PC Game Requirements - Ask 'Can my PC run this game?' questions here

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#1 Posted by UpInFlames (13279 posts) -

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Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Vista
  • 512 MB of System RAM
  • 1.8 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • 128 MB video RAM or greater
  • DirectX 8 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support (Nvidia 6x00 or better)
  • Sound Card, speakers or headphones
  • Broadband internet connection (DSL/Cable)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • 3.0 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor or better
  • 1 GB of System RAM or better
  • 8 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • 256 MB video RAM, with DirectX 9 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support (Nvidia 6800 or better)
  • Internet connection with Cable/DSL speeds

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Pentium IV 2Ghz / AMD XP 2200
  • 10 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • 128 MB video RAM or greater
  • GeForce 5700 / ATI Radeon 9600 / DirectX 8
  • DVD-ROM
  • DirectX 9 compatible sound card
  • Internet / LAN - 64 Kbps upstream to play; 512 Kbps to host 8 players

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Windows XP
  • Intel Core2 Duo E6400 / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 10 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • Nvidia GeForce 7900 / ATI Radeon X1950 / 256MB / DirectX 9c
  • DVD-ROM
  • DirectX 9 compatible sound card
  • Internet / LAN - 64 Kbps upstream to play; 512 Kbps to host 8 players

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit; 64-bit versions of Vista are not supported)
  • CPU: 2.0GHz or high, or AMD equivalent, Vista - 2.2 GHZ
  • RAM: 512 MB or more, Vista - 1GB RAM or more
  • Disk Drive: 8x or faster DVD drive for retail SKUs, not required for digitally downloaded version
  • Hard Drive: 6.0 GB or more of free space
  • Video: GeForce4, ATI Radeon 8500 or greater (ATI Radeon 9200 and 9250 PCI, NVIDIA Geforce 4 MX cards not supported.). Windows Vista - NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or ATI Radeon 9500 or greater. Labtop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported.
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Network, Internet Multiplayer: 2 players (no voice support) - 56 Kbps Internet connection; 2-8 players (with voice transmission) - Broadband connection

Recommended System Requirements: Not Available

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows® XP
  • Processor: Intel Pentium® 4 1.8 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Video: 64 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 3 or ATI® Radeon® 8500
  • Disk Space: 7 GB available
  • DirectX: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Optical Drive: 2x DVD-ROM
  • Internet: 56kbps Modem

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows® XP / Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium® 4 2.8 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Video: 128 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® FX 6800 or ATI® Radeon® X850
  • Disk Space: 10 GB available
  • DirectX: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Optical Drive: 2x DVD-ROM
  • Internet: Broadband DSL/Cable

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows® XP
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 supporting HT technology or AMD AthlonTM 64 3500+ or greater
  • 512 MB RAM (Windows XP) / 1 GB RAM (Windows Vista)
  • 8.0 GB free disk space
  • 256 MB VRAM, DirectX®9.0c / Shader3.0*
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 or greater**
  • DirectSound compatible
  • DirectX®9.0c
  • Broadband connection (Internet connection required to play.)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Windows VistaTM
  • Intel® CoreTM2 Duo
  • 1 GB RAM (Windows XP) / 2 GB RAM (Windows Vista)
  • 1280x720 or higher resolution, 256 MB VRAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or greater
  • Gamepad, Xbox 360TM Controller for Windows®

* Operation not assured if VRAM is shared with Main Memory.
** NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300 is not supported.

Coming Soon:

  • Crysis
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Crytek

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Athlon 64 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
  • Graphics: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM 2.0)
  • RAM: 768Mb/1Gb on Windows Vista
  • HDD: 6GB
  • Internet: 256k+
  • Optical Drive: DVD
  • Software: DX9.0c with Windows XP

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: Dual-core CPU (Athlon X2/Pentium D)
  • Graphics: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT (SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
  • RAM: 1.5Gb
  • HDD: 6GB
  • Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
  • Optical Drive: DVD
  • Software: DX10 with Windows Vista

IMPORTANT NOTE: These Crysis system requirements are NOT OFFICIAL, but they were posted by an admin on the official Crysis forums and they're based on his extensive research. Take that as you will.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista (32-bit)
  • CPU: 2.0 Ghz or faster (2.2 GHz for Vista)
  • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB for Vista)
  • Disc Drive: DVD
  • Hard Drive: 9 GB or more free space
  • Video: 128 MB video RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet play: Cable, DSL or better
  • Note: ATI Radeon 8500, 9200 and NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX not supported.

