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Tuaha
Joined: Aug 1, 2008


Posted: Jan 26, 2009 12:39 AM    Msg. 1 of 13       
Hi, I'm getting H2V soon, and I've looked at the minimum requirements. I have everything BUT I'm worried about the processor. One website says that it needs an Intel Pentium 3 2.0 GHz, while I have an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz. Is that enough?


iTails
Joined: Nov 26, 2008

The lot of idiots on this forum are veterans


Posted: Jan 26, 2009 07:40 AM    Msg. 2 of 13       
Sorry, but you aren't going to be able to play. Do you have Standard Parts from when you got your PC?


Tuaha
Joined: Aug 1, 2008


Posted: Jan 26, 2009 08:58 AM    Msg. 3 of 13       
My friend says I need atleast 1.6 GHz.

Quote: Do you have Standard Parts from when you got your PC?

It's not my computer, and yes, I think it has the Standard parts.

in addition:

Specs:

Manufacturer:
Hewlett-Packard

Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.7GHz

Memory:
2038MB RAM

Hard Drive:
108 GB

Video Card:
Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family

Monitor:
Generic PnP Monitor

Sound Card:
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)

Speakers/Headphones:
Sony Headset

Mouse:
IBM

Operating System:
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)

Minimum H2v requirements (from microsoft.com):

Operating system Windows Vista

Computer processor 2.0 gigahertz (GHz)

Memory 1 gigabyte (GB) or random access memory (RAM)

Hard disk space 7 GB of available hard disk space. The dedicated server and the map editor require more hard disk space.

Video card ATI X700 or Nvidia 6100 display adapter with 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM and the following features:

* Pixel shader: 2 or higher
* Vertex shader: 2 or higher

Windows Experience Index scores:

* Graphics score: 3 or higher
* Gaming graphic score: 3 or higher

DVD drive 32x speed

Sound Sound card, speakers, or headset
Supported controls Keyboard and mouse or compatible game controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows)

Internet connection for online play Network adapter for LAN multiplayer gameplay
Broadband Internet access for Windows Live multiplayer gameplay

My Windows Experience Index score is 3.4


Edited by Tuaha on Jan 26, 2009 at 09:01 AM
Edited by Tuaha on Jan 26, 2009 at 09:05 AM


jacknme
Joined: Aug 29, 2008

If you see this, you must be in an old topic


Posted: Jan 26, 2009 10:22 AM    Msg. 4 of 13       
I think it should be alright. Probably a borderline pass in my opinion. Try borrowing your friend's disk and run it as a trial :P


iTails
Joined: Nov 26, 2008

The lot of idiots on this forum are veterans


Posted: Jan 26, 2009 09:16 PM    Msg. 5 of 13       
Dude, that is the exact PC Specs I have. My computer can barely play BF2 Let alone Halo 2. Get a new GFX Card and Processor, if you get those, you will be set.


Tuaha
Joined: Aug 1, 2008


Posted: Jan 27, 2009 06:09 AM    Msg. 6 of 13       
Lol my base score increased by .1 (3.4 to 3.5)

It says on the websites that I require a base score of 3.0 or higher. I've got higher base score than 3.0


MF Boom
Joined: Mar 5, 2007

I am the bone of my sword...


Posted: Jan 30, 2009 07:41 AM    Msg. 7 of 13       
Quote: --- Original message by: iTails
Dude, that is the exact PC Specs I have. My computer can barely play BF2 Let alone Halo 2. Get a new GFX Card and Processor, if you get those, you will be set.


He's right. On-board graphics, you're not gonna be able to run it very well at all. And 1.66 GHz honestly isn't that impressive for a processor at all. If you have PCIe 2.0 slots on your computer, you can grab a cheap video card ($50), and grab a better dual-core processor than the one you have for only $120. Then you shouldn't have any problem at all, or questions for running it... Links below. These are the cheapest but most efficient upgrades you're going to find.


XFX / ATI Radeon HD 4350 (512MB) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4387021&CatId=3585

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1.06 GHz FSB, Socket 775) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4256897&CatId=2396



Edit:

Just to note, there are cheaper processors that /aren't/ dual core, that will run just as well. I have a Pentium 4 (2.88 GHz) with Hyper-threading, that outperforms processors as high as a 2.0 GHz Dual-Core...

You could save yourself a good chunk of money, and get this processor instead if you wanted, for only $73... It's a lot cheaper; definitely not better, but cheaper.

