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#31 Posted at 2010-12-06 22:30        
     
you shouldnt need an expensive system. i play fine a a budget build 600 bucks. @58 fps. high settings.

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#32 Posted at 2010-12-12 09:55        
     
What would be a good CPU for $250

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#33 Posted at 2010-12-13 04:55        
     
# sgt anerson : you shouldnt need an expensive system. i play fine a a budget build 600 bucks. @58 fps. high settings.

How big is your screen?

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#34 Posted at 2011-01-21 06:33        
     
# Dany S [CWW] : Yup, you'll deafinitely be able to get at least "normal" - "high" quality with that :)
all you need is a powerfull computer ,well, its funny but true ,since I got my rig,game running perfect 68 and up FPS
looks beautyfull Im very impressed can you imagine AA 32,just buy intel i7 gtx 580 dont bother any AMD or Radeon wasting of money think twice,thats its and enjoy very good game.love it. btw gtx 580 is very quiet Im very happy.have a good day

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#35 Posted at 2011-01-21 07:01        
     
how do you think OA will run on this,

4 GB DDR3 Ram

AMD Athlon X4 3.2Gh Quad Core

GTX 460

@1600x900 resolution?


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#36 Posted at 2011-01-21 17:28        
     
your very funny if you have a gtx 460 well.........rubbish.I had a 480 it was like a jet in my room,lol.so sold it and I got gtx580 its amazing and quiet all my games run just perfect AA 32 ,lol 60 FPS.dont bother AMD.its sux.

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#37 Posted at 2011-01-25 21:10        
     
@Generalneedhame

From those specs, you should be able to play it fine, if you have the GTX 460 1gb you'll have even better performance.

Also @ Tropolek, Not every one has the money to spend on Intel's $200+ Processors and Nvidia's $500+ Video cards.

Don't listen to this guy, AMD processors are just fine, they are cheap and powerful(Not as powerful as Intel's but they do their job good)


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#38 Posted at 2011-02-10 16:04        
     
Hi!

I recently bought ArmA 2 Combined Operations off Steam (auto-updated by Steam). To my disappointment the game doesn't run that well on my rig. According to FRAPS my FPS are mostly varying between 18 (in towns) and 23 (i.e. in heavily wooded areas) in Chernarus map. With view distance around 3000m there's no notable difference between playing with all graphical settings on "Very low" and "Very high" (except for the eyesore of course), same goes for resolution/3D resolution. If I lower view distance to 1000m I gain a few FPS and if I set it around 5000m I loose about the same amount. This leads me to believe that there's either something wrong with the game or with my system.

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CPU: AMD Phenom X6 1035T (Hexacore at 2,6 GHz each)
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD6870 Black Edition 1GB DDR5 (Overclocked to 980/1150 at stock volt) with ATI Catlyst 11.1a Drivers (most recent)
RAM: 6GB (2x3) DDR3 at 666 Mhz (low speed but shouldn't matter while gaming)
PSU: Corsair 650W 80+
Motherboard: Acer... (= locked BIOS...)
Soundcard: RealTek onboard
HDD: 1TB 7200RPM
OS: Windows 7 Premium Home Edition 64-bit
Screen: Sony HDTV 40''

I've also added ACE 2 which didn't have any impact on FPS whatsoever. The past week I read most of the "optimization guides" out there and tried messing around with the .ini but to no avail. I've tried different parameters (both manually and through launchers) like -maxmem 2047 (which ArmA 2 doesn't even seem to care about), -winxp, -cpucount 2-6, -exthreads 1-7 etc. I'm also running the game, the launcher and Steam as an administrator. Neither has had any notable impact on the game.

VSync is off (forced by Catalyst Control Center), everything in CCC is set to performance, both CPU/GPU shows the right "clocks" in CPU-Z while running the game. CPU and GPU temperatures are within their usual limits.

