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I personally hate it when people simply say "no, it can't game" without giving any reason. Also, I bet those same people have never had a terrible computer.

With tweaking, I managed to game somewhat on my old single cored 2.2GHz P4 with 1GB of RAM and an old PCI video card. No, it wasn't something awesome, but I could still get stuff like WoW and TF2 running on it. What you have is considerably better then my really old computer. I would say you could game on it, but don't expect ground breaking results. You'll likely be in the medium area with settings on most games, and the higher end stuff you may have to run at a lower resolution, but gaming you can do!

Also, if something is playable is entirely opinion to an extent. For a game like WoW, 10FPS is playable. For a game like Minecraft, similar. TF2 you'll probably want at least 20FPS, etc etc, but even though that's the lowest I like doesn't mean it's the same for you.
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I personally hate it when people simply say "no, it can't game" without giving any reason. Also, I bet those same people have never had a terrible computer.

With tweaking, I managed to game somewhat on my old single cored 2.2GHz P4 with 1GB of RAM and an old PCI video card. No, it wasn't something awesome, but I could still get stuff like WoW and TF2 running on it. What you have is considerably better then my really old computer. I would say you could game on it, but don't expect ground breaking results. You'll likely be in the medium area with settings on most games, and the higher end stuff you may have to run at a lower resolution, but gaming you can do!

Also, if something is playable is entirely opinion to an extent. For a game like WoW, 10FPS is playable. For a game like Minecraft, similar. TF2 you'll probably want at least 20FPS, etc etc, but even though that's the lowest I like doesn't mean it's the same for you.
He asked if it was good for gaming. I don't think it is. Any recent game will only play at low/medium settings combo and 1280x720.
    
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I personally hate it when people simply say "no, it can't game" without giving any reason. Also, I bet those same people have never had a terrible computer.

With tweaking, I managed to game somewhat on my old single cored 2.2GHz P4 with 1GB of RAM and an old PCI video card. No, it wasn't something awesome, but I could still get stuff like WoW and TF2 running on it. What you have is considerably better then my really old computer. I would say you could game on it, but don't expect ground breaking results. You'll likely be in the medium area with settings on most games, and the higher end stuff you may have to run at a lower resolution, but gaming you can do!

Also, if something is playable is entirely opinion to an extent. For a game like WoW, 10FPS is playable. For a game like Minecraft, similar. TF2 you'll probably want at least 20FPS, etc etc, but even though that's the lowest I like doesn't mean it's the same for you.
I have played some of the same games over the years from machines such as a P4 Prescott with a 6800 GTX to an FX-57/7900gtx sli to the simply amazing FX-60 pushing a single 8800 followed by a decent i5-750/570GTX build to my present machine. There is a difference between being able to log in a game, watching the slide show ensue, and playing it for enjoyment.

The OP would be better off by investing in a lower end SB build if money is tight than to try to force his extremely old computer to limp along in games that are frankly no longer optimized for old technology. Decent performing builds can be had for 300 dollars as seen in other threads by choosing components carefully or even buying used from folks here on OCN. There is quite a huge difference between trying to play wow at 10fps and actually getting to enjoy the game at 50fps+ with more modern equipment. Enjoyment is what gaming is all about, no?

@the OP: Yes, your computer can "play" current titles on the lowest of low settings, but it will be a frustrating experience. I would recommend looking into a nice low-end (but current) gaming system that fits your budget.

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GTA: SA
Portal 1
Call of Duty 3

thats the kind of games you can play
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