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August 5, 2010 4:54:32 AM

Hello,
i have dell CPU with Pentium(r)4 2.8ghz
1gb ram
windows xp sp3
n8400gs Nvidia 512mb grafic card
the game is little slow.
after long time everything like roads and buildings disapear
What should i do to get better experince.
Thank you

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August 5, 2010 5:10:12 AM

You could upgrade your graphics card, but even a moderately powerful card would be bottlenecked by that CPU (unless it happens to be dual core). The maximum I would recommend would be a Radeon 5670. If that is a dual-core CPU, maybe a Radeon 5750 or 5770.
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August 5, 2010 6:50:57 AM

Please tell me if it will help if i increase RAM by 512mb
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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2010 7:05:27 AM

you need a major upgrade. CPU, RAM, Motherboard and GPU.
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August 5, 2010 7:10:57 AM

i am on a low bought... is their anyway to run the GTA 4 smoothly on this Pc
Thank You
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August 5, 2010 7:12:48 AM

please see previous threads about GTA 4 and the countless probelms everyone has encountered!

don't worry, you're not the first to experience problems with the game, and I'm sure you'll find any answers regarding the game on previous threads and blogs!

p.s. your rig does need an upgrade, even for other games!

Dane
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August 5, 2010 7:16:38 AM

Hello,
i have dell CPU with Pentium(r)4 2.8ghz
1gb ram
windows xp sp3
n8400gs Nvidia 512mb grafic card
the game is little slow.
after long time everything like roads and buildings disapear
What should i do to get better experince.
Thank you




If i buy Saints Row 2
will i be able to play it on this cpu
Thank You
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August 5, 2010 7:48:49 AM

Hello,
i have dell CPU with Pentium(r)4 2.8ghz
1gb ram
windows xp sp3
n8400gs Nvidia 512mb grafic card


Which Games can i play on this system..... plz tell me other games like Grand Theft Auto
Which i will be able to play on this System
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August 5, 2010 7:54:41 AM

try running older versions of GTA: San andreas, Vice City!

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August 5, 2010 7:59:05 AM

i Already finished those two games
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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2010 8:06:37 AM

khurramamin96 said:
Hello,
i have dell CPU with Pentium(r)4 2.8ghz
1gb ram
windows xp sp3
n8400gs Nvidia 512mb grafic card
the game is little slow.
after long time everything like roads and buildings disapear
What should i do to get better experince.
Thank you




If i buy Saints Row 2
will i be able to play it on this cpu
Thank You




Saints Row 2 System Requirements:

http://pc.ign.com/articles/941/941132p1.html

Minimum Requirements:
- Windows XP / Vista
- 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2) - Your CPU is below minimum requirements
- 1 GB Available System Memory
- 15 GB Available Hard Drive Space
- 128 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1300) - Really don't know how the 8400gs compares
- DirectX Compatible Display Capable of 640x480 16-bit Color Resolution
- DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit Sound Card
- Broadband Connection for Internet Multiplayer


**********************

Buying a new PS3 or new XBox 360 and the game at full retail price is actually less expensive than upgrading your PC. You may want to consider that...
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August 5, 2010 9:25:53 AM

Is it possible to upgrade my Processor to Dual Core in this CPU

i have dell CPU with Pentium(r)4 2.8ghz
1gb ram
windows xp sp3
n8400gs Nvidia 512mb grafic card
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August 5, 2010 9:35:48 AM

DELL CPU
D915 INTEL ORIGINAL
2.8GHZ
1GB RAM DDR2

WILL IT BE USE FULL TO ADD RAM TO MY CPU TO PLAY NEW GAMES.
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Anonymous
August 5, 2010 9:36:41 AM

you can hardly do anything to a Dell pc, due to it all being non standard parts
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August 5, 2010 9:40:17 AM

THEN SHOULD I SELL MY CPU...
WHICH BRAND OF CPU IS BEST FOR GAMING..
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Anonymous
August 5, 2010 9:48:26 AM

just get a new pc, not from dell. preferably a custom built PC. you can buy fairly cheap good parts. and you have the flexibility to upgrade in the future.

or as the other guys said, just get a ps3 or xbox and play your games off of there if your budget wont stretch to a new pc.

also if your username is anything to go by, u would be 14years old and shouldnt even be playing these kind of games.
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August 5, 2010 9:52:29 AM

Quote:
just get a new pc, not from dell. preferably a custom built PC. you can buy fairly cheap good parts. and you have the flexibility to upgrade in the future.

or as the other guys said, just get a ps3 or xbox and play your games off of there if your budget wont stretch to a new pc.

also if your username is anything to go by, u would be 14years old and shouldnt even be playing these kind of games.





