Ok I just bought a gateway dx4840-01c and when I play starcraft 2 it tells me to run on low settings.
The gateway has
-Intel Core i3-540 (3.06 ghz with 2 cores)
-AtI Radeon HD 5450
-4GB ddr3 RAM
This is above the recommended settings but it suggests that I run on low settings.
Should I ignore the suggestion and go higher or no?
(the reason I don't want to test it before asking is because I heard SC2 has burnt out some video cards.)
You will need a faster video card. That's the easiest thing to replace. If your PC has a 300w power supply (very likely, but good to check), then buy the HD 5670 which will be the most powerful card that you can install.
its so funny all these people with this same problem all got ATI/Radeon cards.
i ran through my share of them. nothing but bugs and problems. youll do yourself a favor by switching to GeForce.
Actually, it's because a lot of people have budget ATI-cards. The best "budget" ATI cards currently on the market are the 57xx series. I have a 5750 and I don't have a problem running any game at medium to high settings.
It's not because it's ATI. It's because of the model they purchased.