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Waffentraeger
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(id: Daelon)
posted 04 December 2008 09:53 EDT (US)         
This is the "Can I run ETW" thread.
Please post either your DxDiag (Go to start > run > DxDiag, save then upload). Or post the detailed specs of your pc.

And you have a fantastic day!
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Hussarknight
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posted 07 December 2008 08:15 EDT (US)     26 / 98       
Core 2 Duo is a name for a series of processors made by Intel. It doesn't necessarily mean dual-core, a Core 2 Quad like you have is a processor with four cores. Your processor will be able to handle ETW. The same goes for your RAM, 2 GB will be enough to run ETW.

I think your graphics card is good enough as well, but I"m not entirely sure. Could you post how much memory it has got? (Go to Start » Run Type "dxdiag" and hit enter, go to the third tab in the window that has been opened.)

          Hussarknight
Legion Of Hell
Centurion
posted 07 December 2008 08:31 EDT (US)     27 / 98       
It says 2046RAM memory overall, but as I read further it says:

Avaliable Physical Memory: 926.86MB

Total Virtual Memory: 4.21GB

Avaliable Virtual Memory 2.63GB.

Now I have PC games such as Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway, Fifa 2009, FarCry 2 and Rome Total War which when Empire comes out I will uninstall every one of those games. If I take out all five games how much memory will that leave me?

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Hussarknight
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posted 07 December 2008 09:11 EDT (US)     28 / 98       
Did you look under the "Display" tab? That will tell you how much memory your graphics card has got. That is what you need to know. I think you looked under the "System" tab, which tells you how much RAM (which is a different type of memory) you've got. This is what the display tab (thus the one you need) looks like.

          Hussarknight
Legion Of Hell
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posted 07 December 2008 09:25 EDT (US)     29 / 98       
Ahh thanks: I found it. I have 884MB, that's the rough estimate.

Is that enough?

I hope it is.

General Rawlinson- This is most unsatisfactory. Where are the Sherwood Foresters? Where are the East Lancashires on the right?

Brigadier-General Oxley- They are lying out in No Man's Land, sir. And most of them will never stand again.

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Hussarknight
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posted 07 December 2008 10:30 EDT (US)     30 / 98       
The minimum specs say you need at least a 256 MB graphics card, so you will be able to run ETW. Congrats!

          Hussarknight
PrivateClark
Legionary
posted 07 December 2008 12:21 EDT (US)     31 / 98       
I doubt it will run but what do you guys think?

Windows XP Professional SP2
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz
1534 MB Ram
Direct X 9.0c
ATI Radeon 9250 (Aprox Total Memory 256MB)

I'm sure im going to need upgrades, but im not really sure in which sections...
So... do i need to upgrade for it to run or is it just recomended i upgrade.
Waffentraeger
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posted 07 December 2008 14:10 EDT (US)     32 / 98       
Yes Clark,

Definitely the GPU, but everything else it seems ok.
PrivateClark
Legionary
posted 07 December 2008 23:04 EDT (US)     33 / 98       
erm which? need or recommend? I think the Graphics card is the minimum requirement 256 MB, although i dont know much about that stuff.
Waffentraeger
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posted 07 December 2008 23:49 EDT (US)     34 / 98       
Upgrade graphics card, first you have to find out if you can use AGP or PCI graphic cards. Then go to newegg.com and find your way to the graphic card section. (On the drop down menu)
There you have dozens of vendors listing various makes and models for graphic cards.

If you are on PCI x16/2.0 NVidia's 8 or 9 series graphic cards will do, you can go to the NVidia 2 series (260/280) if you are willing to dish out the money.
PrivateClark
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posted 08 December 2008 00:59 EDT (US)     35 / 98       
are you sure I can't run it? It says 128mb graphics card which I'm pretty sure mine has. Thing is I'm hoping to get a new computer in like a year and a bit so I Don't want to spend too mch on a new graphics card...
Primo
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(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 08 December 2008 01:22 EDT (US)     36 / 98       
>>>256MB<<< Gfx card (DX9 compaitble)

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Hussarknight
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posted 08 December 2008 07:29 EDT (US)     37 / 98       
The system requirements say you need at least a 256 MB graphics card and a 2.5 GHz processor, so yes, you should be able to run ETW, if only just. I'm not giving any guarantees tough; other programs will also take up some of your CPU capacity so they could prevent ETW from running properly.

