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    Gaming noob

    So the only game i have ever really played is WoW and i just bought a new pc and it has vista on it and im having alot of trouble with it being able to play WoW (looses conection and crashes). Anyway i decided i wanted to try to get into some new games and im not for sure which to try / what my system will run. Let me know if my system will run most/some games and hit me up with a few cool ones... here are meh specs :

    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_ldr.081020-1655)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc
    System Model: XPS 630i
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 4092MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 9800 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC


    Dont know if i needed to post anymore, if i do let me know. Thnx ahead of time!

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    Re: Gaming noob

    your system could run pretty much anything, the Graphics card maybe the bottleneck of your system, but should be able to run anything you want really,
    and for future reference, you can post your system specs here > http://www.vistax64.com/profile.php?do=extra and your system specs will appear like mine in the "my system specs" dropdown menu just to the left of my post.

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    Re: Gaming noob

    sweet thnx!

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    Re: Gaming noob

    Also, make sure you got the latest drivers for your Mobo (if the dell mobo aloows for it) as well as your Video & sound, this will help smooth out your game play. Make sure to read or ask how to go about updating your drivers, otherwise, you can have some corruption later on.

    I usually let the game dictate my settings and then, little by little I manually change it until I am comfortable with frames per second vs graphics and smooth play.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Gaming noob

    Hi cleach87, welcome to the board. Nice rig.
    The crash might have been just WoW. Too soon to jump into any conclusion until after a couple more games. Overheat shouldn't be one of the reason for that case. Hope it is nothing related to this which I hadn't read the whole thing. Rip-off Report: Dell Inc. Dell XPS 630/630i false advertising Round Rock Texas

    Anyway, here are a few new game I enjoy greatly: FEAR 2, Farcry2, and Dead Space. Here is one 'am looking forward to play coming out March 13th: Tom Clancy's HAWX

    Enjoy,

    Bruce

    Last edited by bruce2; 01 Mar 2009 at 05:11 PM.
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    Re: Gaming noob

    Your computer will run anything Im sure of it, test out a few more games and try to play online to see if you lose connection or have a faint connection to any of the online games and if they crash they we will know if its hardware problems, In most cases if its just WoW I suggest reinstalling or patching it.

    Hope that helps.

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