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Will my computer run DC Universe Online?

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Hi,

So this thread is specifically tailored to the people that have been in the DC Universe Online beta, although others can post too ofcourse.

I'm really looking forward to playing the game, it releases on Friday for me, however, I've decided I want to buy it for PC, but I'm not 100% if my computer will run it well enough.

Using SystemRequirementsLab, I can run it on the minimum settings, but I'm looking to play around the medium/high if possible, if it's any help my computer can run WoW on ultra, however, my FPS is limited to 10-20 so I have it on medium/high which averages around 25-35, which is great for me.

My specs are:

Processor - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz (2 CPUs)***

Memory - 2558MB DDR2 RAM

Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR3

I think that's all you really need to know, since sound isn't a requirement (I have speakers... lol) and enough HDD space for it.

If you need any more information, just ask and I'll post more.

Also, if other people would like to know if their PC can run the game, you can use this thread too, see if any of the beta players have similar spec PC's and could run it, lol.

*** Can someone explain to me why it says I have 2 CPU's and not just call it a Duocore or something? It's strange...



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I heard in an IGN preview that it's very scalable (i.e. if you tone down the graphics settings it'll run on anything). They were playing the game on a gaming laptop and it ran great.



I am going to go out on a limb and say low is the best you can hope for I am afraid, you are barely scraping the barrel on minimum with your CPU and GPU. 

It says you have 2 CPUs because the Pentium 4 chips have a feature called Hyper-Threading that allows a second virtual core, slight performance boost in some applications but no ware near as good as an actual second core, you can read more about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading.



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zarx said:

I am going to go out on a limb and say low is the best you can hope for I am afraid, you are barely scraping the barrel on minimum with your CPU and GPU.

It says you have 2 CPUs because the Pentium 4 chips have a feature called Hyper-Threading that allows a second virtual core, slight performance boost in some applications but no ware near as good as an actual second core, you can read more about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading.

Really, with the GPU too? It said the minimum was 256MB, mine is double that, and the minimum card is a 3870, surely my card is leaps better, I mean, it's not exactly amazing by todays standards, I'd just call it a budget card, but it can run Left 4 Dead 2 on high and World of Warcraft on ultra, but I have it set to mid/high.

My CPU really does let me down on most games, but then again, on quite a few games I have, when checking SystemRequirementsLab, and the gamecase itself, my processor didn't even make the minimum, however, I can still run the games fine (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an example)

You really think I'll only be scratching low with this, not even mid? Ouch.



Left 4 dead and COD games can run pretty good on most pc's so i dont think u should use that as a bench mark. Same thing with world of warcraft, u should atleast be able to run that game at full settings(ultra) because its not very taxing at all.

In addition to this being a new game, so im assuming it requires better specs than wow does, as well as it being more action orientated, lag is the last thing u want as the delay will make things worse. And from what u said(wanting to run it on medium /high settings) i would recommend a few upgrades.

That being said i have not played the game or the beta :( so im just giving u my opinion in general. I have a better spec pc than u and i myself woudnt risk getting it on pc :)



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Oh yeah if u let us know what resolution u play your games at, that would be helpful too.



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Well I play all my games in 1920x1080 using a HDMI cable from my GPU to monitor, lol. Hope that helps at all...

It's a shame if my computer won't even be able to run it at all, I mean, I'd really like to play this on PC, and can't afford buying upgrades too. And I don't really want to play it for PS3 since I've heard it has a lot of slowdowns in random places, it doesn't look too great beside PC, and the servers weren't as stable in the beta, not only that, but my PS3 HDD is only a 60GB and I only have 19GB left, so when the game gets new patches and content, I can see this being very taxing on my HDD, since I'll be using it to play other PS3 games too... I should really upgrade that sometime, but not right now.



i've got a pretty decent computer but even i dont run my games on 1920x1080. I go for maximum playability so i usually have an fps of 50-70. even if it means i have to go down to low/mid whatever and use 1360x768



Any more people care to make a comment or two in here?

Thanks!



SRL is a crap site. It claims I can't run:

Left 4 Dead

The Orange Box

Star Wars Battlefront

StarCraft II

GTA: San Andreas

Star Wars Republic Commando

Halo: Combat Evolved

 

And I can with my crappy onboard graphics. Because I'm a fucking boss and the Vista OS is my personal bitch. The site just isn't reliable at all. If you know nothing about computers, then it's okay, I guess.

As for you, you've got a dual core clocked at 3GHz and a pretty good graphics card. You're fine with running DCUO. If you are running Vista, I recommend turning off some stuff to make game playing more smoothly. And since I'm nice, I will even link you to a guide to make Vista run more efficiently:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5146437_make-vista-run-faster-efficiently.html

You also might want to turn off some background stuff like anti-virus software and pretty much everything that is not necessary to run the operating system. Then you should be able to run it on high.