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November 16, 2009 3:38:28 PM

one of my "poor" firend recently want to play left 4 dead on the machine i built for him few week ago with crappy compound. well i knew the answer but i need more oppinoin so i can tell him the truth.....

here is his system he had, can he run that game?

smithfield 805 dual core 2.6ghz (133 x 20) 1mb l2 cache
msi p6ngm-l 610i
lifetime 1gb ddr2 533 pc 4200 (512mb x2)
galaxy geforce 8600gts 512mb ddr3
samsung 120gb 5400rpm eide
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November 16, 2009 5:07:08 PM

Just make sure it is well cooled and isn't nuked.
November 16, 2009 5:20:35 PM

nforce4max said:
Just make sure it is well cooled and isn't nuked.


yeah, these thing burn like sun......and i kinda surprise that this machine can run l4d :D  ok the client just bought a geforce 9600gso 512mb ddr2 128bit factory oc version(core clock 900mhz). do you think that thing can run l4d in mid solution? and his psu is 300watts(i dont remember what brand is it....)

PS: then again this post is for him not for me, he thinks i am a troll.......

i personally have pentium e5300 with 4gb ddr2 800 dual channel and geforce 9800gt and i got lag sometime in 16 player moded co-op server with mid-high setting (800x600/1024x768, 4aa 4msaa all detail very high.)and thousand counted per each horde....and he insist to play that game in that crappy rig. that is the reason he want me to ask you guys since i was a troll to him......
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November 16, 2009 8:29:57 PM

cheesesubs said:
yeah, these thing burn like sun......and i kinda surprise that this machine can run l4d :D  ok the client just bought a geforce 9600gso 512mb ddr2 128bit factory oc version(core clock 900mhz). do you think that thing can run l4d in mid solution? and his psu is 300watts(i dont remember what brand is it....)

PS: then again this post is for him not for me, he thinks i am a troll.......

i personally have pentium e5300 with 4gb ddr2 800 dual channel and geforce 9800gt and i got lag sometime in 16 player moded co-op server with mid-high setting (800x600/1024x768, 4aa 4msaa all detail very high.)and thousand counted per each horde....and he insist to play that game in that crappy rig. that is the reason he want me to ask you guys since i was a troll to him......


I used to have a 805 in fact I managed to buy two for $10 but sold them on ebay after they killed one of my boards. Sold the board to on ebay.
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November 16, 2009 8:46:17 PM

As much as it is the worst dual core cpu, it is still PLENTY to run L4D and even the second one.

L4D is a source game so it will run on a Pentium4 3.0Ghz.

The videocard and everything is fair.

The only thing that will stop that pc from playing it is spyware or a mad amount of software installed that startsup and takes up 700+ MB Ram...

If he upgraded ram to 2gigs his pc would be pretty good for all tasks and minor gaming.

Best tweak for him to speed things up is start run msconfig and remove all but antivirus and prerequisits from startup. Do the same for the services tab.

As others posted, just confirm that the ventilation of the pc is good and the cpu isn't melting the socket.
November 16, 2009 10:52:53 PM

C00lIT said:
As much as it is the worst dual core cpu, it is still PLENTY to run L4D and even the second one.

L4D is a source game so it will run on a Pentium4 3.0Ghz.

The videocard and everything is fair.

The only thing that will stop that pc from playing it is spyware or a mad amount of software installed that startsup and takes up 700+ MB Ram...

If he upgraded ram to 2gigs his pc would be pretty good for all tasks and minor gaming.

Best tweak for him to speed things up is start run msconfig and remove all but antivirus and prerequisits from startup. Do the same for the services tab.

As others posted, just confirm that the ventilation of the pc is good and the cpu isn't melting the socket.



back to the day when i'm finished his system i installed avira antivir(i wouldn't "dare" install avast on it) and he put editional ad aware and spybot search&destroy. and plus xp performance edition sp3(only take 67mb at starup) so total is 310mb~334mb before loading. other background process(to me...they are all junks) i had disable for him which he added soon after he got the system...

now he wants to know can the remain 700mb ram able to run l4d if he's not upgrade the ram? (again he's stingy)

and do you think oc version of 9600gso 512mb ddr2 is stable for him?(it's pretty burn though....)
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November 16, 2009 11:07:18 PM

cheesesubs said:
one of my "poor" firend recently want to play left 4 dead on the machine i built for him few week ago with crappy compound. well i knew the answer but i need more oppinoin so i can tell him the truth.....

here is his system he had, can he run that game?

smithfield 805 dual core 2.6ghz (133 x 20) 1mb l2 cache
msi p6ngm-l 610i
lifetime 1gb ddr2 533 pc 4200 (512mb x2)
galaxy geforce 8600gts 512mb ddr3
samsung 120gb 5400rpm eide


I would suggest going to 2GB of RAM if possible.

Other than that you are fine. It wont play it maxed out because L4D loves multicore CPUs but it will play L4D decently enough to have fun, which is what its meant for in the end.
November 17, 2009 3:08:15 AM

jimmysmitty said:
I would suggest going to 2GB of RAM if possible.

