Hello, I just bought my new system - E6750, Asus 8800GT, 2 GB RAM, Gygabyte motherboard and it's great. I'm playing the new games with all eye candy on with smooth framerates - Crysis included (DirectX 9.0c), (because I'm a 1024x768 player LOL).
I installed "Need for Speed: Underground 2" because I wanted to see how it will look. On my old PC the game won't allow me to move the Level of details more than 1 step above lowest. Increasing it was making my screen going black.
However, cranking all settings to the max didn't changed the picture noticeably with the only exception of the car that got shiny, with neat reflections and light coronas appeared on light sources. It looks like the textures of the road and the city are one and a same for all quality settings. The game ran with constant frame rates of 120 I think that's the maximum for my old monitor, probably it could go much higher)
The problem is that now it tends to crash whenever the game loads new map. It never happened with my old PC.
Anyone else tried playing that game recently with new hardware? Or any other old game?