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PC users suggest Call of Duty: Ghosts 6GB RAM requirement is artificial

4 Nov 2013  by   Peter Parrish
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Call of Duty: Ghosts RAM

What, you can’t even TRY with 4GB of RAM?

Those PC system requirements for Call of Duty: Ghosts always looked a bit on the dubious side. 6GB of RAM? Really? For a game that won’t even run at 1080p on the supposedly “next gen” Xbox One? That seems a bit odd, doesn’t it.

Well, the oddness continues with a set of posts on the guru3d forums (spotted at NeoGaf) from a couple of people who have access to the game already. There’s an image of Call of Duty: Ghosts giving a “FATAL ERROR” message to someone who only has 4GB of RAM (above,) followed by a poster going by the name “JonasBeckman” who claims that the title is barely using 2GB of RAM even on max settings. He’s also posted some screenshots to confirm he owns the game.

“RAM usage so far (Task manager, unsure about VRAM.) is usually around 1.1 – 1.8 GB. (Maybe it continues to grow the more you play, without unloading as maps change and such? Which isn’t ideal.),” he writes.

So, despite preventing those who have less than 6GB RAM booting the game, Call of Duty: Ghosts may not even require 2GB to function just fine. These are just early technical impressions of course; maybe Ghosts suddenly needs another 4GB out of nowhere or the poster isn’t taking some other factors into account. Still, it seems very fishy that those lacking 6GB of RAM can’t even attempt to boot the game and see how performance is.

In addition, it’s being reported by players that the Field of View (FOV) is hard-locked at 65 and cannot be altered. Though that may well change if modders get to fool around in the files.

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  1. Josh
    -1

    I have this problem :(

    November 5, 2013 at 2:04 am

  2. Raklödder
    +4

    I smell bullshit from Activision and Infinity Ward, when Call of Duty: Ghosts (console game or console-port) needs more than 6GB of RAM to run on a PC.

    November 5, 2013 at 3:00 am

  3. Siren
    +19

    activsion is fucking bullshit, hope their sales drop, fucking retards setting the ram standards so high… fucking useless bunch of dicks

    November 5, 2013 at 6:39 am
  4. Avatar of
    Dareka
    +10

    Activison is feeling left out in the next gen console race.

    Dice released BF3 and made DX11 popular (there wasn’t much support before BF3) which later helped developers prepare for next gen hardware.

    Watch Dogs will be exclusive on 64 bit OSes so that would mean that particular type of system will be the future.

    Activision is only left with….RAM.

    November 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

  5. Danny
    +4

    I don’t have a problem with the system requirements, I DO have a problem with the disk requirements as I’m downloading over 60 GB’s through steam right now, this better be good.

    November 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

    1. Raklödder
      +3

      Trust me, sir, it’s not worth it – FOV is locked (hardcoded) at 65.

      November 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm

  6. Actiretards
    +7

    Activision is full of retarded people. I hope they all go to hell for doing this. So many people have 4GB of ram and now they are not just simply letting them play this game. Wtf?

    November 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  7. stuart
    +1

    i have another concern with the game requirements, i am still using windows XP!
    will this only work on windows 7?
    cheers

    November 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    1. Spidermonk
      +1

      Windows XP is restricted to 4GB (more around 3.2-3.5GB. You would not be able to play this game on an XP system. Windows Vista, 7, and 8 should work fine.

      November 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      1. Spidermonk

        EDIT: 64 Bit versions of those OS.

        November 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm

  8. Anthony
    0

    IM having this too. It took 2 hours to install then about to play it. That came up. its annoying. How can I fix it

    November 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm

  9. Darkdawn
    +2

    I would rather not go pay more than the game costs on ram. $160 NZD ram for $108 NZD game zz

    November 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm

  10. wortel
    +4

    i cant even launch this damn game…

    November 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

  11. RedDevil
    +3

    this is stupid i could run bf 3 with 1 gb of ram now i have 4 gb and it doesnt even start its bullshit this was made with the purpose for people to buy ram what they eventually wont even use 6 gb ram? for what?

