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Hey guys Ive got a question or two to ask you

I have a store bought dell pc right now with this hardware
Pentium d 930 3ghz dual core
2gb ddr2 ram 667 mhz
250gb sata hard drive

I just bought a corsair cx430 watt psu and a asus 8800gt 512mb video card. It will be hooked up to my hdtv which is 1280x720 res. I am in the process of building a new pc but it wont be done until january unfortunately.

was wondering if I should be able to play the following games on the pc I have now
Borderlands
FO3
FO new vegas
COD4
And if you had to guess what kind of settings at 1280x720

In january the parts will be
Phenom 2 x4 965be cpu
4 gb ddr3 1333mhz ram
1 tb hard drive
corsair cx 430watt psu
8800gt

Still on the same display. I figured the video card should be able to hold me over until I get the new rig done, once the new rig is done I will use the 8800gt until I save enough for a hd6850. I got the card and PSU for $60 shipped so I couldnt really beat the deal. At least once I get the new rig built I will have the 8800gt as a back up video card in case I ever need to rma something. I am just going crazy not being able to play any games right now.

I know I wont be able to max these games out, but it will get me by until I build the new pc in january
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post #2 of 10
Probably max or close to max settings on each of those games at that resolution. Good to go.
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That's nice to hear, I just set up a steam account, I'm gonna go ahead and buy borderlands goty edition now for $7.50

I just wanted to make sure, I'm going crazy playing only angry birds and plants vs zombies on the pc. Im putting the dell pc in my daughters room when i get the new rig built so she can watch netflix in her room. Just gotta buy her a 22-24 inch monitor and she will be set
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Those games will work pretty good but you will still be bottlenecked.
I remember when I first got my 8800GT, I also had a p4 631 OCd to 4.5Ghz and it still didn't even come close to the overall performance I got with the E6750 I had at the time. That Pentium D isn't that much faster than a last gen P4.
However, once you upgrade to that x4, its gonna be a whole different story.
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Thanks very much, I appreciate the fast reply
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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
Those games will work pretty good but you will still be bottlenecked.
I remember when I first got my 8800GT, I also had a p4 631 OCd to 4.5Ghz and it still didn't even come close to the overall performance I got with the E6750 I had at the time. That Pentium D isn't that much faster than a last gen P4.
However, once you upgrade to that x4, its gonna be a whole different story.
I knew it would be a bottle neck, I just didn't know how well it would play those games. It will be enough to hold me over and thats all I need for now.
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lol I am on youtube right now watching videos of pentium 4 and pentium d rigs running borderlands. guy said at 1280x1024 with a pentium 4 2.8ghz, hd 4650 gets 2-30 fps without fraps recording. i sure hope my old pc does a little better then that
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I got my gpu and psu installed today, got fo3 and borderlands installed too. At work now and cant wait to get home and see how it handles those 2 games. I think medium settings will work good since they are also on console. Medium settings should look like console quality right?

You guys have any tips for how to do my settings in game?

I got fraps installed already so i can watch the frame rate between settings. Hopefully these 2 games run good, ill be posting again in here around midnight with some results on my frame rate and I'm sure ill have some questions.
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Fallout 3 set the default to high and everything seemed great til I got out the vault, I saw a water puddle and it looks terrible, I gotta play with settings still. I dropped down to 40 once when I was fighting my way out the fault, I am outside now so I will see what happens. If I have to put it on medium then so be it, I am very surprised it is playing as good as it is right now
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I have the settings on medium default now. When I'm outside in the open it stays around 30-45 the lowest ive seen it is 29fps. I leave fraps running in the top right hand corner.

I do have a question tho what settings can I turn up that won't drop the framerate? I know the gpu usage has to be low with it on medium. I don't know what settings I can turn up that will increase gpu usage but keep the fps the same in fallout 3.

I haven't played borderlands yet but for 5 minutes. I'm stuck on fo3
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