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First post so be easy on the tech speak!
Right was given a copy of Oblivion the other day and this is what set all this off - basically my Acer Aspire Rc500 (P4 3.2Ghz, 1gig Ram, Gefore 5200fx graphics card wont handle it!
So off i went to look for some upgrade cards - the ATi X1950 Pro wont fit into the case so that leaves me with the options of one the £150 ish nvidia cards.
Anyway when im looking around for a new card, i come across an Packard Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300, 1.86GHz, 1GHz FSB, 2MB Cache, VISTA Premium,1GB DDR RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive, 512MB ATi Radeon X1600 for £300.
The question is do i go that little bit more on the cost front and get this new computer or do i stick and keep my current one for a while longer and get a new GC?
Would i see a huge difference?
The missus can have the old one if i did get one!
Any thoughts appreciated
I doubt that machine would run Oblivion, not enough ram and Vista is causing havoc with some games.
The recommended specs for Oblivion are-
3ghz Intel P4 or equivalent
1gb ram (2gb would be better)
ATI 800 or nVidia gforce 6800 graphics cards
My preference would be to get a new graphics card, you can get the gf6200 for £39 or less now, and hold off on the new pc until some of the issues with Vista have been soted.
Hope this helps.
To run oblivion under Vista, and it won't. I would look for a better nvidiacaclick here
Cheers for all the input,
so overall thoughts are to stick with my pc but upgrade with a new card and perhaps add some more ram?
Its just i didnt want to go spanking more money into a lost cause if the ol pent 4 is gonna die soon anyway, btw whats the comparison between the old pentium 4's and the new dual core say 6400 - i would have thought that the dual cores would be better am i wrong?
Another Q so bare with me, i have 2x 512M Ram in there at the moment, if i wanted to upgrade, i would have to put two more chips in that match correct? ie add in pairs - say add another 2x 521 or 2x 1024 so i cant just whack one more 1024 in.
if you have agp and windows xp a 7600gt or 7900gs. the vista pc has a 1600 graphics card that is poor. remember you may need a better psu to run a new card.
You see here lies the quandry, how do i know if my current pc can take it?
Why not get the Pkrd Core 2 Duo E6300, 1GB DDR RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, 512MB ATi Radeon X1600 for £300.
AND Then.... add some more ram and a new PCIe graphics card,
if you are getting a new pc it is better to pay a bit more and get one with a decent graphics card to start with. you can find the length and height of cards on a google search.
Remember Oblivion might not run on Vista, as crosstrainer posted earlier. Also that graphics card ( x1600 )would only run Oblivion on the lowest setting and with that game the graphics are it's greatest feature.
Basically ive got 400 quid max, the missus is harping on about getting her a laptop but my comp aint cutting ther mustard with games anymore, choices choices, spend and get a new dual core and mod it as much as i can up to 400quid or just go for a new card and hold out for another year with the one ive got? if i can ?
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