Best settings

Palit GeForce GTS250 1024MB (E-Green)
AMD Athlon64 X2 (2.6GHz on AM2+) - 5000+ w/ 1MB L2
XP Professional (SP3 @ x86)
Asus M2N68-AM SE2
WDC Blue @ 320GB (7200rpm - 16MB Cache @ SATA2)
2GB Crucial (PC2-6400 @ SC)
Generic PSU (rated @ 22A on +12V)

ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead (non-Steam version)

What do you think the most optimal settings are for my system without my graphics card pulling a Chernobyl and melting through my case; or my PSU blowing up.

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  1. Settings as in in-game video settings?

    That's up to you, it's whatever settings will provide the best quality at a playable frame rate (minimum 40FPS).

    You want better performance? Install more RAM (2 x 2GB sticks) & OC the CPU.

    Other than that, you're in the driving seat with the settings.
  2. Yeah every single game out there is different. You have to figure it out for yourself.

    And melting card/blowing up PSU... won't happen. Or rather, if it does happen, it'll have nothing to do with your settings. GPUs won't overheat unless you never ever clean the heat sink, and the PSU well depends. 22A on the 12V should be sufficient tho.
  3. if you concern about heat then just make sure your case have good air flow so to keep your ambient temperature at reasonable level. other than that you might want to make custom fan profile for your card using software such as MSI After burner. certain cards only raise the fan speed once the temperature hit 80-90 degree which is certainly raise your ambient temp
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