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November 4, 2009 3:44:02 AM

Can this PC games like Fallout 3 or Borderlands on medium, maybe a little on high?

Acer Aspire M1201 AMD Hammer DDR2 SDRAM 64-bit
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000 (2.60 GHz)
2.75GB of RAM
Leadtek 9800GT 512MB
Thermaltake Litepower 400W ATX

Tell me if I'm missing anything! Thanks!

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November 4, 2009 4:11:16 AM

yup
November 4, 2009 4:13:59 AM

Yes it is sufficient enough to run those games on high even.......
Do you have the latest drivers and at least DX10? Those games will look great and the FPS will be sufficient as they are not resource munchers......... however if you are planning on playing games like Crysis, GTA 4, FC2, Resident Evil5 or FSX that card will start to stutter at higher resolutions and high settings.....
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November 4, 2009 4:20:38 AM

are u buying this computer from someone or do you already own this computer?

You should be able to play the games you mentioned on a medium settings, depending on what resolution you are playing on (you should be fine at 1280x1024)
November 4, 2009 7:40:16 AM

I'm planning on updating my graphics card only actually.
But I'm not really a hardcore PC gamer, so I won't mind playing on Medium, as long as it won't lag.

EDIT: Forgot to ask, but are my motherboard and CPU bottlenecking the graphics card?
November 4, 2009 9:28:57 AM

You haven't told us the motherboard. Or the amount of RAM. From what you've posted so far though it look sufficient.
November 4, 2009 12:49:10 PM

I have played through Fallout 3 on a:

Pentium D @ 3.4GHz
2GB RAM
ATI 3870

I was able to play it at 1280x1024 @ High without Aniso or AA and I'd usually get 40~60fps.

Don't know about Borderlands though.
November 4, 2009 10:06:21 PM

What about on 1600x900? How well will it run?
November 4, 2009 10:25:14 PM

It will run, you need to stay away from AA and ASF.

Should get about 25-30fps. It wont lag but u will get slow down in busy areas.
November 5, 2009 3:05:47 AM

mi1ez said:
You haven't told us the motherboard. Or the amount of RAM. From what you've posted so far though it look sufficient.


Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

Well, the thing is, I don't know what my motherboard is. All I know about it are these:
Acer Aspire M1201 AMD Hammer DDR2 SDRAM 64-bit
I'm a noob when it comes to computer hardwares, which explains a lot :p 
But I have 2.75 RAM
November 5, 2009 2:15:03 PM

dayatoo said:
What about on 1600x900? How well will it run?


dayatoo said:
Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

Well, the thing is, I don't know what my motherboard is. All I know about it are these:
Acer Aspire M1201 AMD Hammer DDR2 SDRAM 64-bit
I'm a noob when it comes to computer hardwares, which explains a lot :p 
But I have 2.75 RAM


Sorry don't have a wide screen so I really couldn't test. On your setup it should run fine as the 9800GT is a bit faster than the 3870.
November 10, 2009 4:01:54 AM

Ah, 1 more question. Will 400W be enough?
November 11, 2009 6:29:42 AM

Bump~
November 11, 2009 9:03:10 AM

400W should be enough i think. My previous system was quite like this one and i had no issues. But make sure to buy quality PSU. Don't go for cheap stuff.
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