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My son just bought this gaming pc "AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ Octo Core (8 Cores) 2TB HDD 8GB DDR3 RAM 1600Mhz HD Graphics HDMI Gaming Case ZD5 Windows 8 Preinstalled and Ready to Go Computer PC Desktop". As soon as it was set up, we did the necessary updates for it and then he tried to play the game Dayz but it doesn't play right, it is very slow and unplayable. What could be the problem? Will he need to buy a new graphic card for it? If so would this invalidate the guarantee if we fit it ourselves. It was bought from Amazon but it is obviously not fit for purpose if it cant play a simple game. i am not that great with the technical side of pcs but when you buy a gaming pc, surely it should play games. Anyone got any advice how to solve this issue, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.

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More info please... What is the PC using for graphics/video? What make/model of motherboard does it have? The CPU has the capability to play many games but the graphics/video should be an add-on card for best experience.

 

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Is this the PC?

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A8-5500-Graphics-Microsoft-Preinstalled-Computer/dp/B00PQVSZ82

 

If it is I have to agree with C_B; using onboard graphics for serious gaming you are going to run into issues. You really do need a separate graphics card.

 

It's not a 'Gaming PC' and is not advertised as one........it's being sold as 'In a gaming case'; a clever play on words, but maybe that's the cynic in me.

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Definitely get a decent video card for the rig, but in the meantime, just throttle back the settings on the game.

Bring down the resolution a step at a time, turn off some of the eye-candy (shadows, water effects, etc.) to the point that it will play and still be enjoyable.

 

Based on their requirement specs, your computer can play this game.

 

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri?gameName=dayz&itemId=11929&p=r

 

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i may have the prime example for you: my son plays DayZ as well and back in 2013 we put together a PC for him to play that game as well as other titles he likes to play. here is what we first came up with:AMD 8350,16 gigs memory,SSD drive and a mechanical drive,asus sabertooth motherboard,corsair 850w power supply and a sapphire 7870xt video card. we thought it would do the trick,sadly though it did not. while playing DayZ the game play was choppy and would stutter and the frame rates were horrible. basicly it was unplayable. the game itself is not the most beautiful to look at graphically speaking so we thought the computer would play it well,the 7870xt video card is a very decent card but not enough to play the game well.we even had all the settings set to their lowest setting. it wasnt till we bought a R9 280x video card that the game was playable, even then it wasnt as good as we hoped for. so we built another computer using an Intel 4770k CPU and the same 280x video card along with a nice motherboard,16 gigs of memory and other stuff we bought new,the games plays 10 times better than when we used the AMD set-up. im not saying you have to go and spend more money on a new system just telling ya what we had to do to make the game more enjoyable for us. at the very least your going to need a much better video card. also read that the game is a CPU hog so im guessing going with the Intel CPU made all the difference. good luck and hope ya get it up and running for your son

 

on a side note: i ran the test to see if my garage computer could run the game and it said it could not......http://pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25726801&report=Summary dont know how much faith i have in the test

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You could check against 'Can You Run It' to see what it says about the installed components

 

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

 

Type in the name of the game (or select it from the dropdown) and it will analyze it. This is a feature from System requirements Lab http://docs.systemrequirementslab.com/Marketing/Home.html

 

I typed in DayZ and it told me that my computer meets all requirements. However, I put in FarCry4 and it says I meet all minimum requirements but it recommends an upgraded video card for the maximum output (darn it).

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Is it the standalone or the MOD? The SA is alpha and does not play well on most systems as it has not been optimized. I heard massive systems struggle at 20 fps in cities.

 

They have many tweaks online that you can go to. The best boost is dropping the viewable distance. You dont need to see as far as that game allows. Most of the settings are in a cfg file in the game directory.

 

 

http://dayzintel.com/dayz-guides/dayz-standalone-performance-guide

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