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Hi guys thanks for the help.

I can't get the game to run ok even on the lowest specs with the extras turned off! Lag from when I puse E or move the mouse. I just got a new Windows 8 PC 5 months ago... not a high-end computer but it should run the game ok right?
I haven't been savvy about computers since around 10 years ago so here are my specs
If the specs are ok, can I tweak my computer settings to get better results?

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/24/2013, 03:46:22
Machine name: SILVER
Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130306-1502)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: h8-1414
BIOS: v8.06
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6120 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 10240MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 10030MB RAM
Page File: 3959MB used, 7541MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7450
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x677B)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_677B&SUBSYS_249F1462&REV_00
Display Memory: 5765 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1006 MB
Shared Memory: 4758 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: VE245
Monitor Id: ACI24F8
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atium dag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1140 (English)
Driver Version: 8.982.10.6000
DDI Version: 11
Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.2
Graphics Preemption: DMA
Compute Preemption: DMA
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/22/2012 02:02:14, 1112064 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-243B-11CF-A673-9504BEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x677B
SubSys ID: 0x249F1462
Revision ID: 0x0000
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Do you have the latest Catalyst drivers installed? As the computer should run it just fine

EDIT: Looked at the driver version and it seems you aren't.

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

Pick from under the latest HD7000 blablabla drivers subcategory, check the 64bit Windows 8 drivers and try installing them

And also try installing DirectX 9.0c again, maybe there are some libraries missing from your computer
Post edited April 24, 2013 by dewtech
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dewtech: Do you have the latest Catalyst drivers installed? As the computer should run it just fine

EDIT: Looked at the driver version and it seems you aren't.

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

Pick from under the latest HD7000 blablabla drivers subcategory, check the 64bit Windows 8 drivers and try installing them

And also try installing DirectX 9.0c again, maybe there are some libraries missing from your computer
I installed Catalyst from the link provided and updated my DirectX to the newest version but the game doesn't play any better than before, even on the lowest specs
I would appreciate any other helpful ideas.
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secretgiant: Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7450
That card is way below minimum specs.

All you can really do is reduce the resolution down to 1280x720 (or below), run the game windowed, and hope for a miracle.
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secretgiant: Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7450
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227: That card is way below minimum specs.

All you can really do is reduce the resolution down to 1280x720 (or below), run the game windowed, and hope for a miracle.
Thanks. I suck. Any recommendation what I should get to replace it for less than $200? I need a DVI and an HDMI output and I don't know how to check my motherboard to see if it'll fit.
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227: That card is way below minimum specs.

All you can really do is reduce the resolution down to 1280x720 (or below), run the game windowed, and hope for a miracle.
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secretgiant: Thanks. I suck. Any recommendation what I should get to replace it for less than $200? I need a DVI and an HDMI output and I don't know how to check my motherboard to see if it'll fit.
All cards should fit your motherboard, the card is pci-express, all new gpu-s are using pci-express, agp is history
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227: That card is way below minimum specs.

All you can really do is reduce the resolution down to 1280x720 (or below), run the game windowed, and hope for a miracle.
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secretgiant: Thanks. I suck. Any recommendation what I should get to replace it for less than $200? I need a DVI and an HDMI output and I don't know how to check my motherboard to see if it'll fit.
Newegg has a 7850 that will do nicely
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121704

The real kicker is that the power supplies from HP suck and are built and shipped with the bare minimum . To be able to upgrade the card you will need to upgrade the power supply as well .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371063

About 250 US for both .
I got this video card Nvidia Geforce gt 640 Superclocked with 2gb memory and this power supply Thermaltake TR2 430 Watt -

So before I open them from the box... are these ok?
Thanks for the help everyone. I installed these things and everything plays great!