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Do I need to uprade to play SWTOR

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December 16, 2011 2:10:41 AM

Hey guys

I'm wanting to play the new star wars mmo but Im not sure if my current graphics card which is a nvidia Geforce 9100 will be able to run the game.
Here is a system requirements analysis I just ran.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/require2.jpg/

What I need to know is will i be able to play the game on at least minimum settings with my current setup or do I need to wait and get a new graphics card before buying the game, and if so any card suggestions would help.

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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 16, 2011 2:15:32 AM

Umm... Geforce 9100 is a low end card so they cross that out for you. If you want to play try considering to grade your GPU. What is the specification of your full system? I might give you some suggestion about it. Also tell me tell me the budget. You know, upgrading the GPU from Geforce 9100 is really worth it and will give you much performance boost.
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December 16, 2011 2:27:52 AM

refillable said:
Umm... Geforce 9100 is a low end card so they cross that out for you. If you want to play try considering to grade your GPU. What is the specification of your full system? I might give you some suggestion about it. Also tell me tell me the budget. You know, upgrading the GPU from Geforce 9100 is really worth it and will give you much performance boost.



I'm pretty computer illiterate but will try my best to answer with what you needed to know.

I have a Hp a6720y
Windows Vista 64
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core processor 2.20 GHz

lol im not sure what else to put down but will reply back if you needed to know something specific, not to certain on my budget at the moment but I just need to be able to play the game on minimum or a bit better settings, Im pretty broke at the moment so cheaper is better but if you can tell me what i need I'll find a way to get it.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 16, 2011 2:44:37 AM

So you decide on upgrading the GPU? What do you consider of?

Because you got a6720y there, PSU is only 300W so this would be the best: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Important: Make sure you've got a 6-pin PCIE connector on your PSU. If not, you must to get a molex to PCIE connector adapter. Make sure you don't OC anything. If you want to upgrade to something better I would say you better upgrade the PSU.
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December 23, 2011 12:28:13 AM

refillable said:
So you decide on upgrading the GPU? What do you consider of?

Because you got a6720y there, PSU is only 300W so this would be the best: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Important: Make sure you've got a 6-pin PCIE connector on your PSU. If not, you must to get a molex to PCIE connector adapter. Make sure you don't OC anything. If you want to upgrade to something better I would say you better upgrade the PSU.


Like i said i'm new to all this computer hardware stuff but I looked and i think all i saw were 4 pin connectors. So is this what i would need as an adapter?

http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Splitter-Power-Adapter-Cab...


I went ahead and bought swtor and the highest fps i can get is 15 lol, I just need a card that will allow me to run at about 30-40fps and i'd be happy, just want a card good enough for me to play the game while i save up for an actual gaming computer.
Thnx for the replies :) 
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a c 365 U Graphics card
December 23, 2011 12:54:52 AM

Get the HD 6670 that I recommended above. It is currently selling for $60 after a mail-in rebate. It is the best card you can buy that will work with a 300w PSU.

You do not need to worry about any additional power connection. I draws all it's power from the PCI-e slot.
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a c 365 U Graphics card
December 23, 2011 1:14:33 AM

You know what?

I just realized that the HD 6670 I recommended and linked to used DDR3 RAM instead of the faster DDR5 RAM. I would guess that DDR3 reduces performance by 5% - 8%; just a guess since I have not seen any benchmarks comparing the two.

Below is a link to a HD 6670 with DDR5 RAM, but it is $80 after mail-in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 23, 2011 1:41:20 AM

jaguarskx said:
You know what?

I just realized that the HD 6670 I recommended and linked to used DDR3 RAM instead of the faster DDR5 RAM. I would guess that DDR3 reduces performance by 5% - 8%; just a guess since I have not seen any benchmarks comparing the two.

Below is a link to a HD 6670 with DDR5 RAM, but it is $80 after mail-in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


awesome, thnx alot for the help!
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