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Basic Computer Question from a Gamer

by BradleyOuimet / October 13, 2004 7:14 AM PDT

I love to game, and latley ive been wondering what to expect from my geforce 5700 le. Everyone says its a way nice card that could play doom and all but i really havent seen anything crazy about it. Im wondering if its cause all i play is call of duty United Offensive and it wont let me play that smoothly at anymore more than 1024 X 768, or maybe its because i have some settings wrong in the Nvida Utility. Also it could be my CPU or Lack of memory but im doing well in both areas. (AMD 64 bit 2800+, 768 MB of RAM). Anyway, Just if someone could give me some pointers. ALso when i try to over clock my cpu it crashes and burns. Like ill boot into windows xp after i use the over clocking thing in the bios, then it crashes till i restore defaults in the bios. Mind you nothing on my computer is over clocked at the time. If i am not setting something right, or if i would be better off overclocking something could someone please help. Thanks for reading.

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Re: Basic Computer Question from a Gamer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2004 7:42 AM PDT

" it wont let me play that smoothly at anymore more than 1024 X 768, "...

As you go up the video pixel count the amount of graphic work is on a exponential scale. Double the pixels is 4 times more work.

Isn't 1024x768 enough for this game?


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Re: Basic Computer Question from a Gamer
by BradleyOuimet / October 13, 2004 7:55 AM PDT

i guess :p. The problems to me are. not being able to play demos compared to the actual game (i dont know why it does that) and by not being able to play is like sluggish at 640X400 or whatever. And, when i play multi player alwayws a little of lag. even though i have a cable connection with no one else using it. Although lag is given from other players just seems like i blame it my sistem. I was just wondering if you would recommend me to over clock either graphics or cpu, or if im not turning something on or something. Tahnks for the reply .

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