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Need some help trying to run diablo 3

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May 16, 2012 12:52:50 AM

hey so i just picked up diablo 3 today and I played the beta (in 800x600 res unfortunatly :(  ) and just can't stand it anymore, Im not looking for anything fancy i just want to run the game in a resolution 1 up from 800x600. Is there anything I can do (minus buying new graphic card) like overclock or some other software that will help me run it in 1024. I seriously don't think my processesor is the thing that can't handle the game, more the shitty intergrated graphics -.-

my set up it:

PC Specs:

I'm running an HP Pavilion (model p6302f) with Windows 7 Home Premium on a x64 bit system.

Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200

RAM: 6GB

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.60GHz

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May 16, 2012 1:02:38 AM

If its your CPU that can't handle the game then changing the screen resolution shouldn't make much difference. You could try over clocking your video card. D3 isn't too CPU heavy.
a c 164 U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 1:28:01 AM

Its the 4200. You need a real video card to play it.
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May 16, 2012 1:36:42 AM

Yep, your vid card is really holding you back.
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 1:39:35 AM

Please use non integrated graphics cards. It makes gaming much more enjoyable.
May 17, 2012 2:07:55 AM

yes i know my card is really holding me back -.- what if i just pick up a cheap card like this? ( http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/zotac-zotac-gefo... ) could I play in my native resolution then? would it be difficult to install (I dont have like grounding cables or anything)? Will it work with my pc??
May 17, 2012 9:24:13 PM

@aaab will it be difficult to install?? I've never done it before but I've seen videos it doesnt look too difficult?
May 17, 2012 9:36:44 PM

Na it should be easy to install physically.

The software can be a pain though. You will need to un install the old AMD drivers run driver sweeper then install nvidia ones.
May 18, 2012 9:12:44 PM

okay thanks! but can anyone verify if this card will allow me to play in a higher res (1024, 1200) with low settings ??
a c 190 U Graphics card
May 18, 2012 9:58:14 PM

The GT520 is a horrendous card. Get one of the two that aaab recommended.
May 18, 2012 10:36:14 PM

well i was hoping under 70$ and i'd be able to go the the store and get it! I wont have to change my power supply or anything will i?
May 18, 2012 10:51:22 PM

I honestly can't recommend that you buy any of those cards below $70. You won't have to change your PSU.
a c 164 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 1:16:52 AM

The card doesn't use 400W.

You'll be getting close to what your PSU can handle, but you should be ok.
June 5, 2012 3:59:24 AM

dobosmoez said:
This card is rated @ 400W (http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-radeon...) i think my PSU is only 300W? is this bad>>?



That's a much better video card. As 4745454b said the card doesn't use 400W. The 400W allows for the rest of the computer as well. With a pretty low power CPU you should be OK, but it's a close call.
a c 190 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 8:49:02 PM

I've had a 6670 in a computer with a 225W PSU for a few months now (given it has not been used heavily) and it runs perfectly fine. I think the 6670 is a better choice, but the GT440 is not a bad choice either.

EDIT: This is not me recommending a 6670 on a 225W PSU.
June 5, 2012 9:50:33 PM

GT440 isn't that great really...


Im not looking for anything fancy i just want to run the game in a resolution 1 up from 800x600.


According to this article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The 440 is 11 tiers higher than your HD4200. So In that case I would expect it to run D3 at 1024x768 at least quite possibly higher
June 5, 2012 10:36:39 PM

@aaab so you would suggest the 6670 on a 300W psu vs the GT440?? It will likely be under some stress mind you, and I don't want my components to fry or crash my computer :( 
June 6, 2012 12:45:10 AM

I would suggest getting the 440. It's a few tiers below the 6670 but I think it will serve your requirements. I don't know much about HP power supply's and therefore can't recommend that you get the 6670 as there's a risk that it won't work.

Deemo may have a very good/efficient 225W psu and may have low power HDD's etc, etc
June 6, 2012 6:53:56 PM

aaab said:
I would suggest getting the 440. It's a few tiers below the 6670 but I think it will serve your requirements. I don't know much about HP power supply's and therefore can't recommend that you get the 6670 as there's a risk that it won't work.

Deemo may have a very good/efficient 225W psu and may have low power HDD's etc, etc


okay but i have one more question (sorry :p )

what FPS do you think this card would run at with:

Textures: High
Physics: Doesn't matter
Resolution: 1200x720
Shadows: Off
Clutter Density: Med/Low
Anti-Aliasing: Maybe
a c 290 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 7:16:11 PM

Don't go for GT 440.. Go for either HD 6670 or HD 7750. Both will run on your PSU.
June 6, 2012 8:34:45 PM

dobosmoez said:
These reviews are saying the 6670 runs great on low power PSUs :S http://www.amazon.com/EAH6670-DIS-1GD5-Radeon-GDDR5/pro...

ON 280W psus and under !



At 1024x768 the 440 will be fine.


Those are user reviews.

Not all PSU's are built equally. Hence why they recommend higher than actually required anyway. I don't (you probably don't either) know anything about his psu. I too would buy the 6670 over the 440, but in this case there is a risk that the 6670 won't run on his psu, simple as that. And OP can't afford a new PSU after he has got the card and will be stuck with nothing if it doesn't work...




June 6, 2012 8:44:37 PM

dobosmoez said:
okay but i have one more question (sorry :p )

what FPS do you think this card would run at with:

Textures: High
Physics: Doesn't matter
Resolution: 1200x720
Shadows: Off
Clutter Density: Med/Low
Anti-Aliasing: Maybe


Have a look at this,
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

The 440 runs d3 pretty well.

Textures: High
Res: 1920x1080
Everything else low,
Min FPS: 39

So should play on 1200x720 very nicely you may even be able to turn the graphics up :) 

NOTE: The CPU that Toms used for the benchmark is a lot better than what you have so you won't get the same FPS, but this gives you some idea.
a c 290 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 8:53:11 PM

aaab what are you talking about?!? HD 6670 uses LESS power than GT 440. And HD 7750 uses even less:



@OP: Get HD 6670 for sure. If you have money for HD 7750, get that.
June 6, 2012 10:25:10 PM

Sunius said:
aaab what are you talking about?!? HD 6670 uses LESS power than GT 440. And HD 7750 uses even less:

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/images/power_average.gif

@OP: Get HD 6670 for sure. If you have money for HD 7750, get that.



That's average power. Average power doesn't really matter in this case. Do you have that same graph but with peek power?
June 6, 2012 10:41:02 PM

Just had a quick look at this site:

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Recommended
PSU Wattage: 300W and that's assuming only 10% Capacitor aging. The hp psu could be much worse than that (or it could be better)

Electrolytic capacitor aging. When used heavily or over an extended period of time (1+ years) a power supply will slowly lose some of its initial wattage capacity. We recommend you add 10-20% if you plan to keep your PSU for more than 1 year, or 20-30% for 24/7 usage and 1+ years.

a c 290 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 8:42:48 AM

I actually do. Seriously, GT 440 uses more power.



Both HD 6670 and HD 7750 will work WITHOUT any problems. Please don't spread misinformation.
a c 164 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 10:28:03 AM

7W isn't big enough to make a difference. If it is you shouldn't do it anyways.
a c 290 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 10:38:25 AM

I'm not saying it is, I'm just saying that it's not worth going for GT 440 :) .
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