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Running on Extreme Graphics : EverQuest 2 General Discussions

Posted: September 4th, 2007, 11:56 am
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Anybody have any idea what it takes to run this game on extreme graphics? I am hoping to be able to when my new computer I am building arrives at my house from newegg.

Quick Laydown of the specs:

4 GB Ram (4 slots, capable of holding up to 8gb though)

512 Geforce 8600GT (GDDR3 version)

sli enabled mobo, so I can stick another 512 in if i ever have to

3.0GhZ core 2 duo

600W PSU

With that stuff, think I'll be able to run EQ2 on extreme graphics without any lag?

*note* for those of you with newegg accounts heres my public list


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Posted: September 4th, 2007, 1:11 pm
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I can run somewhat extreme graphics with what I have now, and it's not as good as yours, but it's somewhat laggy --- but you never want to run on extreme graphics in the towns. Pure hell there with extreme graphics. I would say if you really want to extreme graphics go full dual SLI. But that's just my opinion.

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Posted: September 4th, 2007, 5:15 pm
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so if i had 2 512's think ide be able to go extreme in towns? :) that would be too cool

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Posted: September 5th, 2007, 2:38 pm
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If you really want to know for sure then go to official forums in the technology threads, and ask there - I'm fairly certain someone can answer your question better there.

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Posted: October 8th, 2007, 6:10 am
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EQ2 doesnt support SLI so there isnt going to be any performance increases running in SLI.

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Posted: October 8th, 2007, 9:09 am
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I could only wish i had such a set-up to start with. Would love to see this game in extreme sometime.

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Posted: October 9th, 2007, 1:53 pm
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SLI does increase performance in EQ2 as I have run with and without while checking framerates and was fine.

You can run extreme with that rig if you disable shadows, the shadow code is processes on the CPU and EQ2 will only work a single core. The AMD 4000 series single cores will outperform any other machine with eq2 for this reason, not the dual core ones. But that would be if you were building a dedicated EQ2 box and wanted the most performance for it alone.

4 gigs of ram you will need a 64 bit OS to address it all properlly as 32 bit caps at 3 gigs, as of this time it will knock a lot of your x-botting out unless you get windows xp 64 which never had good driver support.

Once vista is properly supported you can assign the 2nd core to your botting program to give it tons of room to breath. (used to do this when I ran xp)

Your newegg shows the AMD 6000+ which I have and is a great chip, be carefull makign sure there is a LOT of airflow to cool, I live in a low humidity area which makes cooling harder and actually had to go water cooling to keep temps below 50c

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Posted: October 11th, 2007, 1:53 am

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I run on extreme, and eq2 goes back and forth on compatibility for SLI. There is specific drivers for SLI for eq2. Make sure you download that driver.

I can tell quite quickly when they mess up SLI support on an update.
Gets choppy in raids. Raiding in extreme is quite bright and will give you a headache btw, have to turn off spells or limit them to a couple players.

Please note that most people that buy decent equipment, have the ability to run extreme off their video cards, ram, and processor speed. Its the ability to get the info processed from your hard drive fast enough is what kills a lot of people. If you are serious in running extreme, you need to get either a SCSI hard drive, or a decent x4 raid mode config.

Good Luck

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Posted: February 15th, 2008, 12:17 pm
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Your graphics card means VERY little in EQ2. EQ2 took the route of making most of the graphics manipulation processor dependant instead of DirectX calls. It makes it more compatible across multiple platforms and graphics cards, but can't take full advantage of ANY graphics drivers.

Consequently, it's not your graphics card that determines your settings... but your raw CPU speed. So you want extreme? Get a Quad core extreme and overclock it to 4GHz... then maybe... MAYBE... you'll be able to run on extreme settings.

But for now, even my dual 8800GTX (768MG each) don't help.

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