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What kind of PC could max out Halo CE during 2001-2002?

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This post is just out of curiosity since I don't have a good knowledge of old computer hardware history
    
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I would say 258mb ram with ATI rage 128 card..
    
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I used to max it with an Intel P4 @ 2.3 GHz, 512 MB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce FX5200.
 
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I remember playing it on my old laptop... That had a 1Ghz PIII, 256MB, win 2000... I can't remember what the graphics was though... Ran maxed at 1024x768 (then again there are not many settings to change) .
 
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Sadly, I have a GeForce 4 MX 440 (basically a rebranded 2 series) and 1.8 GHz P4 with 512 mb of ram... thing had some trouble on low at 1024x768
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post #6 of 19
i ran it maxed with a Celeron 1.7GHz S478 512MB Ram and a diamond radeon 9200 128MB and it ran fine at 800X600 only level that was unplayable was the beginning of The Silent Cartographer
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post #7 of 19
to play it at 1024x768 max settings 30fps+ you would probably need a 9800PRO
and a decent CPU (athlon XP around 1.8ghz, P4 around 2.5ghz)


keep in mind that the game was released for PC only in 09/2003 and it was not so well optimized, I remember struggling quite a bit to play it on a 8500LE
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I dunno how you guys were maxing it with such low end Hardware but I never found it smooth maxed @ 1024x768 until I bought my 6800GT and 3Ghz P4
     
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain318 View Post
I dunno how you guys were maxing it with such low end Hardware but I never found it smooth maxed @ 1024x768 until I bought my 6800GT and 3Ghz P4
Take mine with a grain of salt... I was 13 when this was released, I probably didn't care about FPS, just as long as it worked.

Also to the OP this game was not released till Q3/Q4 of 2003....
 
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Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2Ghz 9800GX2 (wet) 1998Mhz Shader 4.5GB mixed WD Caviar black 20GB 'SS' 
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Cheap beige DVD ROM Koolance full copper GX2 block Vista 32bit LG W2486L 
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Antec EA650 Antec 900 
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I7 920 D0 P6X58D-6 [Full mosfet/Northbridge blocks) GTX480 3x 2GB Dominator 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24 
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M4 64GB WD Green 1.5TB 2x WD CB 640GB Lite-on 22x dual layer, ASUS Blu-ray 
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Custom loop Windows 7 64 bit LG W2486L Microsoft (cheapest they had) 
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Logitec 5.1 
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by G33K View Post
Sadly, I have a GeForce 4 MX 440 (basically a rebranded 2 series) and 1.8 GHz P4 with 512 mb of ram... thing had some trouble on low at 1024x768
Must have been your P4. I believe I had the same card with an 2.2GHz Athlon 64 3400+ and I don't remember having any problems at 1280x1024.
    
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