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Darth_ToMeR
07-18-2004, 03:02 PM
I'm bored, so tell me what is your system specifications (Graphic card, proccesor etc...).
:)

Seprithro
07-18-2004, 03:44 PM
hmmm....no replies, ok maybe this'll pull a few;

Pentium 4 hyper-threading, pumped up to 3.2GHZ
1 Gigabyte DDR-RAM
Nvidia 5700 Ultra 128MB
Asus P4-800 board
HP DVD writer 200j
Thermaltake Volcano cpu fan
8 LED case fans
and a few other modifactions....

BEAT THAT!! :D

Darth_ToMeR
07-18-2004, 03:56 PM
Nice Seprithro.

I forgot, Mine are:

Intel Pentium 4HT, 2800 MHz
Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
Motherboard QDI
512 MB Ram
Hard Drive 120 GB

Darth Gungis
07-18-2004, 04:10 PM
Mine are :

2,2 Ghz AMD Athlon
512 MB DDR
NF7 Series motherboard with Nforce2 chipset


Going to mod it when the summer's over...


And for you Sep, the graphics card: ATI Radeon x800 XT with 256 MB and 475 mhz chipset frequence+++ BEAT THAT!:D

Seprithro
07-18-2004, 04:15 PM
:D nice
i had an ati, but it nevered worked right, so i swore them off, but nice

Darth Gungis
07-18-2004, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Seprithro
:D nice
i had an ati, but it nevered worked right, so i swore them off, but nice

Thank you.

But i'm going to be honest... I bow before your Processor and RAM:(

aluuan
07-18-2004, 07:11 PM
funny i get no slowdowns at all with this setup at high settings


AMD athlon XP 2200+(1800)
256 mb of ram
nforce 2 32 mb card

Darth333
07-18-2004, 07:23 PM
For one more week (if it doesn't die before):
P4 1.8 GHZ :(
256mb ram
ATI radeon 9800 pro (the only good thing on my system)
...the rest i'm not telling you or you'll laugh
(however, Kotor runs fine on this machine - although many other things don't...)

Next week:
Athlon64 3400+
1 Gigabyte DDR-RAM
MoBo: MSI K8T Neo 2 FIS2R
2 hd:
120G W.D. SATA for win xp
120G IDE for linux
many extras
and my old graphic card :D

Achilles
07-18-2004, 07:26 PM
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.0 GHz
ECS K7VTA3 motherboard
512 MB Kingston DDR
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (not for much longer #$@! piece of #$(@)
120 GB Maxtor HDD
Windows XP Professional with SP1

Since you opened the door and I walked through it, I hope that I can ask for the board's input on this thread:

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=132064

Achilles
07-18-2004, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Darth333
For one more week (if it doesn't die before):
P4 1.8 GHZ :(
256mb ram
ATI radeon 9800 pro (the only good thing on my system)
(however, Kotor runs fine on this machine - although many other things don't...)

Next week:
Athlon64 3400+
1 Gigabyte DDR-RAM
many extras
and my old graphic card :D

Congrats on the new system. I'm probably going to build a new PC at the end of the month when I get my bonus check. If you don't mind me asking, why are you opting for the Athlon64? I'm a big AMD fan, but I was under the impression that there weren't a lot of apps out there for 64-bit.

Darth_ToMeR
07-18-2004, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Achillies
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.0 GHz
ECS K7VTA3
512 MB Kingston DDR
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (not for much longer #$@! piece of #$(@)
120 GB Maxtor HDD
Windows XP Professional with SP1

Since you opened the door and I walked through it, I hope that I can ask for the board's input on this thread:

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=132064
You have crashing problem with this card?
And, you are going to replace the 9800 Pro??
Why?

Darth333
07-18-2004, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Achillies
I was under the impression that there weren't a lot of apps out there for 64-bit.
It's compatible with 32-bits applications as well. This is a bad time for buying but i really have no choice to change some important components so i decided to go for a new system.

Achilles
07-18-2004, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by Darth_ToMeR
You have crashing problem with this card?
And, you are going to replace the 9800 Pro??
Why?

It doesn't crash. Read the post that I linked to. It explains everything.

