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October 9, 2013 5:20:15 PM

Helo this is my first post :p . I would like to know if my pc will be able to play games like btf 3 ,black ops 2,farcry 3 etc my system specs are. Intel core 2 quad Q8300 2.5ghz(not overclocked) as I have no idea how to over clock lol, asus p5ql-em mother board 4gb ram, ion2 520w power supply , nvidea geforce gtx 460 msi cuclone 1gb oc adition , and I am using a lg screen 19' at 1366*678 resolution cause simply I ddnt have money for a fancy 20' any comment good or bad will help me atleast know what my system is capable of.

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October 9, 2013 5:26:14 PM

If your happy we're happy. You are using really old parts so don't expect a state of the art experience. Have the setting turned down as much as you can stand so not to tax your setup and see if it will perform good enough for your standards. Then you can slowly increase the setting until it starts to affect game play then back off slightly and see if you can live with that. Good luck!
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October 9, 2013 5:41:39 PM

littleleo said:
If your happy we're happy. You are using really old parts so don't expect a state of the art experience. Have the setting turned down as much as you can stand so not to tax your setup and see if it will perform good enough for your standards. Then you can slowly increase the setting until it starts to affect game play then back off slightly and see if you can live with that. Good luck!


Thanx for the reply I will do as you said cause I can play games like mass effect 2 and bad company 2 on max settings but ill take your advice and the reason for the old parts I'm using is I live in south africa and good pc parts don't come cheap here lol o and I forgot to mention I have a v6 cooler master cpu cooler(not sure if it will make my gaming xp any better )
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October 10, 2013 8:10:45 AM

Hello devan_joe. Your system specs are awesome but if you want a friendly advice than get a processor which is at least 4 GHz cause you've got Core 2 Quad dude and 2.5 is not good for a Core 2 Quad (just being friendly not bossy). I've got Core 2 Duo 4.8 GHz
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October 10, 2013 3:49:51 PM

devan_joe said:
littleleo said:
If your happy we're happy. You are using really old parts so don't expect a state of the art experience. Have the setting turned down as much as you can stand so not to tax your setup and see if it will perform good enough for your standards. Then you can slowly increase the setting until it starts to affect game play then back off slightly and see if you can live with that. Good luck!


Thanx for the reply I will do as you said cause I can play games like mass effect 2 and bad company 2 on max settings but ill take your advice and the reason for the old parts I'm using is I live in south africa and good pc parts don't come cheap here lol o and I forgot to mention I have a v6 cooler master cpu cooler(not sure if it will make my gaming xp any better )


Heat is one of your PCs biggest enemies, and dirt/dust which clogs up your system and reduces your ventilation and harms your system. I think the cooler you have is good for over clocking but I'm not sure if your motherboard will overclock.
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October 11, 2013 5:31:32 AM

farhan782000 said:
Hello devan_joe. Your system specs are awesome but if you want a friendly advice than get a processor which is at least 4 GHz cause you've got Core 2 Quad dude and 2.5 is not good for a Core 2 Quad (just being friendly not bossy). I've got Core 2 Duo 4.8 GHz

Helo thanx for rhe complement do you know of any prosessor that I can upgrade to without having to buy a new motherboard
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October 11, 2013 6:25:20 AM

well its not Gr8 but its GOOD :)  . your CPU is OLD so you can expect a little bottleneck . i mean your GTX 460 might not work WOW with that CPU .

those games will run at medium to HIGH settings & some settings on veryhigh . but you cant maxout such games .

actually you dont need to maxout . some settings wont effect the quality & they will just kill your system . for example 8X aa or ultra Shadows or ultra Objects Quality .

but you will be able to set texture & other tricky options to max or high . & they will make your games NICE & also FAST on your hardwares .



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October 11, 2013 6:32:06 AM

DukiNuki said:
well its not Gr8 but its GOOD :)  . your CPU is OLD so you can expect a little bottleneck . i mean your GTX 460 might not work WOW with that CPU .

those games will run at medium to HIGH settings & some settings on veryhigh . but you cant maxout such games .

actually you dont need to maxout . some settings wont effect the quality & they will just kill your system . for example 8X aa or ultra Shadows or ultra Objects Quality .

but you will be able to set texture & other tricky options to max or high . & they will make your games NICE & also FAST on your hardwares .





I went online to search for a new cpu and I came up on this Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz but not sure
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October 11, 2013 6:54:43 AM

its still OLD bro . upgrade it to i5 sandy or IVY bridge . for example i5 3470 or something like that .

Q series is old & will probably hold your GPU back .

ivy bridge & sandy bridge are way too powerful . & they are gr8 for High end Vga cards & intensive games .
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October 11, 2013 6:57:32 AM

i5 3470 will be the best Upgrade for you . it will run gr8 with high end hardwares with minimum bottleneck on long run .

Later , you will be able to upgrade your GPU to something wow without touching your CPU .

i would suggest you AMD phenom 955 BE if it hadnt had high Temp & bottleneck issue .
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October 11, 2013 8:17:28 AM

DukiNuki said:
i5 3470 will be the best Upgrade for you . it will run gr8 with high end hardwares with minimum bottleneck on long run .

Later , you will be able to upgrade your GPU to something wow without touching your CPU .

i would suggest you AMD phenom 955 BE if it hadnt had high Temp & bottleneck issue .


Okay thanx for the reply and thanx to the rest of you I will search for these parts you have mentioned and ill let you know what happens from thers :p 
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October 11, 2013 8:58:43 AM

your welcome bro :D  . hope you get what you want . let us know if you needed more help
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October 21, 2013 5:24:01 AM

devan_joe said:
farhan782000 said:
Hello devan_joe. Your system specs are awesome but if you want a friendly advice than get a processor which is at least 4 GHz cause you've got Core 2 Quad dude and 2.5 is not good for a Core 2 Quad (just being friendly not bossy). I've got Core 2 Duo 4.8 GHz

Helo thanx for rhe complement do you know of any prosessor that I can upgrade to without having to buy a new motherboard

Well, just upgrade your processor to 4 GHz and that'll be fine
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