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User Info: call_of_duty_5

call_of_duty_5
3 years ago#1
Know nothing about computers but just want something quicker than my laptop and could possibly play a few games.

DELL PRECISION 490

INTEL DUAL CORE XEON 5140 2.3GHz (4MB)
4GB RAM
250GB HDD
NVIDIA QUADRO FX3450 (256MB)
DVD-RW
8 x USB2
GIGABIT ETHERNET
AUDIO

WINDOWS XP PRO 32 BIT
XBL - Fanta Cruz

User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#2
No and Xeon is meant for running servers.
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User Info: MahoganyTooth92

MahoganyTooth92
3 years ago#3
Anything? Probably. Modern games? Hell no.
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User Info: Xjph

Xjph
3 years ago#4
That videocard is a workstation card, and an old one at that. It's not going to perform very well in games at all.
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User Info: Dirk85UK

Dirk85UK
3 years ago#6
Isn't windows xp 32bit obsolete now? (microsoft stopped supporting it)
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User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#7
The Xeon 5140 is basically an old Core 2 Duo, so just assume you have a Core 2 Duo.
That Quadro FX3450 is quite useless though. It's similar to a GeForce 6800.

ThePCElitist posted...
Xeon is meant for running servers.


That doesn't matter at all, a Xeon will run games just fine.
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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#8
Shub posted...
The Xeon 5140 is basically an old Core 2 Duo, so just assume you have a Core 2 Duo.
That Quadro FX3450 is quite useless though. It's similar to a GeForce 6800.

ThePCElitist posted...
Xeon is meant for running servers.


That doesn't matter at all, a Xeon will run games just fine.


Anything can run a game given it's fast enough. But when was the last time you saw anyone here say they bought a new Xeon for their gaming rig?
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
3 years ago#9
That Xenon is also 7 years old.
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User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#10
ThePCElitist posted...
Anything can run a game given it's fast enough. But when was the last time you saw anyone here say they bought a new Xeon for their gaming rig?


That's not what I'm saying. There's this misconception floating around that Xeons can't run games because, like you said, they're "meant for servers" (and workstations). While that is true, they really are just slightly modified consumer CPUs, they don't have any under-the-hood "magic" that makes them not work with games. I don't know if you thought that or not, but since you said they're meant for servers, I wanted to point that out.
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