I'm aware that my CPU isn't top of the line and that ArmA 2 doesn't take advantage of all six cores. May this is what's bottlenecking my performance in ArmA 2? Would upgrading to a AMD Phenom X6 1090T (Hexacore at 3.2 GHz) mean a massive performance boost?

Any help in resolving this frustrating matter is greatly appreciated!


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#39 Posted at 2011-02-10 21:15        
     
I never really like AMD. Out of all the rigs I built for myself and others...never worked as great as Intel. the last few years I have been sticking with Intel their CPU's work like a charm. Whats funny is I use to have a computer that was a 1.8 Ghz with just a regulart GTX 450 Graphics card, and Arma 2:OA worked fine I could play on medium to high settings. But just a few weeks ago I just built my new computer and now I can run on high settings, but I am thinking about changing my Graphics Card...again. *WALL* I really did not think I would game that much till I got the Arma serious :-D

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#40 Posted at 2011-02-10 21:26        
     
I don't know how to switch motherboards and I can't afford a decent CPU from Intel so I thought that a AMD CPU for 270$ was worth a shot.

While playing ArmA 2 earlier today I noticed that my first two cores were maxed at 2,6 GHz while the other four were idle. This would mean that an increase with 2*600 MHz hopefully would let me reach higher framerates.

I've ordered a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3,2GHz Black Edition, let's hope it makes a difference.

Any further advice is still appreciated.


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#41 Posted at 2011-02-10 22:12        
     
Whats crazy is you spent 270$ for a AMD 2.6Ghz I think is what you got. when for under 250$ you could of bought any of Intels new processors like the i3-i5- or i7 serious I think the i7 is most expensive. I bough an i5-650 3.2Ghz Overclocked at 4.2Ghz for 170$ but if you did not take the time to research than I guess that is your deal. Your money man..And about the motherboard (MB) the MB is very easy to install. It comes with a instruction booklet just like the CPU. My first time ever installing a MB took me maybe 10-15 min. Well I wish the best of luck to ya man ;-) Down below I attached a link for Intels CPU's hope it helps a bit in your journey to building a decent rig.

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?brand=43450

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#42 Posted at 2011-02-10 22:21        
     
# Wyte_Out : Whats crazy is you spent 270$ for a AMD 2.6Ghz I think is what you got. when for under 250$ you could of bought any of Intels new processors like the i3-i5- or i7 serious I think the i7 is most expensive.

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?brand=43450


No, it's the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3,2GHz Black Edition which costs 270$. An upgrade to an Intel CPU would cost me a LOT more since I'd have to get a new motherboard with a socket that supports such CPU's. Also I don't have a PC-case in which I can place a lot of cooling equipment, since the AMD runs cooler (with stock cooler) than a comparable Intel CPU it feels like the right choice. Purchasing the AMD also saves me a lot of work besides not putting me completely bankrupt :)

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#43 Posted at 2011-02-13 20:59        
     
So I am looking to getting arma 2 oa since my friend is surely fed up with me "coming over to say hi". :-D i have looked around a little and i cant seem to find out for sure how my pc will run oa. my specs are
intel core 2 duo CPU E6550 @2.33GHz
NVIDIA GTS 450 1GB
4GB ram
windows 7 64bit

im thinking if anything is holding me back it would be my cpu. overclocking maybe? i dont know how high i could even bring it to without frying it. if i buy a better cpu is it as easy as simply switching them. or must it be compatible to my computer or something?

any help would be great as i am new at this, quite obviously.


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#44 Posted at 2011-02-13 21:19        
     
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If you are planning on using your existing motherboard you will want to limit your search to only Socket LGA775 CPUs.

But instead of shelling out for something dated -and something you might not need- why not pick up ArmA II* and see if your current spec will do?


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#45 Posted at 2011-02-13 21:36        
     
2.33 Ghz is pushing it. It might run Arma 2 but it might either get to hott or just lag a little bit. If you have the money I would buy arma 2 and see how it runs, and then depending on what it does buy at least a 3.20 Ghz Cpu.

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