Can my PC run Fallout 3?

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#1 Posted by FiestaGear (9 posts) -

i bet this could go in some other forum but i am really on the fence on which version i should get. i love pc controls but i dont know if my pc could run it, so here are my specs.

Intel 3.0 ghz processor (not core 2 duo)
3.4 gb of ram
geforce 8800 gts with 320 mbs of ram

i think i can run it, but would it be the bare minimum. i want a good playable framerate with pretty good graphics.

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#2 Posted by Relys (1001 posts) -

You might as well just get the console version if you're not sure, and don't care about mods. (Mods are what saved Oblivion).

My PC is a 3.0ghz Pentium D

1gb RAM
 
x13000 ATI 256mb

It can play oblivion on low-medium settings with little frame rate hick ups.

So of course I'll be getting a console version. (Probably 360 for achievements).

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#3 Posted by KindGalaxy (462 posts) -

I think the OP will be fine for PC, probably not at highest settings; namely shadows and maybe HDR settings but yeah, should look fine.
I'm still contemplating where I want to play it, on my comfy desk chair or the comfy sofa :/

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#4 Posted by Demilich (2648 posts) -

I think you should be fine on high settings, maybe not absolute max as said.

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#5 Posted by SSbabel (1216 posts) -
Relys said:
"You might as well just get the console version.
Exactly if you want good graphics and smooth gameplay go with a console, you just cant trust the PC.
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#6 Posted by FiestaGear (9 posts) -

i am still on the fence about which version. i might have misspoken. i dont really want max settings, i would be fine with mid-range settings. see the only thing i am concerned about is controls. plus i am much more accurate with a mouse and keyboard then i ever would be with a controller. but there is VATS and ive played many a shooter on the xbox 360. heh i wish this could have been an easy decision to make.

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#7 Posted by lazyturtle (1301 posts) -
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#8 Posted by calf_exercises (878 posts) -

errrr, it would run it but not well.
If you have to you should get the console versions but if not I guess it will work for you.

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#9 Posted by xruntime (1980 posts) -
SSbabel said:
"Relys said:
"You might as well just get the console version.
Exactly if you want good graphics and smooth gameplay go with a console, you just cant trust the PC."
He has a perfectly fine PC. It'll definitely run Fallout 3 at high settings. 

From what I hear, Fallout 3 isn't that demanding of a game...

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#10 Posted by xplodedd (1379 posts) -

i think you'll do fine...

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#11 Edited by outlawedgamer (2 posts) -

can i run it?

 ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
 ModelHP Pavilion dv9500 Notebook PC
 Total amount of system memory4.00 GB RAM
 System type32-bit operating system
 Number of processor cores2 INTEL CORE2 DUO T5250 @1.50GHZ  1.50GHZ
 64-bit capableYes
 Total size of hard disk(s)224 GB
 Disk partition (C:)47 GB Free (103 GB Total)
 Disk partition (D:)40 GB Free (112 GB Total)
 Disk partition (E:)2 GB Free (8 GB Total)
 Media drive (F:)CD/DVD
 Display adapter typeNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
 Total available graphics memory1023 MB
       Dedicated graphics memory256 MB
       Dedicated system memory0 MB
       Shared system memory767 MB
 Display adapter driver version7.15.11.129
 Primary monitor resolution1440x900
 DirectX versionDirectX 10
The reason i ask is because there is still a HP glitch that wont let me play Gears of War. Some stupid driver issue that dosnt exsist.
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#12 Posted by keyhunter (3208 posts) -

You could play it on HIGH settings.

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#13 Posted by Destroyeron (390 posts) -

Highly recommend the PC version for the mods. Level 20 limit is stupid.

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#14 Posted by Yit (938 posts) -

You'll be fine. Go for it. My rig is lower, ~30 frames on high

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