Hey, I recently got an Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO for Christmas, along with Battlefield 3. I have tried playing it, but I am starting to think my 2 core is not going to cut it for this game. I get stuttering and crashing all the time. I want to know if that video card is sufficiant and if this processor will work with it? (Note, my motherboard will only allow a Socket 775 if I don't want to have to upgrade that too) http://goo.gl/UxocE
You will need at least a quad core processor with an updated motherboard (either AMD Phenom II X4 & socket AM3 / Intel Core i5 with socket 1155 or Higher) and a Mid-line GPU from either AMDs Radeon HD 6000 series or Nvidia's 400 Series (i.e Nvidia GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6770) to play the game with a good level of detail at a sufficient speed without anything bottle-necking badly.
Though for most low settings, your CPU will work ok, but will bottle-neck anything higher then a Nvidia GTX 285, so upgrading is suggested for the game.