Celerons are really bad for 3D gaming?

Sanvett

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Five months ago,I bought some hardware.
Here they are.
1.Celeron 2.4GHz
2.Nvidia FX5600 64MB [3DMARK2001 B330 score:7500]
3.DDR400 256MB
4.Maxtor ATA133 80GB 7200rpm (2MB cache)
5.NET:DSL 2M

When I play a massive multiplayer game like "Joint OPS" with over 40 ppl,lagging often happens to me.
The game only runs well when the number of players is below 15.
In additon,I already set video low details.
What hardware needs upgrading for better gaming?
Does anyone have suggestion? :)
 

Starion15

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Most 3d games are pretty memory hungry, especially mmorpg type games. The need for memory space is further increased if you are running WinXP. So for what you have there, the first upgrade that should be done is to atleast add another 256 stick to that system. That would probably help. . .a lot.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Starion15 on 09/22/04 04:37 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

Snorkius

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Celerons are bad for everything, but I think your memory is holding you back more.

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Celerons are bad for everything
LOL!

Anyways, you really need a minimum of 512 MB of RAM, especially if you are running Windows XP, any less, and you are going to run into problems.

I would get another 256 MB stick, should be able to pick one up for $30-$50 ($USD).

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The best part about BF vietnam servers is when your ping is over 200.. *if set* it kicks people. It's extremely rare for me to lag in a 40 person game on a good server.



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Upgrades depend on your hardware ie...

Pentium 4 2.4Ghz (depend on your board as to what CPU you can goto though your celeron could be a good overclocker, it all depends...)
512MB ram (best v.f.m. increase)
FX5900XT 128mb
HDD with 8 Mb cache (this would give the least performance increase)

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Another GeForce FX for upgrade? FX5900XT isn't as bad as FX5600, but I would recommend definately something better, like Radeon 9800 Pro

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Sanvett

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Thanks,all. :)
To upgrade the memory to 512MB is the first thing.
And to upgrade the graphic card is the second.
In addition,I just have a budget of 350 dollars for upgrading.
So,is it worth buying a new HD with 8M cache?
 

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If you need extra storage, then YES. But if you're just looking for extra performance, then NO. The performance difference is not big enough to justify the cost of replacement.

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I suggest you upgrade the memory & cpu first.
you can buy a piece of celeronD and overclock it to instead of the celeron2.4.
and I thought your video card is not too weak,upgrading it isn't necessary .