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This I hope will be really popular and get alot of posts, because I know most of you have old rigs lying around and have tryed this on them and would like to know youyr results. I am a man who likes to keep the old running, so I am requesting for you guys who have installed a game on a (that is no more than 6yrs old so hl does count) on a rig that is below the minuim requrements. I know it is possible, but I would like to know the weakest rigs running demanding games on the itty gritty low settings, but the res must be at 800x600 other than that well you can post weather your went for the max settings just to fool around, or weather you really wanted to play the game and were out of a more powerfull rig so just ran it on 800x600 and the rest on the lowest settings. If this does get popular enough I will make a list of games and who ran the game with the weakest rig (fps doesn't matter just as long as it is at 1fps or higher). I am known for this because for the last 5 yrs I have had the same main rig and a few weaker backup rigs, you may know the rig because it was in my porfile but this is how the hardware went:


amd athlon 900mhz
hd: started off with a 30gb 4500rpm and later added a 80gb 5400rpm
ram: stared with a 128mb stick of pc133 and later added a 512mn pc133 and a 128mb pc133
gpu: started with a tnt2 ''vanta'' lol 8mb card, then later when I wanted to play cs 1.6 my mom got a gf4 mx 128mb, then recently I got a gf4 ti 4600.

I have run many games on it, but none I had to set crazy ultra low settings with it I just would have to wait a long time at loading screens.

*Games played on that rig listed above*

hl ran like cs.
hl2 ran alright just with the same settings as css, just a little bad when there was alot of shooting going on.
cs well it ran great, this game will probley be on alot of peoples lists with like a p2 rig running it or somthing.
css ran alright with at 1024x768 with med textures and med models and everything else on low.
swat 4 somewhat low settings I don't rember the exact.
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you're freakin nuts

i can't imagine running something on a piece of crap like that not to be offending, but geeez, a athlon 900 mhz?
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My friend has a crappy Dell and I helped him to get css on it. Not to mention its an old dell. We had to bump directx down to 6 or 7. He has a cele and no gpu. After I worked on it a bit he was able to run it ok all settings on low.
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Hmmm, I know I was watching a comercial a few months ago on dell and usually it says intel inside and it was a little more expensive, bt then I saw this comercial and it was like 100$ cheaper and it said celeron inside, and I was like ROFL!!!!! Nothing against celerons, but if I were to get one I would totally oc it, since it has less L2 cache. So now with dells you get an even weaker cpu that you can't oc. Yes I still have the athlon 900mhz and have had it since like the year 2000.
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i have an old emachines with a pentium 2 and i was able to run cs 1.6 on lowest settings.
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What other hardware was in it because I had a p2 266 and it played cs 1.6 alright at 1024x768, but it had 192mb of ram and a tnt2 oc'd.
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I got Q4 to run on my sys. FEAR wont even boot up hehe and havent even tried to play HL2 or BF2
CPU: Celeron-S 1300 (13x100)
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HA, with my moms rig because we had it so long I must have done every little tweak and juice every mhz out of the gpu. Can you oc the cpu with that board? BTW nice useage of yesterdays tech.
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Originally Posted by buttmud
you're freakin nuts

i can't imagine running something on a piece of crap like that not to be offending, but geeez, a athlon 900 mhz?
Give him a break lol hes only giving us all abit of insight.
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YES! I did actually get to OC it once but it was with some software and I only got about 300 more Mhz I think the psu wont handle it at all not when the vid card is sucking it dry CANT WAIT TILL INCOME TAXES
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