HP/Compaq :: Would These Specs Run A Game Like Fallout 3
May 17, 2009
a laptop I returned to costco since it couldnt run some games. I went to Costco.com to see about building a laptop from HP through Costco. I went with these specs, its already almost $200 over budget and my wife might veto it haha but let me know if you think this could run fallout 3 at least on decent settings.
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz)
3GB DDR2 Memory
250GB HDD (good enough size, I rely on a server in my house for main storage)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GE
That comes out to $744.99 and it doesnt appear to have tax, which will help. I'd like to run simple games like Halo 2 PC, Fallout 3 and maybe even Gears of War if I felt frisky. I'm not looking to run anything like Crysis. Thats the only GPU I can choose other than the onboard. I upgraded the Processor from the T6600 for $51.00, would it make $50 worth of a difference?
I have a Compaq CQ61-220SA Laptop with a 1.8 GHz Intel Celeron DualCore Mobile Processor T3000 cpu and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Graphics on which I have Win 7 32 bit.
I've bought a copy of Red Alert 3 which states that it needs an Intel P4 2.6GHz cpu for Vista and 256MB Graphics with a NVidia Geforce G800 or greater chipset or an ATI Radeon X800 or greater chipset.
The shop has said as long as I don't break the seal on the game I can return it if it's not compatible with my laptop and so I need some advice please as to whether the specs I've got are sufficient to run this game?
-Moonlight white -Vista 64bit -P8600 2.4Ghz or I can up it to the P8700 2.53Ghz -4 GB Ram -320 GB Hard Drive 5400 RPM -512MB Nvidia GeForce G 105M -14.1" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800) LED for better battery life. -Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth -High Capacity 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
I was wondering what you all think about this set up, or if I should tweak anything with like the processor.
Also how does this laptop run in your experience. Hot or loud? What does it score on performance index with these specs if anyone has them? Are there any concerns I should know about or tips. Like does the optical drive pull out if not using to save weight or add another hard drive? Maybe even steer me to another direction if you would like.
Also I have never owned a laptop before, but my friends use an external monitor when home. What do you all think about getting one?
This laptop will be for everything, school, entertainment, causal games.
My last computer was the HP DV5Z, which I LOVED. It was the perfect size, did everything i needed it for, and was an overall great choice.
Unfortunately, 1) My laptop was stolen when my apartment was broken into , and 2) they no longer sell the dv5z on hp.com
Now, I am for sure going to order my laptop from hp.com, so I need to know what you guys would recommend.
I will use my laptop for gaming, research, college, and DVD burning.
I am almost positive I want the slightly bigger dv6z, and thats my main choice.
However, I'm not sure how big of a difference performance in CPU is, if 4 gigs of ram is REALLY worth it over 3gigs of ram, whats the benefit of the wireless-N card over G, and how come all the coupons are used up
I bought a toshiba, dual core pentium T3400, 2.16ghz, 3gb ram, 250gb HD...and it was lightning fast when surfing the web...but returned it because i got a killer deal on an HP DV5, core 2 duo, T5800, 2.0 ghz, 4gb ram, 250gb HD...
I was told by the salesperson, and a friend, that the new hp should be slightly faster than the exchanged toshiba. However, i noticed that the toshibsa was significantley faster than this one. I visited the same websites, and where the toshiba took 1 second to load a certain page, the new hp takes 3 seconds. Is this because of the 2.0 vs 2.16 ghz difference? bloatware?
I've gotten bored with correcting everybody about the specs of the previous and newer Envy laptops that are out there. So, to that end, i have put together this thread with the specs for all of them, as far as we know at this point.
============================================================== Envy 13 -------------------------------------------------------------- CPU:Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400: 1.86 GHz, 6MB L2 CacheGPU:Discrete - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 w/ 512MB GDDR3Integrated - Intel X4500M(Switchable... Manual or via Power Plug Detection)Chipset:????Memory:4 x 1333Mhz DDR3 Slots (Clarksfield)Display:13.3" 1366x768 Radiance Infinity (LED backlit)(E2E glass)Storage:1x SATA/300 Port (1x 2.5" drive)Notable I/O:Chicklet KeyboardHDMILow Light Webcam (non-HD)2x USB 2.0Gigabit EthernetSD/MMC card reader1x Headphone JackBattery:4 Cell Internal9 Cell Slice============================================================== Envy 15 - Gen 1 -------------------------------------------------------------- CPU:Intel Core i7 Quad Core (Clarksfield)GPU:Discrete - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 w/ 1GB GDDR3(Not Switchable)Chipset:PM55Memory:4 x 1333Mhz DDR3 Slots (Clarksfield)Display:15.6" 1920x1080 LED Backlit (non-Radiance type)15.6" 1366x768 LED Backlit (non-Radiance type)(not E2E glass)Storage:2x SATA/300 Port (Either 1x 2.5" or 2x 1.8" drives)Matrix RAID (PM55)Notable I/O:Chicklet KeyboardHDMILow Light Webcam (non-HD)2x USB 2.0Esata/USB2.0 portGigabit EthernetSD/MMC card reader1x Headphone Jack Battery:6 Cell Internal12 Cell Slice...............
After spending a great deal of time reading through various forums I've arrived here in hopes of getting Fallout 3 to run properly on my M6300.
Whenever run the game it seems to wind up having many graphic bugs (improper texture mapping etc.).
