Just a small question about windows 7 gaming on a slower system

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by highrider, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. highrider

    highrider New Member

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    Hello there,

    My systems specs are basically as follows:

    Athlon 64 3500+
    1 GB RAM
    8600 GTS 256 MB

    I'd like to use win 7 to make use of direct x 10 since win xp lacks the support and generally play games like F.E.A.R 2 and Modern warfare.

    Do you think I would be able to play these games w/o problems with better graphics and about the same speed in Win 7 (or some kind of Gamer edition like ARC) ?

    Help me here please guys, I dont want to format my system for nothing!
     
  2. nasspi

    nasspi New Member

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    give us full system specs
     
  3. highrider

    highrider New Member

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    Sure;

    Epox 9NPA+ Ultra mobo (nForce 4)

    AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz 3500+

    1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS (256 MB)

    200 GB SATA 7200 rpm HD

    Awaiting your reply!
     
  4. eunix

    eunix New Member

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    You can put W7 on a machine at that level however I see your biggest problem being the amount of memory that you have. Your EPOX mb will support 4 G of Ram and you will want at least 2 Gig of ram for the machine to run decently.

    I would bring the machine up to 4 Gig and load the W7. You should be fine.

    I have W7 running on a Netbook with 1G and a couple of lappies with 2G of Ram (Dell D810 - Intel / Gateway 7422Gx Athlon 64 ) and it runs fine. Now the Gateway is running 64 bit and only has 1.5 G ram and I would not try to game on it. Ubuntu runs better and the D810 has a 2Ghz processor and is decent but these are lappies.

    At least you still have the option to upgrade your MB! @-)



    Eunix
     
  5. highrider

    highrider New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Since I am on a tight budget, I guess I can only upgrade the RAM but Epox mobo can accomodate an X2 dual core athlon processor maybe I should focus on that as my next upgrade.

    Out of curiosity, would I really notice an incredible difference in terms of visuals between DX9 and DX10 while playing DX10 supported games such as Modern Warfare 2 etc.. ??
     

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