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#1 Oct 01 2010 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I just bought a copy of FFXIV and my Lord it's slow. The graphics lag the commands by too much.

I have double-checked my PC spec against the recommended and have even gone from 4 to 6 Gb of RAM, but no difference.

Here is my spec, can anybody see any problem with it? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 570
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5886MB RAM
Page File: 2033MB used, 9738MB available

Graphics board
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9710)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9710&SUBSYS_043B1028&REV_00
Display Memory: 2940 MB
Dedicated Memory: 252 MB
Shared Memory: 2687 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: Dell E193FP
Monitor Id: DEL700E
Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (60.020Hz)

Thanks y'all

#2 Oct 01 2010 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
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JimP51d wrote:
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4200

thats your problem... i'm "barely" satified with the Geforce GTX480 (not SLI); but i have high standards when it comes to FPS.
#3 Oct 01 2010 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
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Edited, Oct 1st 2010 2:46pm by Brushy
#4 Oct 01 2010 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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You need a better video card and probably a power supply to support it. Read the sticky at the top of the page, please!
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#5 Oct 01 2010 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
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To follow up, the HD 4200 does NOT meet minimum requirements to run this game (or even come close). You need to buy an actual video card, on board video will not cut it at all.
#6 Oct 01 2010 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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As soon as I saw Dell... I was like, uh oh... then I saw "inspiron" and it did not inspire my confidence in the quality of the comp.

I've got AMD Phenon II X4 955 and a Radeon 5850. The graphics generally work beautifully for me.
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#7 Oct 02 2010 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for such a fast reply guys, was wondering if you could recommend a card? I'm not much of a techie & don't really know what I'm buying.

#8 Oct 02 2010 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I have a AMD Phenon II X4 965 and a Radeon 5770.

I've yet to have any real problems when it comes to lag on this game so far.

So yeah fix the card and you might fix the problem.

And to answer your question above me about what card I would say a Radeon 1G 5770 but I'm sure other will say something else.

But check out I got all of my parts from them a few weeks ago.
Also I see that someone said something about your power supply.
If you go to you can get in on some very good combo's.

good luck

Edited, Oct 2nd 2010 6:12am by Bezmir
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