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Assassin's Creed, Requirements, do I have what I need?

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April 30, 2011 12:36:37 AM

Ok, I know a little bit about computer hardware/software but not very much. I know that I don't have the CPU power, the right Video Card, enough Ram and I may not have the right Sound card to Play Assassin's Creed on my Computer, so I need a little help.
This is what I need:

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista® (only)

Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® D
or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)

RAM: 1 GB Windows XP/2 GB Windows Vista

Video Card: 256 MB DirectX® 10.0–compliant video card or
DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see
supported list)*

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0–compliant sound card (5.1
sound card recommended)
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 libraries (included on disc)

DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive

Hard Drive Space: 8 GB

Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller
(Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)

* Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI® RADEON® X1600*/1650*-1950/HD 2000/3000 series
NVIDIA GeForce® 6800*/7/8/9 series


This is what I have:

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate

Processor: ADM Athlon(tm) XP 1800+ 1.53 GHz

RAM: 1023MB

Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 500/FX600

Sound Card: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio

DVD-ROM: yes

Hard Drive Space: 14.7 GB


Now, I know that some of my requirements don't match up, (and I don't think I even HAVE a sound card) so how do I improve my computer so that I can play? And WHAT do I need to Improve?
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April 30, 2011 12:47:21 AM

What you need is a new pc my friend!
You can build a new budget gaming pc for $600 easy.
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April 30, 2011 1:07:30 AM

Build a Computer???? How?
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April 30, 2011 1:08:44 AM

and yeah, the family has had this computer for about 10 years, so a new one would prob. be good.
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April 30, 2011 1:23:50 AM

shadow_flyer said:
Build a Computer???? How?

It's not as difficult as one might think.
You're on the right site if it's something you'd consider trying.
The final pc will be much better then any pre-built box from Dell,HP,etc..
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-faqs-build-...
Lots of friendly and knowledgeable members would help you with any questions!
Newegg offers DIY kits that may require other components and an O/S as well as assembly.
http://www.newegg.com/Store/MasterComboStore.aspx?Store...
If you fill out the advice template http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
That is the best way imo to get started and usually the cheapest solution.
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April 30, 2011 1:30:41 AM

Really! Hmmmmm... I'll have to save up the money though, is there anything I can do in the mean time?
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April 30, 2011 1:32:16 AM

Well, I HAVE the money, but it's for something else.
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April 30, 2011 1:44:30 AM

shadow_flyer said:
Really! Hmmmmm... I'll have to save up the money though, is there anything I can do in the mean time?

You could try this site to see what your pc can play.
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/
It will point out your pc's weaknesses.
Honestly i wouldn't spend any money on a 10yr old pc as far as trying to upgrade main components.
I am building a client a pc for under $600 including WIN7 HP 64bit at the moment that will run Assassins Creed.
Might not be on high settings but playable nonetheless..
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April 30, 2011 2:11:02 AM

Hn. Ok, that makes sense. I really like gaming, and I have some old games I'd like to play, as well as new ones, like Jedi Academy and Carmen Sandiago(I know, they are really outdated, but still...). But now my computer is TOO powerful(I think, that is what my computer repair guy said.) to play them. Can I make a computer to play both new and old games?
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April 30, 2011 2:21:25 AM

Old games can be difficult to resurrect on newer systems.
I bought Windows 7 Pro which has an XP compatability mode for loading and playing older games.
XP Pro also had that feature to play WIN 9x games.
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April 30, 2011 2:37:07 AM

Oh. So, I would need two different computers? Or is Windows 7 Pro a program I can add to my build-it-yourself computer?
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April 30, 2011 2:42:08 AM

shadow_flyer said:
Oh. So, I would need two different computers? Or is Windows 7 Pro a program I can add to my build-it-yourself computer?

No you would need Win7 Pro 64 bit for playing old games.
I just mentioned that XP PRO also has that feature but for Win 98/95 games.
No point building or buying a new pc with XP Pro.
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April 30, 2011 3:27:42 AM

How do I access that feature? Keep in mind, I had the computer "upgraded" so that I could play my games on it, and now I can't play the one game I used to be able to! The man who "fixed" my computer had added a lot of anti virus software and said something about adding a "card"(I don't remember which one) which was causing the problem and it would be to much trouble to remove the card so I could play my game again.
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April 30, 2011 11:39:10 AM

davcon said:
It's not as difficult as one might think.
You're on the right site if it's something you'd consider trying.
The final pc will be much better then any pre-built box from Dell,HP,etc..
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-faqs-build-...
Lots of friendly and knowledgeable members would help you with any questions!
Newegg offers DIY kits that may require other components and an O/S as well as assembly.
http://www.newegg.com/Store/MasterComboStore.aspx?Store...
If you fill out the advice template http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
That is the best way imo to get started and usually the cheapest solution.

+10000!
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April 30, 2011 4:07:27 PM

I have no idea what make and model I have; It has also been "upgraded" so I don't know if I have any of the original stuff. Where can I find out?
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April 30, 2011 4:22:56 PM

Download CPU-Z for mobo and ram info.
GPU-Z for video card info.
Both are free.
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April 30, 2011 5:25:05 PM

where can I find them? CPU-Z and GPU-Z, I mean.
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April 30, 2011 5:47:21 PM

shadow_flyer said:
where can I find them? CPU-Z and GPU-Z, I mean.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cpu-z
Come on guy!
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