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xylomain

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PC specs
« on: December 29, 2009, 04:10:37 AM »
was just looking on http://dandixon.us/programming/universesandbox.htm and was wondering what kind of pc dan has....i mean seriously...my current specs are as follows:

Amd Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.2 ghz
4gb 1600 Mhz ram
and a
BFG GeForce GTX 260 vid card with 896mb video memory

and i can say that i would have some speed issues (although not massively...small but noticeable amount of lag) with some of those scenes

kinda hurts a mans pride lmao


also if your using US list your specs....id like to see how mine compares with the average user =)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2009, 04:20:31 AM by xylomain »

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Re: PC specs
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 03:19:19 PM »
I just got a new computer yesterday and my specs are:
Windows 7 64-bit
8192 MB RAM
Pentium Dual-Core CPU  E6300 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275

My Windows Experience index is 6,3:
Processor: 6,3
RAM: 6,3
Graphics: 7,4
Gaming graphics: 7,4
Primary hard disc: 6,9

And I love this! It's so fantastic to see all the particles in the galaxy collissions being calculated to perfection at very high timesteps!
If I set the timestep to 10.000 years in the Andromeda-Milkyway collission, one real second is 400,000 years with 1x particles multiplier!

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Re: PC specs
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 03:26:31 PM »
What is windows expirience index? How does it work?

I have... Ummm...

32-bit Windows Vista
???? RAM
Pentium Dual-Core
NVIDIA Graphics Card


xylomain

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Re: PC specs
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 07:45:53 PM »
wow i completely forgot to put the windows experience index for 32 bit windows 7 Ultimate

WEI score 5.9

CPU:            7.3
Ram:            7.5
Gfx:              7.2
Gaming Gfx:  7.2
Primary HD:  5.9

stupid HDD is holding me back....btw do you like your GTX 275 Bla? got mine for 50 bucks so cant complain  ;)

and NeutronStar  simply right click on My Computer and click properties...the WEI should be right in the middle....second section...blue letters

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Re: PC specs
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 08:48:18 PM »
32-bit Windows Vista
3 GB RAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.6 GHz
NVIDIA Graphics Card

3 Gigabytes of RAM is good right? I see Bla has only 8000 MB. Man, Phun must take alot of RAM, it asks me to install more when I run alot of stuff...

Idk why I thought it was Pentium. I don't know anything about the stuff in them, but boy do I know how to work them!

My computer is bad.  :P

Processor: 5.1
RAM: 5.9
Graphics: 3.1
Gaming: 2.5
Hard Disk:5.7

Is my computer Windows 7 now? I get those screen preview when your mouse hovers on the thing in the taskbar. I was reading up on W7 and found that W7 does that.


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Re: PC specs
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 02:21:29 AM »
8000 MB = 8GB. :)
But 3 GB is also ok, usually most games require at most 2 GB to run, and games should be some of the most requiring programs, so...
But Universe Sandbox is a simulator, and the most important in simulators is the processor, becuase that's the one that calculates everything (the positions of stars etc.). Your computer should be fine at Universe Sandbox.

I paid something equal to 359 USD for my graphics card. It causes some problems, but when it works it's fantastic. I have no problems with graphics on the games I've installed so far, I can run them at maximum graphics. I guess I just have to wait until there are some updates for the drivers so it will be more stable.
But everything is better than my old computer. ;)
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Kettlingur

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Re: PC specs
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 08:37:58 AM »
After what I remember:

3000~ MB RAM
NVIDIA graphics, 640 MB
2.66 GHz CPU (Dual)
And Windows XP, I believe.

From the (too short) one hour of trial I had, I believe I found out that I have performance problems when ... viewing larger amounts of objects.

Oh. And things turned messy when I sped up time a bit too much.