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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 12-04-08 09:53 AM EDT (US)         
This is the "Can I run ETW" thread.
Please post either your DxDiag (Go to start > run > DxDiag, save then upload). Or post the detailed specs of your pc.

And have a fantastic day!

[This message has been edited by Daelon (edited 09-11-2009 @ 10:53 PM).]

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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 02-28-09 04:01 AM EDT (US)     201 / 350       
-XFX GeForce 9800 GTX + Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
Probably high settings.
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 02-28-09 04:31 AM EDT (US)     202 / 350       
coolio thanks

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
imlost
Mariner
posted 02-28-09 01:41 PM EDT (US)     203 / 350       
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
1.5 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 160 GB
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
Windows XP Professional

What would I need to upgrade to play on high?
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 02-28-09 02:02 PM EDT (US)     204 / 350       
2GB of fast ram, 8800GTS or higher, probably a 4400+ AMD.
imlost
Mariner
posted 02-28-09 02:13 PM EDT (US)     205 / 350       
I don't understand RAM. Is there a slow kind and a fast kind?
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 02-28-09 02:42 PM EDT (US)     206 / 350       
Yes. Fast ram usually is around 1066, slow is 266 with much in between.
imlost
Mariner
posted 03-01-09 05:51 PM EDT (US)     207 / 350       
I've been talking to someone about buying a 9800 GT for $100. I'm trying to figure out how much retailers sell this graphics card for but it seems to me there are 500 different versions of the 9800 GT. This is all the information I have about it: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT -1 GB DDR 3 RAM. What more information do I need so I know exactly what I'm buying?
btw Daelon, your very helpful, thanks.
Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 03-02-09 09:23 AM EDT (US)     208 / 350       
There are a lot of graphics card manufacturers with a 9800GT in their arsenal. There isn't much difference between them. Only real differences are cooling - if you want low noise you'll want a passively cooled card - and the amount of memory they've got.

          Hussarknight
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-02-09 09:41 AM EDT (US)     209 / 350       
9800GT's are not quite at all. I don't think any of the 9 series are, its just part of the GPU's now. You can lower the fan temps sure but you risk overheating when you play.
JekyllandHyde
Mariner
posted 03-02-09 10:25 AM EDT (US)     210 / 350       
I have been used to assuming my PC can handle most games, but Empire is not "most games" and so am I going to have a problem,

Intel Core 2 Duo @2.40MHz
4 Gig DDR 2Ram
GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
500 Gig Barracuda
Vista 64-Bit

All you techy experts will know more than me, so I hope you can put my mind at ease, a bit late to stop my order incase its not as the game is on its way, the faint sound of thousands of men marching can be heard

Jekyll and Hyde
dOPplesaurus
Mariner
posted 03-02-09 04:24 PM EDT (US)     211 / 350       
Hudler
Mariner
posted 03-02-09 04:59 PM EDT (US)     212 / 350       
Alright I pre ordered the game and I really want to play the game on high settings can u tell me if I can

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 576MB used, 3361MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7500 LE
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: HP vs19 flat panel monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024

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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-02-09 05:29 PM EDT (US)     213 / 350       
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 576MB used, 3361MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7500 LE
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: HP vs19 flat panel monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Low-Medium settings.
Intel Core 2 Duo @2.40MHz
4 Gig DDR 2Ram
GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
500 Gig Barracuda
Vista 64-Bit
High settings.
JekyllandHyde
Mariner
posted 03-02-09 06:56 PM EDT (US)     214 / 350       
Thanks Daelon,

I actually tested the settings out on the demo and could play with most things ultra, that said, I don't use things like anistropic and antialiasing, shadows also off, and it ran like silk, however the full game may not be so good, I don't know

I guess trying all the settings and tweaking things is the order of the day when it comes

[This message has been edited by JekyllandHyde (edited 03-02-2009 @ 06:57 PM).]

Hudler
Mariner
posted 03-02-09 09:15 PM EDT (US)     215 / 350       
What should I upgrade to be able to play on high settings or would I need A whole new computer?

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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-02-09 09:29 PM EDT (US)     216 / 350       
Jekyll- Don't base a games full potential & performance off a demo. It has been optimized somewhat, but expect better with the release.

Hudler- Upgrade to an 8800GTX or higher.
Hudler
Mariner
posted 03-02-09 09:33 PM EDT (US)     217 / 350       
Thanks you've helped a lot Daelon, but just to confirm that's all I need to upgrade, or is that all and I'm set?

