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    Soulwalker
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    Default Help with an upgrade for my system

    Im not very good with this stuff so i figured i would post here.

    System specs:

    4 gigs ram
    AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz
    radeon hd 5750
    500 watt psu

    Thinking of upgrading for this game, any suggestions? Playing on medium settings atm

    Any advice or help is very much appreciated.

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    Shadowlander
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    Quote Originally Posted by koab View Post
    Im not very good with this stuff so i figured i would post here.

    System specs:

    4 gigs ram
    AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz
    radeon hd 5750
    500 watt psu

    Thinking of upgrading for this game, any suggestions? Playing on medium settings atm

    Any advice or help is very much appreciated.
    Have you tried increasing your settings to see if there is a difference? I'm running almost the exact same system except for dual Intel CPU instead of AMD and I'm getting 30-34 fps on Ultra. You didn't mention what OS you're running but the biggest value vs performance is probably going to be a new CPU...AMD 6 core or Intel Quad as fast as possible. Cheapest upgrade (if you have a 64 bit OS) is more memory and the mid range upgrade is a new video card along the lines of the 6xxx series. More memory will not help though if you have XP or Win7 32 bit.

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    Your GPU is holding you back, the other poster above is biased as he has the same card. 4 gigs of ram is perfectly fine for gaming, considering Rift can only access 2gb.

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gp...Radeon+HD+5750

    As you can see, the 5750 is QUITE a ways behind the curve.

    Luckily you have 500 watts, so your options are only semi-limited. What's your budget?
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