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What kind of computer do you use for UO?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Radun, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Radun

    Radun Guest

    Today I decided to upgrade my PC, and it got me wondering what everyone else uses, and what they use it for.

    The game would sometimes lag up when I was fighting someone.. I was never sure if it was network lag or my pc, but I decided to upgrade anyways. Most of the PC shops local to me have stopped carrying DDR memory, so I decided to buy as much as my system could hold (2GB), while they are still available.

    so as for the questions... What type of computer do you use? and what (UO) activities do you participate in? If you don't know the exact specs, just say what you do know (like Pentium 3).

    My system:
    Athlon XP 2.2Ghz CPU
    40GB IDE Hard drive
    Geforce4MX graphics card
    nforce2 motherboard

    I mostly just PvP around the Moongate, Buy/Sell/Chat around Luna, fighting Champspawns and sometimes Peerless.
  2. Kaleb

    Kaleb Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    I use a dell Xps720 I bought for about 3.5k less than a year ago.

    It runs a intel quad core extreme.
    4gb ddr3
    300gb sata HD @ 7200rpm
    Dual Nvidia 8800gtx
    Plus other things that come on most cpus like burners drives excexc.

    I PvP. but need most the resources to play more grafix intense games. other than that I have either protools,cakewalk or my cad programs running.
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    Here's what I use....

  4. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    May 12, 2008
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    Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
    Chip: Athlon 64 3500+ 2.1Ghz
    RAM: 2GB PC3200 DDR
    Video: BFGTech Geforce 7950GT 512 Meg PCI Express x16
    Hard Drive: Seagate 500 Gig SATA
    Monitor 1 (Game): Samsung 226BW 22in Widescreen 2ms response
    Monitor 2 (Firefox): Sony 19in LCD

    Runs Kingdom Reborn nice, crisp, and smooth with very few crashes or performance-based problems and the dual monitors makes digging through and comparing XML/LUA files easier for modding.

    UO activities: KR UI modding, mid level solo PvM, mining and fighting ore elems, smithing BODs, and participating in Dev run events when I feel the desire to do so.
  5. Sunrise

    Sunrise Guest

    Ok Basara

    ROFLMAO!!!!! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    I use a ....Dude you are getting a Dell.
  6. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    In all seriousness, I use a Dell Vostro 400 2.2 GhZ dual core with a nvidia 8300 GS card. I have 4 machines with 2D & KR installed (including a Vostro 1400 laptop with 2 GB memory and nvidia 8400, but a slower processor than the desktop), and two dinosaurs (4 year old HP 2.93 Ghz Celeron, 1 GB memory, Nvidia FX 5500, and 8-year old Gateway P4 1.4 Ghz with 1 GB RDRAM & MX 4000 video card). believe it or not, both the old nvidia cards run KR fine.
  7. Zooithion

    Zooithion Crazed Zealot
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    Aug 1, 2003
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    I use:
    MB-ASUS P5N32-SLI PREMIUM NFORCE 590 Professional
    INTEL CORE 2 DUO Extreme 2.99ghz
    320GB SATA II 3GB 16MB 7200RPM HD
    500GB ESATA Free Agent Pro drive Seagate
    4 X 1G DDR2 PC6400 MEMORY
    2GB flash ram ReadyBoost
    EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX/768MB GDDR3/SLI/PCI Express/Dual DVI/HDTV/Video Card

    NEC 18X +- DVD-RW 7170A
    BLACK X-DISCOVER MID Blue Neon trim Case
  8. Windows Vista Premium 64Bit
    Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83Ghz 12MB L2 Cache 1333Mhz
    5.5TB Storage (5 1TB Seagate Barracuda 32MB Cache Sata, 1 500GB Seagate Barracuda 16MB Cache Sata)
    8GB 800Mhz PC6400 DDR2 OCZ RAM
    3 LG 18x LIght Scribe DVD Burners (had 4 1 died ..hate lightscribe so bad when bulbs burn out )
    Genric Multicard reader
    3 1/2 inch floppy drive (dont laugh)
    onboard sound (crys)
    1200W Thermaltake Power Supply
    2 Gigabite Radeon HD 3870's 512MB GDDR4 (Crossfired)
    Netgear Wireless card (*crys* i hate it getting better card in couple days)
    ATX Acrylic Tower
    3 80mm Neon Blue LED Fans (hated the rainbow ones that came with case)
    Monitors: (your gonna laugh)
    19inch Dell M782 (CRT)
    19 inch Emachines eView 17f3 (CRT)

    things i want to do to PC 2:

    i want to get 2 Gigabite Radeon HD 4870's (just installed one in a customers pc at work and OMG!)

    i Want to add a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion

    As soon as the Core 2 Extreme come down in price i want to replace my quad core

    Want to get 3 LCD monitors

    replace my Powersupply with one that has Neon lights.

    all this will have to wait till after i mod my car and get more money.

