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    Soulwalker
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    Default Video setting help

    I just bought my computer last year and it runs other MMOs (WoW) and other gaming programs fine but when I try to play Rift, it says that I should use the low quality renderer and when I use it, I notice a worse performance than I had when it wasn't on. I don't know if I need a new graphics card or if I need to just change the settings or what, any help would be very appreciated. the actual specs of my computer are:

    Processor:
    AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory:
    6144MB RAM
    Hard Drive:
    988 GB
    Video Card:
    NVIDIA GeForce 9100
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroburn View Post
    I just bought my computer last year and it runs other MMOs (WoW) and other gaming programs fine but when I try to play Rift, it says that I should use the low quality renderer and when I use it, I notice a worse performance than I had when it wasn't on. I don't know if I need a new graphics card or if I need to just change the settings or what, any help would be very appreciated. the actual specs of my computer are:

    Processor:
    AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory:
    6144MB RAM
    Hard Drive:
    988 GB
    Video Card:
    NVIDIA GeForce 9100
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    since the GF9100 is a built in graphics chip, yes a new card would benefit your machine. If you can tell us the size of your power supply we can help a bit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick494 View Post
    If you can tell us the size of your power supply we can help a bit more.
    How do I find out the size of my power supply?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroburn View Post
    How do I find out the size of my power supply?
    look at the side of it.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5994336_size...-computer.html

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    Default Best Graphics Cards For the Money: March 2011

    fyi, if you end up shopping for a card, you may find this Tom's Hardware page to be quite usefull.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...6990,2879.html

    [disclaimer: i don't work for Tom's hardware or any GPU manufacturer]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bismillah View Post
    fyi, if you end up shopping for a card, you may find this Tom's Hardware page to be quite usefull.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...6990,2879.html

    [disclaimer: i don't work for Tom's hardware or any GPU manufacturer]
    no but Tom's is in bed with Nvidia though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick494 View Post
    no but Tom's is in bed with Nvidia though.
    Didn't know that. I'm staunchly ATI. Any particular evidence? Alas, everyone gets paid by someone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick494 View Post
    Thank you but unfortunately I have to go to work soon. I will have to disassemble it tomorrow to check.

    On a side note...you feel a new graphics card would actually fix the problem?

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