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What video card do i need?

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I recently purchased a computer (did not intend to use it for gaming). I tried installing GRAW, but received the "failed to render" message.

Intel® Centrino® Duo

Cache Memory 2MB on die Level 2

System Memory (RAM) 1GB

System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 2GB

Type of Memory (RAM) PC4200 DDR2

Hard Drive Type SATA (5400 rpm)

Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Video Memory Up to 128MB (shared)

I have limited computer knowledge or gaming experience. From what I've read, I need to upgrade my video/graphics card (ATI or GeForce).

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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First thing to determine is whether or not your mobd has room for either an AGP or PCI E vid card. If not... then you can't upgrade.

What is the brand and model of your PC??

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What is the brand and model of your PC??

MorgandJ, we do need to know whether or not it's a notebook or desktop to recommend anything specific. It sounds like a notebook.

Also, the simple answer when it comes to this game is: the best videocard you can possibly afford.

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1.1. System Requirements

Minimum:

Processor: Intel or AMD, 2 GHz

Operating System: Windows 2000/XP

Memory: 1024 MB RAM

Disk Space: 4.5 GB

Graphics Card: 128 MB DX9.0c compatible card,

GeForce 6200 or higher

Radeon 9600 or higher

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive : x2 read speed

DirectX Version: 9.0c

Network: High-speed modem with 64 Kbits of data transfer upload rate for a client, 512Kbits of data transfer upload rate for a server on a full game.

Recommended Configuration:

Processor: Intel or AMD 2.8 GHz

Operating System: Windows 2000/XP

Memory: 1024 MB RAM

Disk Space: 4.5 GB

Graphics Card: 256 MB DX9.0c compatible card,

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive : x2 read speed

DirectX Version: 9.0c

Network: High-Speed Modem with 128 Kbits of data transfer upload rate for a client, 512Kbits of data transfer upload rate for a server on a full game.

Graphics Cards Supported:

Radeon 9600

Radeon 9700

Radeon 9800

Radeon X300

Radeon X600

Radeon X800

Radeon X1600

Radeon X1800

Radeon X1900

GeForce 6200

GeForce 6600

GeForce 6800

GeForce 7800

Looks like you have onboard graphics which is'nt supported

Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Video Memory Up to 128MB (shared

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I recently purchased a computer (did not intend to use it for gaming). I tried installing GRAW, but received the "failed to render" message.

Intel® Centrino® Duo

Cache Memory 2MB on die Level 2

System Memory (RAM) 1GB

System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 2GB

Type of Memory (RAM) PC4200 DDR2

Hard Drive Type SATA (5400 rpm)

Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Video Memory Up to 128MB (shared)

I have limited computer knowledge or gaming experience. From what I've read, I need to upgrade my video/graphics card (ATI or GeForce).

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Notebook

Gateway MX6920

what's a mobd?

Dan

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what's a mobd?

Motherboard. The master board in a PC that everything else plugs into.

Hate to say it, but you're just not going to be able to play GRAW on your notebook. The technical requirements for the game do require a very specific set of video chipsets/video cards, and it's virtually impossible to upgrade a notebook's video card.

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I have limited computer knowledge or gaming experience. From what I've read, I need to upgrade my video/graphics card (ATI or GeForce).

Any suggestions?

Well, first off I think you should try similar tactical-syle games (Like Rainbow Six 3, or the [Ghost Recon]) before you try GRAW. Even on the best of PCs, GRAW doesn't run very smooth, so i don't think it would nececarially be the best "first time" experience if you're getting into gaming.

And yes, an AGP or PCI-express video card is required. Really, the best you can buy if you really want to run GRAW because it's a very hardware-demanding game, but like said above, it's very hard to upgrade a notebook, and most likley yours cannot have a seperate card put in because the video chip is already built in.

-Cheers~!

Edited by Cody-7

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