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Hi Guys and Gals,

I wanted to try set up my nVidia GeForce 7300GT. The problem is, I'm a cabinetmaker, and obviously I can't just hit it with a hammer until it fits.

I just don't understand what all the settings do or how they interact with each other. could anyone direct me to a site that speaks english on the subject, or maybe some guidance.

Thanks.

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I just want to understand what all the different settings mean.

Antialiasing, Anisotropic filtering, Extention limit... I could go on but I wouldn't know where to stop.
I've checked the nVidia sites but it only tells you how to change the settings, not what they mean to, or how they effect system performance.

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Antialiasing : a technique for smoothing out jagged lines in graphical computer output.
(this just helps the edges of letters and pictures look smooth)

Anisotropic filtering is a method of enhancing the image quality

not really sure what Extention limit is, but I did a search and found that most people keep it off.

I don't believe Antialiasing and Anisotropic filtering will effect your system performance.

unless you're a gamer I would just leave them at their default settings

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If you wanted to know actually how to fit a graphics card in it is rather simple, just make sure you have the right card for the right slot e.g if you have a AGP card then you have to have a motherboard compatible with AGP and just line the card up and press it into the slot :)

If you know how to do this then :P

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Bondi,
Thanks, I know to put it together. Thats the easy part.

Comp Doc,
I am a gamer, a carpenter, a designer. I am so many things. Aren't we all. one thing I'm not is an english major. I appriciate the explanations, but unless you are prepared to explain the whole list of settings, this forum doesn't seem to be working. I would like to find a site that can tell me how this is all supposed to work. So when I have problems of this sort or that sort, I can know what to do. Or at least know what NOT to do.

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Im a gamer and to be honest I dont know what pixel shader is and stuff, all I know is that it makes the experiecnce of gaming better :) just if you where upgrading look for DX 10 :) if you have vista :)


Hope im helpful :-/

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anti-aliasing makes those zigzaggy lines in games and things smooth.

Anisotropic filtering smoothes the textures so, for example a grass texture will blend nicely with A mud texture.

the higher these things are, the better quality you get but also strains the GPU (7300GT).

doesn`t worry me though, i have a 9800GTX.

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