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Anonymous
August 7, 2004 12:58:59 AM

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If you have one of these new systems with PCI express, and one of the
new radeon X800 video cards, could you please indicate whether your
system is able to play current games (such as Far Cry, Doom 3, ...),
without crashing, freezing, lock-ups.
There are multiple ongoing threads in the Dell Support Forums by users
complaining how they are unable to play games on their "gaming
computers":

- forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board?board.id=dim_video
- forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board?board.id=game-gen

Dell is saying little, and it is not clear at all how prevalent this
problem is.
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 3:21:55 PM

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I have an 8400 with the following specs:

P4 3.0
1 GB DDR2 533 RAM
80GB and 160GB SATA drives
120GB USB 2.0 drive
PCI Express X800 SE video
Integrated audio
DirectX 9.0c
ATI 4.9 beta drivers optimized for Doom 3
Latest IIntel chipset driver.
Clean install of XP Pro (SP2 RC2 slipstreamed)


I can play Doom 3 for hours without crashing.



"scooby" <brianmontreal@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> If you have one of these new systems with PCI express, and one of the
> new radeon X800 video cards, could you please indicate whether your
> system is able to play current games (such as Far Cry, Doom 3, ...),
> without crashing, freezing, lock-ups.
> There are multiple ongoing threads in the Dell Support Forums by users
> complaining how they are unable to play games on their "gaming
> computers":
>
> - forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board?board.id=dim_video
> - forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board?board.id=game-gen
>
> Dell is saying little, and it is not clear at all how prevalent this
> problem is.
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 5:30:21 PM

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"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have an 8400 with the following specs:
>
> P4 3.0
> 1 GB DDR2 533 RAM
> 80GB and 160GB SATA drives
> 120GB USB 2.0 drive
> PCI Express X800 SE video
> Integrated audio
> DirectX 9.0c
> ATI 4.9 beta drivers optimized for Doom 3
> Latest IIntel chipset driver.
> Clean install of XP Pro (SP2 RC2 slipstreamed)
>
>
> I can play Doom 3 for hours without crashing.
>

Does that mean your system *does* crash, but not for hours, or you're not
aware of any problem?
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 8:57:49 PM

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Never a crash with the configuration I listed.

"The Social Outcast" <postmaster@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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>
> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:nX2Rc.3242$o52.221@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
>>I have an 8400 with the following specs:
>>
>> P4 3.0
>> 1 GB DDR2 533 RAM
>> 80GB and 160GB SATA drives
>> 120GB USB 2.0 drive
>> PCI Express X800 SE video
>> Integrated audio
>> DirectX 9.0c
>> ATI 4.9 beta drivers optimized for Doom 3
>> Latest IIntel chipset driver.
>> Clean install of XP Pro (SP2 RC2 slipstreamed)
>>
>>
>> I can play Doom 3 for hours without crashing.
>>
>
> Does that mean your system *does* crash, but not for hours, or you're not
> aware of any problem?
>
!