Windows 2000 Gaming Review(question)

Discussion in 'Tech' started by u2knetwork, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    7 - 15 and 10 - 18 FPS is not playable at all lol.
  2. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Most Demanding PC Game? - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

    There are a tons of others, it's pretty much unanimous. Crysis is THE most demanding PC game out there, and runs fairly shitty even on equipment from 2 years ago. Much less the 1990s.

    And even for playing older Windows 98/DOS based games, keeping the other PC doesn't make much sense. I play games from that era without issue, and if I ran into anything with an issue I would emulate, run Virtual PC, etc. But oh well, clearly we're dealing with a pretty thick obstruction here. If you like fossilized computer gaming and bankrupt computer companies then more power to you.
  3. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    Good luck! A few years back I gave up on my favorite game from win 95, Microsoft fury. After building my quad core and finally switching to vista one day I came home to find my son playing Fury on my new rig, this thanks to vista.
    The link MSP posted is for a box similar to mine with no vid card for $450. After running this quad for some time I have difficulty working on friends pc because they are so much slower. If you must get the gateway at least take advantage of the situation. I'm sure you can get a better system for a good price especially if their warranty is a pipe dream.
  4. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    So... you're playing games with a framerate lower than's necessary for the eye to see fluid motion. I bet those games are shit easy as you can see the bullets enter your field of vision in slow motion. ;)

    I bet Roller Coaster Tycoon and Sim City 2000 run awesome.

    Well blind brand loyalty is reason the Big 3 Auto makers are still in business. :???:
  5. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    ROFL


    Seriously, this guy is fuckin with us. I mean, a 600mhz cpu even attempting to run Crysis is humorous. Hell, the sarcastic posts on /. regarding server clusters went from "imagine a beowulf cluster" to "can it run crysis?"

    Edit: he's trolling. FFS the 2450/8400GS are PCIe cards but it runs on an 8 yr old motherboard!
  6. Daveyiv2k1

    Daveyiv2k1 Moderator Staff Member

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    my athlon 64 3700+ and geforce 7800gts wouldnt even run crysis playably...
  7. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I want what ever he is smoking
  8. u2knetwork

    u2knetwork " Smallville United "

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    Wrong, first of all its a 2400HD Visiontek , second the 8400GS and the 2400HD are in PCI bus now:

    Visiontek2400HD
    Welcome to Visiontek: Unbelievably Real Graphics

    PNY 8400GS
    PNY

    ATI has 3 different 2400HD PCI cards, the Visiontek, HIS, and powercolor, 3rd, AMD Is releasing the 3450 PCI soon, and BFG just release the 8400GS. Also Sparkle has 4 Different 8400GS cards, and Sparkle also has a 8500GT, and Albatron has a 8400GS, 8500GT, and the best PCI card which is the 8600GT PCI GDDR3. Might want to learn the facts before calling someone a troll.

    Well something is wrong with your computer, because crysis plays just fine on my computer with either one of those which i mention, the 6200, or 2400HD, or the 8400GS. Hell even the 6200 was pushing the game at over 20fps, and this was at 1024x768 all settings on medium.
  9. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Wrong. Look at your own pics for your uber-gamer rig:

    Notice any "PCIe" in those pics?


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  10. u2knetwork

    u2knetwork " Smallville United "

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    Wait what? Are you talking about where it says PCIE , if so, the new pci cards use a special pcie to pci bridge , thats why it says pcie instead of PCI.
    [​IMG]

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    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    u2knetwork " Smallville United "

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    You do understand that i am not using windows XP anymore? Also you also understand that i am buying a new rig soon for the new stuff? And i plan have 2 desktop computers, one for the new games and one for the old games right?

    Besides the point, 3dmark 2003 is the only version that works good on my system. 3dmark 2005 and 2006 installs just fine, but i get the BSOD, so i don't use them.
  13. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    In which case the video card becomes limited by the PCI bus. The PCI bus is then shared between any PCI cards and the audio system. The only bridge used on it would be on the video card in which case the video card would show up as a PCI card. And where did you download your drivers for that video card from?

    It's like arguing with a younger sibling, god I miss the constant fuckery.
  14. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    you know...building a PC is insanely simple.

