is my system respectable?

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  1. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member
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    1.  Machine name: CAMERON
    2.    Operating System: Windows 8 Consumer Preview 32-bit (6.2, Build 8250) (8250.winmain_win8beta_se.120330-1316)
    3.            Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    4. System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
    5.        System Model: RY875AA-ABA a6042n
    6.                BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    7.           Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    8.              Memory: 3072MB RAM
    9. Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
    10.           Page File: 1561MB used, 4580MB available
    11.         Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    12.     DirectX Version: DirectX 11
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    14. Display Devices
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    16.           Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
    17.        Manufacturer: NVIDIA  
    18.           Chip type: GeForce 8400GS
    19.            DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    20.         Device Type: Full Device
    21.          Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_10C3&SUBSYS_13023842&REV_A2
    22.      Display Memory: 2257 MB
    23.    Dedicated Memory: 978 MB
    24.       Shared Memory: 1279 MB
    25.        Current Mode: 1360 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    26.        Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    27.       Monitor Model: BBY LCD TV
    28.          Monitor Id: PRI0032
    29.         Native Mode: 1360 x 768(p) (60.015Hz)
    30.         Output Type: HDMI
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    i built it myself did i do well on a 15 year old budget?
     

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  2. rui-no-onna

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    That depends on how much you paid for it. For $100-150, it's fine. If it cost you more than that, you would have been better off building a PC based on Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge or AMD A4-3400 Llano. Sad to say but even the integrated graphics on the Intel processor beats your 8400GS hands down.
     
  3. cammykool

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    its plays NFS the run pretty well while dual monitored all on high settings so your saying its a POS and i have about 250$ into it
     
  4. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Well-Known Member
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    I wouldn't say it's a POS. What you have is still a lot better than netbook/nettop specs. You definitely overpaid, though. Entry level systems nowadays cost around that much and perform at around Core 2 Duo level while consuming much less power and generating less heat.

    Correction on the Intel iGPU comment. The iGPU on the Celeron G530 just about matches the 8400GS. However, iGPU on higher end Sandy Bridge CPU are better: around 8500 GT level. Llano is around 8600 GT/GTS level.
     
  5. OK, so you asked!

    I got to the 2nd line of the code listing and flagged up an instant no, it isn't respectable. ;):D
     
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  6. cammykool

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    why cuz im not on linux? beleve me i tried
     
  7. Just kiddin' of course.

    Seriously though, why a 32 bit OS on 64 bit hardware?

    Also, subject to hard drive capacity, you've got a machine that will handle virtualisation quite nicely. Why not have another go at Linux running in Virtualbox or VMWare? That'll give you the flexibility to try different distros etc. without having to worry about breaking stuff.
     
  8. cammykool

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    I literally JUST updated to win 7 home premium x64

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
     
  9. brotherswing

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    He never said what he paid. How do you know it was too much?

    Cammy, not a bad machine. If it does what you need it to do, then it's decent. That's the only criteria that matters. My laptop runs Rift. It doesn't run as smoothly or look as shiny as it does on my wife's desktop, but I don't care. We can still login and play. My laptop does what I need, therefore to me it's decent in spite of it not meeting someone's definition of decent. Only you can decide if the machine works for what you need.
     
  10. cammykool

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    thnks brother! :D
     
  11. mikedt

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    OK then... is my system respectable?

