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January 17, 2012 3:25:30 PM

im looking to upgrade to windows 7 and im wanting to play games such as starcraft 2 online need to know what needs improving so can make it possible to play heres my specs any help hugely appreciated
COMPUTER2 (View system summary)
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Disk drives
WDC WD800JD-75MSA3
Display adapters
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
DVD/CD-ROM drives
Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max
Human Interface Devices
USB Human Interface Device
USB Human Interface Device
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Keyboards
HID Keyboard Device
Mice and other pointing devices
HID-compliant mouse
Monitors
Plug and Play Monitor
Network adapters
150Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller

Ports (COM & LPT)
Communications Port (COM1)
ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Processors
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz
Sound, video and game controllers
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio

Universal Serial Bus controllers
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C
Disconnected Devices
Flash Disk USB Device
HID Keyboard Device
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant device
HID-compliant device
HID-compliant mouse
Plug and Play Monitor
USB Composite Device
USB Human Interface Device
USB Human Interface Device
USB Human Interface Device
USB Mass Storage Device
please help
a b $ Windows 7
January 17, 2012 3:33:37 PM

All of that isn't going to tell us anything if can play Starcraft 2, we'd need CPU, GPU and RAM information mainly to determine that. Download CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com and it will show you the CPU, GPU and RAM you're running, and then post that information here.

And upgrading to Windows 7 does not mean you need anything special to run the game, meaning if you where playing Starcraft 2 in say Windows XP then it will do just fine in Windows 7, you don't need to change anything.(expect GPU drivers of course)

a b $ Windows 7
January 17, 2012 4:29:47 PM

Hi :) 

Also an 80 GB hard drive will fill up fast with win 7 + games...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 19, 2012 4:26:49 PM

here are all the specs sorry i couldn't pick out what you needed not too good with that side of computers
CPU-Z TXT Report
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Binaries
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CPU-Z version 1.59

Processors
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Number of processors 1
Number of threads 1

APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name Intel Celeron 325
Codename Prescott
Specification Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x4)
CPUID F.4.1
Extended CPUID F.4
Core Stepping E0
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 2527.4 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 19.0 x 133.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 532.1 MHz
Stock frequency 2533 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
L1 Data cache 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache 256 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control no





Northbridge Intel i915P/i915G rev. B1
Southbridge Intel 82801FB (ICH6) rev. 03
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 133.0 MHz (1:1)
CAS# latency (CL) 3.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 3
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3
Cycle Time (tRAS) 9
MCHBAR I/O Base address 0x0FEDA0000
MCHBAR I/O Size 4096
MCHBAR registers


Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Qimonda (7F7F7F7F7F510000)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-4300 (266 MHz)
Part number 64T64000HU3.7B
Serial number 2A07CF20
Manufacturing date Week 30/Year 07
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 3.0-3-3-9-12 @ 200 MHz
JEDEC #2 4.0-4-4-12-16 @ 266 MHz
JEDEC #3 5.0-4-4-12-16 @ 266 MHz

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-3200 (200 MHz)
Part number M3 78T6553BZ0-KCC
Serial number 460CCBB4
Manufacturing date Week 05/Year 05
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 3.0-3-3-8-11 @ 200 MHz
JEDEC #2 4.0-3-3-8-11 @ 200 MHz
JEDEC #3 5.0-3-3-8-11 @ 200 MHz



thanks for all the help so far
a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 5:12:08 PM

Your system will struggle a bit most likely, granted Starcraft II isn't very resource heavy, but from those specs you might be able to play the game with everything turned down.

You only have 1GB of memory, a slow single core Celeron chip and from the looks of it you're using the integrated intel graphics on the chipset. So if anything it would be a lot better for you to just save up and move over to a better system, now if your goal was just to run Windows 7, then yes it will do a decent job in Windows, but just barley to be honest, your system is pretty much the absolute minimum i'd allow to run Windows 7 on, so that plus trying to game isn't really something that would be good on such a system.
January 20, 2012 6:27:59 PM

thanks for all the help think i will just get a new system any recommendations that are not too pricey
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