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#1 Aug 11 2010 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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hey guys a i fairly new to zam and i have pre-ordered ffXIV here are my specs on my computer give me your opinion

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Graphic Card NVIDIA GeForce 320M
VRam 256 mb
#2 Aug 11 2010 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
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i am also am fine about just running it really and do ok not really looking for quality until later on... you know strapped on cash >.>
#3 Aug 11 2010 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Run the FFXIV Benchmark and see what you get.

I am guessing you are going to score low. It seems you want to play on a laptop with a Core 2 processor and your graphics card probably isn't going to be good enough.

Edited, Aug 11th 2010 10:43am by Oenos
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#4 Aug 11 2010 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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it looks like a base 13" macbook.

Even if it's NOT one, it will run like one, but until you run the benchmark you will not know for sure.
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#5 Aug 11 2010 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
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You might be ok on low. I checked WWW.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-320m.28701.0.html and it runs some of the newer games on low decently but I wouldn't expect much.
#6 Aug 11 2010 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Upon running the benchmark (if you can), I predict your computer will grow a pair of arms, slap you across the face, then explode.
#7 Aug 11 2010 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm sorry, but that PC isn't going to cut it, at all. You will likely need to upgrade mobo/cpu/gpu/ram.

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#8 Aug 11 2010 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
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Run the benchmark if you can. Smiley: deadhorse
#9 Aug 11 2010 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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That might not be enough. Then again I scored a
3k+ running the bench on 260M but the proc he's
got may not be enough.

He really needs to run the benchmark to know for sure.

Or he may have run it and scored around 1800-1900 and needs to
confirm it'll work.

It prolly will run a bit chopy on super low settings but don't expect
it to look like what you see in the vids and pics.

you'll need more horse power to run the game even at standard settings
#10 Aug 11 2010 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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thanks alot guy and yes i have the new macbook pro 13" but i will give the benchmark a try again because i was having probelms with it earlier and like i said it not going to bother me if i have to play on super low settings
#11 Aug 11 2010 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Dalmat

It might be best to upgrade to get the "full effect" with all the new higher polygon models and such. The video card won't definitely cut the mustard, if I recall correctly you need at least 512mb on the video card.

The discussion for gaming rigs and how to build them is massive. Theres no less than 200 million websites and articles. I point out this one because its more recent: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/500-gaming-computer-2/

The article links to other theories and builds that might be useful to you. I hate the new idea of a whole new PC or laptop, but I want to get the full effect. I don't need 3D but I want to play smoothly at 1900x1200 with anti-aliasing on.

I'm going to warn you Dalmat, don't take my advice...
But if I were you I would just sell the laptop, re-invest the money into a newer gaming rig and score the parts you need. From what I understand the game will be processor intensive so you want speed. Most people buy a slow quad core because its a quad but frankly most software hasn't and doesn't support multi-core processors. FFXIV doesn't either :(

I'm think about going this way myself:

i9 CPU (a few of them can overclock to 4 Ghz on air)
Nvidia 460 videocard
1 80 gig SSD (solid state drive) for Win7 and FFXIV
bare minimum 2 or 4 Gig DDR3 ram (upgrade later)

everyone has different needs so what I need might be different from what you need. I know I just want the full effect.
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