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Can my computer handle COD4?

By scorch58
Jan 20, 2008
  1. I have an HP Media Center PC

    It has:

    3 gb of Ram
    X700 Radeon (this is what i'm worried about)
    2.8 GHZ
    AMD Dual Core 5600
    Running on Vista with Direct X 10

    thanks guys
     
  2. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Yes, it should run it at medium settings pretty well. Download the demo to make sure.
     
  3. Frostmonkey

    Frostmonkey TS Rookie Posts: 34

  4. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    You will run it easily
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    It will run very well with all detail settings at Medium. Some, like texture detail, could be turned high but I'd advise keeping AA at 2x or off completely.
     
  6. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 150

    Hmmm... Pentium 4 processors are really abismal for gaming unfortuanately. It should be able to run it at around 45 to 50 fps at MEDIUM settings, HOWEVER, this is what i'd do to squeeze out every last frame:

    - Turn shadows COMPLETELY off. Shadows in COD4 are pretty much useless and un-noticable, plus it uses ALOT of your computers grunt. It is not an essential element like it is in games like Fear and DOOM3 and it doesnt make the game look any better (trust me i've run cod 4 on MAX with 4X AA and 16X AF)

    - Turn texture settings to MEDIUM, the game should look nice even on this setting.

    - Turn dynamic lighting COMPLETELY off. Dynamic lighing is a heavy feature for machines.

    - Leave Anti Aliasing COMPLETELY off. This feature is a killer

    - You can have Anisotrophic filtering on (it isn't all that taxing on hardware) but I wouldnt put it past 8X if I were you (I suggest 4X personally)

    -Turn V-SYNC (Sync every frame) ON. This uses a little more grunt, but it greatly smooths the frame rate and eliminates chopiness. With the other features that I mentioned turned off it should have enough power left over to have this feature turned on anyway.

    - WIth your current setup I would have the resolution set at 1280X1024 MAX. Probably maybe go 1024x768 to be safe, but I dunno, it could run fine on 1280x1024 see what happens :)

    Hope that helps :)
     
  7. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 234

    sledgus, i dont know why your mentioning P4's he has a AMD duel core setup so he would be able to run with most of the settings on be it mostly on medium with maybe one or two on high.
     
  8. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 150

    Yes, thanks for the correction Darth_Terra1 I misread his post :)

    Well what I said still applies. Your graphics card is a bit of a bottle neck anyways as it is a pretty old card. Anyway, let us know how you go :)
     
  9. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    Very good stuff. Also keep your resolution down and concentrate on the lowest FPS you see and not the highest. If you want a fluid experience you need the FPS to never go below 30 and youll be fine... Good thing is you have enough RAM for it. I would suggest a mini upgrade, get a new video card lol,
     
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