Achilles
07-18-2004, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by Darth333
It's compatible with 32-bits applications as well.

I know. I was just wondering if there was a particular reason you decided on 64-bit.

Darth_ToMeR
07-18-2004, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Achillies
It doesn't crash. Read the post that I linked to. It explains everything.
Yes. For me it crashes so i wanted to know if it happens to you.
but why are you want to replace r9800pro?

Darth Dex
07-18-2004, 08:01 PM
hmm.... Well, You all kick my butt, then again I'm low budect (my pc was only 625.20):
Penitum 4 2.66 GHz
512 MB RAM
40 Gb Harddrive
128 MB DDR NVidia GeTorce FX 5200

You may think the video card stucks, but me loves it!

Achilles
07-18-2004, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Darth_ToMeR
Yes. For me it crashes so i wanted to know if it happens to you.
but why are you want to replace r9800pro?

Did you read the post that I linked to? If so, I'm having a hard time understanding the question. I don't want to have to deal with any of the issues that I outlined in that message. Does that help to clarify?

Darth_ToMeR
07-18-2004, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Achillies
Did you read the post that I linked to? If so, I'm having a hard time understanding the question. I don't want to have to deal with any of the issues that I outlined in that message. Does that help to clarify?
OK i read that now.

Darth333
07-18-2004, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Achillies
I know. I was just wondering if there was a particular reason you decided on 64-bit.
As i said, it's a bad time for buying because it's kind of a transition period right now and for budget reasons. Intel will come out with it's new 64bits soon at sky high prices . According to what i have read, the performances are pretty good too. And I had AMD in the past and I liked it. I was hesitating with the P4 3.2GHZ.

BTW, i have no problems with ATI 9800pro. I did not installed Catalyst 4.4. and 4.5 : i heard bad things about those. I stick with 4.3 for the moment.

Achilles
07-18-2004, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Darth333
BTW, i have no problems with ATI 9800pro. I did not installed Catalyst 4.4. and 4.5 : i heard bad things about those. I stick with 4.3 for the moment.

I wonder why it works like a charm for some people but not for others. My game runs beautifully on this card as long as I have Catalyst 3.8 installed. Anytime I want to play something else, I have to upgrade, but if I want to go back to KotOR, I have to switch back. Even the 4.2 and 4.7 drivers refuse to work well and most people say they're the best.

theredrodian
07-18-2004, 09:01 PM
Athlon XP 2000+ (Running 300Mhz slower than it should >_<)

GeForce 4 Ti4600 128Mb

512Mb RAM

120Gb Hard drive

Nforce motherboard with the built in soundcard

Oh, and a generic DVD drive and CD-RW

Jackel
07-18-2004, 09:12 PM
Amd XP 2000+
512 megs DDR Ram
64meg GF4 Ti4200 (56.72 drivers)
20 gig hdd (10 main drive plus 10 for Dls)
60 gig hdd (game drive)
generic sound card
generic modem
generic dvd drive
cd writer (now dead and in the bin)
19inch monitor
floppy drive (basically never used though)


Next upgrade ill go for the athlon64 , runs 32 bit software better then a dedicated 32 bit cpu

Darth333
07-18-2004, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Jackel
Next upgrade ill go for the athlon64 , runs 32 bit software better then a dedicated 32 bit cpu
I'll verify that in a week :p

Jackel
07-18-2004, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Darth333
I'll verify that in a week :p
Well you can only really check it against an Intel CPU and AMD's have always run better then Intel chips anyway :cool:

deathdisco
07-18-2004, 10:54 PM
Athlon XP 2500+
512MB PC2700
Epox 8RDA+
Maxtor 40GB ATA133
GeForce3
SBLive

Unfortunately to run KOTOR stable I have to run the CPU & RAM at stock speeds. Otherwise I'd clock the CPU up to 3200+ & RAM at PC3200. I clock the vid card from 200 to 240mhz to play KOTOR.

illuzion69
07-19-2004, 12:16 AM
Pentium 4 hyper-thread 3.3Ghz
512 MB DDR RAM
120 GB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128 MB
Windows XP Media Center