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    3. System Information
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    6.        Machine name: MICHAEL-PC
    7.    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
    8.            Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    9. System Manufacturer: FUJITSU
    10.        System Model: LifeBook UH900
    11.                BIOS: Version 1.11
    12.           Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z530   @ 1.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
    13.              Memory: 2048MB RAM
    14. Available OS Memory: 2038MB RAM
    15.           Page File: 1212MB used, 2861MB available
    16.         Windows Dir: C:\windows
    17.     DirectX Version: DirectX 11
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    20. Display Devices
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    22.           Card name: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 500
    23.        Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    24.           Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 500 Graphics Controller
    25.            DAC type: Internal LVDS, External SDVO
    26.          Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8108&SUBSYS_159510CF&REV_07
    27.      Display Memory: 762 MB
    28.    Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
    29.       Shared Memory: 762 MB
    30.        Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    31.        Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    32.       Monitor Model: unknown
    33.          Monitor Id: FUJ0012
    34.         Native Mode: 1280 x 800(p) (59.998Hz)
    35.         Output Type: Internal
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    38. Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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    40.       Drive: C:
    41.  Free Space: 15.0 GB
    42. Total Space: 54.8 GB
    43. File System: NTFS
    44.       Model: TOSHIBA THNSNB128GMSJ ATA Device
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    46.       Drive: D:
    47.  Free Space: 1.2 GB
    48. Total Space: 54.8 GB
    49. File System: NTFS
    50.       Model: TOSHIBA THNSNB128GMSJ ATA Device
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    52.       Drive: E:
    53.       Model: HUAWEI Mass Storage USB Device
    54.      Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 16:38:10, 108544 bytes
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  12. brotherswing

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    Well, it still depends on your needs. I couldn't get away with a netbook, it wouldn't fill my needs. My wife, on the other hand, would be content with that for eighty percent of the time. The other twenty percent, we're playing Rift.
     
  13. rui-no-onna

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  14. brotherswing

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    My bad. I still stand by everything else I said.
     
  15. rui-no-onna

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    We'd just have to agree to disagree. I'm not saying it's bad. It's a pretty decent machine and I do have computers with similar hardware (and some with much worse). My main issue with it is the OP could have gotten a better, newer machine for the same price.

    I built a Celeron E3300 (oc'ed to 3.33GHz) + GT 430 for around $200 (either in 2009 or 2010). Of course, HDD was really, really cheap at the time.
     
  16. argedion

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  17. argedion

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    could he built one cheaper yeah probably so but ever been thirsty and over pay for water? In the end as long as your happy with what you have and it works for your needs. Heck I have an Old Dell Desktop with 768 meg of RAM (MAXED) I use it for a Server. Runs Great No lag No issues. Keeps the Files a coming and the printer a printing. Needs met worth the price we paid over 10 years ago.
     
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  18. cammykool

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    i have a old 500 mHz MicronPc.om tower (brotherswing has heard stories of it) with 256 MB of ram and a 10 gig HDD with winxp crammed on it
     
  19. brotherswing

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    It's probably going to outlive all of us! Those things were built like tanks.
     
  20. scythefwd

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    good enough. What clock is your cpu? I was able to overclock my 8400 gs... made a big difference.

    I'm actually running a core 2 duo 2.6ghz at 3.02 ghz, 2 gig ram, 1tb drive, and an overclocked 8400gz just fine. strong enough to actually emulate ps2 and be playable.

    In all reality, unless you are doing hardcore gaming.. your system is MORE than capable for anything else. I use my system like a tech neophyte.. email, cd burning, holding pics from the camara/phones, ITunes, browsing the web, netflix. Ok, then there is the Playstation I and II emulation... all in all.. good enough.
     
  21. cammykool

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    i have need for speed the run and it does pretty well and 2.33 gHz
     
  22. scythefwd

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    Honestly, I'd look for a slight faster cpu.. but other than that let it rock. I want to move up to a core2 quad 3 ghz, and a much newer nvidia vid card... I only get slowdowns on complicated rendered scenes (Like the opening scene for Final Fantasy X or some of the fight scenes in Kingdom Hearts II) drop down to something like 40 fps... the video card itself could take it above 60 and keep it there... and the extra cpu is more for vm work.
     
  23. alostpacket

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    Put a top hat on it and one of those old-style one-eyed spectacles (monocle?).


    (ok sorry that wasn't helpful)

    Seriously though, I think the system is low end. BUT, if it works for what you need then it's GOOD.

    Anything else is relatively unimportant. If it does what you need, then it doesnt matter if it's respectable. Respect is a term for others to judge, but in this case basically unnecessary. :)
     
  24. Petrah

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    Just curious Cammy..
    Did you rescue the motherboard from another machine? If not, where would you by an Hewlett Packard motherboard with that model number (those come in a prebuilts)? And more importantly, why?
     
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  25. brotherswing

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    Whoa, good eye! I missed that bit!
     

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