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H0bbes

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#1 16 years ago

ok i got like 2 questions ... 1. would an 128mb x300 SE let bfv run smooth like on good i dont even care if it runs smooth on low i just want it to run smoothly i have no need for amzing grafx but can someone tell me the capabliityies of this card running bfv .you no will it run good on which setting high med low oh yea with 1gig of ram 2. are dell desktops completely customisable like would i beable to customise it all the way not just the ram, vid card, and HD. thanks:smokin:




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#2 16 years ago

From what I hear, it is the slower version of the x800. Found apost similar to what you are asking HERE

To sum it up, you will be fine with that card for BFV.

2: what do you mean customize all the way?




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#3 16 years ago

Yes and no. It's not too much different than the othe Pc's out there. I have an XPS so I'm not sure if this applies to all Dell's or not. The power supply is in it's own little case on the bottom of the PC, so I don't think it would be too easy to change it. The CPU is encased in a shroud to help with airflow, but it is removable. Other than that, everything else is easy to get to.




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#4 16 years ago

x300=tiny bit better than 9800 pro/xt




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#5 16 years ago
H0bbesok i got like 2 questions ... 1. would an 128mb x300 SE let bfv run smooth like on good i dont even care if it runs smooth on low i just want it to run smoothly i have no need for amzing grafx but can someone tell me the capabliityies of this card running bfv .you no will it run good on which setting high med low oh yea with 1gig of ram 2. are dell desktops completely customisable like would i beable to customise it all the way not just the ram, vid card, and HD. thanks:smokin:

1. Have not seen any reviews of the capability of the x300 SE (be wary of SE versions of Radeon cards they have in the past been worse vaule than the non SE versions of cards). Look for X300SE on google & see if you can find anyone who has tested BFV on it as part of the set of tests they carried out... I was not even aware that the X300s were available to buy yet (I am in Europe)! What kind of performance you will get from any particular game engine will depend also on what CPU, type of RAM (DDR what speed?) & even your mobo... if you could get the model numbers for those & tell us what speed of RAM you had it would be a better guess as to what fps you would get at what settings. 1 GB of RAM is more than enough for BFV. I hear that 768MB is more effective (3 x 256MB or 512MB + 256MB Dimms it is due to the fact that Windows has less memory to address... its complicated but not necessarily impossible anyway not what you asked specifically). 2.) What kind of Dell desktop do you have? The reason I ask is that some Dell cases & mobos will only accept 'half-height' Gfx cards. But yes as long as there is physical room for the upgrades & so long as your components are compatible you can upgrade (I think that is what you mean by customise) the RAM, HD etc. anything can be changed in a PC so long as you get compatible parts & know how to install them into the case/system pyhysically. Good luck. If it is too much trouble/not possible to upgrade, better to build a custom system for yourself & sell your Dell to someone who wants just a general use PC & not something specifically for gaming. My recommendations for the best rig for the least money: XP 2600+ Barton (to OC) High capacity 3200+ HSF (Heatsink & FAN) 512MB DDR 400 (PC3200) ASUS / MSI / Gigabyte mobo - check reviews for highest perf. mobo from the cheapest you can find - aim to get one for $55 (make sure it allows you to OC the RAM, Front side bus (FSB) & CPU - individually set the voltages. Case - anything with USB & sound on the front. ($15) 160GB hitachi '7K250' HD. DVD & CDRW combo drive MSI/ASUS/SONY (to go with your case). Silver or black floppy drive. Cables to connect all drives to the mobo. Decent 19" monitor. Good set of headphones or 6.1 surround sound speakers. WinXP Home Graphics card [color=DarkOrange]Radeon 9500 Pro[/color][color=DarkOrange](ATI R300 GPU,[/color][color=DarkOrange]DX 9[/color][color=DarkOrange], [/color][color=DarkOrange]275Hz GPU,[/color][color=DarkOrange]540[/color][color=DarkOrange]Hz DDR RAM, [/color][color=DarkOrange]128-bit architecture,[/color][color=DarkOrange][/color][color=DarkOrange]8x1 Pixel Pipelines)[/color] since it is the cheapest DX9 card with 8 pipelines - go look for one on eBay & try & secure it for peanuts. Alternatively go for the best of the last generation: Radeon 9800PRO 256MB (the XT is better but only slightly, & it can cost twice as much - not worth it unless you can find it for the same price). If that rig correctly set up (Overclocked to 3200+ levels) did not improve your gaming considerably then you are going to have to spend $$$ to get what you want or it just isn't available yet. ;)




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#6 16 years ago

thanks guys by the way zer0 its a new 8400 ...




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#7 16 years ago

dell said if i want i could upgrade it to a x800 which i will end up ding just trying to find out how much better the 800 was