ok, i need to update my graphics or video card driver thingy.. i have a nvdia GeForce 6800 and i never updated it. my gmod dosent work because of this. and i need to figure out what i need to download. i assume that it is the GeForce 6 series.. but i dont want to mess up my computer. can someone please clear things up for me? thanks.
Create System Restore before you install anything critical like this, just go Start>all progs>accessories>systemtools>system restore and create a restore point, and if the drivers don't work, it'll probably say that it didnt, and also if like nothing even shows up on your screen, it may roll back automatically...
Post by 3kliksphilip on Sept 24, 2009 23:40:36 GMT
john88z, the Geforce 6800 is more than capable of running the Orange Box. People with onboard graphics have been able to run it, albeit horribly slowly. Anything at ATI 9700 or above level should be able to run it okay, provided the processor is up to the task.
Eh, an update would probably make life awesome but no need to be too assertive, unless it runs significantly slower than my 7300 LE (light edition, imagine that) -- which it very well could -- everything should run perfectly provided at least 2 gigs of RAM. This is just based on my experience, I had some issues still after upgrading to 1 gig of RAM, and now with 3 gigs I never use more then 2 gigs. Meh, I shouldn't even bother with this post though, just saying that the author shouldn't feel he NEEDS to get a new graphics card. Just tossing that out... though the author didn't ask what video card or specs are best.