i am 23 yrs old
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August 5, 2010 9:55:57 AM

butcher 90 just got butchered!! :) :) 

i would go for purchasing an Xbox or PS3, than upgrading... your pc is too old to upgrade at such a bit ratio, and would be left with buying a totally new rig
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August 5, 2010 9:58:24 AM

Dane Bouwer said:
butcher 90 just got butchered!! :) :) 

i would go for purchasing an Xbox or PS3, than upgrading... your pc is too old to upgrade at such a bit ratio, and would be left with buying a totally new rig






THANK YOU
BUT I JUST LOST MY JOB
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August 5, 2010 10:01:56 AM

oh damn!! i hope it wan't for spending time on Tom's hardware during working hours!!! :( 

sorry to hear that man, from experience, i think spend more time looking for a better job, than sitting at home and playing pc games!! my dad told me that, one day, and i thank him everyday! ;) 

sorry again man!! hope you get a good graft soon!!

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August 5, 2010 10:06:57 AM

Dane Bouwer said:
oh damn!! i hope it wan't for spending time on Tom's hardware during working hours!!! :( 

sorry to hear that man, from experience, i think spend more time looking for a better job, than sitting at home and playing pc games!! my dad told me that, one day, and i thank him everyday! ;) 

sorry again man!! hope you get a good graft soon!!

:) 



You sound like a great person....

I didnt lose the job i took annual leave and never went back for job now i am looking for new job.
Thank You Again
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Anonymous
August 5, 2010 10:24:58 AM

lol yep i got butchered :)  how ironic :) 

sorry Khurramamin96 :)  lol

goodluck with the job finding.

as dane said, just get a PS3/360 would be less hassle and money for you.
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August 5, 2010 10:52:43 AM

pleasure man,

once you get that income and get back on the wagon of employment, which i hope will happen soon, then definitely go to console gaming!!



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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2010 11:19:12 AM

The best help for running that game on that system would be a new video card and some more ram. Your entire system is really rather bad for current games and especially that one but your card is the weakest link as it was never a gaming card and is getting quite old. Something like an HD4650 or 9500GT and adding another gig of ram to your system will help a lot and be fairly cheap. It won't do miracles because your processor is still poor but it should still improve performance greatly in that game and even more so in other games that aren't as cpu dependent.
Saints Row should run better on that system than GTA4 but still not very well. For something like GTA that actually will run pretty well on your current system I would recommend Mafia;
http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/mafia
It's good stuff and a sequel should be out soon if you ever get a system capable of playing it.
Some other 3rd person sandbox type PC games similar to GTA to varying degrees are Scarface, Bully, Godfather 1 & 2, Simpsons: Hit & Run, Mercenaries 2, Just Cause 1 & 2, Red Faction Guerrilla, Prototype and even maybe the Assassins Creed games. When you look up these games keep in mind that the older they are the more likely they are to run well on your system.
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August 5, 2010 11:26:32 AM

Best answer selected by khurramamin96.
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August 5, 2010 12:00:02 PM

Thank you i will try to increase the ram tomoro
Thank you
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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2010 12:39:30 PM

Probably, the card in general at least. Both the HD4650 or 9500GT are about equal and should be pretty cheap so just look for one of those. The DDR3 version of either is better but those tend to be hard to find so don't worry about it. If you can spend a bit more then maybe go for an HD4670. Any of these are several times better than your current card.
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Anonymous
August 5, 2010 1:41:21 PM

jyjjy these cards wouldnt work with his system. the power unit would not suppourt it. and the general dimensions of a dell pc means it wouldnt fit the card.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2010 1:59:19 PM

The cards will fit unless he has one of the "slim" cases and for that there are low profile versions of the HD4650. They are also quite low power. The card he is using now uses 20w of power while the HD4650 uses about 33w. 13w is unlikely to make or break a PSU and of all the major manufactures Dell uses the best power supplies.
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Anonymous
August 5, 2010 2:17:39 PM

its best to speak to dell directly and see if they support the card, most of the time you need to buy upgrades directly from them as there parts are non standard
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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2010 2:19:54 PM

That is simply untrue. If it has a PCIE x16 slot it can use these cards.
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August 5, 2010 3:16:48 PM

The card which i am using didn't fit into my CPU so i un screwed the steel bar
Know it fits but the Moniter outlet is lose hanging outside of CPU
but is working great... without anyproblem.
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Anonymous
August 5, 2010 3:23:27 PM

hi khurramamin, as i said before Dell uses non standard parts unfortunately, thats probably why it doesnt fit properly. just make sure the card is fitted in the slot securely so you dont have any problems. and leave it on to test it over a couple of hours, to make sure you wont have any issues.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2010 3:35:31 PM

Do you actually have a slim case? If so then make sure the HD4650 you get is low profile(half as wide as a normal card.)
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August 5, 2010 3:47:43 PM

THANK YOU FOR ALL UR HELP GUYZ
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