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#106 Posted at 2009-07-04 20:10        
     
Hi Guys
I'm new around here, I've never owned an Arma game before and after this I'm not sure I want to.
I remember OP Flash stressed my 1 year old PC but this is getting silly.

I have an
AMD 5000+ X2
4GB of DDR2 RAM
Nvidia 9600GT 512mb with Physx

Initially I tried running it at 1920x1080.
I wasnt expecting it to work to be honest, the game loaded fine and the menus worked great however it was unplayable. (as Expected.)

I grabbed an old monitor and hooked it up. 1280x1024
Everything set to the lowest graphics and aside from looking seriously ugly the game still crawls and about an inch is missing on ever side of the monitor.

I gave up and installed it on my dads gaming PC
Quad Core Intel with 4GB of Ram and a 9800GT.
Ran seemlessly on high.

I understand there are all these little bits and fixes to make it run smoother but how can they release a game thats so badly... Written? There are people from all different hardware backgroudns with all different specs. I've seen someone with an I7 Complaining of slow framerates!


Regardless up upgrading to a Tri-Core AMD or Quad Intel, 4gb of DDR3 and a New graphics card.
If I didnt love the gameplay so much I wouldnt bother.


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#107 Posted at 2009-07-04 23:10        
     
Just got my new PC, My Specs were:


Intel i7 920 2.66ghz Processor.
HD4870 1GB.
P6T Motherboard.
4gb DDR3 Ram.
Windows Vista SP1.

I booted the game up and ajusted my settings so they were set to Ultra High i think, VD was about 3000, AA very high etc.
I went ingame onto a map i had been on before on my old PC which i got about 15 fps on before on Low - med settings, on this new map on high/Ultra high i got 25 - 35 Fps, I was pleased about that but one thing i was ticked off about was the fact, i got a 10 - 15 FPS drop when trying to record, i've seen people with HD3850 GPU and Quad Core 2.4Ghz get like 1 FPS drop from recording.

Any help? Either way, Love ArmA2 and runs nice on my machine.


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#108 Posted at 2009-07-05 12:06        
     
Hi Guys
I'm looking to upgrade my PC over the coming months and I want to run this game at some of the highest setting.
I thought a top end type Quad core would be enough with 6GB of Ram, However I'm not so sure anymore!
What would you guys recommend!


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#109 Posted at 2009-07-06 01:20        
     
This is my laptop specs
Can THIS run Arma 2 WELL ?

Base:
Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop - Space Black 254740 1 [210-27828] 1


Processor:
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9000 (2.00GHz,1066MHz FSB,6MB L2 Cache) 254745 1 [213-10555] 146


Microsoft Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista® SP1 Home Premium (64 BIT) - English 254840 1 [619-17180] 11


Video Card:
Single 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 262197 1 [490-11494] 6


Enhanced Service Packs:
1Year Premium Warranty Support 203831 1 [754-11565] 30


LCD:
17-inch Wide XGA+ 1440 x 900 - Beyond HD (900p) Display 254752 1 [230-10777] 760


Memory:
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048] 254756 1 [370-15259] 3


Hard Drive:
160GB (7,200rpm) Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive 254795 1 [400-17567] 8


Optical Devices:
DVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write) Optical Drive

Will this RUN arma 2 , and what sort of graphics/ settings would i expect to achive... if any! :D

Thanks alot :D


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#110 Posted at 2009-07-06 09:47        
     
It'll run arma 2 OK i tihnk, but on low.


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#111 Posted at 2009-07-06 09:49        
     
GrandmaWithAGun : This is my laptop specs
Can THIS run Arma 2 WELL ?

