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To be perfectly clear, these are entirely tentative and as DICE puts it, "do not necessarily represent the requirements for the final game," meaning a significant amount could very well change between now and the beta and then the final launch, thus increasing or lowering these requirements. However, it is useful as at least a vague starting point.

With that said, here's what's advised for the alpha, more or less in line with our previous estimations:
  • OS: Windows 7 or Vista (SP1)
  • Installed: Origin
  • CPU: Quadcore @ 2.0 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Hard Drive: 7.25 GB free disk space
  • Video: 512 MB or greater
  • DirectX 10 or 11 compatible card with latest drivers (AMD 11.5 or later, nVidia 275.33 or later)
  • Sound: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible card
  • Internet: broadband connection
Question: What is the Battlefield 3 Closed Alpha Trial?

Answer: It is a highly tech focused test period where the main purpose is to do a number of server related tests in preparation for game launch requiring a set amount of players online to ensure the final experience is as much fun and easy as possible.

Q: Is this the Beta promised to buyers of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition?

A: No, this is an Alpha Trial, meaning this software is still not at the “Beta†development milestone. The Open Beta will start in September. The exact date for when Medal of Honor: Limited Edition players can join the Beta will be announced at a later date.

Q: Can I join the Battlefield 3 Closed Alpha Trial?

A: The Alpha is a closed test and by invitation only. If you’d like to have a chance to be called upon make sure to register for our newsletter and ensure your Veteran status is up to date.
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"installed: Origin"

oh great....
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"installed: Origin"

oh great....
Ya, but that shouldn't be news to anyone...I think everyone knows it will require Orgin by now. Just because it is "not Steam" doesn't mean it will be bad.
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Minimum 2.0 Quadcore

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Nooooo, this makes my q6600 show its age Soon it won't meet minimum specs of future games, but I don't want to upgrade, to much hassle/$$$
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Ya, but that shouldn't be news to anyone...I think everyone knows it will require Orgin by now. Just because it is "not Steam" doesn't mean it will be bad.
That's not what i'm saying. I'm saying yet another company is pushing their distribution/anti-piracy/whateverelse method on us. again. I didn't even mention Steam.
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I am not surprised about the whole Origin thing. We're just gonna have to live with it cause I am pretty sure there will no longer be an AAA EA game that will go out on steam in the future
    
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Quadcore? :< Might need a new CPU upgrade :/
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didn't Dirt3 and some other games recommend i7's yet they were perfectly playable on quads such as mine? I doubt those who upgraded there pc's for this would find they made worthwhile purchases
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