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oldmisery | 13:51 Sat 19th Dec 2009 | Technology
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My Compaq Presario computer currently has a video/graphics card " NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE GPU".
With up to 256MB shared video memory and AMD Athlon 64 processor 3500+.
There is a delay in playing the latest Call of Duty MW2.
Is it an easy job to replace the system with a faster card i.e. 256MB NVIDIA GeForce6600GT.and what are the pitfalls?

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more info needed.

either what model is the computer, or if you know what slot has it got (if any) for adding another graphics card (AGP or PCIe)
13:54 Sat 19th Dec 2009
more info needed.

either what model is the computer, or if you know what slot has it got (if any) for adding another graphics card (AGP or PCIe)
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Sorry ChuckFiickens, the model is Media Center SR2019UK PC.As for the options of slots I've no idea.
Thats OK, model number will do.

you have a PCI Express x16 slot for graphics upgrades. so any card you buy needs to be PCI not AGP!

The 6600gt is a fair step up performance wise from the 6150, but the 6600 is a fairly old card by todays standards and there are better available now.

that said, assuming your computer has not been upgraded, everything else on it is also the minimum specs for MMW2 so I would think twice before spending too much on a graphics card for it.

Putting the 6600gt in your computer would certainly help, if you still only have 1gb of ram in it then adding another 1gb will probably help too, but I wouldn't want to guarantee it will play MMW2 on high details settings smoothly, even then. but it should be playable.

the specs for MMW2 are here

http://www.themodernwarfare2.com/?n=35

specs for your computer

http://www.themodernwarfare2.com/?n=35
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Many Thanks Chuck Fickens, a great reply, I'll be off on my zimmer to PC WORLD to check what they have to offer.
They could'nt help me re callibrating my cats whisker on my crystal set.
Compliments of the Sason,
Old Misery.
" callibrating my cats whisker "
Easiest option is to replace the crystal with a germanium diode :-)

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