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  • My Rig.

    Hey guys.

    I've been thinking, and I checked over the Recommended requirments for ArmA, and got really confused. I am pulling anywhere from 25 down to 3-5 FPS. And it's usually on the lower en(-11). I am completly lost on why it is doing this. the Recommended requirements are:

    Recommended Specification:

    * CPU: 3 GHz
    * RAM: 1 GB
    * Video Card: Nvidia 6800 and above or ATI x800 and above with at least 256 MB RAM
    * Free HD Space: 3 GB (or more as needed for downloadable addons)
    * Software: Windows XP and DirectX 9
    My rig is.

    Mobo: Asus P5GD1
    Intel P4 3.00 GHz
    1.5GB RAM(3x512)
    ATI Radeon X1600 with 512MB RAM

    EDIT: My current Ingame Settings are:

    Resolution: 1024x768x32
    Visibility: 1200
    Terrain Detail: Low
    Object Detail: Normal
    Texture Detail: Normal
    Shading Detail: Very Low
    Postprocess effect: Low
    Anisotropic filtering: Low
    Shadow Detail:Low
    Antiailiasing: Low
    Blood: Low


    Any idea on the problem?

    Thanks
    Agnew

  • #2
    Re: My Rig.

    Based on your specs it would seem as though your FPS would be better - probably 25-30. In case you don't know, ArmA is an odd game with video settings - often times higher settings and resoltions yield better framerates.

    There are several good tips in this thread that you might want to check out for adjusting your settings, as well as how to 'flush' the video in-game.

    Good luck.

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    • #3
      Re: My Rig.

      Make sure the VSYNC is turned to off in the control panel for your video card's driver. I don't own an ATI card, but this guide should help:

      http://www.tweakguides.com/ATICAT_8.html

      Of course make sure you have updated the following:

      catalyst drivers
      directx (June2007)
      openal

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      • #4
        Re: My Rig.

        Antialiasing will be a pretty big hit on performance. I turn mine off for this game and have had great performance all the time. When I have it on, it's pretty good but tends to get worse when in trees and bushes.

        - It's who you game with.

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        • #5
          Re: My Rig.

          Thanks for the responses guys. I've gotten my FPS up to around 17 at times. Yet it still dropps dramatically down to the -10 area at times. I would love to know who made the recommended requirments for ArmA, cuz they certianly don't work to well.

          Ill keep messing around. Thanks

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          • #6
            Re: My Rig.

            What settings do you have it on now?

            - It's who you game with.

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            • #7
              Re: My Rig.

              currently i have:

              Resolution: 1024x768x32
              Visibility: 1200
              Terrain Detail: Normal
              Object Detail: Normal
              Texture Detail: Normal
              Shading Detail: Very Low
              Postprocess effect: Low
              Anisotropic filtering: Disabled
              Shadow Detail:Low
              Antiailiasing: Disables
              Blood: Low

              I hate the Antiailiasing disabled cuz its hard to spot enemy heads over hills. But ill adapt.

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              • #8
                Re: My Rig.

                Originally posted by J.Agnew7 View Post
                currently i have:

                Resolution: 1024x768x32
                Visibility: 1200
                Terrain Detail: Normal
                Object Detail: Normal
                Texture Detail: Normal
                Shading Detail: Very Low
                Postprocess effect: Low
                Anisotropic filtering: Disabled
                Shadow Detail:Low
                Antiailiasing: Disables
                Blood: Low

                I hate the Antiailiasing disabled cuz its hard to spot enemy heads over hills. But ill adapt.
                I have an ATI card too. Try disabling adaptive anti-aliasing (in the catalyst control centre). Then try AA on low in ArmA. Some info on the subject.

                Quoted from the article: «Of course, quality adaptive anti-aliasing results in some quite large performance drops in more intense scenes. »

                I was getting < 10 FPS in the forest. Now I get >20.

                DB

                «That looks like a really nice house except for that horrible bathroom.» Donrhos

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                • #9
                  Re: My Rig.

                  Originally posted by Dick Blonov View Post
                  I have an ATI card too. Try disabling adaptive anti-aliasing (in the catalyst control centre). Then try AA on low in ArmA. Some info on the subject.

                  Quoted from the article: «Of course, quality adaptive anti-aliasing results in some quite large performance drops in more intense scenes. »

                  I was getting < 10 FPS in the forest. Now I get >20.

                  DB
                  I'm not sure how that would help if it runs at 17 FPS without antialiasing. It's possible another video setting or system setup is holding back on performance.

                  - It's who you game with.

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                  • #10
                    Re: My Rig.

                    Originally posted by =Sarc= View Post
                    I'm not sure how that would help if it runs at 17 FPS without antialiasing. It's possible another video setting or system setup is holding back on performance.
                    Yeah, you're probably right.

                    DB

                    «That looks like a really nice house except for that horrible bathroom.» Donrhos

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                    • #11
                      Re: My Rig.

                      dont run xfire with arma. there's a 5-10FPS increase =P, cause i always see you on xfire playing arma.

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                      • #12
                        Re: My Rig.

                        Well I am currently searching for a gaming notebook. Here is my best find so far.

                        http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Toshi...oductDetail.do

                        It's the Satellite X205-S9359 - Toshiba Laptop. From what I've heard it's a gaming monster. All in all it's going to cost me about $2,700, with accessories.

                        Feel free to take a peek at it. Would it be worth the buy? Or build my own laptop from the bottom up?

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                        • #13
                          Re: My Rig.

                          You want a gaming rig. Go visit Alienware. Now there are some kik ass gamin rigs. Of course.. only visit if you got the money.

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                          • #14
                            Re: My Rig.

                            AgNew, Arma shells to disk a lot. Do you have fast harddrives? I had a similar problem in BF2 (major video chop) -- but I had a fast video card.

                            I deleted all the cache and installed a fast Westerd Digital and the problem went away. Not sure if that helps you, but a full, unorganized, and/or slow harddrive may be your problem.
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                            • #15
                              Re: My Rig.

                              Alienware got bought out by Dell. Dell has some decent gaming laptops and they don't cost an arm and a leg.

                              I've never looked at building your own laptop. Unless you mean a configurator at some manufacturer site instead of the barebones laptop chassis.

                              Get the best video card you can find. The video card will be the hugest bottleneck besides the harddrive in a laptop. That Toshiba looks like it has the 8700, which I think is the best. Any lower and it's not really worth it. I have a 8400 on my laptop and it runs ArmA at low settings, 1280x800.

                              - It's who you game with.

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