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#1 bluezz

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 22:17

PC config:

 

 

Rome 2 - total war broke my PC's back. I love the game and have to run it on lowest settings and it looks like ****. 

I know my video card is definitely due for an upgrade but can you guys identify any other holes in my hardware?

Any suggestion on a decent video card? (ideally $150-$200 if that's unrealistic than $250)

Lastly, I'm running windows 8 with and I have not overclocked any hardware.




#2 Enron

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 22:21

Get a new video card, buy the best you can afford.



#3 Setnom

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 22:22

Yep, that video card is the weakest link.



#4 Hum

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 22:23

Maybe you can turn off some unneeded programs to speed things up ... ?

 

Maybe doubling your RAM would help too.



#5 OP bluezz

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 19:05

Went ahead and bought a XFX Radeon HD 7950

 

http://www.ncix.com/...ucts/?sku=68593

 

Running Rome 2 like a BOSS  :D  :laugh:



#6 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 19:08

Went ahead and bought a XFX Radeon HD 7950

 

http://www.ncix.com/...ucts/?sku=68593

 

Running Rome 2 like a BOSS  :D  :laugh:

You were ripped off, you could have bought a new one for that :p

Sorry, couldn't resist