Other than that you are fine. It wont play it maxed out because L4D loves multicore CPUs but it will play L4D decently enough to have fun, which is what its meant for in the end.


ok the client saw the post today and he bought a 2gb dual ddr2 533 combo(1gb x2) and a powerup oz atx 450 watts 12v rail of 288watt psu. he is asking that is 288watts 12v rail combine is enough for 9600gso 128bit 512mb ddr2?

again this question is for him.


i just told him recently that he may not play l4d in mid or high setting due to lack of 9600gso 128bit and weak smithfield's leet performance and probably he cannot play any modified server or 3rd party campaign map because of it. any oppion? even my e5300 4gb dc + 9800gt i still got lag something when thousands of zombie rush it but he is still thinking that i am a troll....
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November 17, 2009 3:17:01 AM

What's up with the "he thinks I am a troll" statements...?
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November 17, 2009 3:38:52 AM

The PSU will be fine for that system. He will be able to play 3rd party campaigns and modded servers but as I said he wont be able to play maxed.
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November 17, 2009 3:44:17 AM

Graphically a 4670 can max left 4 dead out at 1680x1050, so a 9600 should do just fine, the only real concern is the rather weak cpu handleing all of the AI
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November 17, 2009 3:49:41 AM

Graphically a 4670 can max left 4 dead out at 1680x1050, so a 9600 should do just fine, the only real concern is the rather weak cpu handleing all of the AI
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November 17, 2009 4:04:57 PM

cheesesubs said:
one of my "poor" firend recently want to play left 4 dead on the machine i built for him few week ago with crappy compound. well i knew the answer but i need more oppinoin so i can tell him the truth.....

here is his system he had, can he run that game?

smithfield 805 dual core 2.6ghz (133 x 20) 1mb l2 cache
msi p6ngm-l 610i
lifetime 1gb ddr2 533 pc 4200 (512mb x2)
galaxy geforce 8600gts 512mb ddr3
samsung 120gb 5400rpm eide

The Pentium 805 is a fine cpu but it might not be able to run L4D...just be sure to check the system requirements of L4D to ensure that an original Pentium Dual Core is a supported processor...the reason I say this is because while perusing the PC games at the Walmart, I read on the back of Ghostbusters: The Game, that Pentium D was not supported and the game required a minimum of C2D or better; seriously! Took me by surprise...

1GB of RAM and the 8600 may be on the lower end of things as well...again, check the minimum system requirements of L4D.
November 17, 2009 6:57:19 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
What's up with the "he thinks I am a troll" statements...?


it means he doesn't believe any of my oppinion....




chunkymonster said:
The Pentium 805 is a fine cpu but it might not be able to run L4D...just be sure to check the system requirements of L4D to ensure that an original Pentium Dual Core is a supported processor...the reason I say this is because while perusing the PC games at the Walmart, I read on the back of Ghostbusters: The Game, that Pentium D was not supported and the game required a minimum of C2D or better; seriously! Took me by surprise...

1GB of RAM and the 8600 may be on the lower end of things as well...again, check the minimum system requirements of L4D.



yeah i doubt that thing is just too weak to handle any task&app even in its day(2006). and that 1gb ram(512mb x2) were leftover after i change my system completely in last year when e5300 came up and so was 8600gts(that thing is too hot to be a graphic card) and a crappy psu.

and the minimum requirement from l4d is kinda tricky. i played it on my old netbook with pentium m dothan(mobile version) 1.2ghz with igp and 768mb ddr400 at lowest setting and it's alive with 20~30fps in single mode O_O.(but when goes to multiplayer it's just lag as hell) however in my old northwood 2.6ghz(400mt fsb) + geforce 7300gs(agp) with lowest setting it runs barely playable at 15~25 in multiplayer(not modded server. standard one). but samething prescott 2.6 just refuse to start the game unless i oc it to 3.0........so that p4 3ghz is mostly for prescott core only, because i test it on northwood and runs just ok under relatively lower clock(but not too low, between 2.5~2.8ghz).

loneninja said:
Graphically a 4670 can max left 4 dead out at 1680x1050, so a 9600 should do just fine, the only real concern is the rather weak cpu handleing all of the AI



well it's 9600gso with 128bit memory interface and 512mb ddr2 ram i had been concern about. 9600gt can handle it under mid setting with all effect turn on but i dont know about an oc 9600gso.....

PS: he bought it because it's on sale under 69 dollars which i kept convince him to spent editional 15 bucks to get a 9600gt ddr3 instead of that junk...but he did not listen...

jimmysmitty said:
The PSU will be fine for that system. He will be able to play 3rd party campaigns and modded servers but as I said he wont be able to play maxed.


it's oc 9600gso(900mhz core speed) and it ran pretty hot/comsuming power twice as much as my 9800gt(i dont know the real number but it looks a lot....).....and he bought a crappy 450watt psu for 15 bucks with no pcie plug(but he bought the convertor after he realize the psu is a crap) and lack of 12v rail power...so do you think 288 watts of 12v rail max is enough for oc 9600gso? or is he need to buy another psu?

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