How good is my computer?

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  1. I am r4ymond
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    So it has come to a question of curiosity: How good is my computer? I don't really know a lot about the components of a computer. All I know is how to operate a computer and the basic-intermediate knowledge of a computer.

    Here's the information for my computer:

    Type: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit

    System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario

    System Type: X86-based PC

    Processor: AMD Athlon? Dual Core Processor 4450e, 2300 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 3.00 GB

    Name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

    Adapter RAM: 128.00 MB (134,217,728 bytes)

    Resolution: 1440 x 900 x 74 hertz


    I think that's enough information to determine whether it's a good computer or not. Oh, and I got this computer for $400-600 without speakers.
     


  2. Rydian

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    Processor's a cut-back edition, but perfectly fine for normal stuff.

    The RAM amount is fine.

    The video card's a piece of shit, but that's normal for non-gaming computers.
     
  3. Megane

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    At least it's not integrated.
     
  4. I am r4ymond
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    I experience lag most of the times whenever I play games, so that explains it. One example is too much smoke grenades at once. That lags me a lot.
     
  5. Dangy

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    Depends on what you want to know what it's "good" for.
     
  6. I am r4ymond
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    I mean gaming and performance terms.
     
  7. xmrnogatcox

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    It's not a terrible rig IMO.

    I personally HATE Compaq, but they have a good price point. They use shit Motherboards.

    You didn't say if it was DDR, DDR2, or DDR3. I'm guessing it's DDR2.

    Vista is garbage.

    If you don't game, and you know some stuff about computers, your rig is mid- to upper-mid level.
     
  8. The litte temper

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    thats what makes it bad
     
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    http://anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=3666&p=7
    There's seven pages of benchmarks showing that XP < Vista < 7 in terms of performance.

    The terrible gaming has nothing to do with Vista, it's because he has a shitty integrated video card.

    If you don't know fact from fiction, do not post. This is my only warning before I get mean.
     
  10. xmrnogatcox

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    The guy never said a THING about gaming until the second post.

    READ.

    He was asking if it was a good computer, not specifically for gaming.
    I'm not going there with you again.

    EDIT:
    Anyway, who was comparing it with XP? I don't know where you got that, but I didn't say anything about it.
     
  11. Hakoda

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    nevermind
     
  12. Rydian

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    The posts I'm talking about came AFTER that second post of his. :\

    READ.
     
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    XP runs so much smoother than Vista for me no matter what computer I'm using
     
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  15. Slyakin

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    OH GOD, STOP BEFORE THE FURRY GOES BALLISTIC!


    I think the rig is fine, but you don't have the best video card.


    NOW RUN.
     
  16. Rydian

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    No, seriously, it's a total piece of shit video card. It's low-end integrated from 4-5 years ago. It's total shit for modern games.

    If he's going to upgrade for gaming, it needs to be the graphics card. Not the OS or anything else.
     
  17. xmrnogatcox

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    You might want to make sure that your power supply is strong enough for an upgraded video card. I've had numerous customers who bought a GTX 250 or higher or a Radeon 5700 series with a low-end weak PSU. It will crash the PC.
     
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    Most definitely listen to this. Never overtax your power supply, as if it dies it could take out other parts in your system with it, permanently.
     
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    Also, if you plan on getting a Higher-End card, make sure your motherboard has a PCI-E 2.0 slot. With a name-brand machine, you USUALLY can't upgrade JUST your video card to a good one. You have to upgrade a component or two more often than not.
     
  20. Rydian

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    2.0's backwards compatible, and AFAIK only the highest-end cards (I'm talking dual-PCB cards) aturate 1.0's bandwidth.