No, total war does not run that well, I am running windows 8, I just downloaded AMD catalyst and maxed out the clock and memory speed. It ran through the beginning cut scene and into a few minutes of game play then crash. I made sure to download the latest drivers and patches for the game. It is based off Uplay, and patches the game before I play. PC began with issues, MEMORY MANAGEMENT when I installed the RAM in a 2,4 pattern in the sense 1,2,3,4 slots i used slots 2 and 4. That didn't help so I switched it to 1,2 and then installed another set of RAM in 3,4. I dont have that issue anymore.