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#1 Jan 19 2011 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
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here's my computer

2.53 gigahertz Intel Core i5 M 540
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600
4 MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 310M

Everything is choppy and by no means enjoyable. I think my specs are good enough. any help is much appreciated!
#2 Jan 19 2011 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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It looks like you're using a laptop. Laptops are not as efficient as their desktop counterparts in terms of hardware.

You could try turning the video settings all the way down. You could also make sure your video drivers and DirectX are up to date.
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#3 Jan 19 2011 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
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well 4mb of ram will never have to be upgraded. I envy you for having so much!
#4 Jan 19 2011 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, I must say I have worse hardware then that, and I play fine. However, on the FFXIVConfig, I have my graphics set on 3, with my background set on 2, in Windowed Mode (If I play Fullscreen then I can go either 3 and my background 5 or 4 with background 3) to play with minimal lag (there is still some, especially during weather effects, but it is not as choppy)

Just experiment to find what is right for you (and make sure Field of Vision and Occulent Ambiance are both off
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#5 Jan 19 2011 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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While you can play with that computer, you're not going to get good graphics and smooth game play with those kind of specs.

Edited, Jan 19th 2011 12:38pm by Lukky
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#6 Jan 19 2011 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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ironmonk25 wrote:
well 4mb of ram will never have to be upgraded. I envy you for having so much!


Hmm... my first 286 computer i built had 4mb of ram. >.>

The CPU is fine, the ram is fine (assuming you meant GB) but the graphics is the crappy part that is slowing everything down.

For a rough estimate of how crappy a 310m chip is go to:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Comparison_of_NVIDIA_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_300M_.283xxM.29_series

Look under Processing Power GFLOPS column.

It says 73 :(

A $120 GTX 460 pushes over 800 GFLOPS and is still not enough to max the settings in FFXIV

The 310m is **** and is likely non-upgradable.
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#7 Jan 19 2011 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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So I can't upgrade my 310M if i wanted to??
#8 Jan 19 2011 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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Short answer is no. Laptop CPU and GPU are almost always not upgradeable, and they are also weaker than their desktop counterparts in nearly all cases.

Long answer, it might be theoretically possible to do it, but if you have to ask if it can be done, you probably wouldn't be able to do so.
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#9 Jan 19 2011 at 1:24 PM Rating: Good
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Even with all the graphics settings set to low you may still have issues. I was able to get to funtional settings by setting most everything low on a 8700M GT but that had 120 Gflops, so is still almost twice as powerful as your card.
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#10 Jan 19 2011 at 2:43 PM Rating: Good
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Best way to find out if your system is adequate is this Benchmark
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#11 Jan 19 2011 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
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In before "The benchmark is terrible and inaccurate and lies and kills babies"
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#12 Jan 19 2011 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I built my desktop for like $500 a year ago

i5, 4 gb ddr3, and an ati 5770 hd

It runs the game flawless with near max settings on 1920x1080 46"

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#13 Jan 20 2011 at 6:20 AM Rating: Decent
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My 3 year old laptop runs the game just fine.My hardware is still considered middle range in the top end graphics and cpu catagories. Gaming laptops are very capable of running ffxiv, I do think yours is a little low for the game.

However, there is a desktop replacement currently available with a desktop cpu, performing twice as fast as any laptop on the market today. It does cost 5k with all the bells and whistle in hardware, but you can make a very fast laptop with 3k into it. (Even the 3k version comes with a desktop cpu.)

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/709042/MALIBAL-Nine-X7200-Gaming-Laptop-Tech-Review.html

They are getting better at building gaming laptops.



Edited, Jan 20th 2011 7:35am by Spyrit178
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