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zakanefintwin
01.03.2012 , 10:25 AM | #501
Quote: Originally Posted by Nuhhea View Post
If you're running the specs listed on the gateway page...
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/10...4733Rsp2.shtml

Then most likely it's your video card since it looks like its a very old built in card.
You probably need a dedicated card for this game, or maybe a high end processor with its own gpu (like a sandy bridge) to run this.

I would suggest a new system to be honest...but if that is not an option, try a video card and see if you can do anything with the processor speed. The machine seems to be pretty old (4gb max ddr2 ram, and a few other older pieces). It still can run a good portion of games..just swtor needs better than average hardware.
Thank you very much. I dont know about getting a new card. i think i might as well jusy get a new system. Thank you very much for your help

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Picklelolol
01.03.2012 , 11:08 AM | #502
I've read somewhere that my graphics card would run this game but i get ~5fps everywhere... (And the CTRL+SHIFT+F FPS meter was green, meaning it was my graphics card that was bottle necking me) here's my pc specs
Win 7 64-bit
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor (4CPU's), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4200 Approx. total memory 1916MB

any help?

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AustinCharles
01.03.2012 , 09:56 PM | #503
Well I am not at college on account its holiday break so I dont have my powerhouse computer and I'm trying to run the game on the family computer I built awhile back.. I am averaging 5 fps and I am thinking it is the graphics card (although under minimum requirements it looks like its supported)

Please Help!!

CPU - 3.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X2 260
Board - MSI 770-G45
Memory - 4 gigs dual channel ddr3
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

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blowmedown
01.03.2012 , 10:17 PM | #504
Quote: Originally Posted by Picklelolol View Post
I've read somewhere that my graphics card would run this game but i get ~5fps everywhere... (And the CTRL+SHIFT+F FPS meter was green, meaning it was my graphics card that was bottle necking me) here's my pc specs
Win 7 64-bit
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor (4CPU's), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4200 Approx. total memory 1916MB

any help?
Get a GPU check you PSU first for the power rating nothing less than a 6770 higher is better.

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blowmedown
01.03.2012 , 10:21 PM | #505
Quote: Originally Posted by AustinCharles View Post
Well I am not at college on account its holiday break so I dont have my powerhouse computer and I'm trying to run the game on the family computer I built awhile back.. I am averaging 5 fps and I am thinking it is the graphics card (although under minimum requirements it looks like its supported)

Please Help!!

CPU - 3.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X2 260
Board - MSI 770-G45
Memory - 4 gigs dual channel ddr3
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Cut everything down to low with no eye candy other than that same answer as above.
My wife has a AMD II 270 @ 3.4 GHz with a 6770 GPU runs it fine mid settings without the eye candy. Make sure your PSU can handle any changes.

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-Riotz-
01.03.2012 , 11:24 PM | #506
•Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor
•8GB PC1600 Kingston HyperX RAM
•NVIDIA GT520 1GB Video
•Asus Z68 USB3 & SATA3 MB
•1TB SATA3 7200 RPM HD
•24X DVD+-R/+-RW Drive

how would this run started plating on labtop but relised this isnt gonna work and the upgrades it would take to play would cost near same to a new system

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LeviticusD
01.03.2012 , 11:34 PM | #507
Okay, I could use a little advice. My rig is running "okay" but I would like a little better eye candy while I play, but turning it up is costing me a little too much performance. I've got about $350 or so to upgrade a bit and am curious which option you feel would give the best return on the investment (or if you can think of a better solution, feel free to share).

My base information:

ASUS P5N-D motherboard

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz

2X 2GB DDR2-PC2 6400 CL-5 Memory

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

And Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

So options....

I was thinking.

1) Finally ditch Vista for Win 7 64bit and replace my 250 GB hard drive with a SSD drive (have a 1TB drive in there as well for storage). Down the road a bit, I can add another 2x2GB RAM (does it need to be 6400 CL-5 as well for the best performance as well?)

2) Upgrade the video card with two SLI cards. This seemed to be the best bang for the buck on my budget:

EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card.

3) Uhh not sure what else I can do besides secretly trading this one in and get a brand new build in an identical case and hope the wife doesn't look at the budget.

Anyways, out of those two options, which would you think would improve things the most?
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Jauris
01.04.2012 , 12:01 AM | #508
Quote: Originally Posted by -Riotz- View Post
•Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor
•8GB PC1600 Kingston HyperX RAM
•NVIDIA GT520 1GB Video
•Asus Z68 USB3 & SATA3 MB
•1TB SATA3 7200 RPM HD
•24X DVD+-R/+-RW Drive

how would this run started plating on labtop but relised this isnt gonna work and the upgrades it would take to play would cost near same to a new system
Everything is fine except for the graphics card. Get a 560Ti or AMD6950 2GB
Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.9 Ghz
8 GB Patriot Sector 5
120 GB Corsair Sandforce SSD
2x AMD 6950 2GB

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rapineiro
01.04.2012 , 03:08 PM | #509
i am finishing up my gaming rig and am down to the video card choice...

so far i have
i7 2700k OC to ~4Ghz
16gb ddr3 1866
120gb ssd/2tb hdd
z68 mobo
and other random things in the case, i will be running hdmi out to my monitor

my question is this, i always used nvidia and never had an issue from eq to wow to rift, your opinion , what would be better a Nvidia GTX 570 2560MB 320bit or a AMD 6950 2GB 256bit


im sure both cards would run swtor beautifully but with a $280 price point(AMD) vs a $395 price point(nvidia) would it make that much more of a difference graphically to get the more expensive card?

thx for your input gang

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Reaperchris
01.04.2012 , 05:36 PM | #510
No one ever answered my question so I guess I'll repost:

I wondering if some one could PM me telling me if these will fit inside of my case:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112320

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130565

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

I have all 3 items, my Mom picked up the CPU today on her way to work since I have a doughnut on my car, so that will be here tonight.
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