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What do I need to do to make my system better?

I used this site to compare my system and my system sucks.What should I do to make it better? I dont want to spend tons of cash on it just make the dam thing better for gaming.
heres the site
http://gameadvisor.futuremark.com/ga.../my_system.jsp
heres my system
Processor Intel Pentium 4 1993MHz
Display Card Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV
Memory 512MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 59.14GB
Display Card Memory 64MB
Display Driver Version 6.14.10.4020
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SoundMAX Digital Audio

and the pic is where my system stands
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 11:53 PM
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You need to upgrade video cards for one thing!
Here's mine, and I'm in the yellow near the green. No complaints about gaming here It would probably be higher, if it took into account both my hard drive's free capacity.

ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 1798MHz
Display CardNVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE
Memory640MB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space21.45GB
Display Card Memory256MB
Display Driver Version7.7.3.0
DirectX Version9.0c
Optical DriveCD/DVD
Sound CardSB Live! Wave Device

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definitely better graphics card

"Apres moi le deluge"


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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 12:08 AM
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upgrade your video card and look for a new mobo/PCU combo of some kind. 2.8s are getting cheaper. here are my stats

Processor Intel Pentium 4 2599MHz
Display Card ATI RADEON 9600 Series
Memory 1024MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 5.9GB
Display Card Memory 256MB
Display Driver Version 6.14.10.6490
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [DE80]

and just like 5.0Vert im sure i would be higher up on the bar if it took into account my 293gigs of free space on my slave drive



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Video card and memory. Benchmark tests are biased, btw.

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Video card and memory. Benchmark tests are biased, btw.
but of course.

whitesmoke, where were you at on the red-yellow-green bench?

i've got the original soundcard too. 6 years old i think? that's holding me back for sure. I now only have 2 channels out of my 5 channel surround sound system working...probably time to upgrade.

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but of course.

whitesmoke, where were you at on the red-yellow-green bench?
3rd or 4th bar from the right



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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 07:24 AM
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Again, video card and memory. Here's a good (but technical and in-depth) article on where slow downs in games switch the bottleneck from CPU to video card in modern games.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 08:41 AM
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Ok my junk sucks, i really need to upgrade the vid card, it won't support oblivion...

Processor Intel Pentium 4 2793MHz
Display Card ATI RADEON 9200
Memory 1024MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 141.11GB
Display Card Memory 64MB
Display Driver Version 6.14.10.6368
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SoundMAX Digital Audio
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Ok my junk sucks, i really need to upgrade the vid card, it won't support oblivion...

Processor Intel Pentium 4 2793MHz
Display Card ATI RADEON 9200
Memory 1024MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 141.11GB
Display Card Memory 64MB
Display Driver Version 6.14.10.6368
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SoundMAX Digital Audio
I was gonna say "Quiet ASSHOLE!!"

until I noticed that you only have a 64mb vid card, you're right.

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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 07:10 PM
 
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Here's my specs:

Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 2404MHz
Display Card ATI RADEON X850 XT PE
Memory 2048MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 51.85GB
Display Card Memory 256MB
Display Driver Version 6.14.10.6599
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [C400]


I did better on the bar than I thought I would, "Your system is among the top 1% of all systems scanned by the Game Advisor." I guess the comp makes up for the lack of a nice car.
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That site is a little funny. I get dinged for having a 3gb partition that I use all for a paging file so it shows only 5% space free. I have a total of 300gb free space but it doesn't like the full 3gb partition.
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Take that thing with a grain of salt... I just tried it, and ranked my system VERY low.

Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 2210MHz
Display Card Generic VGA
Memory 1024MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Free Disk Space 140.62GB
Display Card Memory 256MB
Display Driver Version 8.3.9.1
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio

Display is actually a brand new Nvidia 7600GT (more precisely, the XFX 7600 GT XXX). It's an awesome machine, possibly the tool has issues with the just released line of Geforce cards, or with 64bit versions of Windows XP.
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Processor Intel Pentium 4 2794MHz
Display Card Intel(R) 82865G
Memory 512MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 64.6GB
Display Card Memory 64MB
Display Driver Version 6.14.10.4396
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SoundMAX Digital Audio
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your processes affect the out come i only have 26
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your processes affect the out come i only have 26
your vid card sucks.
i have 46 processes running.

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 12:24 AM
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cool i was in the top 22%of systems scanned
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