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#1 Posted at 2011-01-03 02:15        
     
I recently bought Arma 2 and the game lags the same on low and high sttings. I have Windows 7, AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+, Nvidia 9400 1Gb graphics card and 6 Gbs of RAM. Also it is a clean install of Windows 7. Any help would be appreciated, it seems like it should run good on at least low.


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#2 Posted at 2011-01-03 02:40        
     
Try updating the game, they fix a lot of issues.


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#3 Posted at 2011-01-03 02:43        
     
Already did but no luck. Also tried compatability mode for xp. Can't figure it out. Should I be able to turn the graphics up pretty high with this hardware?


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#4 Posted at 2011-01-03 03:36        
     
Read (in Notepad) your Arma.rpt file

C:\Users\[yourname?]\AppData\local\Arma2\arma.rpt

(AppData is a hidden folder, you need to go to 'Organise', 'folder&search options', 'view' and click the button for 'view hidden files and folders')

The report file should give you a clue. - Sometimes bad scripts can cause the game to slow - also I remember having the same issue with ARMA, it turned out my PSU didn't have enough wattage to run my processor and graphic card whilst playing ARMA, I had to upgrade to a 800w power supply- well, that's my two penneth, good luck sorting it out

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#5 Posted at 2011-01-03 03:41        
     
i would say you need a bigger processor. when i had my 6400+ (3.2 dual) it was maxed out all the time. video card is ok for med. settings. but im just one guy.

you can take this in my

6400+ (3.2 dual)
8800GTS 512MB
4GB ram

could not run the game so i got a

965 AMD (3.4 quad)
460 GTX 768MB
8GB ram

i can run all high 25FPS i the lowest i have seen it go. most of the time it run about above 40.


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#6 Posted at 2011-01-03 16:31        
     
Pretty hard to suggest a tweak without knowing your baseline settings, but you can start by setting the Quality Pref to Normal and then selecting Default, create a benchmark (FPS, proc load, thermal, etc.,) and adjust from there.

Mid to High values for View Distance and Post-Process will overload the bandwidth of that GeForce 9400 really quick, so beware.


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#7 Posted at 2011-01-03 19:15        
     
Thanks guys. As far as my settings go everything is turned all the way down. Even visibility is set to 0. I know I need a new power supply so that will be my next step. It just seems weird that no matter the setting the lag is the same. When I run the benchmark I get around 15 fps no matter how it is set up.