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nVidia - 3D help - URGENT

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jakamoko, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi All,

    Just got a call from my bro - he's just bought the latest LOTR game for the kids, but it's a no-go - say's he doesn't have the latest DirectX 3D capabilities to run it.

    Checked his h/w - running a nVidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 (dxdiag reports it does NOT have 3D functionality). I've sent him to get latest drivers for it - anyone know if this will help ?

    Also, if not, then can you offer some advice on starting prices for a decent 3D gfx card ?

    Replies ASAP, and thanx in advance :thumbleft
     
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  2. Phil
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    Phil Gigabyte Poster

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    The Riva TNT2 is getting on a bit now and if the drivers do work will the performance be up to much ? I can't remember if the TNT2 is a PCI card, is the rest of the kit the same age as the grfx card ? if so does it have an AGP slot ?

    I'm not well up on the prices for graphics cards but Scans Today Only has an XFX 128Mb GeForceFX 5200 AGP 8x TV for £43.77 inc this weekend, which seems pretty reasonable
     
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  3. Nelix
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    @Phil, I Believe that this particular card is AGP

    @Gav, Click here to download the install file I told you about, I think this is the right one.
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Thanks for those, Guys :)

    Yup, it's an AGP card, and my bro has (or should have by now) downloaded the drivers for it.

    Just a matter of seeing if the card is actually up to the job, as you say, Phil.

    Oh well, if not, then I've told him I'll drop a new card in for him if he fronts the $$$$
     
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