Originally Posted by ochosinco
19 inch crt monitor
You may be able to play it on low @1280x1024 or something in those lines, however I can't guarantee. The 4550 is 5 year old tech (has 80 shader cores, 8 TMUs and 4 ROUs! Compared to 800/40/16 for 4850 which is still considered lowish for BF3, and 192(Nv shaders,roughly = 650 AMD shaders)/32/24 for my 550, which barely manages to max it), and was in the low mid-range even then. BF3 is a very demanding game.
my GTX 550Ti plays it on Ultra, no AA, 4x AF, no motion blur, with 40 FPS average.
my brother's 8800GT plays it on Medium, no AA, no AF, with 35-40 FPS average.
Not to mention the game is hard on the CPU and the 3500+ is a bit on the low-side compared to anything that the game was built for (Phenom tri- and quads, C2Q, i3-i5s)
Not to mention playing on low 1024x768 defeats the whole feeling of the game...