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Old 09-03-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I was wondering what type of video card should i get to run Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion with some kick ass graphics that wont exactly cost me out the ass, yknow that one card that works just well enough XD
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
1 GB System RAM
ATI X800 series what i have , NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:32 AM   #3
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Thank you but i know how to read the bottom of the box..I want your opinion cause those cards will be outdated like a mofo really quick -.-
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:28 AM   #4
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If you want a new card, I suggest www.newegg.com best for comp parts.
However you ....

1: Need to knwo what kind of card you have AGP or PCI or PCI-E
2: when buying the card look at how much memory it has, also make sure it has more then 128 interface memory for a decent card.
3: Walkthought on new card (I didnt make but is super handy.)

During the physical card swap, if you do not use a modem to connect to the internet, you will do good to remove the modem from the PCI slot it is in -- especially if that PCI slot is pretty near the graphics card PCI-Express x16 slot. This will give your 6800GS much more breathing space to cool down.

Below are the instructions to install the newest nVidia drivers
to run the 6800GS in your E510.

IF AT ANY TIME DURING THIS PROCESS
WINDOWS HARDWARE MANAGER POPS UP ASKING YOU TO INSTALL
DRIVERS, YOU WILL CANCEL OUT OF THAT POP UP WINDOW IF
AT ALL POSSIBLE.

These directions come in two parts, the first
of which will clean out the video drivers you
have now. The second part will properly install the
newest drivers which you downloaded.

Please be aware that it's best to print these directions,
because you'll be going to a state of physical
disconnection from the internet. I strongly suggest reading
through all steps before doing step 1.

Additionally,you may want to check now certain programs
and their settings (such as your antivirus software) before
actually starting this list. That way you won't get
frustrated in the middle of the steps trying to figure
out how to disable your active monitoring antivirus
software.

You may wish to do a 'dry run' through these steps
for the parts related to msconfig and Taskbar. This way
you'll get a look-see at stuff you will find referenced.

These instructions will have you clean out ATI x600se graphics drivers first.

If you have any questions please post before beginning. Here we go........

(0) Download and save to a safe memorable place the latest drivers
from nvidia.com . Just store them on your desktop -- do not run or
open the file.
(1) Download and install Driver Cleaner Pro v1.4 , at
the bottom of the page on this link:
http://drivercleaner.net/
(2) The installation program will prompt you to Reboot
and you will -->NOT<-- do so. Instead, select to reboot
at a later time.
(3) Use Start button to Shut Down computer all the way
to power off.
(4) While machine is powered off, remove your wireless
card or wired internet connection. You want to be
completely disconnected, an isolated machine.
(5) Now you'll disable (temporarily) any and all
programs which you use to protect your machine from
viruses and internet baddies. This would include any
program, currently turned on, which helps to protect
such as antivirus, antispyware, antiadware, etc. In
the next steps, I'll describe a fast and efficient
way to disable these programs.
(6) To disable monitoring programs: Click Start --> Run.
In the cursor box type there: msconfig [Enter]
In the Startup tab at the far right, you'll want to
unselect (remove check) from anything you see there
which relates to monitoring software. Click Apply.
(7) Do the same for the next tab to the left
in msconfig, which is the Services tab. HOWEVER in
this tab go to bottom and select 'Hide Microsoft'.
Then, whatever remains, unselect the stuff related to
your monitoring software. Click Apply OK.

(8) Now reboot, and examine the computer
to satisfy yourself that you were successful in
shutting down monitoring software. One way to verify
this is to right click on any grey/blue space in the taskbar
at the bottom of the screen. Then select Task Manager.
As you look through the Processes tab, you should not
see processes running which are obviously related to
your antivirus/antispyware programs, whatever it is
that you use for that.
(9) Go to Control Panel | Add Remove Programs . First remove the ATI Display Panel [then do NOT reboot]. Then remove the
ATI Display Drivers. [then do NOT reboot]
[Do NOT reboot computer afterwards!]

(10) [Do NOT reboot your computer] Now run Driver Cleaner,
selecting the 'ATI' removal only from the drop down
menu. Once you click Start, it might take a couple of minutes
for it to clean.
(11) You can use the View Details button on Driver Cleaner
to verify that it removed products.
(12) Now you are going to reboot Windows into Safe mode. The easiest
way to do this (in my opinion) is to do:
Start | Run | type there----> msconfig [Enter] Then on the
Boot.INI tab, select SAFEBOOT minimal.
(13) Now reboot, so that you enter Safe mode. Run Driver Cleaner
again. Remove ATI again.
After step 13, shut down and open up the case. After installing the new card, you will boot up in Safe Mode with a new card
and with no drivers for that card installed. This is perfectly fine. Just cancel out of Hardware Manager when she appears
to alert you of a new card found. Then continue to step 14.
While you are in the case, you should give everything a good blow out with a $3.00 can of air. Hold the can upright as you
give short staccato shots of air to blow dust away.
Also, if you use ethernet and have a PCI modem card inside the case, you can remove that PCI modem card altogether. Store it
safely somewhere and you will see better cooling in the case, despite the newer more powerful card.

(14) Go to msconfig (Start | Run) again, and change back into
a Normal Boot mode for Windows by unselecting SAFEBOOT.
(15) Now that you are in Normal Windows mode, double-click
the icon for the newest drivers which you downloaded and
which I asked you to save to your Desktop. Go through the dialouge
and install those drivers.
(16) After installing those drivers, go to msconfig
and start up everything you had earlier killed through msconfig.
In other words, turn back on for Startup and Services anything
was previously 'ON' related to protective software.
(17) Reboot and satisfy yourself that the machine is protected,
before powering down to once again connect yourself to the internet.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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Uhhhm..I would just liek to say thanks and holy crap to that reply..thats definetly the kinda help i was lookin for! :D
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:36 PM   #6
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summerize plz
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:46 PM   #7
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http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ricewatch&NR=1

ATI (Connect3d) Radeon X1800 GTO 256MB DDR3/PCI-E/AVIVO/Dual-DVI-DL (Retail Box)

Price: $201.69

FedEx Ground: $4.99*(reduced rate)
FedEx Saver: $5.79*(reduced rate)
FedEx 2Day: $8.79*(reduced rate)

Not sure what price range your looking for but thats a pretty decent card
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:10 AM   #8
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Don't tell him what to get untill get knows weather he has PCI-E or AGP. :roll:
blow up his puter in to little peaces.
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