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@StripesReaper, I get 30 fps in the arma2 demo benchmark. Expect playable (although low @15fps and up) fps in the camapaign. The game is CPU bound (in our case).

Ahh, playable? Okay, thanks.

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Yeah, but it probably wouldnt use more than about 450W or so. If you want to check for yourself, try this.

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so ive downloaded the demo to see if my computer will be able to play this game and its having some troubles.

Heres my specs that i know how to find:

Windows XP HE

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+

1024 MB of RAM

Nvidia GeForce 7100 GS 512 MB

Im thinking i need a better graphics card and some more RAM.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Heres a screenshot and what the graphic settings are at.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/airsoft113/arma.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/airsoft113/armaspecs.jpg

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so ive downloaded the demo to see if my computer will be able to play this game and its having some troubles.

Heres my specs that i know how to find:

Windows XP HE

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+

1024 MB of RAM

Nvidia GeForce 7100 GS 512 MB

Im thinking i need a better graphics card and some more RAM.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Heres a screenshot and what the graphic settings are at.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/airsoft113/arma.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/airsoft113/armaspecs.jpg

Buy a new GPU definetly and 3 gb more mem. 1 gb atleast. Your resolution is hidious. 1280 x 1024 res is minimum these days.

Here's my detail levels:

Res - 1280 x 1024

Texture Detail - High

Video Memory - High

Anisotropic Filtering - High

AA - Normal

Terrain Detail - Normal

Objects Detail - Normal

Shadow Detail - High

PostProcess Effects - High

VD - 2000

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4468/arma22009060921111383.jpg

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Buy a new GPU definetly and 3 gb more mem. 1 gb atleast. Your resolution is hidious. 1280 x 1024 res is minimum these days.

So what GPU should i get for under $150? im thinking the GeForce 9800 GT

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hows this setup? would it handle arma2 well? i was gonna add sli dual nvidia geforce gtx 260m GPU but u guys said that it jus causes a lot of hassle etc.

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9800 (2.93GHz,1066MHz FSB,6MB L2 Cache)

Single 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M

4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]

unfortunately i have 2 get vista as its the only choice with the m17x:(

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That looks like a good setup. Does the manufacturer not offer a free Windows 7 upgrade?

So what GPU should i get for under $150? im thinking the GeForce 9800 GT

As far as I know, the Radeon HD4850 is around that price. It's a good deal faster than the 9800GT.

Hi iam looking at geting a new processor have £150 budget

looking at geting AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 but is this the best i could get for £150?

Depends on what motherboard you have already. If you have a motherboard that can support them, or you need to get a new motherboard, the Phenom II is the most cost effective option. If you already have a recent (2007 or later) LGA 775 motherboard, it may be able to support a Core 2 Quad and you're better off getting one of those (Q9550 or Q9650)

wierd, that site reccomends 275w PSU for me lol?

That's about right for an Athlon 64 and a video card like the 8800GT that doesnt eat up much power.

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ignore my comment above lol i think im jus gonna save for a few million years n get a falcon northwest fragbook drx. u can get a 3.6ghz intel core i7 processor in it....thats without being overclocked!!! :D

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Or you could just get a proper computer. Probably would be lighter than a laptop with a Core i7.

u can get a 3.6ghz intel core i7 processor in it....thats without being overclocked!!!

Dubious distortion of facts is dubious...

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Or you could just get a proper computer. Probably would be lighter than a laptop with a Core i7.

Dubious distortion of facts is dubious...

Nope, i have 2 get a gaming laptop coz im joining the army so ill b on the move a lot so.......:)

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Nope, i have 2 get a gaming laptop coz im joining the army so ill b on the move a lot so.......:)

Yeah, I'm joining the navy next year (should've been the 6th of September but medical stuff happened).

9 weeks in basic training with nowhere to spend money =£1,540. Enough to buy a cheap laptop until a few months into phase 2 (technical training) where I'll get my gaming laptop. Not like I'll have enough time to play anyway. :eek:

Now what I really came here for:

I discovered a PC that's a few years old in the deepest, darkest regions of the cupboard under the stairs. It's 5 years old, the PSU is working, the optical drive should work as it was before we hid the PC. It doesn't even get to BIOS now, just bleeps like a tit :butbut:

So, here's the plan.

New Motherboard

New Ram

ATI Radeon HD4850 512

250GB HDD

AMD Phenom II, unless someone can recommend cheaper...

Total cost: £251

We still have the XP serial number so I'm going to call Miscrosoft and see if they can get a disc to us, if not...

Total with OS: £310

We still have a(n old) monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard and all that jazz so once that stuffs in (I think I'll buy in installments :p) I'll be good to go (I hope).

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Yeah, I'm joining the navy next year (should've been the 6th of September but medical stuff happened).

9 weeks in basic training with nowhere to spend money =£1,540.

Lol try 20 weeks basic training, thats standard for the army. u get £1000-ish &they take £300 off 4 food etc so uve got £700 left to throw away lol ill have £3500 if i dont spend anything for the 5 months im away on basic:D

good luck with training btw:)

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Yeah, wages are exactly the same across the board for the forces ;)

Basic training for the army consists of the AFC at harrogate as well though, doesn't it?

It'll take me 9 weeks basic+6months technical+12-18 months at an air station to be qualfied to undertake my job :O

Good luck to you as well, dude.

PS. Marines is 32 weeks ;)

EDIT: How about this processor, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=250484803223&Category=80139&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2 ?

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Yeah, wages are exactly the same across the board for the forces ;)

Basic training for the army consists of the AFC at harrogate as well though, doesn't it?

It'll take me 9 weeks basic+6months technical+12-18 months at an air station to be qualfied to undertake my job :O

Good luck to you as well, dude.

PS. Marines is 32 weeks ;)

EDIT: How about this processor, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=250484803223&Category=80139&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2 ?

Nevermind, the Mobo isn't compatible.

This one: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150366970606&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Anyone?

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I am new to all of this. What I have right now is not able to Run ARMAII so i want to put together a new system. I was wondering. Is it better to have a quadcore processor with a slower speed (2.30Ghz) or a dualcore with 3.10 Ghz?

thanks in advance

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I juts observed my comp is GPU limited in Arma2 (wierd, I know - but I have no change of frame rate when I change cpu clock from 2.4 to 3.2 Ghz, I use workstation class graphics card which isn't very good for games, not for Arma2 at least).

Question is which Nvidia card should I buy (I don't want ATI, I use my home comp for professional 3D work and gamer ATI cards are not good for it).

gtx285 or gtx295? Well, correct question would be - do you think ArmA2 will use SLI in near future?

I don't really want to wait for 300 series cards as well..

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GTX275.

If you look at benchmarks, the 275 offers most of the performance of the 285 for much less money. And I wouldnt bother with dual GPU cards, a waste of money really... Unless you have a crazy setup with a pile of 30" screens.

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Guys,

After playing Arma 2 and adjusting my settings to high, when i reload the game the next time around it sets them back to normal.

Is there a way around this?

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Hi all

I've downloaded the demo of Arma 2, The full game should be delivered in a few days.

My system is:

Q6600 (not overclocked)

Asus P5Q mobo

HD4850

4gb DDR2

Vista 64 Ultimate

I'm getting 30fps on the demo's benchmark.

Is there anything I can do to improve this?

Any reccomendations for video settings?

Sorry for laziness just this thread is hundreds of pages long

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Overclock that CPU - even bringing it up to 3GHz should give good results (those CPUs can go much further - 3.6GHz on air, 4GHz with a liquid cooler)

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