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My New Computer.

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Technical Support' started by British Agent, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. British Agent

    British Agent Chieftain

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    I am thinking of buying a new computer. And before I do I want to make abosolutely sure that Civ IV will work on it. Can you please tell me if this one can support the game. I'm not that good with computers as you can see. :blush:

    Dimension E510
    Versatile Entertainment PC

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    Ultra quiet, this desktop features high-speed processing for seamless multimedia. Connecting peripherals such as cameras, printers or MP3 players is easy with multiple USB ports and optional 9 in 1 Media card reader

    Processor
    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 w/HT Technology (3.0GHz,800FSB)
    Specifications - Processor

    Memory
    256 MB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 400MHz SDRAM

    80GB4 Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst CacheTM

    Graphics
    Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelator 950
     
  2. Bayazid I

    Bayazid I Chieftain

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    256 MB of RAM seems a little light... are you sure those are the specs... also... that appears to be a newer version of the Intel On Board chips [which prolly will work]... but an ATI or NVIDIA graphics card is nearly always better...
     
  3. British Agent

    British Agent Chieftain

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    Oh Okay Thanks.
     
  4. gunnerxtr

    gunnerxtr Chieftain

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    i have that graphics card and when i do the system requirements test it says it doesnt support TnL... however i have seen a couple people that have that card say it works on their system... lemme know haha
     
  5. Bayazid I

    Bayazid I Chieftain

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    If you choose to buy that PC however you can upgrade both of those questionable areas... 1 GB of RAM is about 100 american dollars... a passable video card is 75-125 dollars... a good one anywhere from 150-350+
     
  6. doronron

    doronron Chieftain

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    Yes. Go ahead and buy the machine if you want, but make sure you purchase additional RAM and a proper GFX card to go with it...
     
  7. theatrus

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    Dump the onboard graphics, go for a Nvidia GeForce 6600 or better. The cards are around $100 these days.

    At least 512MB ram, 1GB is even better.

    If you're going to buy a new computer, might as well buy one which will last :)
     
  8. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Moved to CIV Technical. :)
     
  9. RabidMonkeyMan

    RabidMonkeyMan Chieftain

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    wow, what you dont realize about this computer is that not only is it serial ATA (which is faster and better then normal IDE) its also pci express, the prescott 630 is a 64 bit processor, so for you this means that you dont have to worry about future upgrades as developers are quickly moving to support it, and furhtermore video cards are far better on it (SLI and Crossfire technology) this is definatly a good computer and the price of a 256mb card isnt that big a deal (usually like 40 bucks)
     

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