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Old 01-31-2006, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How does my system hold up to recent games?

Hey guys..I bought my system about an year ago, and I was just wondering how it would hold up to the newest games, such as Call of Duty 2, Battlefield 2, etc.

AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 2.2 ghz, 64-bit
ATI X800 Pro video card
1 gig ram
200 GB Hard Drive

Is there anything else you guys need? Thanks for anything you can give me.

Another question, I asked my friend how my processor was, and he said I should have gotten the Pentium 4 3.2 ghz instead of the Athlon 64. I got my computer at about Christmas time last year, and there's so many different kinds of the processor that I don't even know which one is mine anymore. But how does my processor hold up to the newer ones? And did I make a good choice picking this one instead of Pentium?


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Old 01-31-2006, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it will hold up good, ur friend is wrong, ur AMD pick was better than the intel he suggested.

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Old 01-31-2006, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I saw the Suggested requirements for Call of Duty 2, and it said 2.8 ghz, but I'm thinking they meant a 32 bit cpu, would my 2.2 ghz 64-bit, do well with that?
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should be fine with that. The ghz requirements are always using Pentium speeds, and even then they arent accurate. i have a friend who has a P4 1.5GHz and he can easily run COD2.
AMD>Intel for gaming.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a question though, how do i tell between the different AMD Athlon 64 FX-51's?
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i have never heard of those...
when you go into "my computer" and click "view system information", it will give you your processor name, memory, etc.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That system is mostly still good, but your video card could really use some upgrading. The X800 Pro is not a good card, unless you are comparing it to integrated graphics. Now is not the time to upgrade though. Wait till this summer, get yourself a GeForce 8 series card and that should last you a while.
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You need a complete overhaul...your processor isn't ideal for gaming at all and while it is true it will pull it's weight, you probably paid a boatload for the processor, motherboard and memory that includes numerous features you won't need
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Dang...Yes I did pay a boatload for the whole system...I don't think I can convince my parents to get me a whole new system for at least another year, but I do think that I can save up money myself to get myself a new vid card...but a whole system??? *scowls* Is it really that bad?
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Lets put it this way.
First of all, it's not that bad, that guy was over exagerating ok?
Second of all, tbh you could do with a better system, and if you can't run games like BF2, CoD2 (which you should be able to anyway), im sure you can play/get into other games for a year or so, untill you can afford for a new pc. Games like CS, or CSS I don't ever get tired of. Try some other games!

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