    If you have the depth of knowledge to install a video card, and install drivers/OS...then you can build your own PC with ease.

    I pieced mine together for a fraction of the cost of similar machines, and I put it together in less than an hour.

    The whole machine cost about 800 dollars last christmas, and can play Crysis @ 1920x1080 in ultra high detail. and I get a shitload better framerate than 15fps lol


    edit: also don't discount Vista, so far it has been way more stable than Xp was. Plus it has more features, as well as the ability to play older games in legacy/compatibility mode.

    and if that fails, a dual boot system is easy too. I have a dual boot setup with XP (although I never use it anymore, I'm about to format that partition)
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    3DMark causes blue screens? Oh yeah, keeping that relic machine is a great idea. What was I thinking?
  16. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    You do realize that the new one will be capable of playing the older games right? :confused:

    It's like my grandfather who has his new tv on top of his old tv, cause damnit the sound still works and he can watch one game and listen to another!

    LoL!

    I've suggested to Dan that we create a Hall of Fame subforum to immortalize awesome and epic threads. I think this thread might be a good candidate for that.
  17. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    LOL at the grandfather / TV example.

    But yeah, Crysis looks good on his Gateway in the same way this is a beautiful woman:

    [​IMG]

    It's all in the eye of the beholder I guess...
  18. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    arrrrrgh

    the face that can't be unseen!

    And guys... that's trolling at it's best. Or a display of autism / borderline retarded IQ
  19. u2knetwork

    u2knetwork " Smallville United "

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    My computer plays my games just fine, so i really don't see what all the fuss is about. You want me to upgrade, well as of this moment i have no plans to do so, and thats pretty much it. I can use the net, my OS is faster in loading, listen to music, and gaming is fine, so again, i enjoy my computer, thats pretty it.

    Whenever i do buy my secondary computer, i decided to get the follow and this is final:

    Gateway Brand Desktop
    Intel Motherboard
    300 - 350 Watts PSU
    CPU with 2.4ghz or more
    No Speakers, i use headphones
    Albatron 8600GT 256MB 128bit bus GDD3( I am sticking with PCI cards )
    2GB Ram or more
    XP home Edition or Vista Basic 32bit.

    Peace
  20. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Well here you go, this is the only thing Gateway has that comes close to your specifications.

    Gateway Official Site: Shop - Desktops - DX4720-03 Product Details - DX 4720 03 Product Details

    The power supply is exactly 300 watts, which is good because we all know that's a key thing to be particular about when shopping for a new PC. Here are the consumer reports reliability ratings for the current generation of desktop computers for reference since you're mind is made up:

    [​IMG]

    Super reliable, so who cares if they go out of business. You'll definitely not need any warranty repair.
  21. Mr. Ali

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    Sticking with PCI for gfx? This guy is 100% a troll. Hes just trying to get everyone all riled up and its working.
  22. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    DUN

    DUN

    DUUUUUUUUUUUN

    Look at that sexy Apple company at the top of that chart. :cool:
  23. MSP

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    The odd thing? Gateway's laptops are right in the middle of the pack with Dell and others, in terms of reliability. How could they get laptops right and fuck up desktops? I would think it would be the other way.
  24. u2knetwork

    u2knetwork " Smallville United "

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    I have images block from this site, until the admin move that picture of a woman or whatever from this thread. That photo is scaring me :( So i can not click on the quote button

    Anyways

    MSP: There is a 90% chance i will end up buying a gateway computer for some of my local pc shops or pawn shops when one ships in that i want. However, that gateway computer is on my list, so i also may end up buying it. All i know, i am going to buy my secondary computer before 2009. So i guess we will just have to wait and see what i get. I will let you folks know when i get it.

    Mr. Ali: Whats wrong with PCI cards? For windows98se on this computer i am using a BFG 6200 video card, and it plays my games without any performance drops and very smooth. There is nothing wrong with PCI cards, they get the job done, so i don't see what the problem is.
  25. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Their slow. Compare a PCI video card to the exact same model with PCIe and the PCIe will perform better. The PCI interface is old and slow and being phased out.