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Old 10-12-2007, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a n00b in "internal" computer knowledge so I need your help. I have a concern with the "RAM". I only got 2GB of RAM and a game says it requires to GB's of ram to play. I dont know if you need that much, and im really only worried about the ram. I'm going to be most likely to to install up to 4 games.
Here are the specs.
Will the RAM be okay?


Intel Core 2 Dual E6600 Socket 775 CPU (retail)
DualCore 2.40GHzm 1066MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, Intel EM64T 64-Bit, Inel Virtualization Technology

Asus P5K ATX Socket 775 Mainboard

Kingston 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz RAM (Quantity= 2)

Enermax EG565P-VE FMA (24P) 535 Watt ATX
SLI-Capable ATX12V v2.0 High Grade Power Supply

BFG GeForce 8800GTX OC2 768MB PCI-Express

SeaGate 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA HDD

LG SuperMulti H62n 18X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA

Vantec UGT-CR900 Internal 3.5" USB 2.0 Card Reader

Windows Vista Home Premium
32 Bit Version

and if it matters, the games i was going to install were: World of Warcraft, Battlefeild 2, Enemy Territories: Quake Wars and Shadowrun(which takes 2GB)

Please and thank you.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it is a decent gaming machine. I don't know any game that will require 2GB of RAM. I doubt it. It was probably recommended that you have 2GB of RAM....because 2GB is more than you need to play any game, and then some...
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System requirements: 3.2 GHz CPU; 1GB RAM; 7GB hard drive space; Windows Vista; ATI X800 or NVIDIA 6800 display adapter with 256 MB RAM (Adrenaline Vault Blog Archive Shadowrun PC review )

these are the system requirements of Shadowrun. since this is the game you were most worried about (and I saw your other post on forums.shadowrun.com/forums/thread/128719.aspx ) then you are good to go. nice setup by the way!
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That setup is WAAY overkill for those games (well maybe not quake wars)

Why are you only installing those 4 games on auch a monster of a system? There are a world of games out there, why not try others as well?
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I have to ask. How much did that computer cost? By my standards thats an excellent gaming computer. I mean you get people who make some rather amazing computers but this is still pretty high-end. I doubt there are many, or any for that matter, games you can't play with something like that.
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looks great i would probably beef up the ram to about 3-4gb it wont cost much more and will just make things run alot smoother.. especially with games like crysis that RECCOMEND around 2gb but other than that its perfect and if those games are the only ones u are looking at playing u could probably degrade a few things to save some cash but thats totaly up to you
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