Computer newbies forum: Trust system requirements lab or not?

by: Urfriendlynhoodflyinas February 7, 2009 5:55 PM PST

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Trust system requirements lab or not?

by Urfriendlynhoodflyinas - 2/7/09 5:55 PM

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my system is:
two intel core 2 6200 1.80 GHz processors
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache video card
1 gb and windows xp home edition
MSI P965 Neo motherboard.

The system requirements lab tells me that my system can run games such as farcry2 and crysis if i get a new video card and have at least 2gb ram. I've heard that you will need a monster system to run crysis so im a little confused. the requirement meter goes below minimum requirements and when i'm playing half life 2 the frame rate goes below 10 if there is a little smoke. If i buy the recommended video card and some gb ram would i be able to run those games properly? Can i still improve the system or should i just buy all new?

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