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Nba 2k10 (game) is still slow after i bought athlon II x4 @ 2.8 Ghz

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July 5, 2010 1:57:43 AM

why is it that my nba game (2k10) still lags / is still slow even if i have already upgraded my pc from sempron 2.0ghz to athlon II x4 2.8 ghz?

here are my specs
board is asus m2n68
graphics card is on board geforce 7050 pv/nvidia 630a
ram is 3gb
processor is athlon II x4 2.8 ghz

is this a computer issue or do i need to upgrade another part again?
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July 5, 2010 2:26:18 AM

Video games rely on the video/graphics card for rendering the images and projecting them to your monitor. You need a better video card than that terribly weak onboard geforce 7050. Most anything you buy will run circles around it, but I would recommend no less than a Radeon 5670 if you can afford it.
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July 5, 2010 3:17:47 AM

You need a better graphics card, the 7050 is no good.
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July 5, 2010 9:39:40 AM

akoposiaj said:
why is it that my nba game (2k10) still lags / is still slow even if i have already upgraded my pc from sempron 2.0ghz to athlon II x4 2.8 ghz?

graphics card is on board geforce 7050 pv/nvidia 630a


There's your problem. Onboard graphics are no good for gaming.
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July 5, 2010 9:48:55 AM

will the type of monitor affect the performance of computer gaming? what would i need to buy, a new video card or a new monitor?

what video card can you recommend to me at a lower price?

thanks
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July 5, 2010 9:55:51 AM

The second video card I listed is a little big, so if you are considering that, make sure you have about 10 inches long and 4 inches deep to spare for your single PCI-E 16 express slot. It's also more on par with that processor you upgraded too.

The cheaper card will do the trick for you currently, but not for all future games.


The monitor will effect the resolution you can play at... Also the refresh rate and the response time. I wouldn't worry about it unless its a really old monitor, or unless you're going to spend alot of money on big graphics cards and big games.
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July 5, 2010 9:57:20 AM

akoposiaj said:
will the type of monitor affect the performance of computer gaming? what would i need to buy, a new video card or a new monitor?

what video card can you recommend to me at a lower price?

thanks


The monitor has nothing to do with it, besides limiting the resolution you play at. What's your budget for a video card?
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July 5, 2010 10:02:39 AM

maybe about 3000 philippine peso or 50-70 us dollars
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July 5, 2010 10:15:41 AM

I WENT TO THE WEBSITE OF 3 LOCAL STORES AND I SAW THAT THESE ARE THE VIDEO CARDS THAT I CAN AFFORD FOR 3000 PHILIPPINE PESO OR ABOUT 66 US DOLLARS

WHICH DO YOU PREFER GUYS?
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP

Inno3D GF8400GS 512MB DDR2 64bit HDMI
Inno3D GF9400GT 512MB DDR2 64bit
Inno3d GF9400GT 512MB DDR2 128bit
Inno3D 9400GT 1024MB DDR2 128bit
Inno3d GF9500GT 512MB DDR2 128bit
Inno3D GF9500GT 1024MB DDR2 128bit
INNO3D GT220 512MB DDR2 128BIT HDMI

Sparkle 9500GT 512MB DDR2 128bit
Sparkle 9500GT 512MB DDR3 128bit
Sparkle 9500GT 1024MB DDR2 128bit
Sparkle G210 1024MB DDR2 128bit
Sparkle GT220 1024MB DDR2 128bit

Asus HD3450 512MB DDR2 64bit
Asus EAH2400Pro ATI Radeon 256mb/64bi
Asus EAH2600Pro ATI Radeon 256mb/128bi
Asus EN8500GT SILENT FX8500GT 512mb/128bi

Chaintech GEForce 8500 GT

Force3D HD4650 1GB,128bit,ddr3,dualDVI,tv
Force3D HD4650 512mb,128bit,ddr2,dualDVI,tv

Gigabyte GV-NX73G128D-RH 7300GS 128mb/64bit,tv,dvi,ddr2
Gigabyte GV-NX84G256HE 8400GT 256MB/64BIT,DDR2
Gigabyte GV-RX13P256DE-RH X1300Pro 256mb/128bit,tv,dvi,ddr4

Palit GEForce GT220 512mb,128bit,ddr2,hdcp,dvi,vga,hdmi

Power Color HD4650 1GB,128bit,ddr2,tv,dualDVI,TVO

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4650 1GB,128bit,ddr2,hdmi,dvi,vga
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4350 1GB,64bit,ddr2,hdmi,dvi,vga

MSI VN210 512MB DDR2 64BIT

Powercolor HD4650 512MB DDR2 128bit DVI
Powercolor HD4650 512MB DDR2 128bit HDMI
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July 5, 2010 10:24:43 AM

I would go with the
Sparkle GT220 1024MB DDR2 128bit
or the
INNO3D GT220 512MB DDR2 128BIT HDMI
Radeons are good too... but there are alot of complaints about driver issues, and complexity with Radeon cards. Since you didn't know about upgrading a video card, thats why I say keep it simple on that part.
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July 5, 2010 3:12:26 PM

Yeah, they're cheaper. Maybe that's why there are more complaints. Your arguement is like saying just because Ford sells more cars than Lexus means Ford builds better cars? LOL
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July 5, 2010 3:36:45 PM

You should look around you might be able to get a GT240 on sale. I got an EVGA GT240 for $100 with a $40 mail in rebate :D  (Canadian $)
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