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Old 08-20-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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if i were to play a high end game such as half-life 2 or doom 3, would i a cd drive from an old windows 98 computer work, or would i have to get a faster speed of cd drive?
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:17 PM   #2
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Even if it's a slower CD drive, it will still work. It'll just take longer to install all the files from the CD - it shouldn't affect game performace at all.
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Indeed, the speeds only usually apply to read times, like when your installing and such, and if your writing a cd also.
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Hl2 doesn't play off a disc. if it's a low speed drive it will just take forever to install.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:28 PM   #5
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No. It will take longer, but not forever

All depends on the comp specs (CPU, Memory, etc)
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I'm glad the same answer was given four times. I don't think he got it with the first one.....
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:20 AM   #7
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How about 5 times? Yes, your old CD-ROM will work in your new computer. To make sure, double check the system requirements of the game (usually they say how fast CD-ROM to use), just in case if the game runs off of the CD.
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I'm glad the same answer was given four times. I don't think he got it with the first one.....
we all added in alittle something else too, and i have seen post where you do the same thing.
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thanks for the input
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:51 PM   #10
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we all added in alittle something else too, and i have seen post where you do the same thing.
No, nothing was added. It was the same answer worded differently. I'm not yelling at you or anything, I just thought it was pretty redundant. As for me doing it, I don't answer a question that has already been answered by somebody else (unless the answer is wrong or incomplete, of course).
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