VIDEO CARD UPGRADE!

  LAMPS 15:06 02 Jan 2004
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HI,
I RECEIVED THE PC GAME LORD OF THE RINGS FOR XMAS.
WHEN I CAME TO PLAY IT AFTER LOADING I WAS INFORMED THAT MY VIDEO & SOUND DRIVERS NEED TO BE
UPGRADED. MY PC IS COMPAQ 5000.
ANY IDEAS OF WHAT I SHOULD DO!!
THANKS

  rickf 15:11 02 Jan 2004

what is your graphics card at present?

  LAMPS 15:22 02 Jan 2004

ONLY VIDEO CARD DETAILS I HAVE-
6.13 0001 2872 4.0MB
INTEL(R) 82815 GRAPHICS CONTROLLER!
ANY HELP!!!

  Jester2K 15:25 02 Jan 2004

click here

Select your OS and download the latest drivers.

However i think you'll need a whole new graphcis card for that game.

  LAMPS 15:50 02 Jan 2004

THANK'S FOR THAT,BUT STILL WONT PLAY.
ANY IDEA ON WHAT SORT OF CARD I WILL REQUIRE?
INFACT DO ALL PC'S NEED TO UPGRADE CARDS WHEN LOADING GAME'S?

  no1ghoul 16:01 02 Jan 2004

Try to STOP SHOUTING dude ;0)


Depends on what type of games you want to play for instance if you want to play say half life 2 you will need to install a high end card such as the radeon 9800 with high specs come a high price however you can get a lesser priced card that would suit your purposes for now such as nividia's geforce fx 5600 but the money you save now would be offset when you have to uprade again.
So it's a double edged sword really and comes down to what I first said ...........depends on what games you want to play

  DAG88 16:07 02 Jan 2004

If your budget is tight, im pretty sure this card will do the job

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if your looking for a higher performer i wuold look at the Radeon 9600 range. The new 9600 XT is out for about £120

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  Rayuk 16:07 02 Jan 2004

What are the minimum specs for running the game?

Does your pc have Duron 750cpu 64Mb Ram Onboard graphics?.

  LAMPS 16:08 02 Jan 2004

Sorry, don't mean to shout!
only game i got is Lord of the Rings.
Not thinking of playing too many games on the pc,
Just want a cheapish card to play this game!
thank's

  DAG88 16:10 02 Jan 2004

i would go for the 9200 if you want a cheap 1. They do get bad reviews but my friend has a 256MB 1 and it runs very well on his games which have good graphics (eg. Morrowind, Neverwinter Nights)

  Rayuk 16:11 02 Jan 2004

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Looking at minimum specs would say you will have a hard time playing this game on your pc.

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