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Old gaming rig - How will it perform & Upgrades?

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October 4, 2011 8:51:54 AM

Hey guys! - Didn't know where to place this, so here goes. Please move to correct section if i placed it wrong :-)

I just put together a rig of old parts lying around the house - My requirements were simple: It has to be able to run WoW, LoL, HoN at High settings, and it has to be able to run CS 1.6.
The rig looks like this:

400W PSU
Intel Core Duo 2 1.87 1.86 GHZ
80 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM (System HDD)
250 GB Seagate 7200 RPM (Games etc. HDD)
3 GB DDR2 Kingstom 800 MHZ Ram
Point of View GeForce 8400GS 512MB

My question is: will the 8400GS be able to meet the given requirements? And will the rig in general be able to meet the given requirements? - In case the GFX is the biggest problem, will my PSU be able to run a Point of View GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB?

Kind Regards - k4tamai
October 4, 2011 11:07:21 AM

Noone? damn it D:
October 4, 2011 11:23:38 AM

weaker cpu + faster card this is not a good couple
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October 4, 2011 11:30:35 AM

Do'h. But.. Theoretically.. Would this work? Even though it would be a huge bottleneck to the PC?
October 4, 2011 12:25:18 PM

I'd say overclock both your CPU and 8800GS as much as you can without killing anything and see how it goes. The CPU is going to be a huge bottleneck at it's current speed.
October 4, 2011 12:37:26 PM

It would help if you posted the make of the PSU as there's a world of difference between a quality PSU and a cheap generic one.
October 4, 2011 12:39:49 PM

The 8400 will get a 3dmark 06 rating of around a 1000 with that cpu. The 8800 will get around 7500 with that CPU. I have a intel core2 1.8 with an 8800gt and it runs pretty good. It runs MW2 on med, black ops and bad company 2 on low.

Tiger direct had a GTX250 for like 75 with a mail in rebate. I don't think you will get high settings but the system will run those games pretty well.
October 4, 2011 12:43:40 PM

The 8400gs is not a gaming card. It really will not run any game. It would have trouble running Call of Duty 2 from 2005 on high.