          Hussarknight
Waffentraeger
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posted 08 December 2008 09:49 EDT (US)     38 / 98       
Yes as Hussar stated, and as I stated previously.
You get by on the minimum, I was just suggesting that you upgrade your graphics card to make the game a bit more enjoyable.
PrivateClark
Legionary
posted 08 December 2008 20:20 EDT (US)     39 / 98       
Lol, thnks Marcus, that was a mistake on my part, thanks, il take a look at a new graphics card maybe i can get a better one for less than 100? I dont really know much about the graphiucs card market but i dont want to dish out more than 200$.
Hussarknight
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posted 09 December 2008 09:47 EDT (US)     40 / 98       
If you want to upgrade your graphics card you this will be useful.

          Hussarknight
Waffentraeger
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posted 09 December 2008 09:52 EDT (US)     41 / 98       
Yes tomshardware is a good source for looking at reviews for hardware, along with newegg and its review base it is easy to get an accurate picture of the card you are looking at.
PrivateClark
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posted 10 December 2008 00:17 EDT (US)     42 / 98       
How do i know if the card will be compatible with my computer, its like 9 years old...
Waffentraeger
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posted 10 December 2008 00:35 EDT (US)     43 / 98       
Read my first post in the thread,

go to start > run > Type in "DxDiag"
then save that and upload into your post
Ibuprofen Redux
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posted 10 December 2008 11:56 EDT (US)     44 / 98       
So I know, ideally, that I'd get a bunch of upgrades for my laptop to run an amazing-looking E:TW, but I'm really just concerned that I can run it with what I have.

I know other people have been worrying about their CPUs, I have a similar sort of question. My dxdiag says:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Both myself and a friend of mine who's probably a bit more knowledgeable agree that this means my total processing power is ~2.0 GHz. However, he said I should still be ok, since "dual cores rape single cores".

I have Vista, so I can tell you that my CPU's rating on the Windows Experience Index is a 4.9 (out of six, I think). I can run RTW on high and M2TW on medium/high (without anti-aliasing ...and shadows), and Company of Heroes on medium (with same restrictions).

I hope I haven't flooded you with too much information, thanks for the assistance.

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Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 10 December 2008 12:58 EDT (US)     45 / 98       
As far as I can find out the T7200 has got two cores with 2.0 GHz each, so I think the 2.0 GHz DirectX is showing is the capacity for one core rather than for two cores.

          Hussarknight
jomas
Legionary
posted 10 December 2008 14:27 EDT (US)     46 / 98       
hmm
if can run m2tw on its lowest graphics with a massive war and im really up close to the action, it laggs a bit
im starting to think this may make a problem
Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 10 December 2008 16:48 EDT (US)     47 / 98       
Ibu,

That CPU is fine for ETW, consider it 4ghz split.
Ibuprofen Redux
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posted 10 December 2008 18:47 EDT (US)     48 / 98       
Thanks for the encouragement Daelon. *pitches tent, waiting for demo*

"...angry men must also be strong, if they would achieve their purpose."
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Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 10 December 2008 19:02 EDT (US)     49 / 98       
ONCE the demo is released, take it as a grain of salt. I will bet that there will be HUGE memory leaks, 100000 CPU Cycles, and loads of bugs/errors making the game seem bad.
jomas
Legionary
posted 10 December 2008 19:39 EDT (US)     50 / 98       
lol
found my problem
my little brother made the settings high in most areas
if on low for all it works super fast
if on medium in most areas it works decent
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