My little HSN special :D

T7nowhere
07-19-2004, 02:56 AM
Motherboard:Asus P4P800 Deluxe (http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4p800-d/overview.htm)Intel Springdale i865P(E) BIOS V1016/PAT enabled
CPU:P4 2.533 (http://processorfinder.intel.com/scripts/details.asp?sSpec=SL6EV&ProcFam=483&PkgType=5882&SysBusSpd=5419&CorSpd=5409)
HSF:Zalman 7000a alcu (http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=54&code=)
Memory:Kingston(2x512DDR333)dual mode Not the Best :( But it does the job
Monitor:ViewSonic P95f+B (http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/crtmonitors/proseries/p95fplusb/)
Video:ATI Radeon AIW 9700 pro (http://mirror.ati.com/products/radeon9700/aiw9700pro/index.html)
PCI Cards:Sound Blaster Audigy X-Gamer (http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=&product=237&nav=technicalSpecifications)
Storage:WD WD80JB (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=32)
Optical Drives:Lite-on CDRW +Lite-on DVD
O/S:Win XPpro SP1
Case: X-Pider Aluminum Turbo Gamer Case (Black)
4 Vantec Stealth 80mm case fans Noise: 21dBA Airflow:27 CFM

svösh
07-19-2004, 05:38 AM
WINXP pro sp1
Intel 865gbf
P4 ht 3.06 ghz
1Ghz DDR ram :D
ATI RADEON 9600 XT 128 mb ( [Achillies] with cat 4.3 and game patch 2 kotor runs like a dream )
Sound Blaster Audigy 1394
HD WD 160 GB 7200 RPM
HD 2 Maxtor Diamond max 80 GB 7200 RPM
DVDRW + -
DVD 16x
hansol H711 17” w/ Samsung TFT LCD wise view

svösh

Achilles
07-19-2004, 06:20 AM
Originally posted by svösh

ATI RADEON 9600 XT 128 mb ( [Achillies] with cat 4.3 and game patch 2 kotor runs like a dream )

I've tested every driver since 3.8 and none of them have resolved the gamma reset issue. I even tried Omega drivers and that didn't help. I'm definitely getting a nVidia card at the end of the month...the questions is which one. I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and go with the 6800 GT (Ultra is too pricey).

Darth_ToMeR
07-19-2004, 06:58 AM
Someone know where can i get catalyst 4.2?
Edit: nevermind i found it.

CDRSeadog
07-19-2004, 10:58 AM
Hmmm...I use an Athlon64 CPU - works perfectly on all my applications/software with np...my system:

Silver Thermaltake Aluminum Damier V600A Case w/OCZ PowerStream 520W P/S

ASUS A8V Deluxe M/B

AMD Athlon64 3400+ CPU

1 set Kingston KHX3200 K2/2G (2x1GB) HyperX DDR400 DIMMs


Gigabyte nVIDIA GeForce FX5950 Ultra - 256MBG DDR

SoundBlaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum Pro S/C w/Klipsch ProMedia Ultra Speakers

Pioneer DVD-120s slot load DVD/CD ROM Drive

Lite-On SOHW-1213S 12X DVD(+-)RW/48X(+-)CDRW Combo Drive

HD1 - WD Caviar SE 120GB Serial Sata Drive

HD-2 WD Caviar SE 250GB Serial Sata Drive

Princeton SENERGY 981 19" LCD Monitor

Never had a problem running any of the new games - though a lot of my older games are giving me problems (even w/DOS Box installed).

And yes - before anyone asks - I built my system some little time ago (I definitely prefer building my own system as opposed to buying a system that is already pre-configured).

Achilles
07-19-2004, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by CDRSeadog
[BAnd yes - before anyone asks - I built my system some little time ago (I definitely prefer building my own system as opposed to buying a system that is already pre-configured). [/B]

If you know how to do it, it's the only way to fly.

T7nowhere
07-19-2004, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by CDRSeadog
And yes - before anyone asks - I built my system some little time ago (I definitely prefer building my own system as opposed to buying a system that is already pre-configured).

I completely agree with you. I have built my system and half a dozen other PC's for friends and family. My first PC was prebuilt, After about a year I found it just was not meeting my needs and I was having one problem after another I swore I would never buy a name brand PC again.