Recommended System Requirements: Not Available

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP/Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (included)
  • CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.2 Ghz or AMD(R) Athlon(TM) XP 3200+ processor
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • VIDEO CARD: 128MB NVIDIA(R) Geforce(TM) 6600GT or ATI(R) Radeon(R) X800
  • SOUND CARD: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • HDD SPACE: 950MB of free hard drive space, plus 700MB for Windows swap file
  • INTERNET: Broadband connection and service required for full gameplay and downloads. Features may change without notice.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These specifications are based on the beta and do not represent the final hardware requirements for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Development is ongoing and support for a much wider range of hardware is expected for the game's final release.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows® XP/Vista (only)
  • Direct 9.0c (included on disc)
  • 2 GHz Pentium® IV or AMD AthlonTM (2.8 GHz Pentium IV or AMD Athlon recommended)
  • 1 GB
  • 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c/ Shader Model 2.0?compliant (256 MB recommended)
  • 4x or faster DVD-ROM drive
  • 5 GB Hard Drive
  • Broadband capable of 128 Kbps or better required
  • Supported video cards: ATI® Radeon® 9559, 9600, 9800/X800-X1950, NVIDIA® GeForceTM 6200-8800

Recommended System Requirements: Not Available

  • BioShock
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: Irrational Games

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor
  • System RAM: 1GB
  • Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550)
  • Sound Card: 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard disc space: 8GB free space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • System RAM: 2GB
  • Video card: DX9: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or better)
    DX10: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better
  • Sound Card: Sound Blaster® X-FiTM series (Optimized for use with Creative Labs EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0 or EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 compatible sound cards)

Important Note: Game requires Internet connection for activation

You could also use this handy-dandy tool that looks at your computer's hardware and system software to determine whether or not your current system can run a product:

System Requirements Lab

#2 Posted by cbmidge (3 posts) -
i have purchased Guild Wars Factions and Counter Strike Source about a month or 2 ago. Counter strike just wouldn't work at all. and when it did, lag was terrible. With guild wars, it works decent, at time it lags, and the loading from place to place takes a while, but in randomly has moments where it lags, then stops. The computer im using is a HP Pavilion 743. it ha 512MB of ram, Pentium 4 processor, windows xp, and i believe its a 120 gb hard drive. its about 8 years old, and everything is stock on it (family comp). Im going to build my own when school starts, but i just play game to pas the summer bye. any suggestions on how to make the games run faster. Ive talked to my parents about upgrading the ram and hard drive, but they are total noobs. I change all the settings to low, and those 2 games still run slow. Well, ill do with what i can for now, thanx.
#3 Posted by whgresiak (1889 posts) -
i have purchased Guild Wars Factions and Counter Strike Source about a month or 2 ago. Counter strike just wouldn't work at all. and when it did, lag was terrible. With guild wars, it works decent, at time it lags, and the loading from place to place takes a while, but in randomly has moments where it lags, then stops. The computer im using is a HP Pavilion 743. it ha 512MB of ram, Pentium 4 processor, windows xp, and i believe its a 120 gb hard drive. its about 8 years old, and everything is stock on it (family comp). Im going to build my own when school starts, but i just play game to pas the summer bye. any suggestions on how to make the games run faster. Ive talked to my parents about upgrading the ram and hard drive, but they are total noobs. I change all the settings to low, and those 2 games still run slow. Well, ill do with what i can for now, thanx.cbmidge
If you have a firewall running, that will cause lag in online games. If you don't have one, you'll prob need to upgrade the RAM at least.
#4 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -
Eight year old Computers are suited to games no newer than about four years. Games have higher requirements than can be met by anything as old as what the OP's family is still nursing along so many years later.
#5 Posted by Wasdie (49621 posts) -
Please people don't ask if your PC can play Crysis. It is not out yet, nobody knows, so just don't ask.
#6 Posted by Skyriderlink (111 posts) -

My PC specs

Core2Duo E6600 at 3.0Ghz

Corsair XMS 2GB DDR2 800(oc1066)

ATI Radeon2900XT(old one-geforce7800GT)

Western Digitle 10,000 RPM 150GB Raptor Hard Diskx2(Raid0)

Sound BlasterX-fi(onboard)

It runs nearly all games at their best with respectable framerates.