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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-02-09 10:00 PM EDT (US)     218 / 350       
You're all set. Have fun & good luck.
Crue Knight
Divine Favor
(id: Crusader Knight)
posted 03-03-09 00:35 AM EDT (US)     219 / 350       
Alright I pre ordered the game and I really want to play the game on high settings can u tell me if I can

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 576MB used, 3361MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7500 LE
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: HP vs19 flat panel monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Yeah my specs are similar. I also say you will play with Low-Medium settings.

My HP Laptop.
I have 2 Ghz (Core 2 duo)
4 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS (512MB)

I played Medium-High on the demo. (Everything medium, trees low, units and ships high)

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JekyllandHyde
Mariner
posted 03-03-09 04:15 AM EDT (US)     220 / 350       
Daelon,

Yes that is something that I have a tendancy to do, but I know what you mean completely and will think differently now, thanks very much
Boetje
Mariner
posted 03-03-09 03:07 PM EDT (US)     221 / 350       
I finally post in this great thread. These parts do my dad and I want to buy for our whole new PC:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE
Memory: OCZ Platinum Dual Channel OCZ2P10664GK
Videocard: Sapphire HD 4870 X2

Now, I don't know what it all means, so any feedback would be appreciated.

Yep, it's true, having no sig is boring. But so is this one. Which makes my point... relatively pointless.
Can a point be a point when it is pointless?
Hudler
Mariner
posted 03-03-09 03:39 PM EDT (US)     222 / 350       
I was reading in another thread about bottle-necking, if I get the 8800GTX will it cause bottle-necking on my computer???

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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-03-09 05:29 PM EDT (US)     223 / 350       
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE
Memory: OCZ Platinum Dual Channel OCZ2P10664GK
Videocard: Sapphire HD 4870 X2
High settings no problem.


Hudler, it depends on your CPU whether or not your 8800GTX will bottleneck.
Yusaku Jon III
Mariner
posted 03-04-09 07:53 AM EDT (US)     224 / 350       
Just checked the minimum specs thread above and I think I should be able to run Empire: Total War with decent settings (not unlike Rome on the old PC):

• AMD Athlon64 X2 6400+ (3.0 GHz dual-core CPU)
• WindowsXP64 Pro SP2
• ASUS Crosshair mainboard
• 4 GB PC2 6400 SDRAM
• 512 MB EVGA Nvidia GeForce 8800GT vidcard
• on-bard 7.1 integrated sound

Just about the only issue that I've seen with TW games so far has been frame-skip on Medieval II sieges with large armies. I don't know if Empire resolves the issue but I'll be looking forward to installing the game.

As for the new PC, I am considering upgrading the graphics card or installing additional RAM cards down the road, hopefully without the need to update or replace the OS...
NapoleonIII
Mariner
posted 03-04-09 10:36 PM EDT (US)     225 / 350       
How well could this rig run ETW:

Intel® Core™ i7-920 Mainstream 2.66GHz 8MB Cache
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GT PCI-E
6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 3 x 2048MB
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-04-09 10:42 PM EDT (US)     226 / 350       
Yusaku: Medium-High
Napoleon: High
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-05-09 09:27 PM EDT (US)     227 / 350       
hey daelon can you be sure somehow that this card: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX + Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support

will fit in my tower and will be compatible?
cause there was something about having too much of a graphics card for your computer, and the card is apparently very tall

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-05-09 10:15 PM EDT (US)     228 / 350       
cause there was something about having too much of a graphics card for your computer
That's absurd.

What size case do you have?
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-05-09 10:24 PM EDT (US)     229 / 350       
lol i think it was called bottlenecking,, i think you said that too

umm how do i know what size it is?

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-05-09 10:31 PM EDT (US)     230 / 350       
Bottlenecking depends on the CPU and of the speed of the GPU.

That does not mean "too much graphics"

Roughly how tall is the case? Is it a mid-atx? full-atx?
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-05-09 10:49 PM EDT (US)     231 / 350       
oh

well anyways it is 14 in tall, 7 inches wide, and 16 inches in depth..
full-atx i suppose?

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-05-09 11:05 PM EDT (US)     232 / 350       
14 inches tall? That's a tiny case. That GPU you picked probably won't fit in it.
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-05-09 11:19 PM EDT (US)     233 / 350       
aw thats sad. any way to place the card on its side or something?

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-05-09 11:33 PM EDT (US)     234 / 350       
You can go to a smaller, slower card.. But even that would be a waste of money.
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-05-09 11:35 PM EDT (US)     235 / 350       
any way to connect it with wires and have it outside the tower?

