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User Info: SnipeStar

SnipeStar
4 years ago#1
so my friend bought diablo 3 thinking his prebuilt would run it with everything at the lowest... well.. it doesn't really lol

i have a GTS 250 laying around as a dedicated physx card, and i was gonna throw it to him to use temporarily so he can start playing. i was wondering if his pc/psu would suffice

his prebuilt is an hp p7-1020, looks like the psu is a 250w. also, i'm pretty sure his resolution is less than 1080
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User Info: EvilGiygas

EvilGiygas
4 years ago#2
http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-p7-1020-Desktop-Black/dp/B0051OMY6I

That's his desktop? And it won't run Diablo III at low settings? I don't see how it wouldn't.
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User Info: link510

link510
4 years ago#3
Well, the gpu would definitely suffice for sub 1080 Diablo, but you're cutting it really close with that PSU. If you do decide to go that route, I would underclock it with Afterburner. What's his CPU? If it's a low wattage chip (lower end core 2 or something) then you're probably fine. I know you're not really looking for a money solution, but you're friend can't use your GPU forever, and if/when he decides to get a new GPU a 7750 could run on that easily.

User Info: SnipeStar

SnipeStar
4 years ago#4
i dunno i wasnt there when he installed it but he said with every setting at its lowest the game is basically a slideshow

so do you think the 250 can squeeze in on that psu?
i7 920 D0 | P6T6 WS Revolution | 2xGTX285 2GB | 12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 | 2x600GB Raptor/ 2x1TB RE3 WD | Corsair HX1000w | Silverstone RV01

User Info: link510

link510
4 years ago#5
Hm, with a phenom I don't think it would be safe to throw the 250 in there. You could still try underclocking it and giving it a whirl, I doubt the PSU would explode, probably just shut itself off.

Edit: I can't believe HP would put a Phenom II on a 250w PSU, that's really cutting it close. My old i3 gateway had a 250w PSU...

User Info: EvilGiygas

EvilGiygas
4 years ago#6
SnipeStar posted...
i dunno i wasnt there when he installed it but he said with every setting at its lowest the game is basically a slideshow

anyway what bout dat 250


I mean... My friend's HP laptop with an i3, 4 GBs of RAM and integrated GPU runs Diablo III on low settings. There's no way that desktop couldn't run it on low settings. He's doing it wrong.
Current generation game count:
X360 - 139 / Wii - 20 / PS3 - 11 / 3DS - 3 / DS - 8 / PSP - 9 / PC - 51

User Info: SnipeStar

SnipeStar
4 years ago#7
nah dude. i saw it earlier. every setting at lowest, at 1366x768 or whatever

the game was literally a slide show. like literally a few fps
i7 920 D0 | P6T6 WS Revolution | 2xGTX285 2GB | 12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 | 2x600GB Raptor/ 2x1TB RE3 WD | Corsair HX1000w | Silverstone RV01

User Info: EvilGiygas

EvilGiygas
4 years ago#8
SnipeStar posted...
nah dude. i saw it earlier. every setting at lowest, at 1366x768 or whatever

the game was literally a slide show. like literally a few fps


Then there is something wrong with his setup or he doesn't have that computer with those specs.
Current generation game count:
X360 - 139 / Wii - 20 / PS3 - 11 / 3DS - 3 / DS - 8 / PSP - 9 / PC - 51

User Info: SnipeStar

SnipeStar
4 years ago#9
EvilGiygas posted...
SnipeStar posted...
nah dude. i saw it earlier. every setting at lowest, at 1366x768 or whatever

the game was literally a slide show. like literally a few fps


Then there is something wrong with his setup or he doesn't have that computer with those specs.


what could be wrong?

he definitely, absolutely has that computer.
i7 920 D0 | P6T6 WS Revolution | 2xGTX285 2GB | 12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 | 2x600GB Raptor/ 2x1TB RE3 WD | Corsair HX1000w | Silverstone RV01

User Info: EvilGiygas

EvilGiygas
4 years ago#10
SnipeStar posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
SnipeStar posted...
nah dude. i saw it earlier. every setting at lowest, at 1366x768 or whatever

the game was literally a slide show. like literally a few fps


Then there is something wrong with his setup or he doesn't have that computer with those specs.


what could be wrong?

he definitely, absolutely has that computer.


A very game lacking ability of a laptop runs it decently at low settings. A much more capable desktop should be able to out perform it. Wouldn't you think?
Current generation game count:
X360 - 139 / Wii - 20 / PS3 - 11 / 3DS - 3 / DS - 8 / PSP - 9 / PC - 51
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