The only problem is Can my Pc run Crysis at its best.

#7 Posted by Feran (958 posts) -

My PC specs

Core2Duo E6600 at 3.0Ghz

Corsair XMS 2GB DDR2 800(oc1066)

ATI Radeon2900XT(old one-geforce7800GT)

Western Digitle 10,000 RPM 150GB Raptor Hard Diskx2(Raid0)

Sound BlasterX-fi(onboard)

It runs nearly all games at their best with respectable framerates.

The only problem is Can my Pc run Crysis at its best.

Skyriderlink

I would say your CPU and Ram are ok at least not sure about the card though but if all your current games a running fine on it then I would leave it until crysis comes out and use that time to save up for a top of the range card if you want it on max settings that is.

#8 Posted by TheSicknessX (48 posts) -

For Supreme Commander...

My desktop has-

AMD Athlon 2800 2.80Ghz

512MB Ram

80GB HD

I need to upgrade the Video Card so its pointless to put it out there. IF I upgrade my ram to 1GB will that have a signifigant affect on my performance.

What sort of video card would you suggest for my desktop, its over 4 years old now and I'm looking at something around 250.

My Laptop has-

AMD Athlon 2800 2.08GHZ

2GB Ram

2x100GB HD.

The computer is only about 3 months old so I'm guessing that the Video card can handle the game.

-X

#10 Posted by domke13 (2891 posts) -
[QUOTE="Skyriderlink"]

My PC specs

Core2Duo E6600 at 3.0Ghz

Corsair XMS 2GB DDR2 800(oc1066)

ATI Radeon2900XT(old one-geforce7800GT)

Western Digitle 10,000 RPM 150GB Raptor Hard Diskx2(Raid0)

Sound BlasterX-fi(onboard)

It runs nearly all games at their best with respectable framerates.

The only problem is Can my Pc run Crysis at its best.

Feran

I would say your CPU and Ram are ok at least not sure about the card though but if all your current games a running fine on it then I would leave it until crysis comes out and use that time to save up for a top of the range card if you want it on max settings that is.

LOL. Are you serious?? His card will max out crysis.

#11 Posted by onemic (5616 posts) -

For Supreme Commander...

My desktop has-

AMD Athlon 2800 2.80Ghz

512MB Ram

80GB HD

I need to upgrade the Video Card so its pointless to put it out there. IF I upgrade my ram to 1GB will that have a signifigant affect on my performance.

What sort of video card would you suggest for my desktop, its over 4 years old now and I'm looking at something around 250.

My Laptop has-

AMD Athlon 2800 2.08GHZ

2GB Ram

2x100GB HD.

The computer is only about 3 months old so I'm guessing that the Video card can handle the game.

-X

TheSicknessX

Your laptop definitely won't be able to handle supcom because of its CPU. Dual core CPU's are basically the minimum for this game. For your desktop you would need to do a complete overhaul. Meaning a new motherboard capable of using a core 2 duo(Doesn't really matter which version as any core 2 duo is sufficient) at least 1gb of RAM(Although 2gb is recommended) And if you have the money go with an 8800 GTS. If not you could go with the 7900GS or even the 7600GT.

#12 Posted by whgresiak (1889 posts) -
His card will max out crysis.domke13
You don't know that. Crysis is not out. No system requirements have been released so we don't know, and neither do you unless you work for Crytek and since I highly doubt that, don't say things like that.
#13 Posted by domke13 (2891 posts) -

[QUOTE="domke13"]His card will max out crysis.whgresiak
You don't know that. Crysis is not out. No system requirements have been released so we don't know, and neither do you unless you work for Crytek and since I highly doubt that, don't say things like that.

Well if president of Crytek says that 8800GTS will max it out than i am very sure that 2900XT also will max it out.

#14 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -

The official (SupCom) requirements are:

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP Service Pack 2, Vista
1.8 GHz processor
512 MB RAM
8 GB available hard drive space
128 MB video RAM or greater, with DirectX 9 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support
Sound card, speakers or headphones
56.6 Kbps Internet connection required.