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-06-09 00:08 AM EDT (US)     236 / 350       
Nope, GPU's have to be seated in the motherboard's expansion slots.
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-06-09 00:11 AM EDT (US)     237 / 350       
aw..
whats the best card i can get that will fit?

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-06-09 00:54 AM EDT (US)     238 / 350       
Probably a 7800GTX
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-06-09 01:04 AM EDT (US)     239 / 350       
what settings will that play on?

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-06-09 01:21 AM EDT (US)     240 / 350       
Low
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-06-09 08:06 AM EDT (US)     241 / 350       
aw man just cause the tower is small?

well that killed my happy mood

do you know roughly how big of a card i can get?

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories

[This message has been edited by iTech64 (edited 03-06-2009 @ 08:28 AM).]

Liamp10094
Mariner
posted 03-06-09 12:00 PM EDT (US)     242 / 350       
Do you think I'll be able to run it my specs are

Processor Speed = 2Ghz

Graphics card is ATI Radeon Xpress 1150

RAM= 2800mb

120gb free hard drive space
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-06-09 12:05 PM EDT (US)     243 / 350       
Probably as low as it gets.
Thrashmad
Mariner
posted 03-06-09 02:15 PM EDT (US)     244 / 350       
I just need a quick check, do you think I can run on high settings with a computer with these parts?

Tagan TG680-U33II 680W SuperRock, 2x 6+2-pin, 4/8-pin, 20/24pin, 80 Plus
AMD Phenom II X4 920, 125W, AM2+/AM3, 8MB Cache, 2,8Ghz, Boxed
MSI K9A2 Platinum, AMD 790FX, DDR2, ATX, Socket-AM2+, GBLAN, 4xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16
Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's
PowerColor Radeon HD 4870 "PCS" 512MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI/HDMI/HDCP

"The satisfaction in this game lies in to see 300 heavy armoured horsemen ride chock in an easy snowfall, while fire arrows criss-crosses the evening sky" - Swedish historian and permanent secretary of The Swedish Academy Peter Englund on Medieval 2: Total War (translated by Thrashmad)

"A game that contains both Carl Linnaeus and five different types of artillery projectiles are indisputable exceedingly detailed." - Peter Englund on Empire: Total War (translated by Thrashmad)
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-06-09 02:25 PM EDT (US)     245 / 350       
Yeah that would give you high settings. where did you copy & paste that from?
Thrashmad
Mariner
posted 03-06-09 02:41 PM EDT (US)     246 / 350       
Komplett.se, a site where you can buy computers/computer parts (it is in Swedish, there are versions for the other Nordic countries + Belgium, Netherlands and Ireland I think).

By the way, I guess the AMD Phenom II X4 920 is AMD's counterpart to the i7

Thanks for the reply, it was very quick.

"The satisfaction in this game lies in to see 300 heavy armoured horsemen ride chock in an easy snowfall, while fire arrows criss-crosses the evening sky" - Swedish historian and permanent secretary of The Swedish Academy Peter Englund on Medieval 2: Total War (translated by Thrashmad)

"A game that contains both Carl Linnaeus and five different types of artillery projectiles are indisputable exceedingly detailed." - Peter Englund on Empire: Total War (translated by Thrashmad)

[This message has been edited by Thrashmad (edited 03-06-2009 @ 02:52 PM).]

Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-06-09 02:48 PM EDT (US)     247 / 350       
Ah ok, never heard of that site. good luck.
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-06-09 10:28 PM EDT (US)     248 / 350       
do you think these cards will fit?
i opened my case and they look like they are small enough..

XFX PVT96OZDFU GeForce 9600 GSO 1GB 128-bit


XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit


they are much smaller than that 9800 gtx so im hoping i can get one of these cause they are bettter than the alternative 7 series you said before..

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 03-06-09 11:22 PM EDT (US)     249 / 350       
9800GT is the same size as a 9800GTX. the 9600 is a waste of money.
iTech64
Scenario Reviewer
posted 03-07-09 00:10 AM EDT (US)     250 / 350       
well either of them are better than the one i have now, which cant run empire without skipping and running slow.

there has to be something that is the right size and be able to run on atleast medium graphics..

and how is it the same size?, in comparison to the connector things this one will fit, but the 9800 gtx was like the length of my forearm almost.

iTech64
Rank: Captain
My Strategies:French Semi-FF | French 2x Musket Rush | French 2x Xbow Rush
My Mapguides: Northwest Territories

[This message has been edited by iTech64 (edited 03-07-2009 @ 01:01 AM).]

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