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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 4:10:49 PM

Hello,
I,ve got a AMD AthlonII Quad core x4 620 with 2gb RAM and onboard Nvdia 8200 will i be able to play the latest games? and what operating system should i buy?

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a c 104 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
April 22, 2010 4:13:12 PM

cpu is good enough but get a dedicated graphics card, like ati 5770, the 8200 is not meant for games. windows 7 home premium 64bit for os
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 4:13:41 PM

The AMD cpu is fine, the nvidia graphics isn't.
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a b À AMD
April 22, 2010 4:13:56 PM

Quote:
onboard Nvdia 8200 will i be able to play the latest games?
Sorry, no you won't.
And if you have to buy an OS Windows7 is the only real choice IMO.
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a c 509 À AMD
April 22, 2010 4:15:31 PM

The CPU is fine but the onboard 8200 is far from being a gaming card a discrete GPU would be needed. OS today would be windows 7.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 4:24:10 PM

thanks all thats great is ati 5770 fairly new ? also would 2GB of ram be enough for gaming?
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 4:28:53 PM

5770 is the best bang-for-buck card available and 2gb of RAM should be ok.
a c 130 U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 4:42:04 PM

2GB of RAM is fine for a 32-bit OS, try to get a 64-bit and 4GB though.

The 5770 is the latest generation, and plays games nicely on 1680x1050, though it struggles at 1920.
a c 131 U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 4:44:51 PM

I would say 2GB while fine is minimum, while your upgrading if you can afford it putting in an extra 2GB wouldnt hurt, would you notice a differance ? i would say yes. When i changed from XP with 2GB to W7 64 with 4GB i noticed a differance. I had run the RC with 2gb so i do have a referance to what W7 ran like with 2GBand i would say its worth it.

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