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Windows 7: 1st post, complete noob needs help!

12 Jul 2010   #1
Glowplug007

windows 7
 
 
1st post, complete noob needs help!

As stated im poo-master-flex when it comes to computers. Audio equip is my domain, and only that lol! That said, I have a laptop I really like,(bought with no intention to game) its an asus kso1j, at work I have a really good internet connection and lots of down time. I play call of duty modern 1 and 2 on ps3. I know my computer based on the specs will never run the new one, im just wondering how terrible the first modern warfare would run on these specs. I have read elsewhere on this forum that cod4 is optimized very well and can run decent on a comp with crappy specs. I would just like help defining HOW crappy. Im unfamiliar with running games on pc so I have no reference point! Also, since im a console gamer I cant use a keyboard for crap! I cant even type, but I have heard I can get a controller and play games with that?! If thats even possible could you maybe suggest one thats good for FPS games? Heres my specs, and dont worry about hurting my feelings as I had no intention of gaming when I bought my laptop and so far I like it for its cheap as heck price.

Windows 7, dual core pentium t4400 at 2.20ghz, mobile intel 4 series chipset family, 64 bit, 3gb ram, 1326mb graphics memory-64mb dedicated----I dont even know what that really means I just pulled it off my comp, I can give more info if needed.

If cod is an absolute impossiblity, are there any FPS games I can run?
Also, I have AVG, Adaware, malewarebytes, Avast, and windows defender. I dont run scans all at once but im paranoid about ruining my computer from bugs so should I turn all this stuff off? I know its gotta be bogging down my comp, but is it safe to join a match on a server without the antivirus going?
THANKS FOR WHATEVER INFO YOU CAN GIVE!!!!!!


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12 Jul 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Glowplug007, and welcome to sevenforums,

i would stick to your ps3 if i were you.

the most important piece of hardware for playing games in the graphics card. your laptop has a weak graphics chip - it's great for 2D desktop stuff, and is good for playing back movies and dvds - but it is not a 3D gaming card. you may be able to run some games, but it won't be much fun, as you'll get jerky performance at best and will get constantly pwned if playing online

i also think you've got too much security - you only need the one good AV and is debatable if you need extra spyware stuff if the original AV can do that as well.

an analogy i quite like is that AV is like wearing a suit of armour - you know those medieval metal things. great security, and you won't get hurt, but it will slow you down on the battlefield.

now imagine wearing two suits of armour at the same time - excellent security - it may even stop a (very small) cannonball, but it will slow you right down to the point of rendering you incapable of wielding a weapon.

decide which of avast or avg you prefer, and only use one of them - or even get rid of them both and install the excellent and free microsoft security essentials. i would keep malwarebytes handy in case anything slips through.

if you've got the ps3 and have already bought games, then use that.

do post back if you have more questions.
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12 Jul 2010   #3
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Since you are obviously wanting this for playing at work.. (which is fine in some businesses) you cant bring your PS3 in (not easily at least)

I would advise, Try to install and run a free 3d game nexiuz:
Nexuiz

YouTube - Nexuiz Game Footage

Determine if the fps is decent enough for you and go with that for a minute. its got low level graphics as a freeware game and will give you an idea of what you can do.

If it doesn't run good enough, then you have your answer
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12 Jul 2010   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Another thing you can do is get your video chip model by using GPU-Z: GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility


And then look it up online I think Notebook checker is the best listing of gpu's: Notebookcheck: Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards
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12 Jul 2010   #5
Glowplug007

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the tips guys! Got rid of avg and avast, got the microsoft freebie, hope its as good or better, id been using avg for years with no problems. Kept malwarebytes and adaware-adaware doesnt seem to do anything unless you run the scan so shouldnt be bogging me down to much right? Curently downloadin nexius, looks like a blend of halo-half life-and doom lol! Speaking of half life-think I could run it? If I can run nexius no prob is cod worth a shot? The game cant be that expensive anymore especially on pc! Any other games like cod I might be able to try? Any thoughts on a controller, are they hard to set up? Thanks so much for assisting my battle with work boredom!
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12 Jul 2010   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

xbox controllers work well with win 7 - you can even get a wireless adaptor pretty cheap.
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12 Jul 2010   #7
Glowplug007

windows 7
 
 

just ran nexius, got raped, but didnt lag at all, smooth as silk. although I couldnt figure out how to stop the game without going to task manager!
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12 Jul 2010   #8
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Yeah the interface is crap and not intuitive. I think you go through the menu and there is a small exit button in there.

Glad it ran good. did you put all graphics to max? what was fps? if there isn't an fps meter, you can use fraps to test the fps. FRAPS show fps, record video game movies, screen capture software

Also, did you get gpu-z and look for your graphics chip on notebookchecker? this is a great way of seeing what games are out-of-league and what is playable. Doom3 is listed as well as Quake3 so you should be able to see what you can get out of the chip.
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12 Jul 2010   #9
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
hi Glowplug007, and welcome to sevenforums,

i would stick to your ps3 if i were you.

the most important piece of hardware for playing games in the graphics card. your laptop has a weak graphics chip - it's great for 2D desktop stuff, and is good for playing back movies and dvds - but it is not a 3D gaming card. you may be able to run some games, but it won't be much fun, as you'll get jerky performance at best and will get constantly pwned if playing online

i also think you've got too much security - you only need the one good AV and is debatable if you need extra spyware stuff if the original AV can do that as well.

an analogy i quite like is that AV is like wearing a suit of armour - you know those medieval metal things. great security, and you won't get hurt, but it will slow you down on the battlefield.

now imagine wearing two suits of armour at the same time - excellent security - it may even stop a (very small) cannonball, but it will slow you right down to the point of rendering you incapable of wielding a weapon.

decide which of avast or avg you prefer, and only use one of them - or even get rid of them both and install the excellent and free microsoft security essentials. i would keep malwarebytes handy in case anything slips through.

if you've got the ps3 and have already bought games, then use that.

do post back if you have more questions.
Sacrilege! Perhaps purification by fire is in order?
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12 Jul 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

horses for courses - i know which gaming platform i would prefer - ps3 or intel graphics laptop?

i read his post too quickly, and didn't realise he wanted to sneak his laptop into his workplace to play games on - although he really ought to be careful his boss doesn't see his xbox controller! i suppose he could argue that it's an efficient way to navigate through large spreadsheets!
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