August 10, 2012, 01:15 AM
empire total war runs slow?
hey i got problem with empire total war,
ive done this test and it said i could play it, heres the test, the test said i had more than the minimum.
You Have( this is what i have ):
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz ( this is a dual core just sayin )
3.1 GHz Performance Rated at: 7.44 GHz
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
AMD Radeon HD 7450
Video Card Features:
Video RAM = 730.3 MB
Hardware T&L = Yes
Pixel Shader version = 5.0
Vertex Shader version = 5.0
that was just the minimum, here is the publisher requirements:
CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium or greater or AMD Athlon equivalent CPU
CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
RAM: 1GB RAM (XP) 2GB RAM (Vista)
OS: Windows XP (Service pack 2), Windows Vista
Graphics card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible, (Shader model 2.0), Minimum screen resolution 1024 x 768
Video RAM = 256 MB
Hardware T&L = Yes
Pixel Shader version = 2.0
Vertex Shader version = 2.0
so the problem is that when i play on ultra it is not even really able to run, it is like looking at a very very slow slide show, so i go to High settings only, and it is still really slow, medium is faster but still choppy and the low settings is the only one that runs smooth, the thing is that, i had a worse pc before and it ran on medium with some high settings and it ran smoothly, not sure what that pc had, but i think it had a a AMD Quad Core processor that ran at 2.4 or 2.6 GHz , 8 gb of ram, and also a ati radeon 6770 graphics card. so anyone know why my pc that i have now wont run smooth, and if u do plz tell me how to fix it
August 10, 2012, 07:12 AM
Re: empire total war runs slow?
"minimum" in any program means "low", not "ultra" and has been this way since the old CGA days. Nothing has changed.
I don't trust any od those "test" sites because in any CA game, they change with the first patch and their testinf specs are never updated.
If you want ultra and not a slide show, a faster cpu and a 2gb card like a 7850.