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
3.0 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor or better
1 GB RAM or better
10 GB available hard drive space
256 MB video RAM,
with DirectX 9 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support (Nvidia 6800 or better)
Internet connection with Cable/DSL speeds
Note: recommended specifications provide optimal experience for single player and up to 4 player/medium size map multiplayer.

A lot of laptops will fall short on the video, but a C2D is certainly not any sort of requirement for this one.

#15 Posted by whgresiak (1889 posts) -

[QUOTE="whgresiak"][QUOTE="domke13"]His card will max out crysis.domke13

You don't know that. Crysis is not out. No system requirements have been released so we don't know, and neither do you unless you work for Crytek and since I highly doubt that, don't say things like that.

Well if president of Crytek says that 8800GTS will max it out than i am very sure that 2900XT also will max it out.

You don't know if the rest of his PC will though. Admittedly, it probably will, but you really can't say for sure.
#16 Posted by onemic (5616 posts) -

The official (SupCom) requirements are:

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP Service Pack 2, Vista
1.8 GHz processor
512 MB RAM
8 GB available hard drive space
128 MB video RAM or greater, with DirectX 9 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support
Sound card, speakers or headphones
56.6 Kbps Internet connection required.

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
3.0 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor or better
1 GB RAM or better
10 GB available hard drive space
256 MB video RAM,
with DirectX 9 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support (Nvidia 6800 or better)
Internet connection with Cable/DSL speeds
Note: recommended specifications provide optimal experience for single player and up to 4 player/medium size map multiplayer.

A lot of laptops will fall short on the video, but a C2D is certainly not any sort of requirement for this one.

Kiwi_1

Have you played Supcom? A core 2 duo isn't a requirement but a dual core basically is. If you don't have at least some sort of dual core CPU (Mainly AMD X2 or core 3 duo) then you're not going to get very good performance if you attempt to play with a lot of players or on a relatively large map.

#17 Posted by msd89 (138 posts) -

Hey all,

i dont have any games im in dire need to play, but i was wondering...

my graphic card is an intel 945gm express chipset...it saysUP TO128mb but on my display properties it says total available is 224mb...but then states my video system memory is only 32mb...wtf?!

could anyone be kind enough to explain what it is going on about..im a noob and in need of some help.

i do the system requirement lab scan for warcraft...everything passes with flying colours..but it says my graphic card is only 32mb when i mentioned above it says 224mb..is there a way to change the 32 up to 224?

or does the card "automatically incrase the size capacity when a more demanding application is being used i.e. a game? that is just a guess..so please dont laugh too hard if im mistaken

please help :( and thanks in advance guys

oh my spec is duel core 1.6hz | 2gb ram | intel 945gm express and would that run neverwinter nights 2??

#18 Posted by domke13 (2891 posts) -
[QUOTE="domke13"]

[QUOTE="whgresiak"][QUOTE="domke13"]His card will max out crysis.whgresiak

You don't know that. Crysis is not out. No system requirements have been released so we don't know, and neither do you unless you work for Crytek and since I highly doubt that, don't say things like that.

Well if president of Crytek says that 8800GTS will max it out than i am very sure that 2900XT also will max it out.

You don't know if the rest of his PC will though. Admittedly, it probably will, but you really can't say for sure.

Procesor is good enough for max. President of Crytek also sad that E6600 can max out crysis. And RAM is also enough.

But i 100% agree whit you. You cant be 100% sure. You can be 99 but never 100% sure.

#19 Posted by onemic (5616 posts) -

Hey all,

i dont have any games im in dire need to play, but i was wondering...

my graphic card is an intel 945gm express chipset...it saysUP TO128mb but on my display properties it says total available is 224mb...but then states my video system memory is only 32mb...wtf?!

could anyone be kind enough to explain what it is going on about..im a noob and in need of some help.

i do the system requirement lab scan for warcraft...everything passes with flying colours..but it says my graphic card is only 32mb when i mentioned above it says 224mb..is there a way to change the 32 up to 224?

or does the card "automatically incrase the size capacity when a more demanding application is being used i.e. a game? that is just a guess..so please dont laugh too hard if im mistaken

please help :( and thanks in advance guys

oh my spec is duel core 1.6hz | 2gb ram | intel 945gm express and would that run neverwinter nights 2??

msd89

You have an integrated GPU, which takes the RAM of your your PC and makes it is own. I'm guessing that although your integrated GPU can take up to 224mb of RAM off of your standard RAM your bios settings is set at it only taking 32mb of RAM. Go check your bios to see what video RAM your GPU is allowed to take. That should fix your problem.