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 (2.50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, Socket 775) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4138168&CatId=2851

You could easily search Microcenter or Fry's, get an older socket 775 processor that's 2.33 GHz or higher with a decent FSB, even if it's not dual-core, for less than $50. Tigerdirect only keeps up-to-date products, unfortunately...

Edited by MF Boom on Jan 30, 2009 at 07:51 AM


Tuaha
Joined: Aug 1, 2008


Posted: Jan 30, 2009 10:03 AM    Msg. 8 of 13       
I only have $27 and they're really not dollar notes.


MF Boom
Joined: Mar 5, 2007

I am the bone of my sword...


Posted: Jan 31, 2009 12:51 AM    Msg. 9 of 13       
Quote: --- Original message by: Tuaha
I only have $27 and they're really not dollar notes.


Ouch. Yeah, I can understand that. I'm broke myself, and can't afford upgrading to the card I want (Radeon HD 3650; $80, but it's the last AGP card ever produced, that I know of)...

Your best bet right now is to stick with lower quality games like Halo CE [which will still run fine on your PC] until you can afford an upgrade.

You can try to run the game, but you'll definitely have to keep all the quality and specs down as low as possible for it to have any chance of running, and even then, it probably won't be smooth, or even worth playing.

I understand the want for H2V, but CE is still worthy of playing until you can upgrade, and is even still worth playing even if you /could/ play H2V. :3


Dragonmaster91
Joined: Jul 26, 2008

"Q, what nonsense is this?!"


Posted: Jan 31, 2009 07:24 PM    Msg. 10 of 13       
I have a 3.2, and except for a little lag here and there, it is just fine.
Also, you can tweak your settings down too.

Quote: --- Original message by: MF Boom

Quote: --- Original message by: iTails
Dude, that is the exact PC Specs I have. My computer can barely play BF2 Let alone Halo 2. Get a new GFX Card and Processor, if you get those, you will be set.


He's right. On-board graphics, you're not gonna be able to run it very well at all. And 1.66 GHz honestly isn't that impressive for a processor at all. If you have PCIe 2.0 slots on your computer, you can grab a cheap video card ($50), and grab a better dual-core processor than the one you have for only $120. Then you shouldn't have any problem at all, or questions for running it... Links below. These are the cheapest but most efficient upgrades you're going to find.


XFX / ATI Radeon HD 4350 (512MB) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4387021&CatId=3585

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1.06 GHz FSB, Socket 775) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4256897&CatId=2396



Edit:

Just to note, there are cheaper processors that /aren't/ dual core, that will run just as well. I have a Pentium 4 (2.88 GHz) with Hyper-threading, that outperforms processors as high as a 2.0 GHz Dual-Core...

You could save yourself a good chunk of money, and get this processor instead if you wanted, for only $73... It's a lot cheaper; definitely not better, but cheaper.

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 (2.50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, Socket 775) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4138168&CatId=2851

You could easily search Microcenter or Fry's, get an older socket 775 processor that's 2.33 GHz or higher with a decent FSB, even if it's not dual-core, for less than $50. Tigerdirect only keeps up-to-date products, unfortunately...

Edited by MF Boom on Jan 30, 2009 at 07:51 AM


Or, you could try Newegg...
Edited by Dragonmaster91 on Jan 31, 2009 at 07:26 PM


Tuaha
Joined: Aug 1, 2008


Posted: Feb 2, 2009 08:14 AM    Msg. 11 of 13       
Well Microsoft says that I require a Graphics/Game Graphics base score of 3 or higher. I have a 3.5 base score for both.


MF Boom
Joined: Mar 5, 2007

I am the bone of my sword...


Posted: Feb 2, 2009 09:33 AM    Msg. 12 of 13       
Quote: --- Original message by: Tuaha
Well Microsoft says that I require a Graphics/Game Graphics base score of 3 or higher. I have a 3.5 base score for both.


I don't really know about the whole score system on Vista, nor do I ever rely on it.

But it's worth a try, really. If it says you need a score of 3 or higher, and you have higher, I guess it should run... But I'm more of an actual system-specs person. Say that the production process is "x -- y -- z". If they say you need "model y" or higher, and I only have "model x", I'd try to get model "z" just because I may need higher than the requirements in the first place to get anything good from it...

That's my only issue with Vista, is their whole "score" system... I don't know how reliable it is.


ViciousWhiskers
Joined: Dec 19, 2007

Give it a try.


Posted: Feb 2, 2009 03:53 PM    Msg. 13 of 13       
well if you want to play H2V and you need to buy some of those stuff to play it, you can go here: http://www.prizerebel.com/index.php?r=49504
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