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Games that an nVidia 7300 LE 64MB can play?

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March 6, 2011 4:14:01 AM

I have searched the forums and found nothing on this so far and I THINK this is the right forum to post in. So my question is...

What are some games that are playable with:
Graphics card: nVidia 7300 LE 64MB
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
RAM: 1GB DDR2 (which I plan on upgrading to 2GB very soon)
OS: Windows XP (sorry but I haven't checked if it is 32bit or 64bit. I hope that won't be a problem) (I also plan on installing Windows 7 quite soon)

It is in fact a HP Pavilion g3028cx which my dad's friend didn't want anymore. Here is a link to it:


I was also wondering what would be a good graphics card to play some better games with. I'm hoping for something between $50 and $100 that works with the motherboard.
Here is a link to the motherboard:


So my main concern are games that can be played with the current graphics card and RAM. Then it is what would be a better graphics card for between 50 and 100 dollars that I can play better games with.

Note: I am also getting a new PC soon in July if I get good half-yearly results (I'm down-under in Australia). I'm likely to get that so would you recommend me upgrading anything from this current PC or just keeping it as it is.

Thank you very much (I am sorry if I have formatted this badly)

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March 6, 2011 4:51:38 AM

The nVidia 7300LE is a very low powered graphic card, it's not even as powerful as some recent integrated graphics. It will be able to play some older games, but will give very poor performance in anything recent. Here's a hierarchy chart the 7300LE is on the 6th tier from the bottom on the left side.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The weakness of the 64 x2 3800+ processor and only 1 GB of RAM will also limit your game playing to older titles. Since you'll (hopefully) be getting a new PC in a few months i wouldn't drop any money on this old PC, but would save your money for a new system. I'd relegate the PC to e-mails and web surfing.
If you had to drop some money on this old system i'd pick up a kit of 2x1 GB of DDR2 RAM and a low power consumption graphic card such as the HD5570.
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March 6, 2011 6:10:24 AM

I would try to fire up a game of good old Half-Life 1 or Team Fortress Classic. They are still a lot of fun to play. If you really want to get lost for several hours/days/months, try Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind.
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March 6, 2011 4:31:53 PM

+1 for Morrowwind. Be prepared to waste well over 100 hours playing through all the quests though. Great game.
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March 6, 2011 8:05:32 PM

It is a low powered laptop video card from 2006. I would look for some games from that year and before that do not require a powerful video card.
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March 6, 2011 10:56:47 PM

What power supply wattage does the HP have? You may have to open it up to see the specifications label. Starcraft and Warcraft 3. Age of Empires 3 might work.

7300GS is going to be a little faster. 6200TC 64 a little slower. Half-life 2 looks playable.
AnandTech 7300 GS Review
All Desktop VGA Charts 2006
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March 7, 2011 2:06:35 AM

Youre just stuck gaming in a different era for awhile, which isn't a bad thing! If you like online multiplayer get the battlefield collection series with 1942 and vietnam, still a few servers up for each. Call of Duty maybe, SWAT is one of my favorite all time single player games.
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March 7, 2011 2:56:57 AM

games from 2001 and prior should work ok.
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March 7, 2011 3:05:30 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
games from 2001 and prior should work ok.



Lol give him some credit......2003 and prior. ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 7, 2011 3:48:19 AM

I have a 7100GS 128Mb, and it can play Counter-Strike: Source on high settings at 1280x800. That game is from 2005. I did overclock it a bit though. It actually looks decent on my 25.5" monitor even. Any of those older games could work.

Or you could go back to the classics like Age of Empires II and Command and Conquer: Red Alert. Those are still fun to play occasionally.

For $100, I think your best graphics card would be a 5770. You can get it on sale for $99 if you look for it. The processor and RAM will become a bottleneck. Overall, you may just want to wait until July and upgrade the entire computer.
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March 10, 2011 4:31:25 AM

Ok thanks everyone.
Looks like I have a pretty decent list now:
Edler-Scrolls 3 Morrowind
CS: S
Age of Empires II
C&C
CoD
Other random games like Bejeweled :D 

Yeah thanks guys.
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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2011 6:17:53 AM

Doom 3 has got to be on that list!
and what about Quake Arena
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March 10, 2011 6:24:05 AM

you do need to know how to burn iso files
ask if your not sure
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March 10, 2011 9:43:50 AM

woah gee you guys are really awesome. I never expected anyone to even bother looking at this thread. I was just hoping... But you guys have given me a good list of games to play while i wait those 4 months...
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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2011 3:13:38 PM

Those games I linked to should play fine on your current system.
I had a 7600gs and was able to play them at highest settings
so you should be fine.
If you need software to burn ISOs I recommend BurnAware Free
http://www.burnaware.com/
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March 10, 2011 3:19:52 PM

awesome job to king smp
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March 10, 2011 3:20:04 PM

Deeofthewhy said:
Ok thanks everyone.
Looks like I have a pretty decent list now:
Edler-Scrolls 3 Morrowind
CS: S
Age of Empires II
C&C
CoD
Other random games like Bejeweled :D 

Yeah thanks guys.


there are some really good games deals on this site, you can easily play any of the games including Baldurs gate & Fallout Series. Don't forget Dues Ex on Steam

http://www.gog.com/en/frontpage/
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March 10, 2011 3:27:23 PM

dirtmountain said:
awesome job to king smp


Thank you very much.
That is very nice of you to say.
I got a soft spot for a kid who wants to game on a budget
and is willing to learn. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2011 3:52:31 PM

DeeoftheWhy- remember studying for tests in school is more
important than gaming!!!

especially since a nice new system is at stake LOL :) 
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March 10, 2011 4:21:34 PM

king smp said:
DeeoftheWhy- remember studying for tests in school is more
important than gaming!!!

especially since a nice new system is at stake LOL :) 

Haha. I never thought I would see parenting on computer forums. I like the message though.
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March 10, 2011 5:38:52 PM

^ Thanks
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March 11, 2011 12:19:50 AM

Deeofthewhy said:
woah gee you guys are really awesome. I never expected anyone to even bother looking at this thread. I was just hoping... But you guys have given me a good list of games to play while i wait those 4 months...


Try the Fate series (my favories) Fable, and Titan Quest.
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March 17, 2011 8:58:18 AM

Best answer selected by DeeoftheWhy.
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March 17, 2011 10:12:27 AM

Thank you very much.
Have fun
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