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is my system respectable?

  1. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    Code (Text):
     Machine name: CAMERON
       Operating System: Windows 8 Consumer Preview 32-bit (6.2, Build 8250) (8250.winmain_win8beta_se.120330-1316)
               Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
           System Model: RY875AA-ABA a6042n
                   BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
              Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
                 Memory: 3072MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
              Page File: 1561MB used, 4580MB available
            Windows Dir: C:\Windows
        DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    Display Devices
              Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
           Manufacturer: NVIDIA  
              Chip type: GeForce 8400GS
               DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
            Device Type: Full Device
             Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_10C3&SUBSYS_13023842&REV_A2
         Display Memory: 2257 MB
       Dedicated Memory: 978 MB
          Shared Memory: 1279 MB
           Current Mode: 1360 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
           Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
          Monitor Model: BBY LCD TV
             Monitor Id: PRI0032
            Native Mode: 1360 x 768(p) (60.015Hz)
            Output Type: HDMI

    i built it myself did i do well on a 15 year old budget?

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  2. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Well-Known Member

    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

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    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

    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. linuxrich

    linuxrich Well-Known Member

    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

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    why cuz im not on linux? beleve me i tried
  7. linuxrich

    linuxrich Well-Known Member

    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

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    I literally JUST updated to win 7 home premium x64

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  9. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    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

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    thnks brother! :D
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    OK then... is my system respectable?

    Code (Text):

    System Information

           Machine name: MICHAEL-PC
       Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
               Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: FUJITSU
           System Model: LifeBook UH900
                   BIOS: Version 1.11
              Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z530   @ 1.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
                 Memory: 2048MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 2038MB RAM
              Page File: 1212MB used, 2861MB available
            Windows Dir: C:\windows
        DirectX Version: DirectX 11

    Display Devices
              Card name: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 500
           Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
              Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 500 Graphics Controller
               DAC type: Internal LVDS, External SDVO
             Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8108&SUBSYS_159510CF&REV_07
         Display Memory: 762 MB
       Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
          Shared Memory: 762 MB
           Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
           Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
          Monitor Model: unknown
             Monitor Id: FUJ0012
            Native Mode: 1280 x 800(p) (59.998Hz)
            Output Type: Internal

    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
          Drive: C:
     Free Space: 15.0 GB
    Total Space: 54.8 GB
    File System: NTFS
          Model: TOSHIBA THNSNB128GMSJ ATA Device

          Drive: D:
     Free Space: 1.2 GB
    Total Space: 54.8 GB
    File System: NTFS
          Model: TOSHIBA THNSNB128GMSJ ATA Device

          Drive: E:
          Model: HUAWEI Mass Storage USB Device
         Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 16:38:10, 108544 bytes
  12. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    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

    rui-no-onna Well-Known Member

  14. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

  15. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Well-Known Member

    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

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    if it was a nail you hit it on the head
  17. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    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

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    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

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

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

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    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

    cammykool Well-Known Member

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

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    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

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    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

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    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

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Whoa, good eye! I missed that bit!

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