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gimping thru FFXIV till PS3 release!!Follow

#1 Sep 08 2010 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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My PC sucks, and i want to upgrade it to run FFXIV until the PS3 version comes out next year. The motherboard only supports PCI cards (not PCI-E or AGP cards).

Ive found 1 PCI card that may run FFXIV but im not sure and i need expert advice before I buy the **** thing. The only thing im short of is a card to run the game. Everything else exceeds (just) the minimum requirements (or will do when i increase the RAM).

The card im looking at is the following:

PNY NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS Graphics Card
Clock Speed: 576MHz
Memory: 512MB
Memory Clock Speed: 1400MHz
Bus: PCI
576 MHz clock speed
512 Mb memory
1400 MHz memory clock speed
PCI bus
VGA/DVI-I connectivity
Technical Details

Chipset: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS
Chip Clock: 567 MHz
Memory: 512 Mb 1400 MHz DDR2
Memory Width: 64 bit
Memory Bandwidth: 6.8 Gb/sec
Video Card Bus Type: PCI
DVI Port: 1x DVI-I
VGA Port: 1x 15-pin D-Sub
TV Out: 1x TV-Out
Driver Support: DirectX 9, 10
Operating Systems Supported: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
System Requirements: Intel Pentium 4 Prescott class processor or higher (LGA775 processor package) or AMD Sempron/Athlon, 128 Mb System RAM (256 Mb recommended), CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, 50 Mb of available hard disk space for full installation, VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor, Minimum 400 W system power supply (current rating of 30 A)
Form Factor: Graphics Card

Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

Thanks a lot in advance!
#2 Sep 08 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Ive found an alternative card. Only specs I can find are as follows (saw it on amazon) Any feedback appreciated.

Nvidia Geforce 9300GS
PCI Connecor ( NO EXPRESS)
512MB DDR2 Memory
Videocard with DUAL VGA connector

Just so you know the motherboard im using is a MSI MS-6714 (845GVM-L).
#3 Sep 08 2010 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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This post my provide some insight.
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