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July 20, 2012 6:45:03 AM

Hi! Ive gotten an amd a6-3500 apu and a gt 220 for my F1A55-m LX PLUS motherboard. System requirments lab says i pass. But why do i lag ingame?
Ive updated to latest drivers. :( 
Please help!

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July 20, 2012 7:02:32 AM

Arma II is a very demanding game both computationally and graphically, you are no where near the actual system requirements
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July 20, 2012 7:03:11 AM

but the results say i passed?
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July 20, 2012 7:05:59 AM

ahmadsltan97 said:
but the results say i passed?


System requirements lab is worthless and inaccurate
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July 20, 2012 7:22:31 AM

what can i do to get it working?
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July 20, 2012 7:22:35 AM

ahmadsltan97 said:
what can i do to get it working?


Buy a new computer
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July 20, 2012 7:28:53 AM

Wow, I wanted to boost my fps. Not some guy telling me to get a new computer.
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July 20, 2012 7:41:24 AM

Well heres the scoop:
Fact 1) Arma II dosn't look great on high settings, but its still very hard to get to those high settings. I have a AMD 6950, a capable video card, but it still struggles a bit to give me highest settings.
Fact 2) Integrated graphics as well as desktop graphics cards are never great. Some are not bad, some are better than others, but a card actually designed for gaming will blow everything else away. Your gt 220 is the weak spot.

Get a better video card if you want your games to run smoother.
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July 20, 2012 7:44:37 AM

ahmadsltan97 said:
Wow, I wanted to boost my fps. Not some guy telling me to get a new computer.


Wish in one hand and *** in the other, see which one fills up first. I'm telling you that there's no way that your computer will be able to run DayZ smoothly.
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July 20, 2012 9:02:09 AM

Sorry for that, I was getting frustrated over how terrible this cpu i have. I was looking for a cpu under 120 for myself since i was on a budget. Would you tell me which cpu is the best on here for under 120? here have a look :)  http://www.memoryexpress.com/Category/Processors
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July 20, 2012 9:12:59 AM

So are you buying a new cpu now aswell?

It would come down to the A8-3870k vs the i3-2100, but youll need a new mobo if you are going to intel.

Try out the 560ti, then decide on cpu. Gt 220 --> Gtx 560 ti is a huge upgrade.
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July 20, 2012 9:18:21 AM

ahh, i dont know who to trust
New cpu or gpu?
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July 20, 2012 11:45:09 AM

I would have to say CPU is the most-taxed component in DayZ. I have a bulldozer, and an AMD HD 7950 with bad frames. I'm guessing that the game is only running off of one core at a time, so getting a better processor than I have would be the best solution.
But yea, integrated graphics doesn't help, either.
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July 20, 2012 12:16:00 PM

DayZ can tax even the best of rigs a bit .... bad coding and leaks.

Your GPU is not sufficient though. Your CPU is kind of weak but to be honest should hold up as long as you dont expect crazy quality settings. If you look up the official DayZ forums theres alot of guides there to tweaking Arma II to get better FPS.

I've seen DayZ run at lower setting with decent FPS on an old Athlon X2 2.8GHz with a 9600GT.... so it is doable with your system just dont expect 60FPS at 1920X1080 with everything mexed out. Thats not going to happen
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July 20, 2012 12:50:37 PM

I agree with wr6133. Gpu needs to be upgraded, cpu dosn't necessarily. I have an i5 and a 6950 and I dont get perfect frame rates either, so dont even try to get the best quality out of that game.
You cant go wrong with that 560 ti you were talking about earlier.

As for shopping online from within the states, most people will recommend you Newegg.com, of course Amazon.com is fine if you can find what you want.
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July 20, 2012 5:58:05 PM

ahmadsltan97 said:
ahh, i dont know who to trust
New cpu or gpu?


Unfortunately, both. It's a demanding game which taxes both components heavily and event performs crummy on the best platforms.

If you can buy only one right now get a new graphics card but don't hold onto that CPU for long.

