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Ahhh.
Thanks a lot for the answers. I was expecting higher GeForce series to be better than the previous ones whatever their rank in that serie... Example : GeForce 7100 would be way better than GeForce GT 430
I guess I was wrong.
Well, sucks to know the guy who built my comp gave it the crappiest of its serie. Another $130 to spend in order to have a decent computer I suppose...
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Thanks guys, rep added, and one question remains. Why does my card run fine in xp, but slow and laggish on windows 7? Maybe because of the extra features 7 utilizes? I've made a thread about pulling the trigger for a 5770, but just curious as why xp ran DA2 better. Thanks again.

ps. xp = 1440x900 medium aa/af off -> smooth
w7 = dx9 800x600 low graphics work fine

-Goob
depends on what else is using your graphics memory, such as Aero for instance... Aero utilizes your graphics card memory itself, and if you have any of the Aero features activated, that will drop your performance in Dragon Age 2, and many other games that rely on your graphics card.

Sitting idle in Windows just on the web browser, my card is being used for 84MB of its memory. on 1280MB that isn't as big a deal, on a 512MB card, its a bit more of a deal.
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Ahhh.
Thanks a lot for the answers. I was expecting higher GeForce series to be better than the previous ones whatever their rank in that serie... Example : GeForce 7100 would be way better than GeForce GT 430
I guess I was wrong.
Well, sucks to know the guy who built my comp gave it the crappiest of its serie. Another $130 to spend in order to have a decent computer I suppose...
The issue is that a Geforce 7100 is the previous card.
The GeForce 7100 was released September 2007.
The GT 430 was released 3 years later in October 2010.

However, the system specs specifically state that the game requires a 7900 GS 256MB dedicated graphics card.

Live and learn though... I'm sure from here out though, your computer will only get bigger and badder!
    
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