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#1 Sep 05 2010 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I was hoping someone might could tell me what the weakest part in my system is.
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Intel E5300 2.6 ghrz cpu
6gigs ddr2
xfx 4850 1 gig vram
windows xp
I know this game is supposed to be demanding but lag is bad even with everything on the lowest settings. Im just trying to find out the number one thing to replace right now as thats all I can afford.
#2 Sep 05 2010 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Looks to me like your cpu is bottleneckning that gpu. The recommended settings showed an i7 920 whereas the minimum shows core 2 quad. You might need to upgrade your cpu. Try turning your buffer size to half and/or removing ambient occlusion and depth of field. Also you probably want to keep Anti-aliasing off as well.

Edited, Sep 5th 2010 6:31pm by powdermonk3y
#3 Sep 05 2010 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Are you running fullscreen or windowed?
#4 Sep 05 2010 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
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I am having similar issues. I've have noticed that a lot of the people having problems tend to be on XP. It was suggested to me to try Windows 7. I have installed that, rebooted my machine and am currently downloading FFXIV again. I will let you know how much changing operating systems makes. Before my CPU was against the ceiling at 100% when I played the game, making the game pretty much unplayable.
#5 Sep 05 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Knocking the buffer size down to half helped alot. Im running the game in fullscreen BRizzl3. Id like to get windows 7 but thats $100 and my friend has an intel quadcore at 3.0grhz that I can buy for$100 so I think Ill go with that when I have some extra cash. The only bad thing about the game being in half buffer size though is all the pixelation but I guess Ill have to suck it up for now.
#6 Sep 05 2010 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
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The problem is probably that you are running it fullscreen. I have a pretty powerful PC and at fullscreen this game barely runs, in windowed mode I can run it flawlessly. Try it.
#7 Sep 05 2010 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Your right Brizzle3, Im on medium settings now with a great frame rate in windowed mode. The game looks beautiful and I can web browse at the same time :D I thought the opposite would happen. I appreciate everyone's help, let me know how it goes with win7 Vawn.
#8 Sep 05 2010 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
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How do you adjust video setting and full vs. windowed screen? I checked in settings but couldn't find the option?
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#9 Sep 05 2010 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
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Many of the settings are found by running the FFXIV Beta Config file when the game is closed. You can find it in your Start Menu.
#10 Sep 05 2010 at 6:18 PM Rating: Good
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civicsi wrote:
Your right Brizzle3, Im on medium settings now with a great frame rate in windowed mode. The game looks beautiful and I can web browse at the same time :D I thought the opposite would happen. I appreciate everyone's help, let me know how it goes with win7 Vawn.


Will do... eventually... The game got to 99.2% downloaded and has refused to download anymore. I've tried closing it down and reopening and even rebooting my PC, but it doesn't want to finish downloading. I hate computers.
#11 Sep 05 2010 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
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If you can figure out what patches you need you can download them. Im sure someone has the links up on these forums somewhere for megaupload.com
#12 Sep 05 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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wait, whats this. it runs better windowed?

i thought it was the other way around...

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#13 Sep 05 2010 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Ditto to that, ANY game i've ever run with a Full Screen and Windowed option has always performed worse in windowed.
Not to mention that windowed mode won't get the benefit of SLI or Crossfire should you have either.

Edited, Sep 6th 2010 12:23am by ispanolfw
#14 Sep 05 2010 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
I want a flashing neon sign that explains the difference between lag and low frames so that these threads are easier to respond to. I won't get the sign, though. And even if I did, people wouldn't read it. So boooo.
#15 Sep 05 2010 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
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well im readin now lol, so, whats the deal
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