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#1 Dec 23 2010 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
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We just got this PC at my work and I was thinking about installing FFXIV. My question is do you think it could run it if I upgraded the graphics card, and if so what card would you suggest? thanks to anyone who is able to offer some advice.
Here are the specs:

Processor Brand AMD

Processor AMD Athlon™ II X2

Processor Speed 2.8GHz

System Bus 4000MHz

Cache Memory 1MB

System Memory (RAM)4GB

Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3

Hard Drive Type SATA (7200 rpm)

Hard Drive Size 500GB

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE

Audio High-definition with 5.1-channel support

Network Card Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

Recordable DVD Drive Yes, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW

Recordable DVD Drive Speeds 8x DVD+R DL; 8x DVD-R DL; 16x8x16 DVD+RW; 16x6x16 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 48x32x40 CD-RW

Direct-Disc Labeling
No

Digital Media Reader or Slots Yes, digital media card reader

Available Expansion Slots 1 PCI Express x1, 1 PCI Express x16

USB 2.0 Ports 9 (5 front, 4 rear)

Operating System Platform Windows

Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Software Included
Cyberlink PowerDVD; Adobe Acrobat Reader and more

ENERGY STAR Qualified No

Graphics Chip NVIDIA

Drive Capacity 500GB

Desktop Types Everyday

Discrete Graphics No

I'll be very grateful for any advice, thank you.
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#2 Dec 23 2010 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Ndrol wrote:
We just got this PC at my work and I was thinking about installing FFXIV.


Two questions real quick:
1. Are you in the IT department where you work?
2. Does your boss know you are going to install a GAME where you WORK?
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#3 Dec 23 2010 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Its a tattoo shop facebook.com/inkpagodatattoo if ya wanna check it out... and I'm the boss actually so won't be any problems with me playing at work lol..
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#4 Dec 23 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Even with a new GPU that processor is going to be a massive choke point.
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#5 Dec 23 2010 at 9:45 PM Rating: Good
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only probably i see is the GPU

i have a 2.7 dual core AMD and i run this game at standard 720p with a ATI 5770 GPU pretty smooth
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#6 Dec 23 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
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lol upgrade that card and you'll be fine. my 2.5 ghz quad worked fine even in the early beta stages when it was laggy. Standard or below should work out for ya.

I know that processor prob is a duo core, but the game doesn't (or didn't) support multithreading, so it wasn't using 4 at the time.

maybe some more ram too :o

Edited, Dec 23rd 2010 10:53pm by MetalSmith
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