Buying of hardware

January 16, 2010 at 23:23:51
Specs: Windows XP, Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU
I have:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Service Pack 3

Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU
E2180 @2.00GHz
999MHz, 1.50 GB of Ram

I had some problem of playing some game - Star Wars Knight Of the Old Republic.. I checked the system requirement on Yougamers.com and it says that I can play it on High recommended setting but when I try it, the game slows/lags.. Any help?

The game requirement was:

Computer: 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible computer
Operating Systems: Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP
CPU: Intel PIII 1 GHz or AMD Athlon 1 GHz required
Memory: 128 MB RAM required for Windows 98, 256 MB RAM required for Windows ME/2000/XP
Graphics Card: 32 MB OpenGL 1.4 compatible PCI or AGP 3D Hardware Accelerator with Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) Capability required
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible Audio Device required
CD-ROM: Quad Speed CD-ROM drive required
Input Device: Keyboard and mouse required
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 9.0b is included on this CD.
Installation: 4.0 GB of free hard drive space required
Supported Chipsets at this time:
ATI Radeon 8500/9000/9200
ATI Radeon 9500/9600/9700/9800
NVIDIA GeForce 2/3/4 family
NVIDIA GeForceFX family

Recommended Specifications:
CPU: 1.6 GHZ AMD or Intel processor
Video Chipset: ATI Radeon 9200 or better, NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti or better
RAM: 512 MB RAM


I was thinking of upgrading my com so I can play better game ... I was thinking of buying an ATI Radeon X800 GT coz i dun hv that much money (still schooling though)...

Can anyone suggest to me what hardware I should buy to boost my gaming experience?

Thks to those who replied to me


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#1
January 17, 2010 at 04:16:46
Some old games have problems with modern hardware.I assume u have pci-e x16 slot. Radeon x800xl is old card look for hd4670 with gddr3 cost $69,the card can play modern games in high or medium settings.And later u can add another 1gb and remove 512mb to have a total of 2gb.What is your board name & model?

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#2
January 17, 2010 at 07:24:45
Does it lag when you play it with medium settings?

What is the make & model of your current video card?

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#3
January 17, 2010 at 07:26:28
You didn't state which video card you're currently using.

"I was thinking of buying an ATI Radeon X800 GT"

Don't do it.


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#4
January 17, 2010 at 12:41:30
To: Kuwese - how do i check one?

To: Sabertooth & Jam i have ATI Radeon X300se 128mb Video Card


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#5
January 17, 2010 at 14:48:13
Radeon X300SE HyperMemory - eh?

Well, it's no surprise you're having a hard time gaming on your machine. The X300SE is not much of a step up from integrated video & not a gaming card. It is definitely not going to cut it with DX9 games regardless of how much of your system memory you allocate to prop it up ... you can get a far better card that should be within your budget, provided your budget is reasonable & not something like $10.00.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#6
January 17, 2010 at 21:29:15
9500gt it's not good gaming card go 4 ati radeon hd 4670 with gddr3.

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#7
January 18, 2010 at 04:28:05
To Sabertooth: Thks for the help ... Don't worry my budget is reasonable & affordable

Thks again


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#8
January 18, 2010 at 04:31:10
And also to others ... Thks

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#9
January 18, 2010 at 06:04:34
simple u want to game with good budget go for wut kuwese said
HD 4670 512MB ddr3 for $70

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#10
January 18, 2010 at 07:17:59
yeah.. i think i can afford between $50 & $75

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#11
January 18, 2010 at 14:05:57
If you can afford that much, all the better...

Newegg has the HD4670 @ $60 AR w/ free shipping.

Or if you have a PSU that's adequate enough...

They also have a 9800GT @ $75 AR w/ free shipping.

Don't let the 1GB on the HD4670 fool you, the more expensive 9800GT with 512MB does in fact outperform the HD4670. Regardless, both of these GPUs will blow the X300SE completely out of the water.

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