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Old 08-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Trying to get computer ready for battlefield 3. Help?

Hello,
I have basic knowledge with computers and I really want to get my computer ready for Battlefield 3. I own an xbox 360 but after hearing about how much better bf3 is going to be on pc, i realized it is time to get my PC upgraded so i can get the full experience. I don't really know exactly what I need to post in terms of specs for my computer so I am just going to put down what I think you need to know, just lemme know if you need to know more.

Specs: for Hp Pavilion Media Center m8350f
Motherboard-m2n78 LA(Viola)
Processor-Phenom x49500 quad-core 2.2 Ghz speed
Video Card-Nvidia Geforce GTX 275 1448 mb display memory, dedicated memory 881
Ram= 2048 MB

What hardware do I need to get? I am trying to spend the least amount of money as possible.
Any advice is appreciated, thanks
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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Make sure your computer has all these requirements and you should be able to play it:

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Windows Vista or later
2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better
2 GB of RAM
2 GB of Hard disk
Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT / ATI (AMD) Radeon Radeon X1950Pro or better
DirectX 10 or 11 video card
Sound card with speakers or headphones
Keyboard and mouse, gamepad
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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You might want to get 2 or 4 GB more of RAM, then you should be able to play it fine. Heres a link to some good RAM
Newegg.com - Rendition by Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model RM25664BA1339
or if you want to spend a bit more for better performance...
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
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8600GT running BF3 lol. That's not going to cut it if he plans on playing above 800x600.

Wait until the game comes out before you start buying parts. You have a decent video card but your CPU isn't exactly stellar.
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so sounds like i need to get some memory modules that add up to 4gb ram, as wells as a better processor. Thanks for help guys, greatly appreciated.
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