First post, by Pedro_Freitas
Hey guys, how are you doing?
First of all, I'd like to thank you for participating in this community. I apologize for my first post being to ask for some help.
My current rig is:
-MOBO: ASUS P4S800 MX - SE
-CPU: Celeron D 315 - 2.26Ghz
-RAM: 512mb DDR 400
-GRAPHICS: Geforce 4 MX4000
-OS: WIN 98 SE
-SOUND: Creative PCI 128
Definitely it isn't a high-end machine, but it works really fine and it suits my needs well. However, I'm facing a little issue: Descent is one of the games I want to play, but it's speed sensitive and my PC is too fast for it, even for the Anniversary Edition that already comes with patch 1.4a.
Since I want to use my current mobo (I don't have any older platform), I thougth of two possible solutions:
-Speed up my system: install a Pentium 4 2.26Ghz (Northwood, 512kb L2 Cache) and use the extra power to try to run Descent via DOSBOX;
-Slow down my system: install a Celeron 2.66Ghz (Northwood) and try to reach a playable speed. In this case I'm worried about how the shortage of cache of this Celeron will affect the performance of more demading games (Unreal Gold, UT, Quake 3, etc.) .
My question is: What should I do? Are there other options?
Thank you very much in advance.