Bad Choice?

Discussion in 'Games' started by CubaTBird, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    Got a Q'... Here's the deal, I got this dell pc lying around, its a 2400 with a celeron 2.2 ghz...

    the specs are as follows..

    2.2 ghz celeron with 400 mhz bus
    256 pc 2100 ddr ram
    ati radeon 9200 pci 128 mb
    40 gb hard drive
    16x DVD-ROM drive

    And... Im thinkin of putting it too good use... I would like to do some simple gaming on it like gta vice city, etm, call of duty stuff like that.. not doom 3... prolly some cs 1.6 though... how does this handle these games? is it good "enough" if you will...
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    it will work just fine for every game you mentioned...except for doom 3, which you aren't interested in.

    your big limiting factor there is the RAM.

    it's good that it has a dedicated video card, which is actually unusual for cheaper dell models...that will help out a lot because integrated graphics and only 256mb of RAM will slow everything down a noticeable amount.

    You should really have 512mb of RAM, though...it will make it feel like a whole new computer...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well.. i ran 3dmark 2001se and it spit out 4500 3d marks at 640 by 480.. i guess thats alright... considering its a budget gaming system... and i mean relly budget :eek:
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    Put it this way, that thing games about as well as an iBook.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, iBooks aren't that bad. I can play several good games on mine. (Call of Duty, Halo, Age of Myhthology, ect)
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    upgrade to 512 ram and u will be fine

    my p4 1.7 gf5200 can run those games
     
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    ravenvii

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    4500, huh? Wow... I scored somewhere in the 8000's in 2002. Given that was NOT a budget gaming system, but still. Wow. :)

    Anyway, to the point... that system will definitely play the games you list, albeit on low settings. Upgrade the RAM and the video card to something like a 9600 XT, and that system will... not scream, but make some noise, if you know what I mean :D
     

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