im having an issue running stalker clearsky.... im getting slow and laggy quality even on low with static lighting.
My PC specs are GATEWAY DX4200 Quad Core 9100e 780G/ intergraded ATi HD3200 640 gig hard drive 4 gigs of ram With Vista Home Premium
Im hoping someone will read this and help me with the issue...
But to me i think i need to buy a beter graphics card... i think ill have to go with a ATi HD 4850 X2 2gig graphics card 500$
Two potential problems are onboard video and people say the game (soc and clear sky) only run off 1 cpu. So a 1.8 ghz quad core cpu might be slow. Onboard video never really works well for games. If you are buying a card or thinking about it make sure your mainboard has a pci express slot or you might need to buy a new mainboard to put in a graphics card. You can try the quad core fix. It might help a bit. Affinity Fix Quad Core, Stalker Downloads, Stalker Utilities It looks like it has a pci express slot in pictures but you will have to open it up and look.
ok heres the wierd thing my old pc can run stalker clearsky on medium with static lighting. its only got a amd 3800 single core with 1 gig ram with a 200 gig hard and a ATi x1600 radeon. 512mb. so im honestly thinking my new pc just needs a graphics card. but idk. what should i get thats under 100$ and can use a 300watt power supply
It's a bit late for a reply to this question, given that it was asked three weeks ago, but whoknows, maybe someone else will find some of this info helpful.
Here's a couple of links to articles comparing video cards in terms of power draw (wattage) , price and performance. Such cards do exist and are even becoming more common as people realize that besides saving electricity, lower heat output usually means a quieter fan (or sometimes passive cooling is sufficient) and a quieter PC without the need for a 500Watt power supply (Yes, you can buy or build a nice gaming PC with a 300-400W power supply!) But make sure you get a good quality PS- not all power supplies are created equal, and wattage ratings tells you very little about a PS (a good 300W PS can outperform a low quality 450W unit, plus be more reliable, quieter, cleaner, etc.) You should be able to get a good video card that will work with your 300 W Power Supply. There are some that only draw 60 watts!.
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Hope that helps. Sorry, but it wasn't meant to be all-inclusive, but it's a start.