What was that website that told you how games would run

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  1. myuusmeow
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    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you can't find that site, my specs are according to dxdiag/side of PC:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @2.2GHz
    3GB DDR2 RAM
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Windows Vista Premium

    Specific games I want are: Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Return To Castle Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, Halo 2, Orange Box, Quake 4, and Need For Speed Most Wanted.
     


  2. TheWingless

    TheWingless Wafuu~

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    I think this might be it: Can You RUN it?
    It has a huge list and scans your computer hardware.
     
  3. myuusmeow
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    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thanks, exact site I wanted.
     
  4. Gman 101

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    Please watch out though, it doesn't represent how well a game will run on your computer. If you meet the minimum requirements, it still may not be an enjoyable experience (eg. input lag, terrible framerates, poor picture quality etc.).

    Edit: I only just realised your post... I only read the topic. In any case, you won't have any fun playing any of those games save Enemy Territory. An Intel GMA would never cut it with games. Get a budget graphics card and stick it in your computer, and you should be fine. Your CPU is pretty good though.
     
  5. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

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    Be aware, Your GPU is severly hold your laptop back. You will not play Halo 2 or Orange Box. Not sure about the rest.
     
  6. myuusmeow
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    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I keep on seeing that it's a mobile graphics card, and now you guys are saying my "laptop"...it's a desktop...damn Gateway... ><

    I thought Quake 4 would be ok because Doom 3 ran at good speeds on High and 1024x768.
    I also thought San Andreas would run good too, as Vice City and 3 ran like a dream with everything on highest settings, still going to try it.
     
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    if it's a gateway, just pop a new card in it and yu can play almost anything with those specs
     
  8. myuusmeow
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    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Serious? Sweet, any recommendations? ~$300 max.
     
  9. Urza

    Urza hi

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    why a GS? Why not an 8800GT? He said $300 max, not $100.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...pk=pny%2b8800GT is twice the price as the GS but imo it's worth it because of the extra power. THat's the gfx card I have and I can get ~25 FPS on Very High in Crysis, a bit more if I use the Very High DX9 hack.
     
  11. TheNeck

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    What about the 9600GT cards instead of the 8800 series cards guys?
     
  12. The Teej

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    9600GT is pretty much on par with the GT/X, there is no real point in forking over the extra cash. However, that 9900 GTX looks like an absolute beast, it was only released a week ago though.
     
  13. Urza

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    The 8800GS can be gotten for 90USD, and offers about the same performance as the 9600GT.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00...SC/ref=dp_olp_2
     
  14. myuusmeow
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    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It's not like I want to play Crysis at 1650x1050 (my moniter's res) and all that AA stuff, thanks Urza.
    I only said $300 as I had absolutely no idea about graphics cards... [​IMG]
     
  15. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Well, it would save buying a new GFX card in the future if he wants newer games...
     
  16. Urza

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    Even if the concern was future-proofing, he'd be better off sinking the 200USD into a new processor.

    Or if you have an SLi compatible motherboard and PSU that can support it, go double 8800GS, then OC the processor to keep up (E4500 overclocks VERY well on air).
     
  17. gizmo_gal

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    Wow...sourceds and answered on the very first reply! Lucky! [​IMG]
     
  18. ZeWarrior

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    If he really wants to overclock, the E2200 is the way to go, imo. It costs less and is a wayy better OCer.
     
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    I would recommend Q6600. I overclocked it from 2.4GHz to 3.6GHz stable.
     
  20. ZeWarrior

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    If he is willing to spend all that money on a CPU, he should go with the E8400. Much better overclocker. You can get 4Ghz on air. Not like the extra 2 cores will benefit him much in games either. I do suggest he pick up an 8800GT over a GS though. The GS is a fine card, don't get me wrong, but he'll need more power to future-proof it a little more.