If i buy this computer will it handle source?

May 9, 2009 at 23:29:33
Specs: Windows XP
Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop PC.

This is the computer that i might buy tomorrow it has a 2.8 ghz processor with 256mb of RAM and a directx level 9 graphics card. will this be able to handle Counter Strike Source????

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May 10, 2009 at 06:13:30
You're not gonna do squat with just 256MB RAM & what exactly is a "directx level 9 graphics card"? My guess is it's onboard graphics. The Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 used on the Dimension 3000 absolutely sucks for gaming so you'll have to install an actual card. But here's the problem - the motherboard has standard PCI slots only...no AGP, no PCI-express. Look at the specs:


This is not a good system. If you pay more than $50 for it, you're getting ripped off. And even if you add more RAM & a PCI video card, it will never be a good gaming machine.

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