  9. Athlon XP 1.9ghz
    512MB DDR Ram
    ATi Radeon 9000 Pro (128MB) AGP
    WD 320GB hard drive primary
    WD 80GB drive - secondary (Windows pagefile and backup drive)
    Asus A7N266-VM/AA mobo
    Logitech G15 Gaming keyboard
    Logitech Optical Wheelmouse
  10. Doomsday Dragon

    Doomsday Dragon Visitor

    Jun 11, 2008
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    AMD 6000+ Dual Core Processor (3.01Ghz x2)

    4Gb 800mHZ Ram

    ECS KA3-MVP Motherboard

    Dual ATI X1950GT Video Cards (512Mb x2)

    Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Edition Sound Card.

    2 Raptor X Harddrives (10k Rpm 150GB)

    Dual 20in Acer LCD Monitors.
  11. Dyers

    Dyers Guest

    Dual core AMD 64 X2 5000+BE (overclocked to 3ghz) w/ Asus MATX m/b.
    2 gigs of PC6400 DDR2 800mhz dual channel memory.
    Aspire X-QPACK2 MATX case. (Silver faced)
    HYUNDAI 22" Flat screen LCD - DVI.
    512 mb BFG 8800GTOCX vid card dual DVI w/ ThermoIntelligence Cooler.
    160 gig WD HDD SATA.
    SB Audigy 7.1.
    Zalman cooler for the CPU.
    Windows XP 2nd.

    It's ok, runs Crysis nicely. =)
  12. Mythic

    Mythic Guest

    I have 2 machines now One for UO, one for everything else including more agressive mmo's. The machine i use for UO is a dinasour

    Compaq something or other from the year 2001
    Intel celeron 2.6 gig proccessor
    80 gig hardrive
    760 Mbs memory
    Radeon 9250 PCI graphics
    Soundblaster Audigy

    I run on cable and play on a shard with an average ping
    I Have very little if no lag at all. I pvp and do peerless mainly, the only issues i have with lag are in luna around some of the larger vendor malls
  13. love2winalot

    love2winalot Guest

    I have a standard E machine, windows Vista. The only thing i don't like about Vista, is that it will not play older games without special patches being applied.
  14. Halister Marner

    Halister Marner Lore Master
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

    Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX PSU

    4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2 6400

    EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 Motherboard

    1x EVGA Nvidia GTX 280

    Auzentech X-Fi Prelude

    150GB WD Raptor

    2x WD500GB HDD (Raid 1)
  15. Vor

    Vor Grand Inquisitor
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    Nov 2, 2003
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    No time to find the specs, but it was top of the range 1.5 years ago. I plan to upgrade it in the next few months.
  16. Jagerstadt

    Jagerstadt Journeyman
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    Mar 25, 2004
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    Mobo: Asus Crosshair nForce 590 SLI
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+ Black Edition oc'ed @ 3.2Ghz 24/7 w/ Asus Silent Square Evo
    Mem: 4x 1gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-800
    GPU: 2x XFX 8800GT 512mb G92 in SLI @ 701/1000 each w/ Zalman VF900's
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750w
    HDD: 3x WD Caviar SE16 500gb in Raid 5
    Sound: SupremeFX atm...looking to upgrade
    Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
    Monitor: LG Flatron 22" Widescreen
    Peripherals: Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard, Logitech G9 Mouse, Belkin Nostromo N52 Tournament Edition Gamepad
    OS: Vista x64

    All-around workhorse...treats me well. :] Sometimes I will play Eve Online and UO at the same time...in that case, UO goes up on my secondary P4 3.2Ghz HT rig w/ a Radeon All-In-Wonder 9550. Thinking about swapping that out for an Asus P5P800 w/ a Pentium D 805 just cause I really wanna see for myself if those things can hit 4Ghz x2 on air!


    P.S. - Oh yeah! Both rigs work just fine for peeveepee/spawns/banksitting on a server that's on the opposite side of the country. Obviously, shopping in Luna = lagggggg. Running 2d 4LyFe!
  17. morPR

    morPR PRmeister
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    Aug 12, 2003
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    Here's my EAsy Info report.

    Your System Results Game Requirements
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Pass Windows XP/98
    System Memory 502.8 Pass 128.0
    Processor Speed 2793.2 Pass 500 MHz
    DirectX Version 9.0c Pass 9.0
    Display Device Unknown Compatibility
    Display Memory 0.0 Fail 32.0
    Display Driver 5.1.2600.0 Unknown Compatibility
    Sound Device SigmaTel Audio Pass
    Sound Driver 1.0.4991.0 nd444 cp1 Unknown Compatibility

    It didn't come with a good graphics card so I bought a GeForce 5500 card. Had to swap that out into my older computer because Ubuntu didn't recognize the graphics card.

