power book g4/doom 3??????????????

Discussion in 'Games' started by tsballer, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. tsballer macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2005
    would my power book g4 be able to play doom 3 on it ill put its info under this thanks.If anybody has played this on a powerbook tell me

    ps.If this wont work or you think it will lag or freez please tell me and is there anything that i can do to make it work.

    Machine Model: PowerBook G4 15"
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.6f0

    Size: 256 MB
    Type: DDR SDRAM
    Speed: PC2700U-25330

    ata-3 bus:


    Manufacturer: MATSHITA
    Model: MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-825
    Revision: DAM5
    Serial Number:
    Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-RW
    Disc Burning: Apple Supported/Shipped
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: No
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
  2. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    It won't look good. You Should max out on ram if you want to get a reasonable fps.

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  3. vouder17 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2003
    Ok well the specs on aspyr's website say yes...but from the benchmarks on Macworld..i would say no. I dont even reckon that i will be able to play doom all to great on my iMac G5 1.8Ghz....I guess we will have to wait and see.
  4. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
  5. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    I have Doom 3. Im running it on my 1.5ghz PowerBook. 64MB VRAM, 1GB RAM. it runs at an average of 20-30fps. its actually quite playable, granted its on low settings, but that doesnt matter, the graphics still look nice :)

    1 problem with your setup is the RAM... 256MB aint going to cut it. I would spend the money and bring it up to at LEAST 512. (I got 2 512's for under $300). 512 is the minimum requirement to play Doom3 anyway.
  6. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    You really need atleast 1 gig of ram to play.
  7. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    You should probaly never have just the minimum of RAM. I won't be play games like Doom 3 (I have a 933 MHz) , so 640 MB of RAM is perfect for me.

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