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Old 01-30-2006, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a new computer. Its a Dell and I know many don't like Dell for prices but thats what I went with. I was wondering what was the good advantages and bad advantages about my computer. I got it for gaming since my old pc is out of date.

Pentium D 930 Dual Core Technology (3GHz, 800FSB)
1GB RAM (667MHz)
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256MB nVidia 6800
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Intel CPU
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Is the a 6800GT/GS/Vanilla
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Also can't upgrade much.
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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as far as the vid card goes this is all i know:
256MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800

and would you please elaborate on Intel being bad..i've been hearing that a lot lately but no one has explained why exactly
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They cant perform nearly as well as AMD's X2 in gaming, even though they have the lower Ghz speed they manage to just destroy intel processors in gaming.
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Honestly just look for some benchmarks on www.google.com and it won't be that hard to see.
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ok...i plan on playing Call of Duty 2 and Battlefield 2 with this. Would i be able to play them on high settings with good fps? And i also heard that the dual core wasn't good for gaming also..is this true?
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dual core isnt good for gaming ? thats false for sure

the highest end computers out there are armed with AMD 4800+ X2's

and your 6800 vanilla should be ok for cod2 and bf2 but dont go any higher than 1280 x 1024

also the settings should be fine at medium to high
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Dual core is good for gaming. I don't think you will be able play the new games on all high settings because of your video card and your RAM.
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well the games recommend a nVidia 5500 and 1Gb of RAM so i figured i was good..
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