I believe the issue lies with the fact that the M6300 uses a Quadro card which isn't optimized for game playing--though I would appreciate it if I could play the game on any level, albeit the lowest possible settings.
it installed but keeps crashing at startup! i ahve no codecs, i hear it may be caused by realtek or because vista is fail. i came hear cause maybe someone with an aspire 6920g or with an acer can help. so if any fellow aspire 6920g know how to fix the crash at startup that would be nice, and i already updated the patch.
While playing GTA4 for a while on my DV5 I notice my temps are kind of high. The CPU hits 75 and 73 for each core and my GPU hits 70. Are these temps low enough to consistently play the game or do I need to find better cooling solutions?
Does anyone know how well the 9600GT with 512MB memory run Fallout 3? And their thoughts on trying to run Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. Last when I run windows directly on the machine would I experience any performance lag.
my HP HDX16 has the following specs: 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo 3MB Cache 4 gigs 1066mhz Ram 9600M GT GPU 512MB DDR3 500 gig 5400 RPM HDD
Now this computer does everything i need it to and more. But I have noticed something...In Call of Duty 4 I notice that sometimes it stutters during running to a mission and during intense firefights. This game is being read off of my HDD not off of a DVD.
Could the stuttering be attributed to my 5400rpm being a bottleneck?
I cannot play Empire:Total War hp dv9500 1.90 GHZ BIOS PhoenixBiOS 4.0 Release 6.1 Memory: 1982 RAM NVIDIA GeForce 7150M/nForce 630M DirectX: 10
Total War System Req. * This game uses Steam for DRM. * Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™ * Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU * Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP,) 2 GB RAM (Vista™) * Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory * Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels * Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card * Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space * Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard
Can increase anything on my laptop to play this game faster?
Just doing a final check to make sure these specs are acceptable (just listing the upgraded/important bits)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8700 (3MB cache/2.53GHz/1066Mhz FSB) Edge-to-Edge FullHD Widescreen 16.0 inch RGBLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms) 500GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive (I'm pissed about this, there was a 7200 RPM one on there a day or two ago)
BluRay Disc Combo (DVD/CD read/write + BD read) Slot Load Drive ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 3670 - 512MB (don't need the upgrade) Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module (2.1+EDR)
I'm very happy with the LCD on my new Z555 and thought I would share the details after profiling the display. I was looking for this information myself and couldn't find much so here is what I've figured out:
The temperature of the display on it's own is about 6300K but deficient in green (too magenta). The color is consistent with either graphics adapter.
I have no way to measure the color gamut but it does appear to be at least as wide as my Electron Blue CRT and with more color contrast. As I found in another thread Sony is calling it the full range of the NTSC which is slightly larger than adobe RGB, though it's never stated clearly.
Since neither adapter's driver allows setting the brightness independent of the color I could only set the white point using the drivers and had to rely on the rather coarse range of the FN keys brightness with contrast at default. I tried to get more contrast out of the display by playing with the driver contrast adjustments but in the end it just complicated the color adjustments for no apparent gain.
The best black point I could get was .24 cd/m and the highest white point was almost 325 cd/m -- both excellent values for a laptop.
In the end the 6500K profiles I settled on had a black point of .37 cd/m and a usable brightness of 197 cd/m. This is over 500:1 contrast ratio (if I'm figuring this right) and is excellent for a laptop.
With a profile associated with each adapter (intel & nividia) Vista seems to correctly load the proper profile if the speed/stamina switch is changed though I need to verify that this is actually working. I'm sure Vista loads the correct profile from power on.
The display is sharp and crisp with a beautifully matte finish. There is some banding in large gradients, as I feared, but I'm sure it's typical for all 6 bit displays.
Loading the profiling software was no fun as there appears to be something wrong with the installshield Vista installation from sony but eventually I got it working. Next step is a clean install on a new disk but I think I'm going back to XP for that.
Well, after using nothing but a pc all my life and my current desktop I write to you on having a pentium 4 with about a gig of ddr2 ram and a nvidia geforce 7300 gs with 256 mb of memory i decided it was time for a new comp. I wanted a laptop for the portability and decided to chance my luck with ebay (ya i know ). Holy cow was i lucky! I snagged a awesome deal for a barely used mid 2009 Macbook Pro 17 incher. Here are the specs and what it came with:
3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT 512 MB MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Resolution Antiglare Widescreen Display Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide iWork '09 Family Pack preinstalled Aperture preinstalled....................
back in 2005 I bought an Inspirion 6000-D. A few days ago a cat spilled coke in it while I was out of the house. It was destroyed. Thankfully, I had the Dell accidental damage warranty (which I'd forgotten all about.) Here's the specs on what they're sending as a replacement.
About to order, finally settled on the SXPS 16, here are the specs.
Anything I should change last minute?
Components Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 720QM (1.60Ghz, 6MB cache) Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit- English OS Windows® Recovery Media Not included Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word) 2 years Next Business Day + Accidental Damage McAfee® SecurityCenter 30 Day trial version Computrace LoJack for Laptops, 1yr license Accidental Damage already selected in your Service Plan White Leather back cover : 16" (inch) Truelife 1080p Full HD RGBLED Edge to Edge Display (Enhanced c
I just installed Windows 95 on a Extensa 390C laptop and when it came to setting the graphics it had about 20 different listings under Acer like 11D and 15P, 33DL and so on.......I've Googled all around and haven't had any luck finding the specs on it. I hope that someone here will have an old 390 and let me know what to set it at. It's a 12 inch screen.....