With building my own PC I know exactly what each component of my pc is. Even if you can't afford the best of the best you can at least buy the best part in your price range.

Also It's just fun Building PC's :)

RedHawke
07-19-2004, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by T7nowhere
Also It's just fun Building PC's :)

I completely agree, it is also satisfying as well! :D

CDRSeadog
07-20-2004, 04:02 PM
Indeed, my friend...ummm - do you also pay for the components?? Somehow - perhaps family taking advantage of my generous disposition - I always end up building customized PC's for family...and giving my old, personal PC's to the school system *chuckles* Oh well - it's all for a good cause, and I do enjoy building a new system every couple of years or so:-)

kome566
07-28-2004, 05:25 PM
:confused: well heres my shiz..I dont even know what to do with it lolz


2.0 GHz AMD Athalon
512 MB DDR SDRAM memory
80 GB Ultra DMA hard drive
Nvidia GeFore4 MX 420 (Updated)


Err .. . .Top that . . . . ? lolz

Aleggy
07-30-2004, 08:18 AM
i am 27 and my dad built my pc so just for this thread i opened it up to see what was inside

you know that little led that flashes to let you know ur pc is doing somthing well that was just a dynamo atached to a hamster wheel with the hamster running like crazy where the memory should be there were som lemmins shaking there head and sayin 'oh no' and as for the cpu there was a caterpiller on a toadstool smoking and it kept saying who are you

and yes there was ****e inside too

I'm never letting my dad build me a pc again

RedHawke
07-31-2004, 12:40 AM
^^^^
LOL!!! Thats just wrong on so many levels Aleggy! :D

Back On Topic: My system specs... Hmm lets see... I know I have em' somewhere!

What were we talkin about again?

kome566
08-02-2004, 11:56 PM
WHOAAAA YOur dad must be elite man!!Creating a natural pc lmao :devburn: :rofl: :devburn:

Aleggy
08-09-2004, 02:06 PM
i know it sounds cool but trust me it makes me wanna thro it out the window some times, actually i think most ppl think that at some stage with there pc's lol :swear: :snipe1:

nacho35
08-10-2004, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by Darth Dex
hmm.... Well, You all kick my butt, then again I'm low budect (my pc was only 625.20):
Penitum 4 2.66 GHz
512 MB RAM
40 Gb Harddrive
128 MB DDR NVidia GeTorce FX 5200

You may think the video card stucks, but me loves it!


Nah, I am lower than you. I still have a Pentium 3. It runs KOTOR great though. I just can't justify getting a new one until this computer won't do something I need it to.

NoraleeHall
08-27-2004, 06:33 PM
I have the Toshiba Satellite laptop (Model P20-GPV). It has a 17" widescreen (1440 X 900 pixels) LCD display, a Pentium 4 HT processor with a speed of 3.2GHz, 512MB of RAM (can be increased to 2GB which I'm going to do in the future), 80GB hard drive (can be upgraded to 160GB by adding second 80GB hard drive), DVD-RW drive and GeForce FX Go 5200 64MB video card. Does anyone else use a laptop to play KotOR with?

Achilles
08-27-2004, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by NoraleeHall
I have the Toshiba Satellite laptop (Model P20-GPV). It has a 17" widescreen (1440 X 900 pixels) LCD display, a Pentium 4 HT processor with a speed of 3.2GHz, 512MB of RAM (can be increased to 2GB which I'm going to do in the future), 80GB hard drive (can be upgraded to 160GB by adding second 80GB hard drive), DVD-RW drive and GeForce FX Go 5200 64MB video card. Does anyone else use a laptop to play KotOR with?
A friend of mine played KotOR on her laptop. While it was kinda cool in many ways, I didn't like the game looked (widescreen) on her machine. Guess that means I shouldn't buy one, huh? :D

kome566
08-27-2004, 10:33 PM
Well if youre on a business trip...you should suggest trying to get one for them....I dont think you like reading old magazines on planes Achilles?



PEANUTS?!

Achilles
08-28-2004, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by kome566
Well if youre on a business trip...you should suggest trying to get one for them....I dont think you like reading old magazines on planes Achilles?



PEANUTS?!


I don't fly much.

