simple "will my comp run this" question

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Samwise592, Mar 1, 2005.

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  1. Samwise592

    Samwise592 Notebook Consultant

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    as some of you know, i recently returned my system for a new one, my question to you is, will it handle the latest games (HL2, Doom 3)? my specs are in my signature

    Compaq Presario R3000z
    AMD Athlon 64 3400 - 2.2gHz
    1 Gig DDR
    15.4BrightVew (1280x800)
    100 Gig 4200Rpm
    nVedia GeForce 4 440 - 64MB
    8x Super Multi w/Multi-layer
    802.11b/g, Bluetooth
     
  2. srdhkl

    srdhkl Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    I have heard that the Geforce 4 video card has had a lot of problems with games. I don't know which ones specifically.
     
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    The games might boot up and run but it will be very choppy and need to have every setting low as they can go. I wouldn't even say its going to be very playable. Well I had the same machine as you do now and it played Far Cry OK. I did return it because it was not enough to really play any games so I got the model with the better video card. So short answer, I think they will play, just not that well.

    Compaq R3000T (CTO)
    P4 Desktop 3.0GHz w/HT
    2 X 1024MB RAM
    Radeon 9600 128MB
    60GB 7,200RPM HD
    AquaMark3: 24,257, 3DMark03: 3,115
     
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    Most of the specs are good enought except for the vid card. Thats going to slow down the game.
     
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    Yep, that vid card will kill you, I would try to wait for the new HP/Compaq that will be coming out at the end of this month and hope for a better vid card.

    zx5000 :: 2.4M :: 512 DDR :: 40gb 4200 RPM HD :: 15.4" :: Radeon 9600 Mobilty M10 :: Aquamark3 22,856
     
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    Kool rig, but the video card, well . . .

    Dell Inspiron 8600:
    * 1.6 Ghz Pentium M * 1024 MB DDR SDRAM * 100 Gb Seagate Momentus 5400 Rpm HD * 15.4" WSXGA+ * Internal Bluetooth * Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 * 4x CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) * ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo 128 MB * Win XP Pro SP2 *

    * Apple 17" PowerBook G4 * 14" Toshiba Tecra 8000 * Apple 14" iBook G4 *
     
  7. DaGreek

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    It will play just not well, choppy and might freese sometimes. Just thought I'd give a bottom line for you. It is a nice system other then gaming though, I love that cpu.

    Compaq R3000T (CTO)
    P4 Desktop 3.0GHz w/HT
    2 X 1024MB RAM
    Radeon 9600 128MB
    60GB 7,200RPM HD
    AquaMark3: 24,257, 3DMark03: 3,115
     
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    you could try running in 16 bit color, instead of 24 bit color. Your eyes cant tell the difference, and it will increase gameing speed, b/c less processing needed for coloring.
     
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    i posted another thred on this before but just to be shure... is there any way at all to upgrade my gpu? i really wanna put a 256 in it

    Compaq Presario R3000z
    AMD Athlon 64 3400 - 2.2gHz
    1 Gig DDR
    15.4BrightVew (1280x800)
    100 Gig 4200Rpm
    nVedia GeForce 4 440 - 64MB
    8x Super Multi w/Multi-layer
    802.11b/g, Bluetooth
     
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