#20 Posted by msd89 (138 posts) -

i have a selection of either 64mb and 128mb on the bios...that tidies a lot up for me, but im still a bit miffed where the 224mb comes from. it states that is the total amount of graphic memory available.

does that mean i can get up to 224mb? even tho the bios only lets me select up to 128

#21 Posted by TheSicknessX (48 posts) -

For the laptop, what sort of video card would you suggest--my maximum cost for the video card is roughly 250.

It seams that it owuld just be cheaper to get the minimal upgrades to the laptop then doing a complete overhaul to my desktop.

-X

#22 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -

For the laptop, what sort of video card would you suggest--my maximum cost for the video card is roughly 250.

It seams that it owuld just be cheaper to get the minimal upgrades to the laptop then doing a complete overhaul to my desktop.

TheSicknessX

Upgrading laptops is typically limited to CPU, Hdd, and RAM, not video cards in some huge 90 % plus of situations. Laptops simply have no video card as such, or when they have a real one, that's a small percentage of what is sold, and there is still no option to change it. A small minority of those that sold for higher prices in the first place can be upgraded, but not by the owner. And $250 probably wouldn't cover the cost. It has to go back to the factory.

#23 Posted by UpInFlames (13279 posts) -

I updated the original post with some system requirements for more popular games, and I'll keep updating it as new info comes to light. I'm rather surprised there are no BioShock requirements yet.

If you guys find out system requirements for games like BioShock, Quake Wars, etc., feel free to post them here.

#24 Posted by Noema (603 posts) -

It's misleading and confusing to use clock speed as a basis to determine whether a given CPU is enough to run a game or not.

Case in point: Supreme Commander. A 3GHz processor? What kind of 3GHz processor? Because a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo E6300 runs in circles around a 3.4GHz P4, and that's in single threaded apps. In multithreaded apps (like SupCom) it's orders of magnitude faster.

I suggest you ditch that kind of nomenclature and cite the minimum processor from each given architecture instead. For example:

Recommended CPU:

P4@3.0GHz or better

Core 2 Duo E6300 or better

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ or better

And so on.

Otherwise people will get confused and will start thinking their fast, cooler, and more efficient Core 2 Duo and AMD64 X2 are not enough to play new games, and think they'll need to buy a piece of junk P4 at 4GHz to play games.

#25 Posted by washere12 (612 posts) -

Ok I have a problem here, for Lost Planet, I downloaded the demo, and my computer is either on par or very close to the recommended requirements and well above the minimum, but the game bareley runs(20-25fps max) at minimum settings and it annoys me very much.

Here is my computer specs:AMD ATHLON X2 4600+ @ 2.4 ghz(Dual Core), 2 gb RAM, and laughably 2 7600 GS's @ 256 mb a piece in SLI. Also, the HDD is 160 gigs, I have a 680 V power supply.

Also, this makes me worry for Crysis as I am well above the minimum and meet the recommended except for the graphics(but not far off, they are still way above the 6600 which is the minimum), so do you guys think I will be able to run it.

THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS!!:)

#26 Posted by washere12 (612 posts) -

And I also noticed that with all my games when it reads my video card(s), it displays NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS and never says x2 or or 2 7600 GS and yes I do have SLI enabled from the NVIDIA control panel and turned on and off the multi GPU setting in Lost Planet. I really need a solution.

