Hey all, your help is greatly appreciated. I tried running the beta on the specs below and it was completely unplayable. I dropped the resolution down, switched to letterbox and had all settings as low as they could go and still nothing. From what I could see, the machine meets minimum, but this was unplayable and it was as if my character was stuck in slow motion. I completely locked up in the Slaughtered Lamb Inn.
AMD Turion(TM) X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-70 (2.0GHz)
256MB ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3450
It's an old machine, I know. But I was hoping it would at least be able to run minimum. Am I screwed? I just want it to run smoothly. I also do not think it's server lag as I had originally tried running beta before this weekend to no avail.
Had a post already about this but figured this is the more correct place....Looking to upgrade my graphics, can currently only run beta on lowest of all settings Price range is 200-400
My System Specifications
AMD Athlon™ II X4 635 Processor
Video Card Model:
Video Card Memory:
Video Card Driver:
Hard Disk Size:
Hard Disk Free Space:
854.46 GB (93%)
1.25 MB/s (10.5 mbps)
So i tried downloading the beta client, and apparently i don't meet the system requirements. Thing is, i know little about computers and cant figure out which part i need to replace in mine. Tried pulling up my system specs and comparing...but i have no idea what i'm looking at. Lend some help as to what i am forced to buy so i can run the game please!
AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3800+ 2.4 GHz
1 gb memory
NVIDiA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
55GB free hd space
You're screwed. You'll need a new machine altogether. :/
I think the RAM is your primary concern. 2GB of DDR2 is simply very low. Especially if you're on Win Vista/7 as it may reserve up to a full Gigabyte to run smoothly. I'd advise you to check your motherboard if you have DDR3 slots and just buy 4GBs of that. If not, then add at least 2 more Gigs to your already existing ram.
This still might not fix your issue thought. From what I've read the game is very CPU intensive. Your 2 cores might just not be enough. But just to be sure buy the RAM first as it's too low with 100% certainty. If the game still has issues - you're going to have to get a new CPU as well. The i3 and i5 Intel CPUs are currently pretty cheap. Make sure to go for a Revision 3 model (designated with a 4 digit model name). Also be sure to see if your motherboard can support it.
Already posted in your thread. Go check it out.
Sadly your case is very close to that of xx2112xx. Your graphics card is low-end and your CPU is 7 years old. That 1GB memory is only enough to run Windows and some pretty graphically weak games. I'm afraid you'll have to gather up some cash for a new machine if you want to try Diablo 3. If you want this forum to help out on building you a new PC you can post a price range and I'm sure there will be people around that will help you choose a good system.
For those wondering how it runs on an old machine, here are my specs:
Core 2 Duo @ 1.8GHz
4GB DDR2 memory
Nvidia 9800 GT
I ran at 1440x900, textures high, physics high, shadows medium, anti-aliasing and vsync disabled. There were little bits of slow down when things got crazy, but for the most part it was solid. If I have performance problems with the full game I think I can get around them by turning off shadows, or maybe setting shadows to low and physics to low. Both (I think) stress the cpu, which is my weak link.
Played fine on med-low settings at what ever the 16:9 resolution is... Except the "Four skeleton pillars" part, and a handful of other places occasionally, where my fps would tank... Very low...
I surpass the min specs, and the only thing that falls short of the recc specs is my graphics card. Shouldn't I expect to play the game atleast on low (with low res) without being crippled by super low fps? I mean, all I'm asking for is a constant 30 fps... I play mostly on consoles lately, so I'm used to it.
I guess what I'm asking is, shouldn't min specs equate to ATLEAST 30fps on low settings?
Integrated audio, 6 speaker configurable with up to 5.1 surround sound capabilities
HP USB keyboard and optical mouse
6-in-1 memory card reader
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dimensions 14.80"H x 6.50"W x 6.61"D
1 year warranty
According to the video card support thing from blizzard the Intel® HD Graphics would be supported for low graphics but I don't think this system is really geared towards any sort of gaming, from my small amount of knowledge on video cards I don't think that is a good one at all.
How much would this system cost? I think it may be in your best interest to look into other options like putting together your own system. There are many guides that would walk you through putting together your own and what parts you should buy. Really it comes down to how much the one your looking at costs but I think you may be able to get something better, if you had a price range I am sure there are many people that could help you out.
how will Diablo 3 run any ideas?
really want to play it but dont fancy buying a new PC =(
Alright this could be wrong, maybe someone can confirm for you but I will take a shot at helping you.
Looking at the minimum system requirements it looks like you should at least be able to run it on low, maybe higher even. 1.4 GHz seems kinda low, I don't know if that would cause you any problems or not. The minimum and recommended system specs say a core 2 duo for the mac, which you have. So it seems like you should be fine. I have a macbook pro with the core 2 duo but it's 2.53 GHz thats why I wondered.
-Your 2GB DDR3 memory meets the Recommended System Requirements
-According to this page your graphics card has the capability to run on medium, but this is not an official page. http://www.diablofan...phic-card-list/
Ill just get it and see where we go from there lol even if it runs on low setting that will do me fine
Thanks for the info =D
You should look more into that integrated graphics card first to make certain it is supported. Intel HD Graphics 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 are supported but I am not sure that is what the system your looking at has. At least make sure you can put a new video card on the motherboard.
EDIT: I think the processor is old which makes me think the the integrated graphics are something else. Hopefully someone with more knowledge can give you more info.