call of duty modern warfare

Discussion in 'Computing & Gaming Discussions' started by ClickerCrazy, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Ok, maybe someone on here can help me. LOL! I've never asked a computer question on a huntinig and fishing forum, but here it goes.

    I got cod 4 for Christmas and put it in my 3 month old dell inspirion 530, and it wont play. I'm thinking it is my video card, but I'm not sure. I didnt get an upgrade on my video card when it was bought. It has a GMA 3100, and it is intigrated?

    Can anyone refer me to a video card that will run this game that isn't $200? I also read that I might need some kind of power cord to run the card?:confused:

    Just tried to call Circit City, but it looks like they closed the doors over the weekend!! GREAT!!!! The one time I want to talk to a kid that is way over my head, and they are gone. lol!

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. KaGee

    KaGee Monkeywrench Staff Member

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    Exactly why I went XBox... seems like every new game release required a hardware upgrade too.
     

  3. Ðe§perado™

    Ðe§perado™ Catfisherman/Bowfisherman

    Get on newegg.com and get one.
     
  4. doesn't windows vista only run games for windows games?
     
  5. You can get a 8400 GS from bestbuy for about $80. Should be able to play fine as long as you are on low, possibly medium settings.

    ... or you can go to newegg and get a Radeon HD 4670. Should do fine at medium settings, and possibly even play at high settings. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127383
    **$80 + shipping**
     
  6. ...also becareful with what you pick as a video card, unless you upgraded the 300W powersupply.
     
  7. my advice is look on ur local craigslist they r selling for 40 bucks on there and make sure u know what type u need like mine is a PCIin one and a AGPin the other u should have like a pci pci-e agp and ir should be ddr or ddr2
     
  8. ress

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    Not to usefull when it comes to these things, but my boys found out our system has a 2.8gig and the new cod game requires 3. It is slow and to upgrade cost as much as a new computer.
     
  9. ahhh just when I think I got it all figured out, I find that it says min. of a 2.4GHz and mine is a 2.2GHz. Does that mean I'm shot in the foot?
     
  10. ress

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    Sounds like it,, Game Stop buys USED games or trade for something else.
     
  11. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

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    The minimum system requirements for cod 4 is windowsxp/vista, at least a 6x dvd-rom drive, pentium 4 2.4 Ghz/ amd64 2800+ and a amd 1.8Ghz dual core processor or better, at least 512MB ram, At least a Geforce 6600 or better ATI radeon 9800 pro or better, and 8 gb disc space. Anything lower will not play the game.
     
  12. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

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    What kind of processor do you have?
     
  13. Dell inspirion 530

    Intel core duo e4500 @ 2.2 GHz

    Memory: RAM 1 GB


    I'm screwed arn't I?
     
  14. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

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    nope you should be good.
     
  15. Clayton

    Clayton Fly guy

    COD doesn't require 3 gigs, don't let it lie to you!

    I've got an old 6600GT sitting around here with a very nice cooler on it than ran COD4 great, until I got pissy and got more skilled than the card, and ended up getting a new one for 150.

    I'll sell you mine cheap, like 20-30 bucks lol.

    yeah, after reading the rest of the thread, you've got plenty to run COD4, but integrated graphics have always been a pile of crap lol.

    In response to the guy who said it seems like every new game requires a hardware upgrade; I went 3 years on the same graphics card and it was fine :) if you want all the sexy new eye-candy they come up with, then you need to upgrade. If you wanna play, you don't :p