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Gaming noob

cleach87

New Member
Messages
2
#1
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!
 

My Computer

MrNeeds

PC Geek
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
1,823
Location
Lymm, Cheshire, UK
#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
    Memory
    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
    PSU
    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
    Case
    Antec 900 Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
    Mouse
    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
    Keyboard
    Logitech generic keyboard
    Internet Speed
    16Mb Sky bb
    Other Info
    Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Wireless Xbox 360 Pad, Wireless Xbox 360 Les Paul Guitar

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
Messages
1,234
Location
Miami, Florida. USA
#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

bruce2

Vista Pro
Messages
618
#5
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
 
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My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    E6850
    Motherboard
    EVGA 122-CK-NF67-A1 680i
    Memory
    4 x OCZ Platinum 1GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
    Sound Card
    SB X-Fi X Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" 5MS
    Screen Resolution
    2048 x 1152
    Hard Drives
    2 x Barracuda 7200.10 320GB RAID 0 / 1 x 500GB Maxtor
    PSU
    Seasonic 600W M12
    Case
    CM Centurion 5
    Cooling
    air
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps

XxSwiftyxX

Swifter than you!
Power User
Messages
83
Location
Fredericton, New Brunswick
#6
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Customized
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Motherboard
    P5Q Pro
    Memory
    6 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX GTX260
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA 27", Viewsonic 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1168x664
    Hard Drives
    456 gigabytes
    PSU
    600 StealhXstream
    Case
    NXZT hush
    Cooling
    Fans
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder
    Keyboard
    Razer Lycosa
    Internet Speed
    Don't know

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