This is a first for me. Usually I upgrade fairly often but since I have been laid off from work I havent been able to keep my system upgraded like I used to.
I downloaded the Farcry demo and was gonna play with it til I can get Doom 3.
Much to my suprise I find that my CPU is considered too low. That shocked me.
I have a AMD XP2200. Farcry says minimum CPU speed is a XP2400 or higher.
I have a Visontek Geforce 4 Ti4200-128MB
So here's my question...
I have the money to get a new CPU OR a new 3D Card. But not both.
I want to play Doom 3, HL2, STALKER, Farcry, Tribes:Vengeance, etc.
Which one should I get first?
Up until I found out that my CPU is too slow I was going to get a BFG 5900XT or Radeon 9600XT but now Im not sure what I need first.
My gut feeling says that Im close enough to the minimum CPU specs that it will still be OK and to go ahead and get a better video card.
thats a tough choice you are at the point that, games are beginning to deoend heavily on both cpu and video card, i would say get a new cpu, then play with setting on a lower lvl until you get enough to buy a new vid card.
If I were in your position I would buy the CPU first, then I would the 3D card as soon as I could.
cpu, i'm gettin the xp 2700 and a mobo that matches for $165 off of newegg.com, so i'd say thats a pretty good deal for it
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what is the required processor needed for HL2
AGP cards will drop in price as it is being faced out, you will most likely benefit from waiting with a vidcard purchase.
K thanks all.
I think u should buy a new graphics card one of those new Radeons but they r expensive...............
coz with a good graphics card and lot of RAM you can run a one of those big ones in a 2.1 Ghz processor but i may be wrong