think about playing it with 512MB of ram

Even though a new GPU like an X1650 pro or 7600GS would put your system above minimum spec, I would not expect the best gameplay out of the rig. Resolution and details will have to be quite low I'd think. But like I said, I have never played it so maybe someone with similar specs to yours can give you a better answer.
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