Monday, July 26, 2010

Starcraft 2 Is your PC ready?

For the last 3 months I have been beta testing Starcraft 2 and I can tell you a lot of people are in for a shock when they try and run Starcraft 2 on their PC.
If you try and run Starcraft 2 with only 1 gig of ram you will be in for a Lag fest, you might want to look for at least a 2 gig kit and if you’re running windows Vista or 7 you will want a 4gb kit of ram, I found 2 gig was ok “Just” on the small maps but would freeze up on bigger maps and if your freezing up you will get booted from other players.
Blizzard recommend a 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better so a lot of people will be looking for Video card upgrades too . Setting up a system for a game like Starcraft 2 requires balance, if your upgrading your video card see that you will not be bottle necked buy your ram or CPS

StarCraft II System Requirements

The system requirements for the StarCraft II are as follows:

PC Requirements
PC Minimum System Requirements*:

Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
12 GB available HD space
1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
DVD-ROM drive
Broadband Internet connection
1024X720 minimum display resolution
PC Recommended Specifications:

Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better
*Note: Due to potential programming changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time.