Lt. Commander
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# 11
02-01-2010, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tedgp123 View Post
I'll second this. OP, the 8400 is a terrible card. its a video playback card, not a gaming card. If you are going to game on an 8*** series card, go for the 8600GT with ddr3 ram

But the ATI 4850 is fantastic. As the quoted poster pointed out, it runs almost everything you throw at it in good quality, and costs next to nothing.

Click for proof of 4850
The problem is that the CPU will bottleneck a card like that so much, that there will be no benefit to using it over a lower end Radeon HD 4000 series card. It would be added money that would be wasted, as the price tag would go from $65 for a 4650 to $100 for a 4850.
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# 12
02-01-2010, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by thefrayl View Post
Honestly, you could upgrade your video card for a marginal improvement, but I think that your CPU is the biggest hinderance here...

Thats a 2ghz SINGLE core 64-bit processor. Well below minimum specs for STO (1.8ghz dual core, although I know of many who run the game on single core P4s 2.5ghz - 3.2ghz as well with little problem). If I were you I'd save your money for now and look towards getting a more capable machine. You can't expect the game to run smoothly with that CPU. Bottom line.

I have another computer specs are: Intel (R) Pentium (R) D CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00GHz
32-bit operating system 0.99GB

I didn't use that computer because I heard vista and games don't get along lol but I can always get the graphics card and ram from this computer and put in on the other if it will make a diffrence.
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# 13
02-02-2010, 07:14 AM
Vista and Games get along just fine. The OS got a bad rep, but it should work just fine now after all the patches and fixes. I had Vista for a few months this year, and while it wasn't the best I had very little problem with it. I'm absolutely loving Windows 7 64-bit now.

But any way, that Pentium D isn't exactly a champion amongst processors but that should do the job better than your 3200+. Now by 0.99GB do you mean that the machine has 1GB of ram? What kind of video card does your Pentium D machine have? This 4650 would do very nicely for STO, and falls within your 60 dollar budget by 1 cent (with free shipping and double warranty). :p
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# 14
02-02-2010, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by thefrayl View Post
Vista and Games get along just fine. The OS got a bad rep, but it should work just fine now after all the patches and fixes. I had Vista for a few months this year, and while it wasn't the best I had very little problem with it. I'm absolutely loving Windows 7 64-bit now.

But any way, that Pentium D isn't exactly a champion amongst processors but that should do the job better than your 3200+. Now by 0.99GB do you mean that the machine has 1GB of ram? What kind of video card does your Pentium D machine have? This 4650 would do very nicely for STO, and falls within your 60 dollar budget by 1 cent (with free shipping and double warranty). :p
yea I think 0.99 means 1 gb and it doesnt have a graphics card so Im gonna go ahead and buy the one you showed me and get the ram from this computer and put it on the vista lol hopefully ill enjoy the game at a faster rate
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