Would've been funny if I did though! Nice try :)

stingerhs
09-14-2004, 06:52 PM
i know this thread is just about dead, but i feel like it, so here ya go:

athlon 2800+
512mb ddr ram
80 gig generic hard drive
bfg asylum geforce fx5600 w/ 256mb
generic sound card
5.1 surround headphones :D
generic dvd-rom
plextor dvd-r/rw +r/rw

just so you know achillies, i have several friends that use ati cards and have zero problems running it on their machines. personally, it all depends on which games you want to play. doom 3, use nvidia. farcry and halflife 2, use ati.

bneezy
10-26-2004, 05:09 AM
Pentium 4 3.2Ghz
1024MB DDR Corsair XMS
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (A favorite here, I see.)
120GB SATA Drive
60GB Backup Drive
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (These get loud at an 1/8 of a turn on the volume nob)
Viewsonic P95f+ 19"
Windows XP Home SP2
(Other crap is from Dell)

Whenever I get to make a new system from scratch (which I don't have), It'll look a lot like Darth333's. I can't wait to get some WD Raptor drives and have a nice 10,000 RPM RAID Array.

TheOutrider
10-26-2004, 05:44 AM
1.4 GHZ Athalon
256 of PC 133 sdram
Geforce 5200 FX
Epox 8Kta3+

Okay well thats what my uncle told me anyway he built my computer afterall.

RedHawke
10-27-2004, 12:09 AM
Pentium 4 3.4Ghz
2048MB DDR2 (533)
NVidia Geforce 6800 GTO (X16, 256MB DDR)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2
16X DVD & 16X DVD+RW
Dual 250GB SATA HDD (RAID 1)
20.1 Inch LCD Flat Panel
5.1 Surround Sound 7 Speaker System
Win XP Pro (SP 2)

Just got it too! :D

Just got KOTOR up and running with everything set to max and it runs real smooth! :D

stingerhs
10-27-2004, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by RedHawke
NVidia Geforce 6800 GTO (X16, 256MB DDR)
Just got it too! :D

Just got KOTOR up and running with everything set to max and it runs real smooth! :D
this wouldn't mean your using pci express for that video card, would it??? ;)

can't wait for that stuff to be available for athlon chips, then i'll make some upgrades. :D

RedHawke
10-27-2004, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by stingerhs
this wouldn't mean your using pci express for that video card, would it??? ;)
Yes it does! :D

It is funny too as the system test that KOTOR runs gave me a warning about the video card not meeting the requirements... Bwahahaha... It is too new a card for the game to know about. ;)

The Saxman
11-06-2004, 05:01 PM
In 4 days my new computer will be here! At the moment however my computer is:

200 Mhz Pentium Pro
80 Mb Ram (unknown type)
two hard drives, a 1.2 gig and a 6 gig
16 MB Voodoo 3 PCI graphics card
Sound blaster 16/AWE 32 sound card

To quote someone: "Beat THAT"!!!

I use it to play Jedi Outcast on, believe it or not!

My new computer (sigh of delight) is:

Intel Pentium 4 540 w/HT Technology (3.2GHz)
1 GB DDR / PC3200 (2 DIMM)
40GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive
256MB DDR ATI Radeon X600 Pro with TV-Out and DVI
Integrated Intel High Definition Audio

A sweet setup, but for a reasonable price.

The Saxman

ChAiNz.2da
11-06-2004, 06:03 PM
I have 4 systems, but these 2 are my babies... ;)

Done some shopping recently.. hehehe ;)

My Specs:

My Mac Dual 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro
16GB DDR533 SDRAM
2x750GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
nVidia QUADRO FX 4500 512mb SDRAM
Bluetooth Module + AirPort Extreme Card
16x SuperDrive double-layer (DVD+R DL, DVD(+-)RW, CD-RW)
PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
Fibre Channel PCI-X Card

My Main PC Dual AMD Opteron 252 2.6 GHz 64-Bit
4GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel DDR SDRAM (up to 550MHz)
2x400GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra PCI Express 512MB DDR3 (SLI)
M-Audio FireWire 410 4-In/10-Out External FireWire Recording Interface
NEC ND-3520 16x Dual Layer DVD(+-)R/W Drive
Creative GigaWorks THX S750 - 7.1 700-Watt Speakers

Extras (2) Apple 23" Cinema Displays
2 external 250GB Firewire Drives
2 external 300GB Firewire Drives
(2) Dell 24" Ultrasharp 2407WFP Widescreen Monitors (still waiting on delivery)
I did say I was a media editor right? ;)

Darth333
11-06-2004, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by ChAiNz
I
4GB DDR2 (533) Mushken RAM
NVidia Geforce 6800 Ultra
(2) Apple 23" Cinema Displays....

