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January 21, 2010 12:30:48 AM

I want to ask if my PC is good enough to run games like Crysis, Modern Warfare 2, GTA IV, Dirt2... here are the details:

-Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz with a Thermal Take i1 cooler :D  (disipator)
-4GB RAM
-Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits :) 
-Ati HD 4670 1GB with overclock (ATi OverDrive)

And that's all guys. I'll be waiting for answers.

P.D: I upgraded the processor and windows, before that i was having %$&$: Intel Pentium D 2.80GHz and now i have Intel Core 2 Duo...

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January 21, 2010 12:34:42 AM

NO, not for Dirt 2 or COD6 completley forget about Crysis... you MUST upgrade the processor to a Quad core (i recommend Q9550 at least) and your graphics card... what's your budget??
January 21, 2010 12:51:23 AM

well, the processor i cant upgrade it because my socket is LGA 775 and if im not wrong, my socket doesnt support quad core..... my graphics card... is enough good for the actually games and well, the budget of my graphics card is $150 U.S Dollar hehe, but i hate NVIDIA so please dont say nvidia because i've had a problem with NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT (Overheating)
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January 21, 2010 1:04:27 AM
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DrivingDegree said:
well, the processor i cant upgrade it because my socket is LGA 775 and if im not wrong, my socket doesnt support quad core..... my graphics card... is enough good for the actually games and well, the budget of my graphics card is $150 U.S Dollar hehe, but i hate NVIDIA so please dont say nvidia because i've had a problem with NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT (Overheating)



Over clock your processor to at least 3.0 or 3.2 ghz and get a better video card like a 5770 and you should be fine. Don't believe that quad core crap, maybe in a year or two but for now a dual core is fine.
January 21, 2010 1:11:39 AM

caamsa said:
Over clock your processor to at least 3.0 or 3.2 ghz and get a better video card like a 5770 and you should be fine. Don't believe that quad core crap, maybe in a year or two but for now a dual core is fine.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
Your biggest problem is the budget video card you have right now. Every modern computer game runs fine with a C2D processor.
January 21, 2010 5:02:59 AM

apologies for the quad core... caamsa and nowa are right (not important anymore but of course your socket supports quad core, it's the same one)
But i stand with upgrading your video card and since you won't bee needing more money for the cpu then i guess you can get a better video card
January 21, 2010 5:16:33 AM

MW2 should run fine, its not very demanding.

but as the others have said, the low end GPU will need to be upgraded if you wish to play mroe demanding games.
January 21, 2010 6:40:43 AM

Get a ATI5670.

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January 21, 2010 7:11:20 AM

grossemesser said:
apologies for the quad core... caamsa and nowa are right (not important anymore but of course your socket supports quad core, it's the same one)
But i stand with upgrading your video card and since you won't bee needing more money for the cpu then i guess you can get a better video card

Just because the socket supports quad cores, doesn't mean the motherboard does.
January 21, 2010 8:21:40 AM

^+1.My LGA 775 doesn't supports C2Q.

@OP:Well this is a pointless discussion unless you tell the resolution you play at...
January 21, 2010 3:15:55 PM

You CAN play MOST games.
You just won't be able play a few games like the ones mentioned above.
You can play:
All of the Half-Life games
All of the Unreal games
Left 4 Dead
World of Warcraft
and many other older games
January 21, 2010 3:26:52 PM

What is the motherboard chip set and what level is the bios at - you should check both and visit your M/boards manufacturer to check if the bios you have supports Quad core.

CPU-Z is the best tool to do that -

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
January 21, 2010 8:22:51 PM

Well, i said my motherboard model Foxconn 45CMX, the bus from the mortheboard is 1066 and support 1333 with OC and i got another cuestio, my GPU is low-end? i was thinking it was med-end because the range from the video card isn't bad and the clocks... well maybe the clocks r a little low, but they're on:

750MHz Core Clock
800MHz Memory Clock DDR3

And the motherboard specs:

Manufacturer : OEM
Mainboard : Foxconn 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K
Bios : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Chipset : Intel i945G/GZ
Physical Memory : 4096 MB DDR2-SDRAM
LPC bus : Yes
PCI Bus : Yes
Bus PCI-Express : Yes
USB Bus : Yes
SMBus/i2c Bus : Yes
Bus HyperTransport : No
Bus QPI : No
Bus CardBus : No
Bus FireWire : No
January 21, 2010 8:42:49 PM

Another thing.. i play at high resolution when i see the game with medium graphics level for example when i play GTA SA i play at max. resolution supported by my screen (1440x900) and when i play GTA IV.. well i play at the same resolution but i can be playing at 1280x1024 if i want more performance but if the game is easy to run by my card... i play 1440x900
January 22, 2010 3:06:37 AM

For that resolution HD4670 will suffice.
If you want some more performance then get HD5750 or GTS 250 or HD4850.
January 22, 2010 3:42:34 AM

Any PC will work for gaming if you adjust your audio and video (hardware) settings to the level of your PC. If you have an old system, you will probably have to turn down or off all the video settings especially texture settings.
January 22, 2010 8:39:46 PM

no, my PC (i think) is a modern system... i got all the specs in the past but i'll post it again: (Using PCWizard 2010)

Mainboard : Foxconn 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K
Chipset : Intel i945G/GZ
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @ 2666 MHz
Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
Hard Disk : Maxtor (204 GB)
Hard Disk : ST320082 (200 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S ATA Device
Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP w1907 - 19 inches
Network Card : RTL8101 PCIe Fast Ethernet Adapter
Sistema Operativo : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600
DirectX : VersiĆ³n 11.00

And here the windows performance index:

Performance Global : 5.4
Performance CPU : 6.2
Performance Memory : 6.2
Performance Graphics : 6.7
Performance Gaming : 6.7
Performance Disk : 5.4

I think that will be good and i'll change the HDD tomorrow so... lets see tomorrow how much got the new disk... ^^
January 29, 2010 12:24:09 AM

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