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Minimum system requirements

Discussion in '[Archived] Tech Support' started by Samji3877, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. Samji3877

    Samji3877 New Member

    Hey Guys,

    Just thought I'd highlight the usefullness of a system requirements tab to the launcher, it would be really cool if the launcher had a peek at your spec (if you gave it permission) checked it against the mods known requirements then recommended a mod pack from feed the beast that suited your system set up.

    I say this because i downloaded the launcher and mod pack this afternoon and my CPU went to 90% and RAM topped at 2.6GB and stayed that way until night fell and the FTB command console shouted "out of memory"...

    to play FTB with everything in I would have to upgrade to a 64 bit operating system and purchase more RAM (which I will do)
    But for now I'll have to reduce the No. of mods used but which ones?... well that is where a minimum system requirement for FTB would save a lot of time and effort

    Just an idea for some more extra special awsomeness

  2. Ashzification

    Ashzification New Member

    What are your system specs?
  3. Samji3877

    Samji3877 New Member

    Its an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
    memory(RAM) 4.00GB
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
    1663MB available graphics memory
    32-bit operating system
  4. Meldiron

    Meldiron New Member

    While minecraft does like its ram it shouldn't need that much.
    I believe the problem here is that you'r trying to make java use more then 1gb on a 32bit system which it seems to dislike, a lot.
    Try lowering your max memory setting in the launcher back to 1GB and see if you still get the error.
  5. Samji3877

    Samji3877 New Member

    Brilliant! Thank You! lowering the max memory has removed the issue entirely
  6. NewAstra

    NewAstra New Member

    Im getting 10 fps and block lag on low settings with optifine installed and 3 of 6 Gb ram allocated in FtB.
    I have 64 bit windows 7 and installed java 64 bit version 7 update 10.
    My specs are:

    nvidia geforce gtx 285
    intel core i7 290
    and 6 Gb ram at my disposal
    1024 Mb available graphics memory
    Windows 7 64 bit

    Is this enough to drive this modpack better than my case ?
  7. Samji3877

    Samji3877 New Member

    in the mod pack home screen set the max ram usage to 1GB and see if it speeds it up a bit (not preaching this but it worked for me!)
  8. NewAstra

    NewAstra New Member

    It works more or less, thanks guys, found out that building a house in my opinion beatiful redwood xlarge biome mod area was not a good idea, thats what causes block lag at least, and i got my fps up to 40 again, more than playable now :D
  9. adampm

    adampm New Member

    NewAstra, Have you tried to right click the FTB launcher and click "Run with graphics processor" > (it may give you multiple options but i get Two) "High performance processor" or "Intergrated Processor" My laptop decides to default to the integrated which makes me run around 19 fps but when i go to the high performance processor i get around 120 fps on max settings aside from performance which i have on balanced.
  10. Lawbroken

    Lawbroken New Member

    Look into getting 64bit OS

    While you have 4gig ram 32bit does not allow you to use all of the ram ;)
  11. Ashzification

    Ashzification New Member

    Windows 32 bit can't read anything more than 3.75 GB of RAM. You can have all the RAM you want, but Windows 32 will not recognize any more than 3.75.

    (I understand this is likely a very dead topic as it was started in November, but maybe someone sees it and find this information helpful)
  12. earlbrownie

    earlbrownie New Member

    Hey guys
    Probably a bit late now but I am severely considering just dropping FTB all together as my computer cant handle it
    I have tried system clean ups, defragmentations and uninstallations galore and still to no avail
    I have tried (as other people on this forum post have recommended to lower the max RAM usage but nothing changes
    I have a dell studio 17 (older version I believe)
    with 4GB of built in RAM
    and intel core i5 processor 2.40GHz
    an HDI mobility radeon 5400 series
    maximum FPS on FTB on a newly spawned world
    and it is closing into its 4th year in age now as well
    Nothing at all
    My computer was able to run FTB very very well before but since then it has severely detiriorated since then and is now unplayable
    Please help in this dead forum post please!!!
  13. Ashzification

    Ashzification New Member

    Have you read this?
  14. earlbrownie

    earlbrownie New Member

    Hey thanks for the reply
    Most of what is on the link is old news to me now as I have tried almost everything
    I allocate ftb about 1gb of ram and it only uses 35% of the allocated ram and sticks at around 10-30 fps and constantly fluctuates
    This is in a snow biome with no Animals
    I have tried everything that any forum post has mentioned!
    Nothing has worked
    Just ona side note: my computer has quickly detieriorated going from 120 fps on ftb down to 30 to 20 within a week
    I am so frustrated
    Please help
  15. Ashzification

    Ashzification New Member

    Sounds like a problem with your computer then. What have you changed/added/removed?
  16. earlbrownie

    earlbrownie New Member

    Hey again
    I tried removing a few mods (including extra biomes) but to no avail and my computer continues to frustrate me,
    I am going to open up the back this weekend to see if there are any problems internally but it may be hard as it is a laptop :-/
    On my expierience index rating the graphics are the lowest rated one but that's for windows aero but I have disabled windows aero so that should t be a problem
    I honestly think buying a new computer will solve this
    Also on optifine is having the fps rating on a number good or on bay c or on something I between better?
    Thanks again
  17. Neil_50437

    Neil_50437 New Member

    One thing you can do is add optifine you can also can increase the perm gen size
  18. earlbrownie

    earlbrownie New Member

    My god...
    You have solved my problem you are a god
    I forgot the dash when I first put the parameter in
    But knowing my computer it will find a way to squander my efforts and take me backwards and take action against me fixing the problem
    :) thanks though so much
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