:eyeraise:...having fun as I see
.
.
.
.
getting ready for your old days? :D

ChAiNz.2da
11-06-2004, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Darth333
:eyeraise:...having fun as I see
.
.
.
.
getting ready for your old days? :D
Yeah, if my place was on fire...I'd save the computer before anything else ;) sad thing is just 1 of the monitors is worth more than the whole system... :rolleyes:

They always say the mind is the first thing to go...then the eyes...
Dare I ask what's next... :eek:

still, I don't feel half as bad as I do for where I work. They forked over roughly $16,000 apiece for the 2 edit systems we use...

dual 2.5ghz G5 Powermacs fully loaded *drool*
8GB RAM, (2) 30" Cinema Displays, over 3 terrabytes storage (xsans raid), all fiber...*ramble* *ramble*

heh, just go to www.apple.com / store / and customize the 2.5ghz system...pick every 'top' option and that's what we have...

Achilles
05-01-2005, 01:44 PM
I went shopping :D

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
ABIT AV8 Motherboard
1GB Kingston HyperX DDR
BFG NVidia Geforce 6800 OC
Maxtor 120GB HDD
Win XP Pro (SP 2)
ViewSonic 22' CRT monitor

Darth333
05-01-2005, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by Achilles
I went shopping :D

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
1GB Kingston HyperX DDR
BFG NVidia Geforce 6800 OC
Maxtor 120GB HDD
Win XP Pro (SP 2)
ViewSonic 22' CRT monitor
:D finally not a bad thing the other PC died...

enjoy!

Achilles
05-01-2005, 04:09 PM
Well, I could have fixed the old one, but I've been meaning to upgrade my processor/mobo for a while now. This was just the impetus to finally do it.

shukrallah
05-01-2005, 04:20 PM
Mines decent.

Win XP
512 MB RAM
2.8 GHZ
76 GB HD
Intel Peice of Crap Card O.o;; (82845G)

uhh yeah.... but it still runs games fairly well. Some games. All I need is a new video card.

ChAiNz.2da
05-01-2005, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Achilles
I went shopping :D

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
ABIT AV8 Motherboard
1GB Kingston HyperX DDR
BFG NVidia Geforce 6800 OC
Maxtor 120GB HDD
Win XP Pro (SP 2)
ViewSonic 22' CRT monitor

ooooo... you got the 6800 OC (over clocked)!! I have to ask, how is that card?

I've been reading up on it, and tempted to switch from my 6800 ultra, but not sure if it was worth it as their in the same series family... it's just that the OC looks so damned good *drool*... ;)

Achilles
05-01-2005, 07:51 PM
So far I'm lovin' it. Here's a (dark) screenie of the load screen. It's not a night-and-day change from my ATI Radeon 9800 PRO (256) card, but there are some noticable differences.

http://img20.echo.cx/my.php?image=loadscr5dp.jpg

stingerhs
05-02-2005, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by ChAiNz.2da
ooooo... you got the 6800 OC (over clocked)!! I have to ask, how is that card?

I've been reading up on it, and tempted to switch from my 6800 ultra, but not sure if it was worth it as their in the same series family... it's just that the OC looks so damned good *drool*... ;) if you really want an OC, just overclock the card yourself. you don't have to go so insane with it that you need a heatpipe, just bump it up a bit. and the best part of it is that you can use the Forceware Drivers to do it. (you just have to 'mod' the drivers just a tad to enable the overclocking feature). and not only that, but the Forceware drivers also come with a utility to find the fastest possible speed that won't overheat the GPU.From PCWorld.com
NVidia has even built overclocking settings into its latest drivers. To enable them, open the Windows Registry editor by going to Start, Run, typing regedit, and pressing Enter. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/NVIDIA Corporation/Global/NVTweak/," right-click the right pane of the editor and choose to add a new DWord called coolbits. Edit that entry and give it a hex value of 3, then close your Registry editor. The NVidia tab (Figure 5) under your PC's advanced display properties settings will now feature a "Clock Frequency Settings" page that allows you to adjust memory and graphics chip clock speeds for your board. Click the "Detect Optimal Frequencies" button if you want the utility to try to find safe overclocked settings for your graphics board. citation: http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,119267,pg,2,00.asp

