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Fri, Mar. 25th, 2005, 10:45 pm

Why is it that I'm always left out of the big communal digital experiences? First, I tried to play WoW. But... my video card just wasn't good enough.

Me: "I will never be a cow." *tear* *wave crashes on the barren shores*

Now, I tried to play Second Life. But... my video card... turned out to be intergrated. Oh, and not good enough.

Sam Calliope: "I may never exist." *tear* *wave crashes on the barren shores of Limbo*

So, now I'm going to be getting a better graphics card. The upgrade may be impossible, because my computer may not have the PCI slots for it. Hey, it's worth a shot! I don't give up that easily~.

Sat, Mar. 26th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
masstreble: Video cards.

That's what most online sources seem to be indicating to me, including WoW and Second Life themselves. I'm going to borrow a screw driver from a friend tonight and see what I can do. (The brown slots are generally AGP, right? I can't remember, and I talked about it over brunch!)

I also know to avoid any cheap "MX" cards, because those are crap not what I would want under the circumstances..

Sun, Mar. 27th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
makzu: Re: Video cards.

Yeah, they are brown. And there'll only be one of them, ever. Also, it will be the one farthest towards the center of the motherboard.

Any nVidia card whose four-digit number starts with a 6 (like 6800, 6600, 6200) is a sure thing to be good. If the four-digit number starts with a 5, they're usually not very good. Worse than the 4s.

(The reason I suggest nVidia is because if by some biarre set of circumstances you start running Linux [or other, even more obscure stuff like BSD or Hurd] on your computer, the driver support for ATi cards absolutely sucks. Nvidia's drivers for open source OSs are much better.)