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Windows 7: Advice need on setting up gaming system.


20 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Advice need on setting up gaming system.

I have a Dell Dimension E520 that I use as a Media Center. I would also like to use it for some gaming but I am not sure if the specs are good enough. What do you guys think?

It's running a Core2Duo @ 2.5GHZ it has 4GB ram and has a 1GB Graphics Card.. Running 7 Ultimate 64Bit.

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20 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

install a game a see how it runs.
also the model of the video card will help us determine if the card is powerful enough.
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20 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
install a game a see how it runs.
also the model of the video card will help us determine if the card is powerful enough.
It's a MSI 1GB
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20 Sep 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Model #...for example I have a Sapphire 5850........
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20 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Model #...for example I have a Sapphire 5850........
Does this help at all? MSI 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
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20 Sep 2011   #6

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lornaevo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Model #...for example I have a Sapphire 5850........
Does this help at all? MSI 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series

That is exactly what is needed. I would upgrade the card if you can afford it. I need a new one too...
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20 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lornaevo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Model #...for example I have a Sapphire 5850........
Does this help at all? MSI 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series

That is exactly what is needed. I would upgrade the card if you can afford it. I need a new one too...
Thanks. I actually just put this one in. I guess gaming is out for me.
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20 Sep 2011   #8

 

It's not that bad, most games would run fine on lowered settings. Also depends on the kinds of games you want to play.
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22 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yup I'd just drop the settings to start with..and as stated above it depends on what you want to play.
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