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    Question regarding recommended settings from games.

    My computer is fairly decent, 2.8 quad cpu, 8 gigs of RAM, and Radeon 5750 video card.

    Whenever I install a new game that has a feature to auto detect your hardware and recommend settings, it's always low or tells me I can't run the game. Once I boot the game up I can always run the game on at -least- normal settings, usually high... why the hell is this happening?

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by dantian View Post
    My computer is fairly decent, 2.8 quad cpu, 8 gigs of RAM, and Radeon 5750 video card.

    Whenever I install a new game that has a feature to auto detect your hardware and recommend settings, it's always low or tells me I can't run the game. Once I boot the game up I can always run the game on at -least- normal settings, usually high... why the hell is this happening?
    The same reason why games always default to 800x600 or sometimes 1024x768 even though those resolutions haven't been in mainstream use for nearly a decade: so that Joe Shmoe with a prebuilt Dell from 2001 doesn't throw a hissy fit when the game he bought doesn't work.

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    If the games affected are all recent then my initial thought it that some of your hardware is being incorrectly indentified.
    Try seeing if you can obtain updated drivers for anything, and run windows update for good measure.

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