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Old 06-21-2006, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Athlon 64 3500+ CPU
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What kind of newer games could this play, and at approximately what framerates?

What could I change to make it better for gaming?
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I betcha you could play the Atari Super Pak on that rig. Maybe even Bejeweled. J/k
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Haha. Good one.

I'm not after a super-gaming-rig or anything, simply 'cause I just can't afford it. Just something that can play HL2 and newer games at decent FPS's.
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maybe source with everything on low.
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you can play alot of new games just with lower resolutions and low detail. oblivion might be one of the newer games you can't play with the 9600
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What could I change to make it better for gaming?
A much better video card.
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You serious? I can play Half Life 2 NOW with my Celeron and half a gig of ram, but on low resolution, and medium settings.

I figured a decent CPU and a gig of RAM would make things a whole lot better?
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Well games depend more on the video card, I would just get a new everything.
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No way I can afford that... Guess I'll upgrade the CPU and RAM for now, and save up for a new video card afterwards... Is 150 bucks enough for a semi-decent card?
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You don't have to upgrade everything thats just what lotto 649'er reggie_da_man would do. Anyways, the major upgrade i would suggest is to go with a 6600GT over your ATI 9600.

JFY - i just bought a 3.0 GHz cpu on ebay and i'm selling my old socket 478 2.4 Ghz for $75.00 (Canadian) shipping not included .
PM me if your interested.
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