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Title: Computer specs
Post by: Ancient ninja on November 01, 2008, 03:15:58 PM
Hi,

How well could I play the newest PC games with these specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 2x3,00GHz ( Central processing unit )
MSI P6NGM-L DDR2 GeForce7050 PCI-E m-ATX ( motherboard )
2 x 1024 MB DDR2/800 Dimm Bulk
EVGA GeForce 9800GX2 1GB DDR3
Windows XP home

Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: Nige111 on November 01, 2008, 03:18:03 PM
fine.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: DiamonD on November 01, 2008, 03:19:52 PM
You should have no problems.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: Ancient ninja on November 01, 2008, 05:31:12 PM
Ok, thanks alot guys.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: Ancient ninja on November 02, 2008, 02:53:42 PM
Also do you think Vista is better? Is Vista the future or can I safely stick to XP for the next years?
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: DiamonD on November 02, 2008, 03:06:13 PM
Vista is alright at the moment, I'm not having too many problems with it. I can play all my games, and all the mod programs work fine.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: Abyss 25 on November 02, 2008, 03:07:11 PM
Windows 7 (Vienna) is coming soon so you might as well just stick with XP until then. Don't use the standard XP though. I would recommend TinyXP or DarkLite if you want an unbloated windows client.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: Ancient ninja on November 03, 2008, 09:00:00 PM
Windows 7 (Vienna) is coming soon so you might as well just stick with XP until then. Don't use the standard XP though. I would recommend TinyXP or DarkLite if you want an unbloated windows client.
Is tinyXP like a lite version of windows XP only it's faster? Does it have the same features as standard XP? Sorry for all the questions if they're annoying.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: KylerAdams on November 04, 2008, 01:02:26 AM
Is tinyXP like a lite version of windows XP only it's faster? Does it have the same features as standard XP? Sorry for all the questions if they're annoying.

Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TinyXP) says it allows you to customize your XP install, remove the things that you don't need, etc.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: DiamonD on November 04, 2008, 01:27:54 AM
Holy shit it's for Vista too? So basically, it'll make my computer more efficient program-wise?
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: SaxonSwine on November 04, 2008, 10:21:36 AM
Why not just remove some programs through Control Panel?  I know you can't remove IE, but most other crap can be removed.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: bloodsurfer on November 04, 2008, 11:42:47 AM
nLitle is just yet an other GUI for unattended installation of Windows. If you want to make a proper clean customize version of XP just use unattended installation, it's really powerful. Thanks to it I have been able to make to dispatch XP on multiple partition (one for the Core, one for Program Files and one for Document And Settings).
Take a look here, if you are interested: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/

Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: random salad on November 04, 2008, 12:22:04 PM
Also do you think Vista is better? Is Vista the future or can I safely stick to XP for the next years?
Vista is perfectly functional as is, though you may want to add another 2 gigs of RAM to that setup (preferrably by switching from a 2x1GB to a 2x2GB setup).

Oh, and removing things via nLite or using things like tinyXP is pointless on that setup.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: Ancient ninja on November 04, 2008, 03:28:05 PM
Vista is perfectly functional as is, though you may want to add another 2 gigs of RAM to that setup (preferrably by switching from a 2x1GB to a 2x2GB setup).

Oh, and removing things via nLite or using things like tinyXP is pointless on that setup.
I meant will games still be supported for XP in the future. For instance a new awsome game comes out but I can't play it because XP is too old and not used anymore.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: KylerAdams on November 04, 2008, 04:31:42 PM
I meant will games still be supported for XP in the future. For instance a new awsome game comes out but I can't play it because XP is too old and not used anymore.

Based on what happened with Halo 2.... I think it's safe to say that where games don't support older OS's, there will be patches to fix that.

Within reason, of course. Don't expect a patch for COD5 to support Win95.... I mean, if you're using 95, I thiiink it's time for an upgrade.
Title: Re: Computer specs
Post by: Ancient ninja on November 04, 2008, 05:20:33 PM
No ofcourse not. I'm using and will be using windows XP.