My Graphic Card Question

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Hi,

I got a "RADEON 9600 SE Family" Graphic Card. I don't knwo how many MBs it has but it's pretty old already 3-4 years.

Should I consider getting a new card? I would like to play more games, and so far it has been actually ok. It could play every game so far, but should I consider upgrading it to a better carD?

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Go to your bios then check how may mbs it has. Before knowing that you shouldnt take any decision(unless you experience any distortion in graphics).
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How to do that?

I checked in Device Manager but i cant find a number.

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Get into your bios by F8 while booting. You should find the video memory installed there(as the menus are different I cant help you with exactly where it is in your settings).
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kanexpo wrote:
Hi,

I got a "RADEON 9600 SE Family" Graphic Card. I don't knwo how many MBs it has but it's pretty old already 3-4 years.

Should I consider getting a new card? I would like to play more games, and so far it has been actually ok. It could play every game so far, but should I consider upgrading it to a better carD?

Thanks,

knaexpo


What games do you plan on playing. This will determine if you need a new video card.

--Craig
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i just want a super graphic, i plan playing games like

B&W 2, Age of Empire, WarCraft etc
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For Age of Empires II I know it requires at least 2 MB of video memory with super VGA besides the 32 of RAM.

As you will find B&W requires
PCI/AGP 8 MB 3-D hardware accelerator card with Direct3D support and at least 64 mb of RAM,
and for WarCraft
32 MB 3D graphics card with hardware transform and lighting, such as GeForce 2 or better and a minimum of 256 mb of RAM.

Now you should decide.
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http://www.ati.com/products/radeon9600/ ... specs.html

The 9600 has 128 MB of DDR RAM on it. Not a bad card over all. But if you are serious about gaming you may want to look at upgrading your card.
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thanks grinch.

What is that "family" in the end? Very irritating :)
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The 9600 comes in different flavors, so your card is part of the 9600 family.
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oh i thought it meant that my card was for family use, like xp home similar to that =)

thx

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