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    Running into issues, please help!

    So I was under the understanding that I have a reasonably competent gaming pc but I could be wrong.

    Specs

    Nvidia gtx 460 768 mb
    950 I7
    6 gigs ddr3

    But I just recently got Far Cry 3 and with the settings all on low the game is barely able to load. The framerate issues are atrocious and the main menu is laggy. I even set it to directx 9 instead of 11. I already tried updating gfx driver. On my gpu meter it says that its at 58 degrees celcius+ and 97-99% usage at all times. Is this graphics card not gonna cut it for Far Cry 3 or is something else most likely wrong? Please help, I was so looking forward to this game!
    I thought Dragon Age 2 was innovative and groundbreaking!
    lol >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by looopy View Post
    So I was under the understanding that I have a reasonably competent gaming pc but I could be wrong.

    Specs

    Nvidia gtx 460 768 mb
    950 I7
    6 gigs ddr3

    But I just recently got Far Cry 3 and with the settings all on low the game is barely able to load. The framerate issues are atrocious and the main menu is laggy. I even set it to directx 9 instead of 11. I already tried updating gfx driver. On my gpu meter it says that its at 58 degrees celcius+ and 97-99% usage at all times. Is this graphics card not gonna cut it for Far Cry 3 or is something else most likely wrong? Please help, I was so looking forward to this game!

    Video card isn't good. Not enough VRAM. You want at least 1.5GB of VRAM on a video card.

    Also it's 2 generations behind.

    After you upgrade your video card look into overclocking your 950 cpu to maybe 3.5Ghz or so, it may help increase performance a little.

  3. #3
    but not even strong enough for low settings? I thought the minimum requirements for the game were lower than that
    http://gameinfocenter.com/pc-games/s...Far-Cry-3.html
    I thought Dragon Age 2 was innovative and groundbreaking!
    lol >.>

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    Why settle for low settings.

    The card is limiting your performance.

    You should get like a GTX 580 or better.
    Last edited by c0rnel; 2012-12-05 at 01:06 AM.

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    A gpu usage of 97-99% is perfect. If you still have low fps this just basically means you have to upgrade the GPU or set the settings lower. But I guess you measured them just when doing a dungeon instead of a 25m raid? :P

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    Far Cry was always one of those super retardedly demanding games for (imo) not really any better looking environments & actors than any other game released around the same time. But I'm surprised you have to run it as low as you've said to get it to load at all; that sounds like old/outdated drivers. Sometimes when new big titled games come out nVidia & ATi release beta drivers with tweaks particularly to boost those games' performance.

    I'd check for drivers such as those first, and if they provide one, a 64bit client.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by c0rnel View Post
    Why settle for low settings.

    The card is limiting your performance.

    You should get like a GTX 580 or better.
    I think were kinda missing the point, On paper, my rig should be able to play this game and it can barely open it. I'm wondering what other problems could be, I understand a 680 would be ideal but its not much of an option for me right now.
    I thought Dragon Age 2 was innovative and groundbreaking!
    lol >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    A gpu usage of 97-99% is perfect. If you still have low fps this just basically means you have to upgrade the GPU or set the settings lower. But I guess you measured them just when doing a dungeon instead of a 25m raid? :P
    Pretty sure there aren't 25 man raids in Farcry 3 ? :P

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by looopy View Post
    I think were kinda missing the point, On paper, my rig should be able to play this game and it can barely open it. I'm wondering what other problems could be, I understand a 680 would be ideal but its not much of an option for me right now.
    If you're playing on a 1980x1080 then that's the problem. That card only has 768MB of VRAM which isn't enough at 1080p+ resolutions.

    Plus it has low clock speeds so I wouldn't expect much from it.

    As suggested you can update drivers and such but an older card can only go so far.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Splatter View Post
    Pretty sure there aren't 25 man raids in Farcry 3 ? :P
    Hahahahahaha lovely

    The solution to his problem is simple then his cpu is more than capable for any high-end card. So yeah go for a new GPU.

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