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#76 Posted at 2009-06-11 09:07        
     
Well atm you can download Windows 7 for free to test it, I'm not to sure what happens to the ppl testing when it hits the shops, I can't see Bill allowing those lovely ppl having it at a discounted price, but you never know stranger things have happened in this world ;)

Just a side note, if you do find that copy of XP, why not just run that instead of Vista as well, or do you have software dependent on Vista?


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#77 Posted at 2009-06-11 09:38        
     
Booga : do you have software dependent on Vista?

Not sure, I have Photoshop and stuff included with Vista.
Don't know about my antivirus and firewall either.
Wouldn't a clean "XP only, uninstalling Vista" procedure demand a reinstall of everything?
Never reinstalled an OS, pretty good at editing BIS games but not very experienced with this kind of stuff.
Besides Dell has their own OS discs.


If I additionally install XP, will my computer and ArmAII run as if only having XP installed (part from HD of course)?
Meaning that Vista is completely non active when starting in XP and thus not interfering at all?

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#78 Posted at 2009-06-11 10:04        
     
laggy :
Wouldn't a clean "XP only, uninstalling Vista" procedure demand a reinstall of everything?

Yes it would, I do remember getting told that you should format your HD (uninstall everything) once every 6 months :eek I try to do it once a year :)

laggy : If I install XP, will my computer and ArmAII run as if only having XP installed (part from HD of course)?
Meaning that Vista is completely non active when starting in XP and thus not interfering at all?

This I am not to sure about, in theory it shouldn't take any resources but I think there maybe cases with a 2nd OS can use minor resources while not being used. Like I said tho, I am not sure about this and I could be completely wrong.


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#79 Posted at 2009-06-11 10:13        
     
Booga : Yes it would, I do remember getting told that you should format your HD (uninstall everything) once every 6 months :eek I try to do it once a year :)

I have never done this :blush, but try to keep my PC as clean as possible.
Thanks for your input, I'll see what I'll do.

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#80 Posted at 2009-06-11 10:37        
     
i was wondering.

any idea i'fe it wil help to improveme performance from Win32XP-pro with 3Gb, changing to Win64Xp-pro with 4Gb

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#81 Posted at 2009-06-11 11:30        
     
I just read on the BI forums going back from the 64 bit to the 32 bit improved performance.
If you are able make a dual boot and test it.


Also, it seems old Nvidia drivers (178.13) will dramatically increase performance as well.
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#82 Posted at 2009-06-12 03:57        
     
Killg0re NL : i was wondering.

any idea i'fe it wil help to improveme performance from Win32XP-pro with 3Gb, changing to Win64Xp-pro with 4Gb

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Arma II is a 32 bit app, i doubt it will use all that ram.
2 GB for Arma alone should be enough i think.


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#83 Posted at 2009-06-12 10:31        
     
Arma II is a 32 bit app, i doubt it will use all that ram.
2 GB for Arma alone should be enough i think.

I the point in this is, Win64 is capable working with 4Gb (wich i can have)
Win32 can only work with 3Gb....

So i'fe Win64 and 4Gb, helps increasing performance, that would add to the game for me.
And upgrading can wait a little longer. Am gonna try the old nvidia drivers aswell (after last IC-arma battle)

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#84 Posted at 2009-06-12 10:54        
     
I am going to try running ArmA2 on windows 7. I read mostly positive things about ArmA2 + windows 7. And here too you can choose between 32 bit or 64.
I want to format/clean/clock my system anyway so why not do it all in one step :)

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#85 Posted at 2009-06-14 10:34        
     
Hi guys, i decided to cash out on a new computer recently.

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HD4870 1GB.
i7 920 2.66ghz
P6T Motherboard
4GB of Ram.
Windows Vista 64Bit SP1.


It's a massive upgrade from my current machine (Dual Core 2.6 ghz OC'D to the max + X1950 Pro).
Will vista affect my performance dramaticly? Plus, i was reading a review, The reviewer had an i7 Processor and it ran like crap (ArmA2). Just was wondering, Anyone got ArmA2 + similar specs to mine and if so what FPS you get on what settings.
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#86 Posted at 2009-06-17 07:48        
     
Hi im confused.. somehow..

Am i able to play the game in `high´ with this computer

Windows Vista. SP 1. 32Bit
Intel Core 2 Quad 9550 2.83 GHz.
4 GB Ram.
Geforce 9800 GT.

Please tell me that it wont be a problem :)

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#87 Posted at 2009-06-17 08:07        
     
I am not sure anyone can say that. Check the BI forums and you will see many people with kind of the same specs post different results.
With a system like yours you at least should not have to worry if you can actually run the game cause that will just do. Just get the game and see how it performs.

Why are you using 4GB of RAM on a 32-bit system? I have been reading here and there and I always read you should use a 64-bit OS system if you have more than 3GB of RAM otherwise its just a waste.
When you are up for it make a dual boot and try the windows 7 64-bit. I have read people posted ArmA2 performs well on windows 7.

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#88 Posted at 2009-06-17 17:52        
     
HEy,,

I got
Amd athloon 64 Motherbord
Amd 3500 + grafix
1 gb of ram
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and i not sure if that can deal
with the arma 2 game that releases her in sweden on friday the 19th...

anyone sure if it makes it or not ??


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#89 Posted at 2009-06-18 13:43        
     
Foxhound : I am not sure anyone can say that. Check the BI forums and you will see many people with kind of the same specs post different results.
With a system like yours you at least should not have to worry if you can actually run the game cause that will just do. Just get the game and see how it performs.

Why are you using 4GB of RAM on a 32-bit system? I have been reading here and there and I always read you should use a 64-bit OS system if you have more than 3GB of RAM otherwise its just a waste.
When you are up for it make a dual boot and try the windows 7 64-bit. I have read people posted ArmA2 performs well on windows 7.


Hi and thanks.

I was in the shop and told them to build a good computer for that money i could use on one, (you know, my girlfriend is my bank ;) ) and they build this system for me and told me that it is a good computer.. so.. i have no idea.. i do not know how to build my own.. sadly..

but i can run games like assassins creed and far cry 2 without problems..so maybe it wont be a problem to run arma 2 ??

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#90 Posted at 2009-06-19 13:23        
     
For those who have the game, will these Specs be able to run ArmA II at like 40 or more FPS on Very High settings?
Radeon 4870X2
Q8200 @3.0Ghz(Might bump it up a few for ArmA II)
4GB of DDR3 RAM
ASUS Rampage Extreme X48 Motherboard
Ultra 1000Watt PSU

Ill be playing at a resolution anywhere from 1440X900 to 2048X1152.

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