ONCE AGAIN, THANKS IN ADVANCE!!:)

#27 Posted by Skyriderlink (111 posts) -

Hey all,

i dont have any games im in dire need to play, but i was wondering...

my graphic card is an intel 945gm express chipset...it saysUP TO128mb but on my display properties it says total available is 224mb...but then states my video system memory is only 32mb...wtf?!

could anyone be kind enough to explain what it is going on about..im a noob and in need of some help.

i do the system requirement lab scan for warcraft...everything passes with flying colours..but it says my graphic card is only 32mb when i mentioned above it says 224mb..is there a way to change the 32 up to 224?

or does the card "automatically incrase the ****capacity when a more demanding application is being used i.e. a game? that is just a guess..so please dont laugh too hard if im mistaken

please help :( and thanks in advance guys

oh my spec is duel core 1.6hz | 2gb ram | intel 945gm express and would that run neverwinter nights 2??

msd89

I think you should check your bios.I don't know your motherboard brand so i can't tell how to increase but it is usually in Advanced

chipset feature.Why bothering with onboard graphic to play games,try MSI Geforce 8500GT.It is just around 100$ and it has

a support for DirectX10.I am sure this card will please you.

#28 Posted by Skyriderlink (111 posts) -

For the laptop, what sort of video card would you suggest--my maximum cost for the video card is roughly 250.

It seams that it owuld just be cheaper to get the minimal upgrades to the laptop then doing a complete overhaul to my desktop.

-X

TheSicknessX

I am 90% sure thant gaphic card for laptops are cannot be upgraded.If they can you have send it to the manufacture and it will cost nearly a new laptops.So buying a new laptop with good graphic card is better option.

#29 Posted by Artemios (188 posts) -
That really annoys me because with eight year old computers you aren't able to upgrade them that easily. For instance i was stuck with a computer from Compaque, windows 98, RAM 256, Pentium 4 graphix card don't even want to mention it. I tried upgrading my graphx card and I wasn't able to because the computer wasn't taking it. That's when I realized that I needed a new Computer, so I got the DELL XPS 410 with nVidia 7300, Windows XP Media Center, 2GB Ram and 250GB Hard-rive=that's what I customized it to be. Since it is a two year old computer, i've saved money to buy nVidia 8800 graphx card. I just can't wait. Old computers are more durable than newer ones, that's what I think. Anyway When you have a prob. with an old computer and can't upgrade them you should buy a new one...end of story.
#30 Posted by LouieV13 (7604 posts) -
Will a AMD X2 6000+ 2gb DDR2-800 and Crossfire HD2900XT's play World in Conflict ok?
#31 Posted by _Pedro_ (6829 posts) -

I can give a confirmation based on the Quake Wars beta that everyone with the following hardware will undoubtably be able to play Quake Wars. This is only a beta and things can only get better. But if you don't have atleast a 6600GT you may want to upgrade anyway.

-=MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS=-

These specifications do not represent the final hardware requirements for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Development is ongoing and support for a much wider range of hardware is expected for the game's final release.

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP/Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (included)

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.2 Ghz or AMD(R) Athlon(TM) XP 3200+ processor
RAM: 1GB RAM
VIDEO CARD: 128MB NVIDIA(R) Geforce(TM) 6600GT or ATI(R) Radeon(R) X800 (full list of supported chipsets below)
SOUND CARD: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
HDD SPACE: 950MB of free hard drive space, plus 700MB for Windows swap file
INTERNET: Broadband connection and service required for full gameplay and downloads. Features may change without notice.

#32 Posted by UpInFlames (13279 posts) -

I can give a confirmation based on the Quake Wars beta that everyone with the following hardware will undoubtably be able to play Quake Wars._Pedro_

Thanks, I updated the original post with Quake Wars and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.

#33 Posted by llakallaka (1230 posts) -
thnx man...got tired of all those forums just asking: will my pc run this.....will my pc run that....thnx....
#34 Posted by dante77_virgil (31 posts) -
I have an intel pentium 4, 3.6 GHZ proccessor with 512MB Ram and a 256 MB Geforce 6600 GT graphics card. I need to know that can i run the newest games or games like bioshock,lost planet etc.
#35 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -

Hmmm? Where'd the answer disappear to? Try again.

You are at the half way point for RAM. You really need more badly. That's your worst problem. The video card is relatively behind the times, but not so much as the RAM. Less of a problem is the comparative slowness of the processor -- system requirements haven't exactly run away from the old P4s, but its useful lifetime for games is almost over.

#36 Posted by xbxman82 (330 posts) -

i have a question that i need help to just bought myself doom and serious sam for the pc heres my question for you guys.I have vista it came on the computer and stuff not my choice on that one does anyone know if there is a patch or something for these games and the doom game is the ultimate doom for windows 95

my computer specs are

a dell dimension desktop e521

1gbddr-ram

320gbhdd

nvidia6150 graphics card

amd64x2 dual-core pro.

