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#1 Feb 24 2011 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
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i have a compaq presario SR5707C computer and would like to try this game. i know i will need to upgrade video card and mabye memory. and to do so will have to upgrade power suply. i have been trying to find the right parts to get shoping online. with far to many options to pick from i just cant figure all out. i have spent much time doing research. im just not ready to spend money on parts that wont work. could i please get some help from someone that is more savy then i am. what are my options? can i even make this system good enough or should i just foreget about it?
#2 Feb 24 2011 at 2:15 AM Rating: Good
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#3 Feb 24 2011 at 4:47 AM Rating: Good
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looking at the stock specs of that PC, I would say you would need a new one, the specs I saw say it has an intel celeron dual core 2Ghz cpu, although this should run the game it will run it really bad, you would have to use the lowest settings and would still lag alot.

The problem with having to upgrade the cpu is that the motherboard will need to be upgraded as well.

So looking at the specs I saw from here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Presario-Desktop-Celeron-Graphic-Accelerator/dp/tech-data/B001QTW0VG/ref=de_a_smtd/278-0596394-9317808 you would be better off building a new pc.

People on here should beable to help you further with that if you tell em your buget, also if your specs are differant to the ones I found the please post them so we can help further.
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#4 Feb 25 2011 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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sorry i should have listed some specs. it has an amd athlon dual core 4850e 2.50 ghz pressesor. that is slightly higher then the minumum spec for the game. also i have 2 gb memory buts that seems simple enough to uprade. the grafics card is where its gets tough. i found it can use a pci express 16 card. now with so many options i dont know what to get. also the power supply is only 250 watts and will have to be replaced as well. i dont know if any supply i buy will work or even fit so any help i can get would be great thanx.
#5 Feb 25 2011 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
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sorry i should have listed some specs. it has an amd athlon dual core 4850e 2.50 ghz pressesor. that is slightly higher then the minumum spec for the game. also i have 2 gb memory buts that seems simple enough to uprade. the grafics card is where its gets tough. i found it can use a pci express 16 card. now with so many options i dont know what to get. also the power supply is only 250 watts and will have to be replaced as well. i dont know if any supply i buy will work or even fit so any help i can get would be great thanx.


I use an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (2.6GHz dual-core) CPU on an MSI motherboard with 4GB of GSkill RAM a nVidia GTX 460 GPU with a Corsair 550w PSU. All in all cost m about $700 (including a case). I can't run the game on max settings...mostly because of my processor bottlenecking my PC, but I can run the game on 'standard' settings with a decent fps.

I already had a dvd/cd-rw drive and a hard drive.

If you add 2gb of ram and get something like the gtx460 with a 550~600w psu, you can spend maybe $300 tops and be good to go. i still need to upgrade mine sicne i wanna run it better at some point, but it still looks great with my build as is.
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#6 Feb 26 2011 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
imnotsure wrote:
sorry i should have listed some specs. it has an amd athlon dual core 4850e 2.50 ghz pressesor. that is slightly higher then the minumum spec for the game. also i have 2 gb memory buts that seems simple enough to uprade. the grafics card is where its gets tough. i found it can use a pci express 16 card. now with so many options i dont know what to get. also the power supply is only 250 watts and will have to be replaced as well. i dont know if any supply i buy will work or even fit so any help i can get would be great thanx.


Please remember, that minimum specs is what is designed to just load a game. Gameplay will be very slow and staggered. Anyways, the powersupply definately needs to be improved, and most will fit into most cases. Also, you need an upgraded graphics card. All I know is NVIDIA, so GTX 460 is a great entry level card. You must have at least 4 gb memory to run, 8 gb is optimal. However, you are still going to be held up by your processor.
Either way, this is a very basic PC for the game.
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#7 Feb 27 2011 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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thanx for thje replys. as far as power supply and video cards go i think ive figured it out. now to memory with i thought i had a good grasp on. from what ive found my running vista 32 bit os i can only make use of 3.5g of memory if it takes 4g to run i might as well save up for a new rig. thanx again for the help.
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