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New Computer

Post by hamish_123 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:57 pm

Hello,
Recently a new computer was purchased for my private use. yay for me, but I would just like to know if it is actually any good before i start buying games. I have no idea what ram etc means in relation to playing games etc...i just know if the game works or if it doesn't. So if someone could give me an idea on how compitent my system is that would be greatly appreciated.

Windows Vista Home Premium
Pentium Dual Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz
4.00GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 9500 GS
32 Bit operating system

Sounds pretty good to me...but thats just cause those words are pretty cool sounding. Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: New Computer

Post by Uberpwn_w00t » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:31 pm

Well, it looks alright for the most part. But if you're planning on doing any gaming, the Nvidia Geforce 9500 GS is not a very good choice. Look into something a bit better.

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Re: New Computer

Post by Count Roland » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:50 am

sounds about the same as mine you shouldn't really have any problems. I think I have a better processor but other then that they're basically the same.

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Re: New Computer

Post by hamish_123 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:45 am

Thanks guys.

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Re: New Computer

Post by Dudeman » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:55 am

Windows 32-bit can't recognize more than about 3 gigs of ram, so you might want to look into getting 64-bit, and for the graphics card, I would go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150316 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150329, both come with two free games, and xfx is really the best brand to buy from in terms of video cards, nice warranty, and always give you at least one free game. the 260 is the best price/performance ratio card out right now, but if it's too expensive, the 9800 is a very nice one too

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Re: New Computer

Post by Skofo » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:46 am

Dudeman wrote:Windows 32-bit can't recognize more than about 3 gigs of ram
Thought it was 4 gigs... http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/brianm ... -mean.aspx

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Re: New Computer

Post by Dudeman » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:51 am

While that is how it should be, I had 32-bit with my system to begin with, and it showed up as 3.4 gigs in task manager, and after talking to a couple of other people, they had this problem as well, I don't know why.

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Re: New Computer

Post by BlackHole » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:55 am

It has to do with the fact that the system is 32bit, and so is limited to 32-bit addressing of the memory.

All the memory in the pc has to be addressed within a space of 4GiB (the maximum space that can be addressed with 32 bits).
Not only the RAM, but also the videocard-memory, cpu-caches, etcetera have to fit in this space. For this reason Windows can't completely use all the 4GiB RAM you have, because some there is not enough space: other components in your system are taking up this space.

That's basically the problem. (I know, there are alot of other factors, but let's just keep it simple, shall we?)

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Re: New Computer

Post by Dudeman » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:03 am

K then
(Btw I really like the little quotes you put at the bottom of your posts, you come up with them yourself, right?)
EDIT: nvm, that quote is Robert Heinlein

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Re: New Computer

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Re: New Computer

Post by BlackHole » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:19 pm

Dudeman wrote:K then
(Btw I really like the little quotes you put at the bottom of your posts, you come up with them yourself, right?)
EDIT: nvm, that quote is Robert Heinlein
Some of them I make up myself, others I hear and if I like them, they're added to the list. Then some scripts I've written myself pick one at random from that list, and add them + rest of the sig automatically to my posts.

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Re: New Computer

Post by Glabbit » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:59 pm

That is genius, Black.
Actually, if it isn't a bother, may I request the full list to be sent to me? They seem brilliant quotes even just to read through.
Much obliged, thanks in advance~ <3

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Re: New Computer

Post by Count Roland » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:32 am

have you looked through the old wolfire quote thread? viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3952&start=

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Re: New Computer

Post by BlackHole » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:14 am

Glabbit wrote:That is genius, Black.
Actually, if it isn't a bother, may I request the full list to be sent to me? They seem brilliant quotes even just to read through.
Much obliged, thanks in advance~ <3
Currently I'm posting with Portable Firefox from my USB, so I've only got one outdated list with me.
Luckily, I'm rewriting my entire website (it now exists of about 200 separate systems/scripts working on the same host, so I figured I should write my own CMS and put everything together), and I'll put the entire quote database online so I have access to it anywhere. I'll write an GUI for it, too, so I'll link it from here once I'm done programming. ;)
Count Roland wrote:have you looked through the old wolfire quote thread? viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3952&start=
No, never noticed that one. I'll start reading through it. Thanks!

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