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    ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    (Sorry for calling you Geeks, just making the most of it before the term gets banned, bloody PC Brigade )

    Right, I've probably never mentioned it before but my PC is a bit crap, here's the specs:

    Dell Dimensions 3000
    XP2
    Celeron CPU 2.66 GHz, 256MB RAM

    Admit it, you're impressed

    Having long ago tired of console games, I've turned to the PC for games that test the old grey matter abit more. Rome: Total War is a game I've always fancied, and Civilisation 4.

    Rome needs the following to run:
    Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    Pentium III 1.0GHz or Athlon 1.0GHz processor or higher
    256MB RAM
    8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers
    300MB of uncompressed free hard disk space
    100% DirectX 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
    100% Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
    DirectX 9.0b
    3D hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers
    Which is fine, but the only part I'm not sure about is everything in the Quote I don't know my GB from my GHz, my RAM from my CPU, nor my ARSE from my ELB 0W
    So, will the game play on my PC? The '100% DirectX 9.0b' part has me totally lost. I've looked for it on my PC but can't find, though I have just noticed that Civ 3 requires it, and that works OK on my PC so I'll assume that I have it without even knowing?

    Will I need anything extra to play the game? Should I bin the PC and get a new one (cheap please). What about these 'make your own PC' shops, are they any good (and cheap).

    And lastly, what do you think of http://myaolbroadband.co.uk/broadban...relessplus.adp. Not much info on it but I'm sure you chaps will know the lowdown
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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    John... just had a quick scan through but yes your PC should be fine... where you would notice an almost immediate improvement though would be in memory... I'd highly recommend you bung a further 512mb in it...

    According to the Crucial Memory configurator HERE you need DDR memory but you need to make sure it runs at the right speed etc.... (PC3200 or PC2700) would be OK. Your PC apparently has two slots so one will probably already have 256mb in it but it is possible that two lots of 128mb have been fitted. As I say stick another 512mb in it or maybe more.... your PC can apparently go to a maximum of 2 x 1GB memory.

    Doing this will make a huge difference to the speed of you PC... memory isn't expensive and even cheaper off the net/Ebay

    If you want to get into Online games then my personal opinion is to get a Xbox 360, there are plenty of strategy games.

    On the broadband front I hate AOL and always have... do they still insist on you using their crappy browser and used to be strict on sharing a internet connection with other PC.... frankly I think you could probably get much better. I have cable but do use ADSL (via a telephone line) in the office.... I have absolutely no complaints with https://www.bethere.co.uk/ - cheap, fast and extremely reliable, definitely worth you considering in my opinion.

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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Cheers Dan, it wasn't the Broadband I was after, it was the free Dell laptop, but I'll look into the extra memory. Downloading a demo of Rome, so will try it tomorrow
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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Ah Ok mate...as I said - quick scan

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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Hmm, that's a good site, did a scan of my PC and, as you said, it will take 2MB, and has at the moment 2 x 128MB.

    I take it that removing the 128MB's won't remove any data?

    And does it matter if I get the 3200 or 2700?
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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Tight bastards Dell giving you 2 x 128mb

    Dump one of them (you won't lose anything and stick a new one in....) to be honest John for what they cost you may as well get 2 x 512mb of the same type etc... PC3200 or 27000 (wont matter) less chance of memory incompatibility then.

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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Cheers mate, I was going to get 2 x 512. Surprised at how cheap it is, I'd have looked into it sooner had I known.
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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Keep your eyes peeled for the next chapter *ATTENTION GEEKS - Think I've broke my PC'
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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Quote Originally Posted by JJON
    I take it that removing the 128MB's won't remove any data?
    No, it's just memory you gonk!

    No such thing as the free laptop mate, the fookers will want you to spend £29.99 for 18 months or some similar shit ... just get some new memory for cheap and buy your own laptop

    WILL YOU STOP POSTING FOKKIN REPLIES>>> TWATS>>>> THIS IS MY THIRD ATTEMPT TO POST THIS!!!

    OH YOU SILLY CNUTS>> FOUTHRTH TIME AND COUNTING!!!

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    Re: ATTENTION ALL GEEKS - PC Gaming help

    Quote Originally Posted by Felix
    Quote Originally Posted by JJON
    I take it that removing the 128MB's won't remove any data?
    No, it's just memory you gonk!

    No such thing as the free laptop mate, the fookers will want you to spend £29.99 for 18 months or some similar shit ... just get some new memory for cheap and buy your own laptop

    WILL YOU STOP POSTING FOKKIN REPLIES>>> TWATS>>>> THIS IS MY THIRD ATTEMPT TO POST THIS!!!

    OH YOU SILLY CNUTS>> FOUTHRTH TIME AND COUNTING!!!
    Can't even find the submit button yet calls me a gonk :kicknuts

    The AOL offer isn't that bad, works out at £10 per month more than I'm paying now, which is £240 over the 24 month period, so £240 for a laptop or PS3.
    On the subject of colour, we often do jest
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    Unless you actually enjoy looking gay

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