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Does my pc meet the requirements?

I got an ASUS P5VD1-X and an ATI X700 SE 512 MB 2 GB RAM Kingston Intel Pentium 4 3,00 GHz and no sound card and windows XP service pack 3. Is it really necesary to upgrade to vista? or downgrade to SP2? Do I need a sound card? Do I really really need internet connection for activation? Off topic Can I upgrade my procesor without changing my motherboard?

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    The only thing I see as a problem is your video card, the minimal requirement is an ati x1300, don't worry too much about the service pack or processor.
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    I knew it!
    I just hate my graphics card but it was a good buy for 60 euro.
    Recomend me a good one compatible with my motherboard under 200 euro.
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    Your graphic card is a bit too weak, nothing wrongs with the other parts. I recommend you to change your graphic card just, The rest of the computer is fine.
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    Go out and buy a 9600GT, i got one and its really worth it

    and bioshock is beautiful on it :)
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    Posted by ninjaPANDA

    Go out and buy a 9600GT, i got one and its really worth it

    and bioshock is beautiful on it :)


    Seconded! Indeed..
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    I got one too, i recommend too!

    (check my profile if your not sure.)
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    You don't need Vista to play Bioshock, and you don't need to downgrade to SP2. You probably should have sound, Bioshock wouldn't be the same without it.
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    If your system is AGP and you are really broke - i have this - everyone here on the site will tell you its a piece of shit - but its a 63 dollar card, and for that it does the job... i played Bioshock on it pretty well.
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    Posted by BlackHoleSon

    If your system is AGP and you are really broke - i have this - everyone here on the site will tell you its a piece of shit - but its a 63 dollar card, and for that it does the job... i played Bioshock on it pretty well.


    Actually the mother board supports both AGP and PCI. So the 9600GT will do fine.
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    Any computer can play BioShock.
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    Posted by Bi0h4z4rd

    Any computer can play BioShock.
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    Not his. I used to have that card. Everything was black when I tried to play that game.

    You need to upgrade your card man.
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    Posted by theFLASH

    Posted by Bi0h4z4rd

    Any computer can play BioShock.
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    Not his. I used to have that card. Everything was black when I tried to play that game.

    You need to upgrade your card man.


    I was actually joking lol :P
    Meh, "Can I run this" threads just annoy me :(
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    Dont get the 9600, the 8800GT PNY is is 110$ and its better then the 9600
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    Posted by ninjaPANDA

    Go out and buy a 9600GT, i got one and its really worth it

    and bioshock is beautiful on it :)


    Seconded! Indeed..


    Might as well get a 9800 GTX for the price at it is now.
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    Posted by ninjaPANDA

    Go out and buy a 9600GT, i got one and its really worth it

    and bioshock is beautiful on it :)


    Or Ati Radeon HD4850. It's a little better and cheaper. 150€ only.
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    Posted by Yyum

    You don't need Vista to play Bioshock, and you don't need to downgrade to SP2. You probably should have sound, Bioshock wouldn't be the same without it.


    Lol and there is actually a mission where u need to hear the key code in the documentary tape. Get the sound card if you don't want to read every bit of documentary tapes in the game ;)
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    With 200e you could buy a monster of a graphics card but you would need to get a compatible motherboard if you dont have one.
    Bite me harder ;D
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    Posted by markslo1

    Lol and there is actually a mission where u need to hear the key code in the documentary tape. Get the sound card if you don't want to read every bit of documentary tapes in the game ;)


    Oh yeah, where you need the code from the paparazzi's tape to get into the penthouse...good times.
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    Dont get the patch. i cant even run it now with the damn patch =(
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