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Windows 7: Need advice on friend's pc

08 Feb 2010   #1
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Need advice on friend's pc

My friend has got a PC that's considerably outdated, he wants to know what games he can play.

His config is:

P4 (2.4 Ghz)
512 DDR RAM
INTEL ORIGINAL 864G MoBo
SYNCMASTER MONITOR (15")


OS: Win 7 Ultimate (x86 version)
Any advice is really, really welcome !

Thanks


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08 Feb 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
My friend has got a PC that's considerably outdated, he wants to know what games he can play.

His config is:

P4 (2.4 Ghz)
512 DDR RAM
INTEL ORIGINAL 864G MoBo
SYNCMASTER MONITOR (15")

OS: Win 7 Ultimate (x86 version)
Any advice is really, really welcome !

Thanks
Is this a trick question?
I'm sure you have enough knowledge to tell him/her the truth.
What games are you talking about? Online multiplayer?
I don't think so with 512Meg of Ram with a P4 processor.
Give him.her some friendly advice and upgrade to the 21st century.
Good luck.
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08 Feb 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Minesweeper, Solitaire, Age of Empires.

I ran Age of Empires 2 on a Win98 machine with maybe 128MB RAM and a 4GB hard drive.
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08 Feb 2010   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I was playing wow on a p4 2.4 with 512m ram and an 512 video card. if it is possible to get a video card put in it. This is doable. Note the game ran at 15 fps and at lowest settings. but it ran.... also, Minesweeper rocks.
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08 Feb 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

If wanting to upgrade, I suggest looking at www.tigerdirect.com there are alot of mobo/chip combo's that are inexpensive. upgrading through this setup is a good start. This would be a low budget way of upgrading. (you will need new ram though to match the system and if it is old IDE hard drive, make sure it has a port for the IDE hard drive).

Edit: Weigh your options though when upgrading, it might be wise to save up and get a premade system if you are not familiar with building comps. upgrading to what you want for gaming can run you +$500 easily. buying a decent laptop that can play some games is about the same price, but building the comp will cost less than buying a new comp with comparible hardware.
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08 Feb 2010   #6
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post

Is this a trick question?
I'm sure you have enough knowledge to tell him/her the truth.
What games are you talking about? Online multiplayer?
I don't think so with 512Meg of Ram with a P4 processor.
Give him.her some friendly advice and upgrade to the 21st century.
Good luck.
LOL , no I know what games he can't play, I'm seriously at a loss to suggest what he can play !

I think he wants to play games like Max Payne/GTA Vice City/NFS types of games. I was so not into games when these games/his mobo were at their peak!
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08 Feb 2010   #7
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They can always check first - Can You Run It
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08 Feb 2010   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Nothing. What is your WEI score? 1 or 2?
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08 Feb 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If your friend wants to play any games at all, he should move immediately back to XP....as that would be his only chance.

And back in the day, when I had a P4, I had 2GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon X800-XT PCI-Express card with 256MB of RAM and it ran games like Half Life 2, Battlefield 1942, and such without any trouble.

But I recently gave that machine away to a coworker who was in need for a computer because it was simply too slow to even fool around with....and forget about running Windows 7 and current games on it.
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09 Feb 2010   #10
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I gave him NOLF to play! And advised him to upgrade to at least an entry level modern mobo with at least a gpu inbuilt.
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