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MajinMikeyX 08-01-2011 08:33 PM

Running The Old Republic
 
Using this site, http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/ , it told me that I couldn't run TOR on either my desktop or my laptop. I failed the site's test with my laptop because of its CPU, which I'm assuming only failed because it's a mobile CPU, but my Desktop, which is older, passed the CPU, but failed the RAM by .1GB(I plan on upgrading to 4GB soon) and the video card failed as well. Here's a screenshot of the results:
http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/q...g?t=1312240971

What I don't understand is that for the video card is that I have more than the required video RAM, and have the required Pixel Shader and Vertex Shader, but I failed? Hopefully that's nothing to worry about and I can just upgrade my RAM to play TOR.

Please, anybody who knows a decent amount about computer hardware, let me know what I need to do to run this game.

Hallucination 08-01-2011 09:38 PM

It's not that you need more VRAM, it's that you have an older model than what they recommend (that is, a 6150 vs a 7800). The good news is that a new graphics card should be fairly cheap, as I'm pretty sure any one on this page would exceed the requirements.

The gentlemen in the General Tech Discussion forum should be more than happy to help you find something to meet your needs without breaking the bank.

MajinMikeyX 08-01-2011 10:46 PM

Are all of these compatible with what I have? Would upgrading my video card with any of those found on the page you provided along with getting the 4GB RAM be good? Should a new video card be a Nvidia if my current one is?

Hallucination 08-02-2011 12:32 AM

I don't know how compatible they are, since I would have to know the specs of your motherboard and power supply. However, all of those cards are well above the minimum and 4GB is plenty to get you going. As long as the motherboard supports the card, switching between manufacturers is fine.

And seriously, ask the guys in the General Tech forum, they will be much more helpful than I can be. o_Q

MajinMikeyX 08-02-2011 02:27 AM

Yeah I'll make a thread in there(sorry mods). Thanks for your help though. :)

Taak Farst 08-02-2011 04:34 PM

According to that, my Alienware PC passes all specs. and I think it's an outdated model by now. The Aurora

adamqd 08-02-2011 05:47 PM

In all honesty dont worry, people pay £2000 for a top of the range gaming PC... me? I paid £200 last year for a ready to use gamer from Amazon, next day delivery. Runs Just as good as my friends Alienware. Don't pay for the name.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/e.../icanrunit.jpg

MajinMikeyX 08-02-2011 06:19 PM

Yeah I'm not looking to play Crysis or anything so I don't need the best of the best gaming PC, but hopefully a simple upgrade or maybe a good but cheap off-brand gaming computer like what you got.

Taak Farst 08-02-2011 07:31 PM

Well that's easy to get. As adamqd said, it's not in the name. To be honest, Alienware is like a clothing brand. It's way overpriced, only due to popularity and good look.

They aren't amazing either. I had to get a new desk to fit it on, cause the little bastard's huge. The fans can be quite loud at times and it gets outdated quickly. I can barely run Dragon Age 2 on max settings, and I bought this rig in January, for £1,200 approx.

MajinMikeyX 08-02-2011 08:58 PM

Do you have any recommendations on what to get and where to get it? Or just which video card to upgrade my current computer with?

Lynk Former 08-03-2011 02:37 AM

Get whatever video card was made in the last two or three years, I'm sure you could find one for cheap... or if you have the money, buy the latest high-end one to come out that's gotten really good reviews to future proof yourself a little for other games.


But if you're really not sure, wait till release day to see if stuff works out when you install it... if it doesn't, pop down to some computer store and buy a newer video card and then rush back home to play the game without getting into some kind of accident and getting yourself killed... which would be funny actually lol.

Mav 08-03-2011 02:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MajinMikeyX (Post 2787085)
Do you have any recommendations on what to get and where to get it? Or just which video card to upgrade my current computer with?

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adamqd 08-03-2011 12:52 PM

actually I was wrong I brought mine in 2009, so even better lol. I think it was £269 in the sale, the specs are...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz Processor
4GB DDR2 Ram
640GB SATA HDD
512MB nVidia 9800GT Graphics Card
500W PSU
Super Multi DVDRW
Microsoft Windows VISTA Home Premium

Yea try Amazon bud, Clicky

Miltiades 08-03-2011 02:13 PM

I don't think you really need that big of an upgrade, at least if you're not going to play other, more demanding games. My four-year old laptop passed that test with ease. So yeah, a solid graphics card in the budget range will run TOR with ease. I find Tom's Hardware has some nice articles from time to time, listing the best cards in specific budget ranges.

MajinMikeyX 08-03-2011 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamqd (Post 2787153)
actually I was wrong I brought mine in 2009, so even better lol. I think it was £269 in the sale, the specs are...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz Processor
4GB DDR2 Ram
640GB SATA HDD
512MB nVidia 9800GT Graphics Card
500W PSU
Super Multi DVDRW
Microsoft Windows VISTA Home Premium

Yea try Amazon bud, Clicky

Aww...they only have those Shinobee's in the UK and not the US. :(


Quote:

Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 2787162)
I don't think you really need that big of an upgrade, at least if you're not going to play other, more demanding games. My four-year old laptop passed that test with ease. So yeah, a solid graphics card in the budget range will run TOR with ease. I find Tom's Hardware has some nice articles from time to time, listing the best cards in specific budget ranges.

Yeah I'm also getting help from the General Tech section and hopefully everything works out. And yeah I'm just looking to play TOR really, since I play everything else on console.

Taak Farst 08-03-2011 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MajinMikeyX (Post 2787172)
Aww...they only have those Shinobee's in the UK and not the US. :(

Aren't these things shipped internationally?


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