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Hi guys, i think my computer specs are pretty outdated to play Call of Duty: Black Ops.

My computer specs is:
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800+ 2.4 GHz
1 GB Ram
Nvidia GEForce 6150 LE

So, my question is what is the cheapest graphics card, hopefully between $25-$75, that will let me play it without freezing, jerking or static?
Nvidia GT 220? 8400?

I am thinking of spending about $100 total on a new video card and 1 GB RAM. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks!
post #2 of 22
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Hi guys, i think my computer specs are pretty outdated to play Call of Duty: Black Ops.

My computer specs is:
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800+ 2.4 GHz
1 GB Ram
Nvidia GEForce 6150 LE

So, my question is what is the cheapest graphics card, hopefully between $25-$75, that will let me play it without freezing, jerking or static?
Nvidia GT 220? 8400?

I am thinking of spending about $100 total on a new video card and 1 GB RAM. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks!
neither one of cards will fix your problem completely its your processor it isn't even close to being fast enough for black ops and 1 gig ram isn't helping you either

for video card upgrade id get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131381
Edited by philhalo66 - 12/19/10 at 5:31pm
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I did install it in my LAPTOP that has -
Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB RAM
and an Intel video card

However, it is still very jittery and lagging.
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I did install it in my LAPTOP that has -
Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB RAM
and an Intel video card

However, it is still very jittery and lagging.
yeah caused by the Intel IGP
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I did install it in my LAPTOP that has -
Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB RAM
and an Intel video card

However, it is still very jittery and lagging.
thats because your gpu is an integrated one and therefor, is worse that dirt.

your desktop is nearly beyond hope, maybe a 6870/5770, but id say that would be pushing it. a 460 would probably be bottlenecked.

by chance, what socket is that cpu?

if its this one
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1743&page=1
abandon all hope, it will be bottlenecked by even a 3 series ati card.
Edited by dracotonisamond - 12/19/10 at 5:42pm
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thats because your gpu is an integrated one and therefor, is worse that dirt.

your desktop is nearly beyond hope, maybe a 6870/5770, but id say that would be pushing it. a 460 would probably be bottlenecked.

by chance, what socket is that cpu?
the 3800+ is an AM2 socket
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the 3800+ is an AM2 socket
i could have sworn the 3800+ was also a 939 socket cpu.
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i could have sworn the 3800+ was also a 939 socket cpu.
it is i forgot about that
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I could play COD MW2 on my desktop PC though, if that is worth something, despite with occasional lag and jitters.
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I could play COD MW2 on my desktop PC though, if that is worth something, despite with occasional lag and jitters.
don't really say much that game runs on my brothers 8300gs, black ops needs nearly twice the power to run
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