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My Compaq deskpro

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:23 pm     Post subject: My Compaq deskpro Reply with quote

My pc is awsome I got it a month ago...


1.0 Ghz
448 MB ram
Winxp home edition
Nvidia graphics 16 mb upgrading to 64 soon!
Intel integrated audio (not used!) SBPCI64
This is a loaded compaq deskpro 2000 model. Happy
Definently not a DOS PC
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:10 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

This PC would have been very good 5-6 years ago. But would have still been lacking in graphics and audio departments.
To fast for DOS games, to weak for today's games.
Definetly nothing to brag about. Forbidding
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually roger after I buy the 64 mb graphics card I will be able to play all of the EA sports games and halo and halo two pretty much any game available of course running in minimum graohics. Celebratory
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, go ahead and buy that "64 mb" graphic card.
But believe me that 64 doesn't mean much in terms of performance. It's just for the amount of texture data the card can hold, but its speed is given by its GPU performance, and the memory's bandwitdh and speed.

Check out these very comprehensive articles about the characteristics of today's graphic adapters:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/131 - ATI
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/132 - nVidia

You'll notice that the amount of video memory it's not even listed, because it's not being considered significant.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:48 am     Post subject: graphics memory Reply with quote

May I say i'm not going to blow 80 dollars on a 128 mb graphics card when most new games only require 64 mb or 32 mb anyway. I'm not all that concerned about the graphic detail of my game just as long as it runs smoothly with ok graphics.
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