I finally got all the parts for my new computer and assembled it today. Unfortunately it seems that one of the sticks of memory was bad so I am only running on 4 GB right now instead of 8 GB and will have to exchange it, meaning I won't be able to get on the open beta tomorrow... Suppose this is what I get for buying a 2 stick kit instead of getting 2 single sticks... maybe I can steal the RAM from my old PC if it is compatible so that at least I will have something in here while I wait for the replacement. Anyway...
Once I had my PC up and running properly as far as I can tell, and I installed all my security software and such, I wanted to try the FFXIV benchmark out again to see how this PC rates. When I downloaded it and tried to run it, I got an error message about a missing .DLL file. I went online and was able to find that .DLL file for download, so I did so then tried the benchmark again, only to be told that another .DLL was missing. I found this .DLL online as well, then tried to run the benchmark again, third time is the charm, right?
On this third attempt, the benchmark did run, but it had no audio for some reason. Anyone have any idea what would cause this, or why I was missing 2 .DLL files that made it so that the thing couldn't even run? My OS is Windows 7 Home 64-bit, if that matters. Also, I did try deleting the benchmark and re-downloading it with the same results, so I am pretty sure it is not an issue with a corrupted download of some sort.
On a side note, this PC scored 4047 on the HD benchmark (Much better than my old PC that barely broke 1000 on HD and got about 1800 on SD), but I was wondering if there is a possibility that the lack of audio could have affected the score?