  18. I have what you have also.
  19. Check out the websites for Best Buy, Comp USA, & Fry's. I got a 2gig pack of DDR Ram from Best Buy for $89 when it was on sale, and this wasn't all that long ago. They still carry it, so if you keep an eye on either of these sites, you'll find some good deals. I picked up a 400w Power Supply from Fry's on a huge sale they had on them, that only cost me $4.99 + Shipping after I mailed in the rebate form. It's pretty hard to top that.

    To answer your question:

    HP Media Center w/Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    AMD Athlon 64 3800 2.4 ghz
    3 gigs DDR Ram
    200 gig HD
    ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512 mb Video Card
    400w Power Supply
  20. Sean

    Sean Slightly Crazed
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    Jul 10, 2003
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    Laptop: (Use 75%)

    XPS M1530, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.1GHz/800MHzFSB, 3M L2 Cache)
    4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm,
    15.4 inch Full Hi Definition Wide Screen WUXGA
    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    2x Blu-Ray drive
    Windows Vista Ultimate

    PC: (Dell XPS)

    Forget most but basics are WinXP, 3 gig mem, Nvidia card w/512 meg, 2- 320 gig HD
  21. Ni-

    Ni- Guest

    I built my Computer for $500 about 5-7 years ago, with a couple upgrades along the way.

    1.6 AMD Single Core Processor
    1.5 GB RAM
    256 AGP Video Card (my Mother Board doesn't have any PCI-e slots)
    ~120 GM HD
    500W Power Supply
    Dual Monitors: 22" flat panel monitor as the main, and an old 17" CRT to the side for additional workspace.

    Surprisingly, KR runs alot faster and alot more smooth than a tweeked 2D. I use KR ~90% of the time thanks to that performance increase and KRs additional functionallity. I do everything from mid-high level PvM(KR) to resource gathering(KR) to crafting(KR) to RPing(KR) to running a small Vendor(2D) to Decorating(2D).
  22. What do you do about the random crashes while PvM'ing?
  23. arkanos

    arkanos Seasoned Veteran
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    May 13, 2008
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    Ok, can anyone top this???

    Pentium III
    800 Mhz
    512 MB Ram
    3dfx Voodoo 5500

    runs 2D perfectly, cant even download KR but I guess performance wouldnt be great :)

    oh btw: when I bought this comp (together with a 21` screen and a good printer and some other equipment) it was the best you could get and it cost me 9000 german marks which was about 6000 dollars at the time :). Prolly worth 20 dollars now.
  24. Mythic

    Mythic Guest

    Really aint to far off from mine before the memory sound and graphics upgrades runs perty good on cable. BUT THE NEW mAchine i havnt downloaded UO on it yet
  25. EnigmaMaitreya

    EnigmaMaitreya Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    I have two computers sitting side by side (well the screens are about 3 feet apart).

    22" Wide Screen Samsungs. (one is actually 21.6" Wide Screen)

    3.2GHZ Pentium
    2GB Ram
    300GM SATA Drive
    4GB Flash card for the pageing file.
    NVIDIA 6200 DDRAM 2 (one is 128MB, the other is 256MB)

    Windows XP Pro.

    All these computers are for is to run MMORPG's and that at the moment is UO. They do nothing else, except a system integrity check on Fridays followed by a complete backup.
  26. Seismic

    Seismic Guest

    Mac Mini 1.83GHz C2D... runs everything wonderfully in XP :)
  27. drinkbeerallday

    drinkbeerallday Visitor

    Jun 4, 2008
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    the funnest times I ever had in UO were on side by side Pentium 4 1.5 and Pentium III 866.

    now I have a modern PC.
  28. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    An old one.

    -Galen's player
  29. Ni-

    Ni- Guest

    If that was directed to me...

    I hardly ever crash while PvMing in KR. I started crashing a bit while doing Melissa so I jumped on 2D only to experience the same thing. I've crashed during the death transition a couple times, but by then I'm already dead so not much harm there. The fact that KR shows exactly where healers are it was actually still quicker for me to restart KR and go directly to the healer than trying to find one randomly.

    It seems I am lucky with my older computer, because I don't experience some things that other people have bashed KR for. It could be that I don't put as much merit in some of the bashed things. For me, the pros greatly outweigh the cons. I still use 2D for a couple things like dropping items onto the Spring Cleaning NPCs(KR is a bit fickel with that) and when I'm stocking my vendor.

