New Video Card time – Again

Welp, it finally happened. I was getting fed up with the video card issues I was having, and have been having for quite some time. Almost as soon as I installed my 8800 Nvidia as it were. No, I didn’t have a warranty for it and even if I did I didn’t want another nvidia sent back to me. 

My power supply is also quite low, only 450, and I didn’t know if it was a card issue, power supply, or something else. It’s cheaper to get a new power supply then it is to get a new video card (even I know that in my VERY slim  knowledge of computer bits) so I took my card out, put in my old 7600 (also by Nvidia) and put the 8800 in a different computer. Booted up EQ2 on the second PC and less then an hour later (the 2nd computer has a higher power supply) the exact same graphic issues I was experiencing on my own pc. Great. Time for a new card.

This time around I’m going with an ATI. I’ve been with Nvidia for my entire gaming career (if you can call it that). I can’t afford to keep buying new cards every single year but since my job involves playing video games I’m not left with a whole lot of options. Newegg.ca offers very nice prices, and I settled on an ATI Radeon HD 4870 – 1gig for $280 Canadian, delivered in 5 business days. 

Tomorrow I’ll go out and pick up a new power supply and then once the new card gets here I should be all set. Hopefully. Fingers crossed. 

Some times I really dislike computers.


3 Responses to New Video Card time – Again

  1. David says:

    I am bad when it comes to gaming. One of the first things I do, is set the graphics to low or medium. I don’t think I’ve played games on high graphic settings since I first bought the computer I use today. I am always worried that I’ll get 5-10fps, as I only have a GeForce 7800 in my desktop. :$ Maybe next year I’ll get a new, bigger, faster computer… if I can afford it…lol. Good luck with your new video card. I hope it works well.

  2. Openedge1 says:

    This is the card I use that runs the beast Age of Conan at 80-100FPS, so needless to say, your games will sparkle and shine with gorgeous animations to boot.

    Enjoy!


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