:D

Sabretooth
05-02-2005, 07:58 AM
Pentium 3 1.0 Ghz
512 MB RAM
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 I28MB
Creative Vibra 128 Sound Card
80 GB Samsung HDD + 10 GB Seagate HDD

That's all that is necessary, folks!

stingerhs
05-02-2005, 09:07 AM
you know what? i realized that my specs i posted earlier in this thread are for my family's computer (as opposed to the computer i currently use). so, here's my machine:

AMD Athlon 3200XP (Barton Core)
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (overclocked to 365 MHz core & 350 MHz memory); AGP 8x
1024 MB DDR-333 RAM
NForce2 Integrated Sound
NForce 2 northbridge chipset
120 GB HD
DVD +/- R/RW

the most interesting part about it is that i only paid $625 for the machine. it's an EMachines (and yes, the GPU is something i installed myself).

i want to build my own machine, and i probably will eventually. but for now, my current machine works just fine. :D

WarEagleAU
10-03-2005, 07:39 PM
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (2412 mHZ)
1 GB DDR PC 3200 @ 200mhz 2.5-3-3-8
250 Western Digitsal HD
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb 372mhz core 325mhz memory
HP DVD Writer 630i
TSST Corp CD-R/RW
9-1 Media Card Reader
MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum MB nForce 3 250
Compaq GXZ5000 Gaming Comp

MdKnightR
10-04-2005, 03:16 AM
Ah, another resurrected thread (and I'm not the Necromancer this time) :xp: But seriously, welcome to the forums WarEagleAU. Be careful about resurrecting these old threads. We have some finicky moderators in these parts.

Here's mine. Built it myself 2 years ago with....

AMD AthlonXP 2400+ Barton
512MB DDR
80GB HD
30GB HD
LG 52x CD-RW
AOpen DVD
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
ASUS motherboard
Panasonic floppy
Maxtop case
Compaq 7500 monitor
Logitech Elite Keyboard
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer

Captain_H
10-04-2005, 04:53 PM
Custom Build, but not by me:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional: Service Pack 2
1.63 GHz AMD Athlong XP 1900+
640 MB of RAM
2.00 GB of Total Virtual Memory
ATI Radeon 9200SE graphics card
52X CD-RW
Light-On DVD-ROM
Maxtor 54098H8 - 38.16 GB hardrive
Maxtor 9 2720U8 SCSI - 25.36 GB hardrive
WDC WD300BB-00AUA1 - 27.96 GB hardrive
VIA Sound Card
Microsoft Keyboard
Logitech Wireless Mouse
Ethernet Internet Conection
Lexmark Z615 printer

Edit: I also have a 13" monitor and Dual Bios

Bob Lion54
10-04-2005, 05:39 PM
I have a custom built one myself:

Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz prosessor.
GeForce FX 5600 , 256 MB vid card. (Though I think I will upgrade soon. Thanks for the advice on this ChAiNz!)
1.something GB RAM
I just bought an Audigy2 (spelling) surround sound card to go with my surround speakers.
The rest is unimportant (and I'm tired)....

