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post #1 of 18
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Here's my situation. I got about $138, a 6600GT, some hard-drives, a case, power supply, cooling, operating system and optical drives.

On the other hand, I have my Pentium 4 2.4 rig, which has a 9600XT 128mb, 512mb RDRAM.

Now, is anyone playing Guild Wars on a system this dated that can comment on the playable frame-rates at 1024x768 with lower settings? Maybe medium or low settings?

I know it'll run better if I get an AM2 Processor, motherboard and ram, but I just want to know if it'll play acceptably on the P4 at least long enough to last until summer, so I can save my money and build a Core 2 Quad rig instead of having to go AM2 just because I already got an AM2 board.
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post #2 of 18
I think I played it on a P4 1.4 and a Riva TNT 16MB a couple of years ago in the beta... I think I had 10-15 FPS on 800x600 low settings, so yours will run with absolutely no problems.
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post #3 of 18
yeah, before I build this pc I was on an Old Hp754n. with a Fx5200 and I could play fine( High settings from what I can remember) . I can't realy spc frame rates for ya

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post #4 of 18
My little brother plays on an Intel Celeron 1.2Ghz with 512MB of ram and an MX4000. Although I'm not sure of the actual framerates he gets, it's playable at all low settings for him.
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I had that running on an old compaq pressacrapio. Celly @ 1.2 256mb ram x800pro vid card (dont ask) and a 40 gig hdd. Oh not to mention a compaq 250 watt psu. Ran alright I guess. Load times were a PIA....
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Yours will run perfect man
    
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post #7 of 18
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So if I cut the Services short in Windows, run no back ground programs, I can play it on high at 1024x768 or medium and I'll just have crappy load times?

Thanks a lot guys! Rep all around for helping me out.

This is a HUGE help because it's the difference between being two-three steps toward my Dream PC or being 0 steps toward it.
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post #8 of 18
Yeah, you should be fine. Even w/o cutting some services. Heck, my brother has AIM, myspace messenger, msn messenger, and xfire all running in the background while playing lol.
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NP good luck and have fun with it
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post #10 of 18
yeah I limited background programs the best I could.
Although I was at 1024X768 my load times actually weren't all that bad, then again I had the computer for about 5 years

Glad to help. By the way if you can catch me when I'm on, I use "Kc Warden" allot. I can help a bit with the cash problem
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