#37 Posted by Skyriderlink (111 posts) -

And I also noticed that with all my games when it reads my video card(s), it displays NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS and never says x2 or or 2 7600 GS and yes I do have SLI enabled from the NVIDIA control panel and turned on and off the multi GPU setting in Lost Planet. I really need a solution.

ONCE AGAIN, THANKS IN ADVANCE!!:)

washere12

I wander which window you are using and if it is window Vista use forceware158.**(sorry i forgot).Try to clean out your PC.If XP try system mechanic to clean out your pc.I suggest to have two windows.One to play games and one to do something else.Only than your Pc will max out it's performance.And make sure to connect two graphic cards with small daughter card.If you can try to replace your graphic cards.If you can get refund,replace them with 8800GTS or 2900XT will be a good option to play DX10 games like Crysis or Lost Planet with better graphic.You are welcome mate.

#38 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -

nvidia6150 graphics card

xbxman82

That is not a "card" at all. It is a rather inefficient onboard graphics chip built into the chipset. No one anywhere designs any games intentionally for IGPs like yours. But you should have an empty PCI-e (16) add-in slot, so you can buy at least a lower mid-level, actual video card such as a 7600 GS that doesn't draw much current, and probably would run, even on the small PSU your PC has.

#39 Posted by lordlors (5586 posts) -
is it really neccessary to upgrade to Core 2 Duo and to PCI Express Motherboard to enjoy these great upcoming PC games? my desktop pc's kinda old. its still AGP, Pentium 4 3.2 GHz, 1 Gig RAM, ASUS A9550 GE video card.
#40 Posted by tkearsleysvc (1 posts) -

I got supreme commander recently and got all sysetm req except 3ghz cpu got 2.6 and the game runs as slow as a slideshow. It runs good on low settings at start of matches but wen things buildup it goes all choppy, wat would I need to do to make run beta?

System Specs:

ATI Radeon x1600pro 256 memory, Intel p4 2.6ghz, 1g RAM

#41 Posted by Liquid_Snake92 (3380 posts) -

For Supreme Commander...

My desktop has-

AMD Athlon 2800 2.80Ghz

512MB Ram

80GB HD

I need to upgrade the Video Card so its pointless to put it out there. IF I upgrade my ram to 1GB will that have a signifigant affect on my performance.

What sort of video card would you suggest for my desktop, its over 4 years old now and I'm looking at something around 250.

My Laptop has-

AMD Athlon 2800 2.08GHZ

2GB Ram

2x100GB HD.

The computer is only about 3 months old so I'm guessing that the Video card can handle the game.

-X

TheSicknessX

not necessarily. a computer's ram, HD, and processor could all be top notch, but the one place that computer manufactuers skip out on when building computers is the video card. you could have a great one, or you could have a very low-end integrated graphics card. only you would know from the price and quality of the laptop. :P edit: sorry. i forgot to answer about SupCom. your laptop's RAM would be ok, as would it's HD. but i doubt the processor would hold up very well, and as i said before, we would need to know the video card to help you in that department

#42 Posted by Vfanek (7719 posts) -

Going to buy a RTS.. on my stone age comp..

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Card name: RADEON X600 Series, Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Hard drive: Well.. got enough space.

Am I able to run games like Supcom? The settings will be low of course, but I'm not intending on playing something that looks like AOE II either , so err, any RTSs?

#43 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -

The X600 was a retread when it was "new". ATI had introduced the 9600s late in the Radeon 9500-9800 generation, and had named them oddly, since they are slower, other than the XT, than the 9500s. The X300, X550, and X600 were modified by including PCI-e in new versions of the same silicon, from various speed versions of the 9600s. In other words, from slow old silicon.

Games with both a minimum and a recommended level, when the recommended is so much higher performance than the minimum, are practically telling lies with the minimums they suggest. You wouldn't be happy with the animation speed you would get. The small amount of RAM would also be a problem. Since I personally do not like crowds much at all, I never test MMOs, nor would I play an online RTS with more than just thosehere across my own LAN, so this is hearsay next, but supposedly the mob scenes with numerous players are quite demanding on processors, so you'd want to play with small groups.

