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Posted: 2/18/2006 7:12:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 7:13:22 PM EDT by ATNT]
My present set up is
Win XP pro
Pentium 4 3.4GH D550 FSB800MHz
512MB(DDR SDRAM/PC3200)x2
200GB 7200RPM HD
Geforce 6600 256MB
915P/G Combo MS-7058 ATX mother board

I want to play Americas Army and BF2.
Some flash games go into slow motion when a lot of stuff is moving so I'm worried.

Also I would like to use two monitors, I know that my video card can support it, but is the rest of the stuff up to the task?

Are there any recommended upgrades?

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:17:13 PM EDT
that will do just fine.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:25:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 11:26:00 PM EDT by adair_usmc]
That will be just fine.

Are you running the latest version of flash?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:51:59 AM EDT
what kind of connection do you have?
as long as it's a good high speed you should be fine
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:07:35 PM EDT
it'll do fine, but I'd bump up the RAM by at least another 512MB.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:21:06 PM EDT
Thanks for all the advice
I have got ADSL .
Just checked flash, and it seems that I have the latest version.

Well off to buy BF2 then
Will have a look at extra RAM too.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:11:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 10:12:12 AM EDT by Unicorn]
I play AA on my laptop with justa 64 meg mobile Radeon 9550/9600, so a 6600 should be more than good enough. Maybe not with the detail maxed out, but more than enough with stuff set on medium. Same for BF2. I can't play it as it needs a 128 meg video card, but you should be ok.

I second the reccomendation to upgrade your RAM to a gig.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:31:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ATNT:
Thanks for all the advice
I have got ADSL .
Just checked flash, and it seems that I have the latest version.

Well off to buy BF2 then
Will have a look at extra RAM too.



Never underestimate the advantages to having 2 gigs of RAM
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:05:49 AM EDT
it sucks having a board with 4 dimm slots and they are all filled with 256's. It was just too expensive at the time to buy the 512 matched pairs.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:15:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
it sucks having a board with 4 dimm slots and they are all filled with 256's. It was just too expensive at the time to buy the 512 matched pairs.



Or you could just buy two 1gig matched pair sticks, like I do.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:03:22 PM EDT
yeah maybe one of these days when im rich like you guys.......
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:52:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chokey:
it'll do fine, but I'd bump up the RAM by at least another 512MB.



What he said.

I play BF2 all the day - 1GB seems to go well with it.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:16:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 8:17:55 AM EDT by Matthew_Q]

Originally Posted By cruze5:
it sucks having a board with 4 dimm slots and they are all filled with 256's. It was just too expensive at the time to buy the 512 matched pairs.



Now you can get a gig for less than $100. I've seen 2x512s as low as $60. Swap and then sell your old RAM on Egay.

Your box should be fine for those games dood. Have at it.

Do a little tuning in your OS, too. Use MSCONFIG to stop any unnecessary programs from starting. (click Start, Run, type in MSCONFIG and go to the startup tab) Uncheck anything you know you don't want. Experiment with the ones you're not sure about, and leave the ones that you need. You want your system doing as little else as possible when you're gaming.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:00:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 9:01:09 AM EDT by adair_usmc]

Originally Posted By -42-:

Originally Posted By Chokey:
it'll do fine, but I'd bump up the RAM by at least another 512MB.



What he said.

I play BF2 all the day - 1GB seems to go well with it.




He has one gig allready -

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:00:37 PM EDT
ugh.

I didn't see that x2 part.

It was early, I hadn't had my coffee yet.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:23:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -42-:
ugh.

I didn't see that x2 part.

It was early, I hadn't had my coffee yet.



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