The FX-4100 would be a good start but an Intel I3 would be better. Unfortunately both of these would require a new motherboard as well. Any new graphics card may also require a new power supply as well, you didn't specify what you have.

If you want to avoid buying a new motherboard the A8-3870k would be an acceptable replacement.
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July 20, 2012 6:32:48 PM

Question, do you get good frame rates in Arma II by itself?

Alot of times mods are coded in such a way that they use a whole lot more (CPU) processing power than a game by itself, however they don't have significantly higher GPU requirements than the base game (it's the same graphics engine, but if they have lots more enemies,effects, higher textures, etc it still adds to the GPU load); you should start out by figuring out if you can run Arma smoothly and at what settings. Try those out in DayZ, if it's not smooth, turn them down some, if you hit the minimum and it's still not smooth it's the processor (if you managed to run arma smoothly that is).

If you can't run Arma smoothly, then you are probably getting bottlenecked by the GPU, but both the CPU and GPU could be the problem.
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July 20, 2012 7:57:05 PM

ahmadsltan97 said:
500w


Can you post the exact make and model?

The 560ti will pull 170 watts off the 12v rail which is shared with your CPU and other components as well
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July 20, 2012 8:57:20 PM

ahmadsltan97 said:
DX-PS500W


That PSU will be cutting it close. It uses 2 12 volt rails which is pretty silly for only a 500 watt power supply. One rail provides up to 16 amps and the other up to 18. It should do for now but keep an eye on it
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July 20, 2012 10:56:21 PM

No offense, but cant any one see that he is using a A6?

Why cant you just pick up a AMD 5 series card and hybrid crossfire. Not sure but up till a 6670 will work with his system in hybrid.

It will be a much cheaper option to buying a new rig. I used a 6670 with my old Athlon 5600+ for years at 1440x900 and have happily pulled through albeit at low setting.

Have a look at this chart. Your GPU on your APU is a 6530 and will work well with a 6670. Pick up a suitable one and reduce your settings.

http://www.google.co.in/imgres?q=AMD+hybrid+crossfire+A...
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July 20, 2012 10:58:15 PM

mailpranshu said:
No offense, but cant any one see that he is using a A6?

Why cant you just pick up a AMD 5 series card and hybrid crossfire. Not sure but up till a 6670 will work with his system in hybrid.

It will be a much cheaper option to buying a new rig. I used a 5670 with my old Athlon 5600+ for years at 1440x900 and have happily pulled through albeit at low setting.

Have a look at this chart. Your GPU on your APU is a 6530 and will work well with a 6670. Pick up a suitable one and reduce your settings.

http://www.google.co.in/imgres?q=AMD+hybrid+crossfire+A...


He has a GT220. Neither his current CPU, IGP, and discrete graphics are up to the challenge presented by Arma II. Heck Arma II lags on my PC (specs in sig) because its just a poorly coded game.

Hence, my initial suggestion to get a new PC or at least a much better A8-3870k and a 560ti
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August 27, 2012 3:24:51 AM

I don't kow if this'll work, but recently while I was playing DayZ I had your problem, too. I had just set my graphics settings to default and it all went to high settings, then I restarted, and after re-logging into the same server, the frame rate was crap and it was like a ten minute slideshow just turning around. Obviously, I knew it had something to do with my graphics settings. So I went back to it and made a whole bunch of changes, I even set it to the lowest setting. Nothing worked. I tried it on several different servers afterwards. Still, no results. Afterwards I even restarted my comp, and BOOM. Nothing changed. After all this I finally went back to my g-settings and saw "v-synch" or vertical synch. I disabled it and tried again, and finally, I had gotten it back to normal. It must have been an error with my moniter, I presume. Turns out, I could have played it at the very high graphics setting with just a smidge of lag, but I decided just to go with high for the best stability and visuals.

Hope this helps.

XFX Radeon 6850
AMD Phenom II 3.6ghz 4 core
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August 27, 2012 3:41:53 AM

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