Base:
Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop - Space Black 254740 1 [210-27828] 1


Processor:
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9000 (2.00GHz,1066MHz FSB,6MB L2 Cache) 254745 1 [213-10555] 146


Microsoft Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista® SP1 Home Premium (64 BIT) - English 254840 1 [619-17180] 11


Video Card:
Single 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 262197 1 [490-11494] 6


Enhanced Service Packs:
1Year Premium Warranty Support 203831 1 [754-11565] 30


LCD:
17-inch Wide XGA+ 1440 x 900 - Beyond HD (900p) Display 254752 1 [230-10777] 760


Memory:
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048] 254756 1 [370-15259] 3


Hard Drive:
160GB (7,200rpm) Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive 254795 1 [400-17567] 8


Optical Devices:
DVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write) Optical Drive

Will this RUN arma 2 , and what sort of graphics/ settings would i expect to achive... if any! :D

Thanks alot :D

Should be able to run it fine, on mostly high settings, as the lower resolution will mean a improved FPS.


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#112 Posted at 2009-07-13 17:31        
     
Ok if the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz) will not run ArmA 2 maxed out what would?

I could go with this setup.

Processor AMD Athlon X2 7850(2.8GHz)
Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 2 x 512KB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800
Hard Drive 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
Optical Drive 1 22X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI Express Video Card <-- to --> ?
Audio Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Windows Vista 64 bit.

I have seen a few videos with the AMD Athlon X2 7850 run this game on what looks to be high.

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#113 Posted at 2009-07-13 18:23        
     
Running Arma 2 on a Core duo E8500, 4GB RAM (though crappy Xp only detects 3GB) and Geforce 9800GT,
I get a playable 30 fps @1400x900 - with most detail setting on medium, (a few on high) though I keep AA x8 enabled as I really hate jaggies.
A better card would make all the difference since the 9800GT is a rebadged 8800GT- which is getting a bit long in the tooth now tbh.


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#114 Posted at 2009-07-13 19:24        
     
DazedReality : Ok if the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz) will not run ArmA 2 maxed out what would?

I could go with this setup.

Processor AMD Athlon X2 7850(2.8GHz)
Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 2 x 512KB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800
Hard Drive 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
Optical Drive 1 22X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI Express Video Card <-- to --> ?
Audio Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Windows Vista 64 bit.

I have seen a few videos with the AMD Athlon X2 7850 run this game on what looks to be high.
The Q8200 will run ArmA 2, I have it, at 3.1Ghz though. Its your Video Card that will not run the game. Get a MUCH better graphics card. Like a 4890.

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#115 Posted at 2009-07-13 20:17        
     
Enad : [quote]DazedReality :
Ok if the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz) will not run ArmA 2 maxed out what would?

I could go with this setup.

Processor AMD Athlon X2 7850(2.8GHz)
Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 2 x 512KB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800
Hard Drive 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
Optical Drive 1 22X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI Express Video Card <-- to --> ?
Audio Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Windows Vista 64 bit.

I have seen a few videos with the AMD Athlon X2 7850 run this game on what looks to be high.
The Q8200 will run ArmA 2, I have it, at 3.1Ghz though. Its your Video Card that will not run the game. Get a MUCH better graphics card. Like a 4890.
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Yeah, defo the card thats letting you down, everything else is good:)
For gaming in general your priority should be; Graphics card > RAM > CPU > Eveything else (In that order)


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#116 Posted at 2009-07-13 21:19        
     
Yeah only problem, the CPU is much more important then RAM. I dont know where you heard that RAM is more important.

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#117 Posted at 2009-07-13 21:21        
     
Enad : Yeah only problem, the CPU is much more important then RAM. I dont know where you heard that RAM is more important.
Agreed.
I've never seen my ArmA2 use over 1GB of ram.


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#118 Posted at 2009-07-13 21:25        
     
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#119 Posted at 2009-07-13 21:28        
     
No problem, I hope you get a PC worked out that can run ArmA II.

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#120 Posted at 2009-07-13 21:35        
     
Dead3yez : [quote]Enad :
Yeah only problem, the CPU is much more important then RAM. I dont know where you heard that RAM is more important.
Agreed.
I've never seen my ArmA2 use over 1GB of ram.
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Ok I guess you are right - to be fair RAM is imporatant up to a point, there will be big differece between having 2 - 4 GB, but a much smaller difference between say 4 - 8 GB.I guess since RAM is cheap now and 4GB is pretty standard... It worth worrying about the CPU more - So in that respect, I stand corrected.