FPS games are more problematic about frame rates than other games, and become unplayable rapidly when video performance is poor, but there are plenty of older, slower RTSes out there. The AoE games, apparently, aren't so very demanding on systems at all compared to Oblivion, for instance.

#45 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -

is it really neccessary to upgrade to Core 2 Duo and to PCI Express Motherboard to enjoy these great upcoming PC games? my desktop pc's kinda old. its still AGP, Pentium 4 3.2 GHz, 1 Gig RAM, ASUS A9550 GE video card.lordlors

Trying to get any more stretch from AGP is asking a lot. PCIe is no longer new. It's been almost three years since it took over, and games systems simply don't last so very long and still keep up without major upgrades. The C2D is still way out in front of the performance race, but there are plenty of more reasonably priced AMD processors to choose from, and only a couple of lower priced C2Ds so far. Your system suffers from video cheapness, though.

Well, given Asus's propensity to use names than mean absolutely nothing compared to what ATI's own names are, I could have overstated that. The Radeon 9550 is junk. It was junk when it was a Radeon 9600 SE, and still junk when it became the X300 PCI-e. Converting it back to AGP from PCI-e didn't change it from being bad junk. If Asus didn't follow the naming of ATI, you'll have to determine what you bought.

#46 Posted by xbxman82 (330 posts) -

thanks KIWI_1 for the help on my question i know when i read the thing i was even like wtf is this card but that is what i have.Is the 8800gt anygood or do you think i should get something different?

#47 Posted by sr-gogeta-goku (46 posts) -

this is my configuration for my future pc

ill be getting this in a day or 3

so the specs are

660i ultra mobo

2gb kingston 667mhzddr2 ram

e6420 2.13ghz

viewsonic 19" widescreen lcd

x530 5.1 speakers

pny geforce8800gts 640mbgddr3

is this system good enuf o run crysis at max resolutions and settings

#48 Posted by sr-gogeta-goku (46 posts) -

this is my configuration for my future pc

ill be getting this in a day or 3

so the specs are

660i ultra mobo

2gb kingston 667mhzddr2 ram

e6420 2.13ghz

viewsonic 19" widescreen lcd

x530 5.1 speakers

pny geforce8800gts 640mbgddr3

is this system good enuf o run crysis at max resolutions and settings

sr-gogeta-goku
can somebody please tell me please
#49 Posted by Kiwi_1 (2963 posts) -

Is the 8800gt anygood or do you think i should get something different?

As always, when anyone is considering a high performance upgrade, he/ she needs to take into account the demand that such video cards place on the power supply. A brand named PC is not usually sold with much more than the minimum needed for whatever internal components it is sold with (slightly less true for most Dell models, but the principle is the same). All of the 8800 cards want more 12 Volt current than a readymade PC can normally provide, and many such PCs are seriously (well, marvelous! The particular word I want is slipping out of memory -- OK, got it!) "Proprietary".

That means you often cannot just go down to the Comps-R-Us store, grab a 500 watt PSU and take it home to stick it in. You have to get one that is advertised as being intended for your particular system.

The video upgrade has to include the PSU as well as the GPU. (Almost) Finally, yes, the 8800 GT is very good.

Actually, in closing, here is the real "finally", I didn't add the "_1" at the end of the handle used here, that was the result of all the forums from various inter-related domains being combined, and some computer fiter did that. When I'm unable to use the plain Kiwi name that goes with being born in New Zealand, I will opt for "The Kiwi", because I am the oldest NZ born (I think) messager on the gaming boards.

#50 Posted by smokeydabear076 (22105 posts) -
[QUOTE="sr-gogeta-goku"]

this is my configuration for my future pc

ill be getting this in a day or 3

so the specs are

660i ultra mobo

2gb kingston 667mhzddr2 ram

e6420 2.13ghz

viewsonic 19" widescreen lcd

x530 5.1 speakers

pny geforce8800gts 640mbgddr3

is this system good enuf o run crysis at max resolutions and settings

sr-gogeta-goku
can somebody please tell me please

You might want to fork out a couple more bucks and purchase a e6600 instead, because the said hardware configuration for Crysis Ultra Quality is a E6600, 2 gigs of ram, and a 8800 GTS (based off of a recent interview.. can't find the link), but with that monitor you might not be playing the game at a super high resolution so you might be ok.