    If that was not directed at me then... nothing to see here, move along, move along...
  30. Yes that was directed to you. Something is strange that you're not crashing. I'm not the only one that has this problem. It only happens if I stay on the same server for more than an hour. I'm just wondering what the difference is with you vs others that are experiencing the regular crashing issues.
  31. Cybrdragon

    Cybrdragon Guest

    I can top that! I was running UO 2d on a dinosaur P3 733 mhz until very recently, when we finally were able to buy a new machine! This new one has dual core pentiums at 2 gig each, 2 gigs of ram, integrated Geforce graphics (I hate), with a bit of room to customize and upgrade soon. It runs KR with no problems at all. Before, I couldn't even install KR. The graphics are DirectX9 based, so I won't be able to play any DirectX10 games very well, but compared to what we had, this one rocks! I'm loving it. I actually don't play UO much anymore, but it's more fun with a better machine. We have 6mbps DSL that is lightning fast. I have very little lag with anything anymore, including UO. We are seriously thinking of buying another $500 machine like this one and playing WoW together. This system came with a widescreen monitor and a printer. When I get enough money I'm going to build my own top-end system for doing graphic art (and games!), since I am going into that field professionally. I love Windows Vista! And I thought I'd hate it. Go figure.

  32. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
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    Intel Q9550 Quad Core oc'd to 3.12Ghz
    4gig corsiar dominator
    BFG 8800GTS 512MB ddr3 ram.
    evga 780i mobo
    800watt bfg power supply
    and a neat little tv card.
  33. o2bavr6

    o2bavr6 Slightly Crazed
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  34. Sarphus

    Sarphus Guest

    I primarily play on an inspiron 9300. It's somewhere around 3 yrs old.

    I have a more modern computer, but I don't have it set up for UO yet.
  35. Spree

    Spree Babbling Loonie
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  36. Uriah Heep

    Uriah Heep Grand Poobah
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    May 26, 2008
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    Has been a Looooonnnnggg time since I even thought about that movie!!!

  37. Shamus Turlough

    Shamus Turlough Lore Master
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    May 19, 2008
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    Nice rig you got there, but I had to scroll sideways to see it all (1600x1200 on a 24" widescreen LCD)
  38. Uriah Heep

    Uriah Heep Grand Poobah
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    May 26, 2008
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    256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO
    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    System Manufacturer Dell Inc
    System Model Dimension C521
    Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    Total Physical Memory 1,021.88 MB
    Available Physical Memory 539.89 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.24 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.27 GB

    Got so excited about seeing WOPR again, forgot to post this :p
  39. Haddy G

    Haddy G Journeyman
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    Jul 19, 2008
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    My new rig and I still only play 2d :)

    AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 BE Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz (will overclock soon)
    MSI K9A2 Platinum V1
    4094MB RAM Corsair Dominator DDR 2 1066 timings 5,5,5,15
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    Thermaltake SopranoRS case with OCZ GameXstream 700 watt power supply
    Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930) 64bit
  40. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    May 27, 2008
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    I run an intel mac, beyond that I won't divulge but It regularly out performs people who are admitted cheaters.

    my one button mouse is a hassle though.
  41. Lady_Mina

    Lady_Mina Guest

    I'm playing on my old dinosaur, probably +4 years old.

    Intel Pentium 4, 3.00Ghz
    1.5GB RAM
    Nvidia Geforce 7800GTX
    60GiG HD & a small 13 GiG HD

    My bf has a recent dell comp , bought it for him last december.

    The XPS 420 with the 8800 geforce GTX
    And 3 GB RAM
    And loads of other stuff..
  42. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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  43. Just a question to some of the dual video card users in the thread, are you using 4 monitors with these 2 cards, or some other reason to have 2 cards?

  44. o2bavr6

    o2bavr6 Slightly Crazed
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    The two video cards work together as one card.

    Frm what I understand, one card renders the top half of the page and the second card renders the bottom half of the page.

    It's like having two processors doing the job of one, similar to a CPU.
  45. Violence

    Violence Lore Keeper
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    May 27, 2008
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    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8
    x2 NVidia 9600GT (SLI)
    NVidia MB (750i?)
    4 GB RAM
    x2 180 GB HD's Western Digital
    Netgear network equipment (Switch, Router, CAT6 cables, cards)
    Audigy 2
    Some powerfull Power Unit (..So I was told)
    22" Widescreen LG Flatron (1680x1050 @ 60Hz)
    4-5 extra fans for cooling, but the computer room is small so the A/C keeps it all under normal conditions.
    2.1 Speakers.
    Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse.
    Running Win Vista Ultimate 32Bit SP1, fully updated.
    Connection is 25MB.
    Running NOD32 + SpyBot + Windows Defender

    Nothing too fancy.

    That's my main, I got another 4 which lack the dual 9600GT, only got one in each. Also 1 HD instead of 2 and 19" Monitors.

    I'll soon replace the 9600's with the new fancy NVidia ones.

    I use those for LAN and online gaming, music and video, 3DSMAX, XSI and Photoshop.