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In Topic: Low FPS in GW2

16 November 2015 - 03:49 PM

For running GW2 you basically want (as a minimum) an Intel i5, 4Gigs of RAM, and an entry level video card such as an R7 250 or a GTX-750. (You could also use an Intel i3 or an AMD FX-6300/6350 for the processor, but you would get poor fps in crowded areas and PvP.)

You can do this the cheapest by re-using what parts of your old system you can, such as the case, power supply, hard drive, etc. and/or buying used parts.

One good option for a new build would be to configure a system through iBuypower, Cyberpower, Dell, etc.

In Topic: GW2 Client crash on 64 beta client and regular client?

15 November 2015 - 03:31 PM

Given the info you gave us, I'd say the pop-up says "the hamster has died and the wheel has stopped turning". :cool:

But seriously folks, without any info like, what the pop-up says, and what processor, RAM, and graphics your laptop has, I can't give you any meaningful help.
I suspect, though, that your laptop is probably woefully under-powered for GW2.

In Topic: Low FPS in GW2

15 November 2015 - 03:25 PM

GW2, and most MMOs, are very CPU limited. Your old Athlon simply isn't up to the task. You'll basically need a whole new computer if you want to make any significant improvement.  :(

In Topic: question about graphic cards

12 November 2015 - 03:33 PM

From what I've seen, the Xtream Gear stuff is not the best, so it could very well be the power supply. Unfortunately, the easiest way to check would be to replace the power supply with something else. You could borrow a supply just to check it.

If you need to replace the power supply, what you replace it with also depends upon your choice of video cards. If you stick with a single GTX-970, you only need a good quality 500watt power supply. If you plan to SLI two 750 Ti's you may want to go with something a bit bigger - 600 watts or so (the 750s aren't too power hungry). There's no need to go larger unless you think you might SLI two GTX-970s in the future.

I'd recommend a basic 80+ bronze power supply such as the Corsair CX500. There's no need to spend the extra on a "gold" unit.

In Topic: question about graphic cards

11 November 2015 - 03:26 PM

It's always better to get a single card rather than two cards in SLI (if you can get close to the same performance). The single card takes less space, uses less power, makes less noise, and avoids the problems that arise in some games with SLI.
I don't know if there's any problems using SLI with GW2, but using a single card would still be better overall.