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July 14, 2009 1:16:36 PM

Hello. I would just like to know an estimate on how well my computer will run in the follow games: Fallout 3, Call of Duty 4&5, Unreal Tournament 3, Crysis and GTA IV.

Motherboard: ECS RC415ST-HM
CPU: Intel Celeron D 356 3.33 GHZ
Memory: G.Skill DDR2 667 2GB, Cas Latency 4, Timing: 4-4-4-12
GPU: HIS 4890

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July 14, 2009 1:31:39 PM

You have a fairly tight bottleneck there with that CPU with your GPU but you should be able to play most of those games according to the minimum specs.

However, I would expect you to have some trouble with GTA IV as this is known to be very CPU intensive and your CPU is a bit tired.

In short, yes you will be able to *play* them but probably not how they are meant to be played if you see what I mean.
AC
July 14, 2009 1:33:02 PM

Will I get a decent framerate? Will it be better if I get a 4850?
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July 14, 2009 1:34:38 PM

Oh yes and also at 1920x1080 resolution.
July 14, 2009 1:51:45 PM

Difficult to say for sure whether you will get decent framerates, it will vary from game to game and vary within each game. You should bear in mind that you are at the low end of minimum specs and that usually means the game is barely playable imo.

Are you sure you have a 4890? If you do have a 4890 this is a better card than a 4850. You need to post back if it's not a 4890 and tell us what card you have at the moment and what PSU you have (4850's suck some juice so you need a good PSU to deal with that).

The higher the native resolution i.e. 1440x990<1650x1080<1900x1080 the less frames you get with a given graphics card as a rule. A 4890 could handle 1900x1080 adequately, but you really need to upgrade your CPU (and probably mobo and PSU too).

AC
July 14, 2009 1:57:46 PM

I have a 550 watt Corsair. I havent got a gpu yet. im wondering whether to get the 4890 or 4850. I wont be able to upgrade the mobo and cpu for a while thats why im wondering which card would perfrom better with this bottleneck.
July 14, 2009 2:13:32 PM

Ah I'm with you. The 4890 is the better card for sure but it will be severely bottlenecked. I would suggest you get a 4850 and a better CPU (cheap core duo) for the money you would spend on a 4890.

1. 4890 is better card and can handle 1900x1080 res but not with your CPU.
2. 4850 struggles at that res but fits your system better
3. Your CPU is the weak link in your comp by a country mile.
4. your PSU is fine and adequate.

AC
July 14, 2009 2:20:57 PM

Will this motherboard support a Core duo?
July 14, 2009 2:22:53 PM

Ahh my mobo only supports 800mhz fronside bus and the best proccesor i can get is the Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 Wolfdale

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July 14, 2009 2:27:41 PM
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Check AMD bundles, you can get a decent cpu and a motherboard for good money. Someone will probably find one for you if you post in the cpu and components forum and say what your budget is, I dont have time now sorry.
Good luck
AC
July 14, 2009 2:29:15 PM

Alright thanks for the help man.
July 14, 2009 3:02:47 PM

No problem and good luck.
AC
July 14, 2009 4:36:54 PM

Agreed, he'd be far better off with something other then a Pentium D.

My analogy would be that your buying a porchse, but putting a V4 in as the engine. Doesn't matter what everything else can do, the engine holds the entire machine back.
July 15, 2009 6:21:51 PM

Will a Phenom II X2 550 and 4 GB ram do the trick?
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