Looking to play some games on my not so good computer
Posted 10 April 2006 - 06:39 PM
Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:26 PM
This video chip will behave badly with most modern games.
You do have an agp slot, though, so you could upgrade that and still have a failry functional computer there.
Next up, how much RAM did they put in here. The default was 256 (too little) but at times Dell was tossing in an extras 256 for a total of 512mb (OK)
Finally, it's not limewire that takes up the space, its all the crap you download with it.
And at the risk of sounding like a worried old aunt (or a lawyer), you are putting yourself at serious risk downloading things with limewire as the p2p netowrks it uses are regularly patrolled by the record and move companies looking for copyrighted material and ip address.
Once they have your ip address. it's a simple enough matter to file a court order with Comcast who will then say, "Oh yes, Ron McNasty had that IP Address at that time...here's his home address, Go sue him."
Posted 11 April 2006 - 05:48 PM
Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:42 PM
To play and Play right expect a $300-$400+ bill for a "great" vid card and some more RAM.
Yes you can get away with $200-$300 but thats just what it is you get what you pay for and in the times that thing change faster you want to get the jump the first time and NOT do it twice.......
Side note if you buy something like a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Expect to get a bigger Power Supply because they recommend a MINIMUM of 350Watts.Don't know what Dell puts in but most Stocks are 200-275
I got sucked into the craz with the Novalogic's online FPS BHD and Joint OP's had a Stock HP714 $800 and now that I got the VID card ,4GIG RAM ,CPU cooler ,Case,bigger PSU,4 Fans Total is around $2,400 Glad the Wife understands
You don't have to go that crazy, but VID and RAM a must....
Thats just my opinion
Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:28 PM
Posted 12 April 2006 - 04:40 PM
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