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Old 12-13-2004, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please tell me how well this will run current games?

I have a new system, and I know it *can* play current games, but I would like to know *how* well it will play them. Specifically, Far Cry and HL2.

P4 3.2 GHZ
512 DDR 3200 RAM
ATI Radeon 9200SE
160GB Hard Drive

By the way, I know my video card is my weak link, but how well can it perform on the above game? Will I have to turn them down to low settings?


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Old 12-13-2004, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dump the 9200 and get a 9800Pro.

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Old 12-13-2004, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the 512 is a bit low... i'd recomend doubling that, esp. if you don't upgrade the vid. card... if you don't upgrade the mem. then you should get at least a Radion 9600 or 9800... you're at least in the 9000 series, and that rig will do just "ok"
to let you know about HL2, i have 2 gig ram and radion 9600... only twice on the highest settings have i gotten lag on the effects, but it can happen... you will have to turn settings down a quite a bit... i would recomend slight upgrade to sys mem and vid card

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It will do "okay" on HL2. It should run at low or medium settings without a prob. Far Cry will be a bit of a struggle. I'd reccommend going with 1GB of RAM and at least a Radeon 9600XT.
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