Solved - Confusing the hell out of me. (Arma II)

June 24, 2012 at 18:01:37
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit, 2.8 GHz Performance Rated at: 5.46 GHz / 3.8 GB
I'm trying to see if my computer can run Arma II + Arma II: Operation Arrowhead (mainly for the purpose of the DayZ mod). I have scanned my computer for both, and I'm at a part that's slightly illogical in my mind, but I don't have that great of knowledge when it comes to computer specs.

On the minimum requirement, I pass all except for Video Card. It says the minimum is "NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X1800 with Shader Model 3 and 256 MB VRAM or faster", while I have "GeForce 6150SE nForce 430".

I'm assuming the first one is better, but what confuses me is the features of the video card. I pass all of them. I figured that if those are the features necessary for the video card, and I have the features, then it must be a mistake.

Here's my other info if it'll help you find out if I can run the game or not:

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor
CPU Speed: 2.8 GHz Performance Rated at: 5.46 GHz
RAM: 3.8 GB
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
(Video card is above)

Please help if you can, thanks.

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June 24, 2012 at 19:59:46
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Passmark Video Card (and onboard video) Benchmarks

Relative performance benchmarks,

Low end video cards

GeForce 6150SE - 54

"GeForce 6150SE nForce 430"

You DO NOT have a video CARD - a video CARD is removable - you have onboard video - a video adapter built into the main chipset - it's NOT removable.

VRAM = video ram. Onboard video does not have it's own dedicated video ram like video CARDS do - it shares the ram installed in the mboard.
You can increase whatever amount of memory installed in the mboard is being shared with the 6150SE onboard video to it's maximum in the mboard's bios, but that benchmark is probably when it has the maximum amount of ram being shared there.

If your computer is a desktop computer and has a spare PCI-E X16 slot, you will get much better video performance from just about any video CARD installed in that slot.
Installing a video CARD in the PCI-E X16 slot causes the bios to automatically disable the onboard video.

If you look at the Performance ratings list in Windows, the 6150SE onboard video probably has the lowest rating of all of them.
Your overall Performance rating in Windows is determined by whatever has the lowest performance rating.

High end video cards

GeForce 7800 GTX - 564
Geforce 7800 GT - 519
Geforce 7800 GS - 487

Radeon X1800 - 762

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