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    Can Someone Please Explain This Gfx Prob Thanks

    HI ALL

    right my system is as follows

    msi kt3 ultra 2 mobo
    amd xp 1800 processer
    512 mg pc 2700 ram
    80 gig hard drive
    winfast a350 fx5900 gfx card


    heres what i cant understand

    before i bought the gfx card i had a msi gf4 mx440

    my kids loved playing gta4 and it played nice with that no slowdown or what on res of 1024x768

    now i trie d this today with new card on same settings with no aa or anything and every now and then it freezes

    why is this surly this card is much better

    or could that be the prob

    any info greatly appriciated

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    Tried some newer drivers for ya gfx card?

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    Did you uninstall the old drivers first? They might be interfering. Also, it might be running some DX9 features now, that weren't possible with the 440, but fx cards don't always deal with it very well - check the game readme file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjonnyauk
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    Check that the sound settings haven't changed in VC as they have a nasty habit of doing so when you make a gfx card change - try this first as it's very easy to change and worked for me.

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    i wonder if that could be the prob i was running the onboard sound with 2 puny speakers before but got offerered a creative 4.1 cardand 4.1 speakers for a silly price i couldnt refuse which are now running

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    Some of your games when they are installed for the first time, they check what your PC can do and optimise performance based on the results they get, When you put a new videocard into a computer they do not re-detect your settings when you play them again and adjust the game for the new hardware.

    It's the same with GTA3 & Vice city what you have to do is delete these files and the game will act like you have just installed it new and detect the correct setting for your video card, instructions are as follows

    Delete from the "Grand Theft Auto Vice City/models" directory the files
    "TXD.DIR" and "TXD.IMG" (if they exist)

    Delete from the "Grand Theft Auto Vice City/data" directory the file
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    Delete from the "Documents and Settings/Current logged-in User/
    My Documents/GTA Vice City User Files" directory the "GTA_VC.SET" file.

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    Also try different sound options within the game, this should increases performance.

    I find EAX 1 & 2 even on a Sblive! run slow with GTA 3 & Vice city & that they run better with direct3D hardware sound on my and my brothers pc..

    And get the latest sound drivers, if you dont already have them
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjonnyauk
    HI ALL

    right my system is as follows

    msi kt3 ultra 2 mobo
    amd xp 1800 processer
    512 mg pc 2700 ram
    80 gig hard drive
    winfast a350 fx5900 gfx card


    heres what i cant understand

    before i bought the gfx card i had a msi gf4 mx440

    my kids loved playing gta4 and it played nice with that no slowdown or what on res of 1024x768

    now i trie d this today with new card on same settings with no aa or anything and every now and then it freezes

    why is this surly this card is much better

    or could that be the prob

    any info greatly appriciated
    game just freezes? could be a heat issue.

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