Can I run Team Fortress 2?

By chops369 ยท 7 replies
Apr 18, 2008
  1. I am going to upgrade my crappy dell dimension 2400 computer, and I really want to play tf2. My system specs will be:

    Windows XP

    1272mb of ram (I know, weird number)

    nvidia geforce xfx 5200 (256mb)

    Intel Celeron 2.4 ghz
  2. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx TS Rookie Posts: 77

    System requirements Minimum:
    1.7 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, DirectX 8 level graphics card, Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Internet connection
    Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Internet connection

    You can google stuff like this its alot quicker response.
  3. smu122

    smu122 TS Rookie Posts: 32

  4. TPK

    TPK TS Rookie

    might as well get a whole new comp :O
  5. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Booster Posts: 498

    Hey chops369

    I suggest if you're gonna upgrade your pc you don't upgrade to an Intel Celeron. Personally, i don't think its the best processor to run games with. The Pentium or an AMD would be best with regards to gaming. Also, try getting a graphics card above a GeForce 6600....

    Spyder_1386 :)
  6. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Spyder, the Celeron is what came with the computer, and the best upgrade you can get is a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz, which, while it's an increase, I don't see as being worth it. If I were you, and you were looking to get into gaming at all, then I'd go with a complete build saving the HDD, DVD Drives, etc.
  7. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Booster Posts: 323   +8

    For $600 I just built an entire PC(already had monitor & hdd)from parts I bought on newegg. It's able to score over 10k on 3Dmark06(on XP, no OC'ing done)and runs all my games(including TF2)on max settings @ 1920 x 1080. The reason I'm mentioning this is to show what can be done on a budget so if you want some advice for parts/complete build, let me know. If you already have some parts and/or can't afford to spend 600, then I can probably put together a list of parts that will cost less and still be able to run TF2 and other new games very well.
  8. shadowmansm

    shadowmansm TS Rookie

    Should be but you will have to turn the graphics down...
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