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    Default Can't play Beta, what should i upgrade to

    OK, I'm OLD school.. gotten by BARELY up to this time with dual core board.. 6700 AMD vid

    Can't play beta BF4, it hangs on load to servers

    What's the recommendations... I've got some money... just not the time to research at this time... Normally I'd spend a gazillion hours researching the boards and ram, and .....

    Taking off this week for Pneumonia.. working 2 jobs sometimes drags you down, much less playing with your buds on free time ... Now I can play, but can't play

    Thanks
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    Granted, I couldn't play on our last hosted game either,,,

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    whats your money I guess would be the first question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenfooler View Post
    whats your money I guess would be the first question.
    American Dollars I would guess. Oh you meant budget.
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    then again he is in texas and might be trading armadillos

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    Budget and what you plan to keep is all we need.

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    I've got 3K to spend.... If I can go under budget, I'm good... lol

    I have the tower, the power, the 6700 vid, (which may be abit old)

    And no AmrmaDilldo's are not negotiable

    Just spent 8K on new fence... and still have money... End LOT.. BIG area... so i'm good..

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    You have more than enough to build up a sweet rig. I wouldn't judge too much on the Beta though, it's a beta.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead_And_Gone View Post
    I've got 3K to spend.... If I can go under budget, I'm good... lol

    I have the tower, the power, the 6700 vid, (which may be abit old)

    And no AmrmaDilldo's are not negotiable

    Just spent 8K on new fence... and still have money... End LOT.. BIG area... so i'm good..
    That is a great budget. But don't use all of it simply because you can.

    Will try and spec you up tomorrow in between my hospital appts.

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    OK... I don't need the leading edge...

    I don't want to spend extra on a minor up on cpu power...

    I want something upper 3/4, but not budget killers...

    In other words, I want a discount on dang good quality board/cpu/mem/graphics.. LOL

    If I have to research myself, it will take me a week or so... sighhhhhh

    ....
    Funny,, Kid and Wifey (TWW... The Wicked Witch) both have 6 core boards with nice upper echelon cards... I'm sucking hind whatervers... lol

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    Do you need Case, Monitor, Kb, Mouse?

    What is you current HDD setup?

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    Case good, Power good, plenty of hard drives... Just need
    Motherboard
    Kick ass CPU
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    Maybe a newer generation CPU cooler

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    Your video card is a little older, but it G3D benchmarks at 2000. You can get an ATI 7750-7770 for $150 with BM around 4000-4500. Are you running a 64 bit operating system (Vista or W7)? If not, this may be why you cant get into the beta. The retail game will suport a 32 bit OS, but you need 64 bit for the beta. It should run with a dual core as well, depending on your clock speed. this is the minimum requirements:

    The BF4 Beta requires a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (the full version of Battlefield 4 will also support 32-bit operating systems.)
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    NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT
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    1,6 GB (approx.)

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    Win 7 64 bit
    Dual core E6850 @ 3.00 GHZ
    4gig Ram
    ATI 6700
    1100 GB of hard drive...

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    That should run - I wonder what the issue is...probably a dumb question, but do you have Catalyst 13.4 or newer AMD drivers? I had old 11.11 and the beta wouldnt let me into a populate server until upgrading to at least 13.4 (I'm at 13.9 now).

    I have W7 64 bit
    ICore 7 at 3.4 ghz
    ATI HD 5870 w/ 1 gb vram
    8 gb RAM
    1 tb HDD

    Runs great (60 fps) on medium and good (45 fps) with mixed med/high settings. Dont know why you couldnt run it so I'll let the other guys assist you now - good luck

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    I upgraded ATI drivers when beta hit... so that's not it...

    It's a 5yr old system.... it's just OLD... lol

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    Eveything in that system is killing you tbh. I don't think it'd even play BF3 well.

    What power supply do you have?


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    620 watts

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    Wattage is good. What brand, model, age?

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    Don't you experts need to know what case he has so you can determine if a new mobo fits, and more importantly--that a new video card fits?

    The newest video cards would not fit in my previous system's case. I had to specifically go looking for cards that were less than 10 inches long.

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    Ok so lets look at it this way. Your computer is SOOOO old that you really need to upgrade everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenfooler View Post
    Ok so lets look at it this way. Your computer is SOOOO old that you really need to upgrade everything.
    LOL. The PSU is great. No need to change that.

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    Full ATX case... all the fans work.... No need to throw it away....

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    might not be big enough for new graphics cards ect.

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