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Can my PC handle Batman Arkham Asylum?

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August 24, 2009 4:16:26 PM

I've tried running a scan over at systemrequirementslab.com, and I'm a little over the recommended line But the thing is my graphics card just barely made it pass the minimum requirement's I've tried playing COD 4 on this computer and it worked fine when I first bought the game but now when I play it it lags like hell Even in singleplayer I've tried asking other forums and they all reply telling me to change my graphics card, disable any useless programs running in the background, but those don't help at all.

Can anyone tell me how to "renew" my computer again? It used to be able to play COD4 smoothly without any lag on this graphics card...

Specifications:
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000
Ram: 3.2 GB
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT

Thanks in advance!
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2009 5:03:33 PM

You can probably play at low settings, but lets be real: The 9500GT is considered the barebones minimum for gaming, and the 9600GT is the recommended base card to start with...

CPU is OK...not great, but good enough. RAM is fine. Its a weak GPU that will be causing problems.
August 25, 2009 4:04:50 AM

What graphics card can play Batman Arkham Asylum in high settings without any lag?
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2009 12:14:14 PM

Anything above a NVIDIA 275/ATI 4850 I would wager. Until I see benchmarks, that would be my guess.

I should note the PhysX factor, as only NVIDIA based cards can enable PhysX.
August 26, 2009 11:25:24 AM

How about a NVIDIA GTS 250? Will it play without any lag, and can my PC handle it?
a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2009 12:23:31 PM

Should be plenty. Don't know about maxing every setting, but should be more then sufficiant (GTX250 = 9800GTX+). I'd recommend a GTX275 if you can find one at a simmilar price though...
August 26, 2009 2:11:37 PM

a 275 is probably a bit overkill with a x2 5000 and you dont evan know what res he is playing at if it is just 1280x1024 then a 250/4850 should be able to max it.
August 26, 2009 3:06:23 PM

Actually, I think I'm going to go with a 9600GT. I usually set my res to 800x600 (only if I lag a lot in the game). Otherwise, I just go with 1024x768.
a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2009 5:23:57 PM

Ok...but why bother with high settings with a low resolution anyway? Kinda kills the point if you ask me...
August 27, 2009 2:19:16 AM

Get a new graphics card
August 27, 2009 6:57:28 AM

Download the free demo off steam dude. Find out for yourself =)

PS I got a GTX 260 with a 3ghz quad core I can play almost anything full blast on 1680 x 1050. And your CPU will probably bottleneck you on that anyway - someone correct me if I'm wrong.

If you got a sli or crossfire setup there are some hot deals out now... Check the Monthly recommendations here on Toms. I am a single card kinda guy myself but as mentioned before the GTX 260 core 216 I got for like 160 after rebate and it rocks my world. But make sure your case will fit that sucker its like 11" long. And check your PSU first too...
August 27, 2009 6:59:49 AM

I don't recommend the GTS 250 because the GTX 260 will smoke that one, and it will play anything for the next couple years under moderate settings guaranteed. Wait another month if you need to save the cash but nows a pretty good time to buy in my opinion.
August 28, 2009 1:56:44 AM

I basically want to play Batman AA without any lag at all.
But I heard the 9600GT doesn't support Physx. Is this true? Will I get any lag, or objects missing, etc?

And while I'm at it, whats the difference between a 9600GT and a 9800GT?

Thanks!
August 28, 2009 7:16:41 AM

(screw it all and get a 4890 :D )

Except your CPU might bottleneck it, dunno im not a AMD fan
a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2009 8:07:20 AM

(600 supports physx, its just a weaker card, and physx will cause more slowdowns.
The 9600 vs the 9800 is around 20% if I remember correctly
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2009 12:03:18 PM

im using batmn arkham at 1600*1050, physx on using 9600gtx and get an avg fps of 40 and very rearly does it go below 30 on ANY part of the game, what im wondering is, whats the poing of using the sujjested 250? from wht iv read here thats a very similar cr, although ive yt tolook into the full specs of the 260. probly will upgrade sooneror later when the prices drop, altho, i dont us aa atm, so perhaps that will make all the diff.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2009 12:08:59 PM

ryan54 said:
I basically want to play Batman AA without any lag at all.
But I heard the 9600GT doesn't support Physx. Is this true? Will I get any lag, or objects missing, etc?

And while I'm at it, whats the difference between a 9600GT and a 9800GT?

Thanks!



about 50 MB clockspeed rate and about 13GiG texture fillrate :) 
October 5, 2009 10:27:21 PM

On a different note how is the game? I played the demo and liked it. Is the full version short? I might buy it if I can get more than 3 hours of play out of it :D 
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2009 8:22:44 PM

Adroid said:
On a different note how is the game? I played the demo and liked it. Is the full version short? I might buy it if I can get more than 3 hours of play out of it :D 



the game is totally awesome in everyway, graphically, intensity, dificulty monsters, physx etc.. blah blaah blah, but iyes its kinda short, it took me only 20 days at 2 hours a day m but its worth every cent/penny imo
expect 16- 20 hours, depnding if u try to collect the trophies and riddles etc...

Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2009 8:25:44 PM

lol, dont wanna spoil the ending for ya, but the joker fite at the end is a complete anticlimax :) 
October 10, 2009 2:04:40 PM

ryan54 said:
I basically want to play Batman AA without any lag at all.
But I heard the 9600GT doesn't support Physx. Is this true? Will I get any lag, or objects missing, etc?

And while I'm at it, whats the difference between a 9600GT and a 9800GT?

Thanks!

Yes it supports it, hell even the 9400, and 9500gt supports phys x, thats why nvidia did that catty thing of disabling phy x if a amd card is present, as far as the difference between the 2 gpus, the 9600gt has 64 stream processors, the 9800 gt has 112, go with the 9800gt, for your cpu
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2009 5:14:40 PM

ryan54 said:
I've tried running a scan over at systemrequirementslab.com, and I'm a little over the recommended line But the thing is my graphics card just barely made it pass the minimum requirement's I've tried playing COD 4 on this computer and it worked fine when I first bought the game but now when I play it it lags like hell Even in singleplayer I've tried asking other forums and they all reply telling me to change my graphics card, disable any useless programs running in the background, but those don't help at all.

Can anyone tell me how to "renew" my computer again? It used to be able to play COD4 smoothly without any lag on this graphics card...

Specifications:
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000
Ram: 3.2 GB
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT

Thanks in advance!



keep away from the 9400 i lags at about 20 fps, i use a 9600 gtx and get an avg of 40 ish mostly (naything above 30 is smooth enough for the human eye to not detect the lag)
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2009 5:18:22 PM

cpu and ram are prolly ok to, im only using a 6400+ dual core running at 3.21 snd never does it need nore than about 85% full load, so ur fine there unless u wanna play some hardcore music player or some such *** in the background
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2009 5:21:55 PM

sorry for the change of subject, but im too lazy to search the threads, doees anyone know a good place to get the lowdown on the various UT3 maps and modes so i dont suck toooo bad, atm im only any good at capping flags
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2009 5:37:05 PM

ps ryan, u really should change ur 9400 tbh, but if cod usda work and now it font, either u hve upped the textures and or resoloution, but if not the next best thing is to update the drivers, the 3rd and last option is to re-install windows, that clears the registryy good and prper, ( maybe cod 4 has been updated to optimise on dx10, so u might wanna think of upgrading to windows 7 when it comes out) vista sux so try to ste=eer clear if poss
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