Snafu7
10-04-2005, 06:14 PM
Here's mine, most of it's stock but I've changed my video card twice, and doubled my ram

3200+ AMD Athlon XP(2.2 GHz)
ATI Radeon 9550 256MB(AGP)
1024 MB RAM
160 GB HD
5 USB ports
17 inch monitor
DirectX 9.0c
48x max. read CD-ROM
DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer DVDRW
NVIDIA nForce Audio

stingerhs
10-05-2005, 02:25 AM
well, my system hasn't changed much at all with a couple of additions:

Volcano Heat Pipe on the R9700
Volcano Heat Sink/Fan for Socket A
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (got it dirt cheap from a friend)

those upgrades have allowed me to overclock my R9700 even further to 420Mhz core/400Mhz mem. i also managed to flash the BIOS on the motherboard, and that has enabled me to mess with the memory timings, voltage, FSB clock, and the CPU clock. after a lot of tweaking, i finally managed to find a great balance between system performance and stability.

the results:
+27 fps on Half Life 2 (from 48 to 75) @ 1280x1024 w/ 6x AA & 8x AF
+13 fps on TSL (from 28 to 41) @ 1280x1024 w/ 6x AA & 8x AF

definately an improvement that should keep my computer running nicely for another 6 months or so. :D

RedHawke
10-05-2005, 02:28 AM
The only thing I added to my system was another 1024 MB of Ram...

EDIT: Changed the stat's above! :D

Astrotoy7
10-05-2005, 05:20 AM
yay ! geeky specs thread !

*puts on thick glasses and pen protector*

hehe...nice compy chainz, how many liquor stores have you robbed to be able to afford it ?? :D

Compaq Presario
*AMD Athlon 64 bit 3200+ (2.0 ghz)
*1024 ddr RAM / Running xp 64 bit edition
*Every media port ever ! sd/xd/smc/cf/ms and firewire
*So many usb 2.0s I cant be bothered countin em
*Nvidia GeForce 6200 256mb
*16x dual layered DVDRW(combo 40x CDRW) with lightscribe
*Realtek 5.1 Dolby surround /Altec Lansing speakers
*19" phillips LCD monitor

workin great, startup in about 20s

playing:
NWN - Hordes of the Underdark
Final Fantasy XI

thinking of playing:
Guild wars ??


mtfbwya

MdKnightR
10-05-2005, 01:26 PM
*16x dual layered DVDRW(combo 40x CDRW) with lightscribe


:drool1: Lightscriiiiiibbbbeeee :drool1: I want one soooo baaaad.

ChAiNz.2da
10-05-2005, 01:35 PM
yay ! geeky specs thread !

*puts on thick glasses and pen protector*

hehe...nice compy chainz, how many liquor stores have you robbed to be able to afford it ?? :D
hehehe.. luckily not too many.. the job did most of it for me... (32 years old and they still gave me an "allowance" :xp: )

Thing is, if I quit... so do the toys :( They kinda got me by the jollies on that one. Guess I won't be retiring anytime soon unless I win the lottery and can buy the toys on my own :fist:

Yeah, and I'm with MDK... lightscribe sounds so "fun" to have. I hate making labels.. so most of my collection is in my chicken-scratch excuse for writing with a Sharpie :lol:

RevanA4
10-05-2005, 02:27 PM
well mines nothing fancy but here goes

Amd athlon xp 2200 (1.8 ghz)
1.5GB ddr266 ram (no page file needed here)
Nvidia geforce 6200 256MB
2 cd/rw drives
maxtor 120GB drive running window
maxtor 40GB runing linux
linksys wireless pci adapter 2.4ghz signal range and 54.0 Mb/s transfer rate
D-Link 10/100Mb/s fast ethernet card

edit: most of my stuff is new so I'm saving up for a new motherboard cpu combo really waiting for the dual cores to go down in price *drools*

ChAiNz.2da
10-05-2005, 03:11 PM
1.5GB ddr266 ram (no page file needed here)
You might think of placing a custom sized small one (min 2mb, max 50mb) on your boot drive just in case.

Your system can't perform a memory dump without one. So if you want your system to do a debug... I'd just place a tiny one soley for those purposes. Or just disable the memory dump feature if you'd rather your system to not do one on a system/kernel failure :)

RevanA4
10-05-2005, 03:16 PM
You might think of placing a custom sized small one (min 2mb, max 50mb) on your boot drive just in case.

Your system can't perform a memory dump without one. So if you want your system to do a debug... I'd just place a tiny one soley for those purposes. Or just disable the memory dump feature if you'd rather your system to not do one on a system/kernel failure :)


windows XP manages my page file I just have it so it doesn't use it unless there isn't enough ram therefore increassing system performance