    November 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  12. luke
    +4

    please i pre ordered them game i have played every other cod does anyone know if they will patch this what a joke

    November 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  13. mohamed
    +5

    i think call of duty ghost is full of it when i was installing the game at first it said i needed 60 gb of memory just to install the game thats like mw2 and 3 put together and then it tells me that i need 6gb ram to launch the game when im using 4 gb ram how come mw2 and 3 need only the minimum of 2 gb ram and they play the graphics well i mean whats so good about the graphics on this game that you need a extra 4 gbs to play i hope steam sorts this problem out or they would end up loosing alot of money on this them greedy buch of dicks

    November 6, 2013 at 2:06 am

    1. okeeey
      +1

      60 gb of disk space -> DLCs !!! SEASON PASS !!!

      November 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  14. Phil
    +10

    Fucking gay ass company I hope they die in hell,
    If Activision was e a person, he would be in front of me dying choking in his own blood after I pee in his face

    Mother FUCK you

    November 6, 2013 at 4:23 am

  15. Louis
    +3

    The recommended 4GB g/card is a bit of a laugh too!!

    November 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

  16. Wolf
    -8

    Really you can’t complain about 6GB of ram even most entry/pre built pcs have 6-8GB of ram so its no big deal. As for video cards that another story. I have a Evga 650 TI just a entry level card was playable but not as I liked maxed out or at least all mid settings, but could play BF 4 maxed out of it around 35-40fps not great but ok. I went back to my old beast a Evga GTX 590 runs great at 1920×1080 high/extra settings avg fps per fraps is 101 and min is 75.
    Frames Time (ms) Min Max Avg
    1291 12672 75 168 101.878

    November 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

  17. relu

    they will remove the 6gb ram locker?i hopw sow because i have payed that stupid game:(((

    November 10, 2013 at 12:31 am

  18. shooter
    +2

    YEP I too have 4GB of RAM

    November 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  19. Raymon
    -1

    My computer haves 6 GB of RAM, and it won’t still open. There does pop this FATAL ERROR shit up, when i wanna open COD Ghosts. I do also have 64 GB of Memory… Someone can help me??

    November 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

  20. neil
    -1

    I added the extra ram required but I have windows vista, the game wont work! or am I being a mong? if I pay to up grade to windows 7 will it work then? can you tell me please

    November 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

  21. w33dz0r
    +2

    i have 6gb ram, but i still get fatal error. can’t complete singel player story!! what should i do? i even tried running in safe mode as suggested. but nooooo…

    November 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  22. w33dz0r

    same here bro. u got any solutions yet?

    November 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

  23. Andrew

    For those that are experiencing “Call of Duty Ghosts has stopped working” when attempting to launch the game, check your graphics card support. The game NEEDS a DX11 card to run the game, meaning at least a GF400 series or equivalent ATi/AMD chipset (as in the official specification). It WILL NOT run on an older card, such as my own GF GTX 260 (DX9/10) – which has coped very well with any game thrown at it.

    As for the RAM issue, a patch is soon to be released (if it hasn’t been already) to remove the limitation, or at least stop it reporting an issue, so there’s no need for more than 4GB RAM (unless you can’t wait of course!).

    The FOV being set to 65 is, unfortunately, something we’re going to have to put up with – or launch the game with the FOV Changer mod).

    December 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

  24. Travis

    Hi I started a mp game and it shut down instantly came up with fatal error disc read imagefile 4 i have a m17x alienware running 32gb ram intel core i7-3740qm cpu @2.7ghz 2gb nvidia geforce gtx 680m 3D graphics card why is my game crashing?

    December 28, 2013 at 7:53 am

  25. Neelakash

    I installed the game then the ram fix that came out , I was able to run it smoothly without any problem but just after the 7th mission ended when it started to load it crashes and shows an error saying-“FATAL ERROR” .

    It was just not expected from Activision. Really feeling sad.I have 4GB ram 1gb Ati Radeon HD 5450 i3 processor.

    I don’t know what to do.

    January 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm

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