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Windows 7: Failed PC Build

25 Dec 2010   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

24/12/2010 21:53:19 - Vista 64
Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
DX10 1280x1024, AA=2x, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, FullScreen
Demo Loops=1, Time Of Day= 9
Global Game Quality: High
Check the actual game settings before playing. I'm not sure where they are as I don't have Crysis.
Make sure they are set to what I outlined in RED above in the game settings.
In Game settings may be set higher than Demo Benchmark settings.

If they are set "In game" already as above you may be able to set AA to 1x or Global Game Q to Medium or both.

Worth a try making the settings lower to play better.

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25 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64

intel seems to be a little more expensive any reason for that? i think i will upgrade my mb and cpu some time soon.
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30 Dec 2010   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie3 View Post
intel seems to be a little more expensive any reason for that? i think i will upgrade my mb and cpu some time soon.
Well, because they are better processors than their AMD counterparts. AMD makes some good CPUs, don't get me wrong...I switch back and forth between Intel and AMD over many builds. But, currently, Intel chips are just a lot better than AMD, so they are more expensive. Intel has always been more expensive, also, because of brand-recognition (although AMD has probably caught up mostly in that regard).

If you are willing to wait for the Sandy Bridge line, you may pay a bit for it, but it is supposed to be a pretty revolutionary processor. If not, I recommend the i7 series (I use the 950), which is being sold on sale a lot of places since the SB will take it's place very soon.

Also, I generally run Intel chips with Nvidia cards, and AMD chips with ATI cards. Could be just me, but I have noticed in the past that Intel works better with Nvidia cards and vice versa...don't ask me why that is, I haven't a clue what the reason would be. And as far as MoBos go...I would recommend an ASUS. I know money is always an issue with new builds (and a lot of times have been the primary factor in my choosing a build), but if you look around enough or wait for deals, you can put together a pretty nice rig.
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30 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional

@ charlie3

The only thing I can see that needs change in that configuration is the CPU (maybe bottleneck your GTX 570 if at stock speed 3.1Ghz). Upgrade to a Phenom II X2/X4/X6 Black Edition and get an aftermarket cooler to overclock the CPU to at least 3.6Ghz and you'll be fine.

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