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post #51 of 76
I had a Athlon XP 2400+ and a Radeon 9550.

I could run Doom3 at 800x600 lowish-medium settings. It still stuttered slightly. But man oh man did it look great. Doom 3 is still a decent looking game after all these years.
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post #52 of 76
I had an athlon xp 2400+ t-bred oc'd to 2.4ghz, with 512mb of mushkin (the legendary winbond chips) an Epox 8rda3i Pro motherboard and an ATI x1600 pro.

I ran doom 3 maxed at 40fps.

and hl2 maxed at over 80+ fps (source benchmark)
Edited by vspec - 4/6/11 at 8:48am
post #53 of 76
I could play HL2 but not maxed. At the time I had like an AMD Thunderbird 900 and a TI 4200 64MB. I ended up upgrading to a Barton 2500 and 6800GT 256MB after I picked up HL2, I could play the game fairly well with that setup.

I just retired the Barton 2500 and 6800gt a couple months ago, was in the kids PC.
Edited by Mudfrog - 4/6/11 at 8:49am
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post #54 of 76
PAinful memories lol...

I had a ....DELL.... (college). Socket 478 with onboard . I replaced the Mobo with a cheap Shuttle board. I was able to get my Wolfdale to 2.98 Mhz on the cheapo shuttle, but Hyperthreading didn't work (lol) so it was somewhat gimped. Had 1.5 Mb of DDR ram with a 7600 GT AGP card. The system 'worked' but was largely inefficient for what the CPU was capable of.

Ran HL2 pretty decently, Doom 3 struggled at high settings. I guess I accepted 20-35 FPS as ok then though (for doom 3). Only HL2 mods game me some troubles in FPS.

Then I built my first rig - E7200, sig mobo, and a 9800GTX+. No comparison
I do think back fondly on the old machine though, it was my first real step in modifying for upgraded performance. I learned so much.
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post #55 of 76
Radeon 9800 Pro -> 6800GT back then and Far Cry was the sleeper hit that year and trumped them both...
post #56 of 76
i had a 2.4ghz p4 and a 6600gt(agp) 256mb by PNY and i was using a program called "powerstrip" to overclock it. I bought the card for Far Cry and was then talked into the half life series and bought doom out of boredom.
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post #57 of 76
Had a Dell XPS Gen3 (Pentium 4 3.2 and X800 XT) and It might have almost maxed it just not at a very high res..
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I had a P4 3.2Ghz and a X600 I believe or was it x800 can't remember with 1GB of RAM. I couldn't max out Doom 3, but I could run it on medium to high settings. I was able to play HL2 and CSS all day though. Great times those were.
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I had a notebook from year 2000. Actually skipped all the games after UT99 and Warcraft 3. Till late 2005 for CS:S.
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post #60 of 76
I think it was a P4 Prescott @ 4Ghz with an NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT OCed to ?.

I maxed out Doom 3 but sometimes the frames got down to 30fps.
I maxed out HL2 np, until I had to turn on 8xAA because it looked so good, again 30fps sometimes, 25 with that helicopter!

Too bad I didn't have an AMD CPU then, they killed Intel.
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