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Dj Hammers

Is this computer good enough?

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Hi everyone. I'm getting a new computer and I'm wondering how good it can play stuff like World of Subways 1, City Bus Simulator 2010, Trainz 2006, OpenBVE and BVE4.

 

Here are my specs:

 

Dell Inspiron 537s

 

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q8200 (4MB L2, 2.33GHz, 1333FSB)

 

OPERATING SYSTEM Microsoft Windows® XP Professional SP3 (Vista 32-bit Business Downgrade to XP)

 

MEMORY 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2 DIMMs

 

HARD DRIVE 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™

 

OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW Drive

 

VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB

 

 

 

Thanks to whoever answers.

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Hi everyone. I'm getting a new computer and I'm wondering how good it can play stuff like World of Subways 1, City Bus Simulator 2010, Trainz 2006, OpenBVE and BVE4.

 

Here are my specs:

 

Dell Inspiron 537s

 

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q8200 (4MB L2, 2.33GHz, 1333FSB)

 

OPERATING SYSTEM Microsoft Windows® XP Professional SP3 (Vista 32-bit Business Downgrade to XP)

 

MEMORY 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2 DIMMs

 

HARD DRIVE 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™

 

OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW Drive

 

VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB

 

 

 

Thanks to whoever answers.

 

That PC is more than enough.

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Yeah! And since u got Core 2 u can go x64 and get Windows 7 instead of old XP!

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My only suggestion would to upgrade to 4 GB of RAM. That helps dramatically. I'm not sure if the 32-bit Windows can address 4GB, so if it can't, try 3GB.

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I actually want to keep XP to maintain rock solid compatibility with BVE4 and Trainz. I don't need a lot of RAM since XP as an OS uses less RAM anyway.

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32 bit OSes regardless of which be it Mac OS, Windows, Linux cannot fully address 4GB of ram. You would need a 64 bit OS to fully take advantage of 4GB and up.

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Theoretically since it is a 32 bit processor it would be, 2^32 = 4294967296 bytes = 4GB but it is really somewhere around 3- 3.5 Gigs of RAM. The rest wont be allocated like Y2Julio said.

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Yeah 32-bit is fine because some stuff like openbve and trainz have problems on 64-bit. Memory shouldn't be an issue anyway since I got XP.

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