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Do I need to Upgrade to Run Fallout 4?

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#1 KittyMcSparkles


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:32 PM

Hey All,


My Specs:


AMD Phenom II X4 970 3.5ghz processor

Western Digital 640 GB 7200 rpm, 64 MB Hard Drive

AMD Radeon HD 6800 series Video Card

8 Gigs of Ram

Windows 7 64bit


While trying to play Fallout 4, on frequent occasion the game gets laggy, jumping and freezing for long durations. I've set the game graphics to Fastest and computer power options to Best Performance. Do I need to upgrade my hardware to make this run? Any recommendations for what to upgrade and what to upgrade to?

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#2 Demonslay335


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:41 PM

The video card might be your bottleneck for the game as far as I can tell; I've fallen out of the loop on AMD cards on their comparison.


A good source lists the minimum and recommended specs. I think they have a tool that scans your hardware and checks as well.



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:20 AM

You might need to upgrade your graphics card for better gaming expensive. Nvidia GTX 960 or 970 are good graphics card for playing high system requirements games.

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:57 PM

Video card is limiting, R9 380 is good choice for that CPU. However remember that Fallout 4 is using very old engine. And I mean very old, tweaked from year 1997 engine. So technically Fallout 4 is very poor game and anything over 60 FPS breaks physics.


And what PSU you have?

Edited by Drillingmachine, 09 January 2016 - 02:58 PM.

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