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Old 01-24-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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My PC is a POS

Literally, my pc sux. Here are my specs:

Windows XP
AOPEN 2200+ghz with AMD processor (shows up as 1.62 ghz)
on board sound and graphics processing (sound is good, graphics is ass)
128 mb DDR ram (shows up as 96mb)
Desktop 1024X769 32 bit color
20 gig hd
TDK 48X cd burner (used to have a usb dvd burner)
DSL connection

I can still do some damage with my pc, but these specs suck. I for one, am getting tired of waiting through 20 second to 5 minute load times on my pc. I know I need more ram, but I'm sure I may need a new video card and other stuff. Can anyone suggest some decent pc parts for decent prices?
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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What the hell are you doing using 128mb with windows XP. It takes that much just to make the stupid OS THINK of loading.

If you are after cheap parts that you dont want to spend alot of money on, I'd recomment the following, although remember, to enjoy games you need to spend a bit of money. Its also for the long run, not to be happy for 2 months. Anyway heres some specs that should keep you happy for about...6months or so.

AMD 2.8gig
512mb DDR
ATI 9800pro
Any motherboard that can use amd chipset.

Basically the above should set you back no more then $300 or so. Thats the LOWEST I would recomment. Idealy you shouldnt be buying anything below a 3.2gig AMD cpu, 1gig DDR ram should be your target, and if you plan to go ATI you should be going for either the X700 or X800. The better you upgrade, the less money you spend next time you upgrade and the better the upgrade will be because of it. But thats your call on how much you want to spend and if you aren't a 100% console whore. The game variety is very different. If you arent a big fan of PC games, go the first choice I mentioned. Although I dont think you would of played too many considering the specs you have at the moment. Aaah I'm going off on a tangeant. Heres a site for you to go crazy on at your hearts content.

http://www.pricewatch.com/
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Messanic
Literally, my pc sux. Here are my specs:

Windows XP
AOPEN 2200+ghz with AMD processor (shows up as 1.62 ghz)
on board sound and graphics processing (sound is good, graphics is ass)
128 mb DDR ram (shows up as 96mb)
Desktop 1024X769 32 bit color
20 gig hd
TDK 48X cd burner (used to have a usb dvd burner)
DSL connection

I can still do some damage with my pc, but these specs suck. I for one, am getting tired of waiting through 20 second to 5 minute load times on my pc. I know I need more ram, but I'm sure I may need a new video card and other stuff. Can anyone suggest some decent pc parts for decent prices?
Your PC is god compared to mine...

Windows 98
300MHz Intel Pentium
96 MB RAM
Desktop 1024x769
7.3 GB HD
Cable Connection

No USB or PS/2 ports either, I have to use some like, spliters and converters for a keyboard and mouse.
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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my comp also laughs enviously:

p2 500 mhz HP pavilion
16 mb TNT 2 (w/s-video out !!!)
Sb audigy
128 mB
40gB- haha only 5gB used due to tendency to crash during downloads
win 2k - but not sp2 as installing it makes the comp crash
also, browsing crashes the computer, and listening to music, sometimes just starting it up, too
it just turned 5 a couple weeks ago
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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You know less people would label the PC as not having any good games worth playing, if they actually had decent PCs to begin with. It's a whole new world out there. Not a big mirror held up to one console, different label, same style of games. No, PC games are in a league of their own. If you dont do some form of upgrade to your PC once every year or two at the most, you should be slapping yourself upside the head daily till you get it done. Now off with you!
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:23 PM   #6
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I started playing Deus Ex again on my new computer.

It's interesting though. If you play using AC power, the game goes into overdrive and the frame rate jumps to 100 FPS. But this makes the game exceptionally difficult to play. But on battery, it's fine, and it looks phenominal.

I can play Doom 3 at 1024 on high. But I don't want to. Because Doom 3 is annoying and stupid.
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:26 PM   #7
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I can play Doom 3 at 1024 on high. But I don't want to. Because Doom 3 is annoying and stupid.
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #8
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Your PC is god compared to mine...

Windows 98
300MHz Intel Pentium
96 MB RAM
Desktop 1024x769
7.3 GB HD
Cable Connection

No USB or PS/2 ports either, I have to use some like, spliters and converters for a keyboard and mouse.
Good god! your computer is so much better then mine
check my specs out:

windows 98 SE
90MHz Intel Pentium
16 MB Ram
Desktop 800x600 at true color
800 MB HD
no usb or ps2 for me either.
i have a serial mouse, and a 5 pin keyboard.
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:06 PM   #9
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is it possible to run a browser on that thing???
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:02 PM   #10
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is it possible to run a browser on that thing???
I wouldn't know.. i only use it for images and old dos games/low end windows games...
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:26 PM   #11
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You know you can buy a much better computer around $500 dollars. Even less if you build one.
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Old 02-26-2005, 09:42 AM   #12
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Good god! your computer is so much better then mine
check my specs out:

windows 98 SE
90MHz Intel Pentium
16 MB Ram
Desktop 800x600 at true color
800 MB HD
no usb or ps2 for me either.
i have a serial mouse, and a 5 pin keyboard.
thats sooo cute!!! and your a girl!!

my pc is definatly a bit of a banger, it suprises me how you got around the low-spec aspect, i guess you mainly only use the internet!!!

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My old family PC was:
350mhz Pentium II
192mb ram
Windows 98
24x CD drive
2GB HD(upgraded to 20GB)

My new PC is:
Pentium 4 - 2.6ghz
768mb DDR 333mhz Ram
48xCD-burner
8xDual Layer +- DVD Burner
200GB Hard Drive(1x40GB, 1x 160GB)
AGB 8x 128MB Radeon 9200
the former is similar to my current pc except its got 92-6 ram only lol

the question i gotta ask you, did upgrading your pc severly improve your quality of life in any way!
i cant knock up the motivation to spend loadsa money on a cheapish gaming system.
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