Kinda confused whether or not UT3 will actually be able to run on my machine.
------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 11/19/2007, 20:47:20 Machine name: PWNAGESYSTEM Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: n/a System Model: Product Name BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz Memory: 1024MB RAM Page File: 526MB used, 1939MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce FX 5200 -----
I downloaded the demo and it seems even at lowest settings it crashes back to desktop. Does UT3 even support FX 5200 ?
The 5200 is not supported. You're also using more of your page file than allowed to run this game properly. You have less than 512MB of actual RAM left for the game. Since your total system RAM is 1GB you may be safe, but you're kinda pushing it. Oh, and the game will probably run choppy at best with that processor too, even if you upgrade the other things. It's a single core CPU and you have no PhysX card to compensate for the lack of a second core. The time to upgrade has long passed, my friend. ;)
I have a question, my godson has an Ati 9550 but the system requirements state it supports from the 9600 up, is there a slim chance it might work on it?
I can run the game at a playable rate on a GeForce FX5200 laptop (just barely), so you should be more than fine with an ATI 9550, provided the card isn't lacking any features the game requires.
Just don't expect to be playing on max detail if you don't meet the recommended specs.
I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.
Well. I pretty much solved my little question. It owns on the downstairs computer which has a 6600 (not FX). Here on my comp the demo runs just barely..with very low fps. Surprised it runs though. However on the downstairs computer I have the full game and it runs awesomely. I just wanted to see if I could play it up here I wouldn't have to switch computers every time I wanted to play something different.
The game scales very will with older hardware, however it's not recommended to play the game with cards that aren't supported. The Unreal 3 engine games most likely require Pixel Shader 3.0 or higher (current generation cards are Pixel Shader 4.0) and the 5200 or 9550 may or may not support those. If not, perhaps the Unreal 3 engine scales to Pixel Shader 2.0 for really bad cards. While the 9600 and the 9550 may be the same core card, the 9550 is clocked lower and isn't built as well to handle the heat generated by trying to run at the same clocks as the 9600, so overclocking may even not be enough. Try it at your own risk.
Then again, with a card as old as a 9550, I don't know how much "risk" would really be involved. If I had a 9550, I'd probably pay somebody to take it from me. You can pick them up for almost nothing and better AGP cards are plentiful.