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Graphics Cards - April 19th 2011, 12:47 AM

I play an MMORPG, and I find that the animation is really jerky and runs slowly most of the time. A friend suggested I should look into buying a better graphics card, if that's the case, then how would I go about doing this? Beyond basic computer programs I'm not very well-versed in how these things work.


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Re: Graphics Cards - April 19th 2011, 10:12 AM

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Beyond basic computer programs I'm not very well-versed in how these things work.
Replacing a graphic card involves opening up your computer and playing around with its internal components.

If you are not "well-versed," then you should not try to replace the graphic card on your own. I mean, no offense, but for all we know, you may easily "deep fry" something in your computer with statics (ESD, electrostatic discharge) if you aren't careful. Or, you might open it up, but don't remember how to put it back.

I suggest if you want a new graphic card, you can take it to a store and pay them to do it, ask your tech-savvy friend to do for you, or buy an entirely new computer. I wouldn't recommend you to do it yourself.



Also, you might want to check your entire computer BEFORE adding a random graphic card:
For one, the new graphic card might not be compatible.

And another potential problem is that computer's power is determined by its weakest component. So for example, even if you have the best graphic card in the world, yet have a weak CPU, you would not see much improvement (if any at all), because the weak CPU would pull everything back.
Besides, it's not clear that the graphic card is the problem either. There're many potential causes for that "jerky animation." Your friend should not have recommended you the upgrade in the first place, unless he/she has seen the computer AND aware of its specs.



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Re: Graphics Cards - April 19th 2011, 12:25 PM

Yeah, I think I'll probably take it to someone who knows what they're doing. I'd hate to fry my computer

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Re: Graphics Cards - April 19th 2011, 07:32 PM

There might just be too many programs running on the computer. Try closing stuff you don't need. Try downloading a program called gamebooster(its free) it closes programs you don't need and free's up ram.
   
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Re: Graphics Cards - April 22nd 2011, 07:31 PM

Try tweaking your game options. Turn of Anti-Aliasing, V-Sync (Not sure if the game will have this) and try lowering your resolution a bit.
   
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