i have a very good pc cant run crysis help

i have a alienware Intel Core2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz 8MB Cache 1066MHz FSB Alienware 750 Watt Multi-GPU 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 x 1024MB evga NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard 250GB SATA 3Gb/s 7,200RPM 16MB Cache vista home premium im running 2 xfx geforce 8800GTS 320mb XXX IN SLI and i cannot run crysis on high detail just medium this cannot be possible there is got to be something wrong i use only 1 of these card and same medium only i though with SLI would be much better, as i saw in the charts, what can possibly be wrong?crysis has lastest patch 1.2 and video card as well thanks
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  1. I heard the 320mb gts is not a good card so maybe thats why...
  2. harr89 said:
    I heard the 320mb gts is not a good card so maybe thats why...


    Agreed! I have seen many people run into problems with the 320mb and below cards. The game simply takes more memory GPU memory.

    Best,

    3Ball
  3. what resolution are you running? the 320 starts to choke when you get to 1600x1200 i think...
  4. also know that SLI is only around a 25-30% performance increase

    so if it lags with 1 card, when you do sli, it will have 25-30% less lag
  5. If you want to play Crysis at max settings you need a lot more than 2x 8800GTS 320M cards in SLI. Refer to the following article in which 3-way SLI with 8800 Ultras is needed for max settings in Crysis. It will be another year or two before we see single cards that can display Crysis in all its glory. And by then the current crop of games will look just as good if not better than Crysis.

    http://www.gemaga.com/2007/12/12/over-1800-in-video-cards-to-run-crysis-on-very-high
  6. System needs:

    More ram
    Better GPU

    Not REALLY sure why a such a system would come crippled with 2Gb and a GTS320?

    Get 4Gb ram and an 8800GT should give u a smile.
  7. 320 is not a bad card (the Crysis demo ran fine on mine at 1680x1050 with a mixture of medium and high settings), but from the research I've done 320 SLI is just not worth it.

    Sorry - I hate to give bad news.
  8. 320MB of Vram for crysis, don't expect much. The GPU is a bit weak compared to the G92 8800GT.
  9. I don't know what settings you're running on, but it's more than likely your 320MB of memory will not cut it. Sorry that Alienware tricked you into buying two weak cards. :(
  10. Why not put one powerful graphics card (8800GTX) in your system instead of two weak cards in SLI, Crysis does not scale the best using SLI, it never did from the beginning. I remember a review where two 8800GTS 640's (G80) couldn't really perform much better than one 8800GTX. Its always a good idea to buy the best single graphics card solution. That 320MB is really limiting you in most newer games that are texture & shader intensive. You never told us what resolution you are running, seems like you never researched anything before buying and now your paying for that mistake.
  11. I can run all high with a few non-essential things at very high with AAx2 at 1680x1280 (second number maybe wrong I can't remeber first one is right)"
    Vista Ultimate 64-bit
    Intel Q6600 stock
    g.skill 4 gig (2x2gig) RAM 800 fsb at stock
    Asus P5E mobo
    8800GTX stock
    these are the important parts
  12. tallguy1618 said:
    I can run all high with a few non-essential things at very high with AAx2 at 1680x1280 (second number maybe wrong I can't remeber first one is right)"
    Vista Ultimate 64-bit
    Intel Q6600 stock
    g.skill 4 gig (2x2gig) RAM 800 fsb at stock
    Asus P5E mobo
    8800GTX stock
    these are the important parts


    You left out the number one most important part, the power supply. Its responsible for stability and reliability as well as component life. Ripple current will kill your components over time and many underestimate the importance of UPS (uninterrupted power supply).
  13. As you have been told, 320MB isn't enough for Crysis on high nor the best match for SLI. I researched that ahead of time and decided against buying a second 8800GTS 320MB.

    Anyway, look at this link below. Notice the 320MB GTS keeps up with the 640MB GTS on medium, but falls way behind on high.
    http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=710&p=2
  14. One more link: Notice not only does the 320MB GTS fall apart in crysis, but the 256MB 8800GT tanks even worse.
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_9600_gt_performance/page13.asp
  15. systemlord said:
    You left out the number one most important part, the power supply. Its responsible for stability and reliability as well as component life. Ripple current will kill your components over time and many underestimate the importance of UPS (uninterrupted power supply).

