Topic Title: New Gaming Pc wondering if some games will run on it please help!
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 04/28/2012 10:14 PM
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Hello i'm new to AMD forums, I just upgraded my computer today but there not the best specs because I was on a budget. So back to the subject, I wanted to know if i could run games like GTA IV, Saints Row the Third, and APB Reloaded on medium/high settings with no lag, so heres my specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB Memory

AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4ghz Black Edition Quad-Core

Eagle Technologies 600 w Power Supply

5GB Ram

750 GB HDD


Please reply soon I need help, thanks!!

 04/28/2012 10:29 PM
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A little late to be asking that...don't ya think? Lol....


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 04/28/2012 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by: stumped A little late to be asking that...don't ya think? Lol....


lol  ,  well depend  what resolution  u  run ,  i wouldn't  exspect to  run  those games on  high settings 


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 04/29/2012 04:13 AM
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You should have really should have posted here or on ANY of computer sites/forums before buying your upgrades.

1. You should / might be able to play those games on Medium. High - I don't think so. The HD 5670 is almost an entry-level card (mainstream-ish).

2. That "600W" is literally junk. If you look at the detailed specifications, it can only provide a maximum of 264W from the +12v power rails. Everything else is on the +5v, +3.3v that modern computers don't use as much now. It is at best a "300W."

Compare the specifications of your Eagle Tech 600W to a known, high quality brand like Corsair, Antec, XFX, or Seasonic. Look at the labels. True 600W PSus should be able to provide 600W or close to 600W of power from its +12v.

Corsair G600. 576W.

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W. 540W from the +12v rails (45A x 12v = 540W).

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W. 480W from the two +12v power rails.

If you want to run the list games, and any of the more demanding and/or upcoming games on High, you'll need to spend a little moreRadeon HD 6850 or 6870 or better.

If you do, you need to replace that "600W" power supply...unless you are willilng to put your entire PC on the line. I doubt that power supply has any over-current, over-voltage, under-voltage protection...and probably lacks the recommended standard circuitry requirements.


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 05/01/2012 02:03 PM
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Your system should be fine. I have a 5670 in my HTPC system and it runs fine. I play most games on medium or less settings at 1080p. I can get some setting on high if I lower others. just depends how many settings you have available.

Your CPU is fine and should handle anything you throw at it as your graphics is your choke point.

Your PSU is adequate and will do what you need as long as you don't try to overclock. You can can probably do a mild overclock, but that PSU only can handle 262 max load which means it can only handle half of that reliably. so if you buy Another power supply make sure it is at least "80 Plus" certified. It takes a lot of good technology to get an 80% efficiency.

your PSU has 73% efficiency and that is probably max. so if your psu pulls a 100 watts from the wall, it means your computer is drawing only 73 watts or less. When pulling its max of 262 watts at the wall then it is only at 191 watts at internally and that is at a max wattage of like a milisecond. realistically you can pull not much over 100 watts reliably with that psu.

Your memory amount is fine, but how do you get an odd 5GB of ram? Odd configurations can be problematic as the memory may mismatch and drop to single channel and/or kick down to slower speeds.


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 05/16/2012 02:24 PM
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Yes ,games will run.

2 months ago i ve build a rig with 4 gigs DDR 2 800Mhz ,a MSI 790X based motherboard ,featuring a P2 X2 550BE and a Sapphire 5670 with 512Megs of DDR 5.

Most of the games i ve tryed were ok at medium high settings at 1680X1050 resolution Grid ,Dirt 2 and even Crysis.

Crysis was running somewhere in the 20-30 FPS.

Having in mind your superior CPU (over what i had) and maybe the 1Giga of VGA RAM beeing DDR 5 , the machine should be ok for gaming at 1680 X 1050 medium-high settings at least.


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