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Tried that and no go. Guess I'll give up on DX11 in Crysis 2 Lol.

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Dammit.

 

There must be a way.

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Just talked to him. Here are more detailed specs of his machine:

Mobo: Asus m4a785t-m
CPU: Athlon 2 x2 250 regor
OS: Win 8.1 32
RAM: 4DB DDR3-1333
PSU: RAIDMAX RX-630SS 630watt

His PSU is fine, might want to look into the RAM though. Also why on earth is Win 8 in 32 bit? Look into the RAM and a 64 bit version of Windows as well. Finally, if your CPU is slow and you really don't have the money/don't want to upgrade it then I fully endorse Mantle in such a situation. smile.gif
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The 32bit is a carry over from when I built the machine and only had access to a 32bit copy of Win7 through work. When I upgraded to Win 8 it installed the 32bit for some reason. Trust me 64bit is next on the list. I just have to figure out how to get the iso from Microsoft

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Looks like they still have an Athlon II X3 455 and 460 (display items) at the Duluth store. The 455 at $79 is a good deal,are usually very good overclockers, and often can unlock an extra core. An X3 at 4.0GHz would be a vast improvement over your stock X2.Grab a cheap air cooler and it will be fairly easy to do.
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Tried that and no go. Guess I'll give up on DX11 in Crysis 2 Lol.

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Try setting 1080p in windowed mode and then alt+enter

I just downloaded crysis 2 and could not reproduce the issue you are having, but the game runs in 4:3 windowed mode, stretched in full screen unless in 16:9 res
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post #47 of 50
Please save for a new board and mobo.. given that there's a Fry's close to you smile.gif

That CPU will bottleneck a mobile video card haha
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Thanks for the suggestion DA77. Sadly though it didn't work.
    
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Sobeefus is wanting to upgrade CPU and Mobo. We got in a bit of a flame war last night over Intel vs AMD. I just assumed that for the average consumer cpu, dollar for dollar, intel is king of performance. Sobeefus on the other hand if of the opposite sentiment. He was looking at the AMD X4 760k, while I suggested the slightly more expensive i3 4130.

He also **** on me for taking benchmarks into consideration (in addition to reviews), saying using benchmarks are part of my research has caused me to "lose all credibility". Sure, benchmarks are not real world, but it is the only way to get an objective, apples to apples comparison between CPUs. You can then go on to reading specific reviews that use more real world tests and tak into account other factors like cost, power usage, heat, etc.

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Sobeefus is wanting to upgrade CPU and Mobo. We got in a bit of a flame war last night over Intel vs AMD. I just assumed that for the average consumer cpu, dollar for dollar, intel is king of performance. Sobeefus on the other hand if of the opposite sentiment. He was looking at the AMD X4 760k, while I suggested the slightly more expensive i3 4130.

He also **** on me for taking benchmarks into consideration (in addition to reviews), saying using benchmarks are part of my research has caused me to "lose all credibility". Sure, benchmarks are not real world, but it is the only way to get an objective, apples to apples comparison between CPUs. You can then go on to reading specific reviews that use more real world tests and tak into account other factors like cost, power usage, heat, etc.

Thoughts?

My suggestion is FX-6300. It cost about the same as i3, but its much better in newer games due to i3 being dual core and cant be OCed. Older AMD cpus should not even be considered since they are not much cheaper and are better only in synthetic benchmarks and older games.
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