    I have an OCZ 700 watt power supply.
  16. That's not possible. with my pc i play evereything high, anti-aliasing in 16x mode, resolution 1280x1024 and on average i have fps ranging from 25 - 40. You have got something wrong. Make sure that you have the sli bridge connected and that sli mode is enabled. cause if i with one vga have got 25 - 40 fps when i connect the 2nd card i think i should have nearley 60fps

    My pc spec:

    Intel core 2 duo e6550 @ 2.68ghz
    2gb corsair ram 1024x2 667mhz
    asus p5kpl
    550w fatality psu
    xfx geforce 8800gts 320mb
    pioneer dvd dual layer
    windows vista home premium 32 bit version
    all latest updates are installed
  17. Ah, go pick up a 4870 or something, you'll be glad you did. Plays Crysis maxed out with no lag for around $150.
  18. 3Ball said:
    Agreed! I have seen many people run into problems with the 320mb and below cards. The game simply takes more memory GPU memory.

    Best,

    3Ball


    agreed 2

    the 320 MB is no good,
    the only good 8800 is the GTS 512 G92
  19. thesupermedium said:
    Ah, go pick up a 4870 or something, you'll be glad you did. Plays Crysis maxed out with no lag for around $150.


    A single 4870 cannot max out Crysis. Nor will 2 of them.

    If you drop the resolution, then no problems, but NOT maxxed.
  20. jay_l_a said:
    A single 4870 cannot max out Crysis. Nor will 2 of them.

    If you drop the resolution, then no problems, but NOT maxxed.



    Well... It maxes mine (1680x1050), 2xAA, at around 18-25 fps. My CPU bottlenecks the GPU 40% though, so It's very playable. I'm inclined to believe that two of them would reach around 45-50fps (according to the Tom's Hardware review of the CPU I just ordered paired with two of them). But still, good price/performance on that one.
  21. I'm running 2 x 4870 1GB's and I can play Crysis happily at 1920x1200 with 4xAA on the highest settings. I know it's not quite "maxed" (I can only run with 8xAA indoors, as soon as you go outside you dip into the 20 FPS's and it gets sluggish), but it will run 35-45FPS happily no matter what happens in the game.

    This is on an Asus P45 mated with a Q6600 at 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR2 and a Hiper Type-M 880W PSU, so not exactly an expensive system to build to almost max Crysis. :)
  22. It really takes some serious hardware to run Crysis with enough eye candy to please our desires, I couldn't get anywhere near the satisfaction level I was looking for running 2 8800GT 512mb O/Cd in SLI.

    Picked up 2 260GTX 896mb cards to run in SLI and was shocked at the performance in Crysis, presently playing the game at 1920 X 1200 resolution all settings on High with AA enabled to 16XQ, gameplay is smooth as glass.

    I'm running a Q9550 at 3.83G, 4G DDR3 1600 memory, 1000W P/S, DX9 on WinXP Pro 32bit w SP3.

    The Ultra High settings are still grayed out and not accessable, I don't know what kind of power it would take to run those settings, but the High settings at 16XQ AA at 1920 X 1200, are freaking unbelievable the detail in the trees, brush, rocks, and ground, make it like playing a completely different game.
  23. Ultra High settings are only available for DX10, so you need to be running Vista or W7 for those to be enabled. I know there is a hack out there to get them selectable on XP, but I didn't think XP had DX10, so I'm not convinced you actually get any better graphics than you did with "High"

    Definitely agree that the graphics are breathtaking at times. I like just walking through the forest and seeing the light filter through the leaves. Sad, I know!
  24. Confused Stu said:
    I'm running 2 x 4870 1GB's and I can play Crysis happily at 1920x1200 with 4xAA on the highest settings. I know it's not quite "maxed" (I can only run with 8xAA indoors, as soon as you go outside you dip into the 20 FPS's and it gets sluggish), but it will run 35-45FPS happily no matter what happens in the game.

    This is on an Asus P45 mated with a Q6600 at 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR2 and a Hiper Type-M 880W PSU, so not exactly an expensive system to build to almost max Crysis. :)


    Yes, this is similar to my experience with crossfired 4870s (512MB). I tend to play at 16x12 with 2xAA, and all other setting on high. If I try above 2xAA it can get a little choppy in parts.

    My reply was more to set the record straight with the previous poster, who had suggested without qualification that a single 4870 would max out Crysis. This is simply not true.
  25. Confused Stu said:
    Ultra High settings are only available for DX10, so you need to be running Vista or W7 for those to be enabled. I know there is a hack out there to get them selectable on XP, but I didn't think XP had DX10, so I'm not convinced you actually get any better graphics than you did with "High"

    Definitely agree that the graphics are breathtaking at times. I like just walking through the forest and seeing the light filter through the leaves. Sad, I know!



    Ohh Vista, OK Just did a fresh Vista64bit installation, haven't installed Crysis on it yet but I will, Thanks Man !

    Regarding walking through the forest and seeing the light filtering through the trees, thats just before I get shot looking around at the scenery. LOL
  26. just out of curiosity...when did you buy that computer, and how much did it cost?
  27. Your Computer isn't exactly a monster or anything and its #*("CRYSIS")*#....i dont think anything else needs to be said ;)
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