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#1 Nov 22 2011 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I would have taken this to the official FFXIV forums but it says it cant confirm i've loged in within the last 30 days so ... :/

Anyway here is my problem. I'm getting horrible fps no matter what quality settings I use. Heck I even went to the very lowest settings possible @ 1024x768 and was still getting sub 30fps. o.O

AMD Athlon x2 3.0
4 Gigs of DDR2 800Mhz
EVGA GTS 450 (even overclocked core to 975 (shaders linked) and still no luck)
Driver Version 285.62
Win7 64bit

T.T

Please help if you can. :(
#2 Nov 23 2011 at 1:23 AM Rating: Good
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Your system isn't strong enough, that's why. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do to improve your performance other than what you've already done. You could try giving your CPU a mild overclock, but with that ancient RAM you're using the highest you'll be able to go is 3.6ghz, which by itself won't help much. The 450 video card that you have is fairly weak, and the RAM and CPU you're using are really out of date.

I would recommended either upgrading or building a new system. Building a new system seems like the better of the two options though, in this case.
#3 Nov 23 2011 at 9:44 AM Rating: Good
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This will get you good settings @ 1080P in FFXIV for very cheap assuming you have monitor/case/mouse/keyboard/PSU and can put this together.

Processor: Phenom X3 (this is actually a 4 core CPU, turn on the 4th in the bios)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103652
(74.99)

MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard (SLI + 4th core unlocking)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130235R&Tpk=nForce%20750a
(69.99)

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1351-KR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130663 (SLI this with your other 450)
(119.99)

Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313080
(39.99)

304.96

With this setup you will be able to upgrade to a phenom 6X core, SSD drive, SLI any 400/500 Nvidia card (provided you upgrade your PSU, 16gig memory. Their is room to grow with this setup. The nice thing about SLI'ing the 450 GTS is that with 2x cards your benching just below a 570gtx and with an overclock you can exceed it allowing you to play pretty much anything out on high to max settings. If your not running a 500+ PSU (SLI needs it) I would upgrade that as well with:

Broadway Com Corp OKIA-BLACK-600 600W ATX 12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817162023
(31.99)

Give me a budget and I can help out even more as there are some pretty big upgrades for just $300 more bucks.



Edited, Nov 23rd 2011 11:24am by DameGuy
#4 Nov 23 2011 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
Munegazer wrote:
I would have taken this to the official FFXIV forums but it says it cant confirm i've loged in within the last 30 days so ... :/

Anyway here is my problem. I'm getting horrible fps no matter what quality settings I use. Heck I even went to the very lowest settings possible @ 1024x768 and was still getting sub 30fps. o.O

AMD Athlon x2 3.0
4 Gigs of DDR2 800Mhz
EVGA GTS 450 (even overclocked core to 975 (shaders linked) and still no luck)
Driver Version 285.62
Win7 64bit

T.T

Please help if you can. :(



Forgive me if I sound stupid, but is that a AMD dual core or an AMD2?

If AMD2, then you are out of luck. I have to disagree with the other poster, your memory is not that ancient, my wife's computer runs a Q6600 with 8gb DDR2-800 with a Nvidia 460 (Sorry, IMO, 450's are budget cards and not worth the money), on a 1680x1050 without any issues.

I am quite sure by the specs that you listed, at least I hope that you have at least a dual core AMD, otherwise I am amazed that you can run all those other items in the case, and a 64bit system at that. <-- have been proven wrong in past....

Either way, with the dual core AMD, you are still running at minimum specs and this is why you are having a hard time.
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#5 Nov 23 2011 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
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RAM isn't the issue, it's your processor. People struggle to get good frame rates at standard settings with quad core processors running 20% faster than yours.

Aside from the GPU, you'll pretty much need a complete overhaul to get better performance with XIV.
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#6 Nov 30 2011 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
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its your processor, its no doubt one of the Kuma's. a rebranded phenom with its L3 cache disabled.

what you need is a Phenom II, stay away from athlons and the old Phenoms.
#7 Dec 01 2011 at 3:13 AM Rating: Good
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I think another of XIV's many many flaws is that it is the only new game that requires players to have top of the line, brand new stuff in order to run. I am capable of playing ALL other games (that I have tried,or own) on high settings at 1920x1080 with little issues. I get around 45-50 fps, which is smooth enough for me. In XIV I get 30 when out in the field most of the time, but take hits to 15 occasionally and hit 9 in towns. It makes the game rather unplayable imo, and I am not shelling out the mony to upgrade all of the components on my com just to play ONE game.

HP
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
6 Gig ram (stock stuff that came with com)
GeForce GTX 550 ti

It's not a hard core gaming rig as I am just starting to get seriously into pc gaming (former console gamer). But as I said it runs things like Skyrim, New Vegas, Aion, WoW, AOC, Warhammer Online, at high settings with no major issues.

Edited, Dec 1st 2011 3:46pm by Kithorain
#8 Dec 01 2011 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
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As others have said it's the cpu. You should be able to upgrade your CPU, motherboard, and ram for relatively cheap. This will at least allow you to play. Not sure at what settings.

It take a beast of a computer to play on high. I currently have a desktop that will play it on high a laptop for travel that plays it on low with poor frame rates here. Heres the specs on both for reference

Desktop

CPU: 1090T OC'd to 4.2
GPU: AMD 6970 oc'd 820
RAM: 8g 1600
800 watt corsair psu
ASUS crossfire MB

Laptop:
AMD A6 2.3g quadcore
amd 6520 gpu
RAM 4g 1033

Somewhere in between these should be ok

Edit:
The game does say you can play with Athlon X2. But I am still thinking it's the CPU, and upgrade the RAM

Edited, Dec 1st 2011 3:18pm by Lostkaws
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