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How good/bad is my computer?

by AMDrules / November 19, 2004 5:39 PM PST

I recently purchased a new computer and I'm curious as to how good/bad it is? How long before I will have to replace it? The websites I viewed gave me mixed answers.

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Motherboard - GA-K8NS Pro nForce3 250
Video Card - Geforce FX 5700 LE (256MB DDR)
Harddrive - 80 gbs
Memory - 512 mbs pc3200 400mhz (Planning to upgrade soon)

Those are the basics. I didn't include the DVD/CD-RW drive cause I'm lazy. But that is much easier to upgrade than a processor and motherboard.

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Re: How good/bad is my computer?
by holtnr / November 20, 2004 1:42 AM PST

Opinions are based on judgements, judgements are based on values, no two people share exactly the same values, therefore the opinion of others can only be useful if you know the values upon which they based their opinions. IF it does what you want it to do, and you are happy with it, it is good, and may remain that way for many years. Don't fall into the trap of "mine is bigger than yours". OTOH, if it doesn't make you happy, and you genuinely need more power, then, and only then, consider an upgrade.

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Re: How good/bad is my computer?
by AMDrules / November 20, 2004 2:37 AM PST

Sorry. Let me be more clear. How long before my computer will not meet the min requirements for games?

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Already there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2004 4:30 AM PST

Doom 3 for example if all the features are turned on, already outstrips any machine made today.

So this is a never ending quest. You may have to be happy with your selection.


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I was inquiring about min requirements. Not max.
by AMDrules / November 20, 2004 6:14 AM PST
In reply to: Already there.

First thing I did when I got this computer was installing Doom 3. The recomended graphics level for the game was high, but if I increased my ram it would have been ultra. Anyway, my revised question is how long will it be before my computer is just as useless (gamewise) as a 1gh processor today?

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