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(Different specs) So would this computer with these specs be able to run Fallout 3?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mr.Peebles, Nov 22, 2009.

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  1. Mr.Peebles

    Mr.Peebles Thread Starter

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    I made a previous post about a computer I was planning to buy and whether Fallout 3 can run on those specs. But there's been a change of plans. The computer is sold out and outta stock so this is my second choice to buy Costco.

    Would this computer with these specs run Fallout 3 at least above medium settings?

    HP Pavilion e9280t Desktop
    Intel Core i7 Processor
    1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650
    9GB RAM
    1TB Hard drive
    Windows 7 Home Premium
     
  2. leroys1000

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    As far as the hardware goes yes.
    I ran fallout 3 on an X800 and the 4650 far outperforms that.

    I am not familiar with windows 7 yet,but you will probably
    need to run the 64 bit version to recognize all that ram.
    Don't know if that is going to present problems.
     
  3. Tanis

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    leroys is right, looking at the hardware you shouldn't have any major problems running Fallout 3.

    I would check to see if the version of WIndows 7 that comes with it it 32bit or 64bit though, again as leroys has suggested. If it is only 32bit you will be wasting a lot of the system RAM, it will likely only be able to utilise approximately 2 - 2.5Gb of the 9Gb it has installed! This is a limitation of 32 bit Operating Systems and can not be got around.

    This seems to be a general marketting ploy as many, everyday users, will not be aware of the 32bit Operating Systems limitations. They just see 9Gb RAM and assume more = better.

    If you can provide a link to the specific system people will be able to comment more accurately.
     
  4. lilb

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    Yes, it will but as leroy and tanis said you have so much ram that you will never be able to use,:eek: i use 2gbs and have never maxed it out i would suggest you get 4gbs of ram and put the rest of your budget towards a better gpu such as a 5770 or simular, since it has dx11 support so its up to date with your opperating system.:cool:
     
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    Also ive looked online and the price of this computer shouldn't be over $1300 with a core i7 920 2.66ghz 8gbs of ram and 2x640gb hdds.
     
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    I would recommend this computer for gaming : http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671&N=4017755 4294908836&Mo=3&No=0&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=
    Once again has to much ram but has support for multi-gpu and already has a gts 250. It has the best reviews and people have played far cry 2 at the highest with no slow-downs. its $1299 and doesn't come with a monitor. so thats a downside. its the ibuypower s915gi gaming pc, it runs with watercooling on the cpu. so its really quiet. and putting in a second gts 250 would cost about $140. so i would suggest this computer over the other one. But like i said no monitor comes with it so that is a downside so all together it would cost you around 1500 with monitor and everything. just a suggestion.
     
  8. lilb

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    heres a review of the ibuypower s915i gaming pc :
    Pros: can't beat the price for this quality.
    Cons: extra sata power cables would be nice, no hd and optical drive mounting hardware


    Model Number: iBuypower S915i
    "This computer has an excellent combination of devices including a very fast processor, a high end graphics card, high speed memory, and a hard disk with enormous capacity. It is truly great for gamers. Far Cry 2 and similar high detail and rapidly moving graphics games play perfectly with no hesitations or crashes.The power supply can easily handle additional drives or bridged graphic cards."
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
     
  9. Mr.Peebles

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    Thanks! :D
     
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