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Why does it want me to run starcraft on low?

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August 8, 2010 7:12:16 PM

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
-1TB harddrive
-4GB ddr3 RAM
-Windows 7

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.)

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August 8, 2010 8:54:27 PM

Well, a core i3 is basically just a slightly upgraded C2D, and the 5450 really isn't the best gaming card on the market...(is the 5450 integrated? That would hurt even more...)

You can try, if nothing else.
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August 8, 2010 10:59:11 PM

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.
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August 9, 2010 11:52:26 AM

its so funny all these people with this same problem all got ATI/Radeon cards.

garbage

i ran through my share of them. nothing but bugs and problems. youll do yourself a favor by switching to GeForce.
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August 9, 2010 11:56:18 AM

purple buzz said:
its so funny all these people with this same problem all got ATI/Radeon cards.

garbage

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.
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August 9, 2010 2:49:50 PM

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