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Low framerate issues with "good" computer

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Flamingtable
12.20.2011 , 10:57 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Devilrogue View Post
good god.........you dont need every line of code in your computer, just the system specs.

your CPU is fine

you only have 4g of memory, update to 8+

your graphics card is pretty dated, get a HD5770 if your low on cash

done.
You're not only wrong but you're giving out stupid advice. 4 gigs is perfectly fine, especially for an MMO.

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Toonmann
12.20.2011 , 11:24 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by renegadeimp View Post
I have a suggestion. It's far fetched but might work.
  • Set all your ingame settings to max, including the preset.
  • Click apply.
  • Disable shadows
  • Click apply
  • Set the preset to low.
  • Click apply.

If your framerate improves a little, start to raise the settings up slowly, clicking apply after each one.

Do NOT raise shadows from it's lowest settings until you have gotten the other settings to your liking.

There is a known bug in the unity graphics engine for this game that causes a memory leak on certain settings. Resetting your options seems to rectify it for a lot of people.


On a sidenote, please understand that you won't be seeing high spec graphics on a decent framerate everywhere, simply because of your GPU.
This really helped on my Fiancee's laptop (4 year old dell with 512mb dedicated graphics card).

Got a 30FPS jump in the menu from following these instructions and a 10FPS jump in game (previously she would be lucky to get frames above 10 in big areas, now she safely is at 25+)

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Expect people to be negative, especially if you're carving your own path."

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Bendu
12.28.2011 , 01:31 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Devilrogue View Post
good god.........you dont need every line of code in your computer, just the system specs.

your CPU is fine

you only have 4g of memory, update to 8+

your graphics card is pretty dated, get a HD5770 if your low on cash

done.
Well is that everyone's answer to stuff. Having more Ram will only allow you to run more apps at the same time, it does not magically allow any app or game to use more of your physical ram, unless you know how to change certain flags in your OS, which isn't always possible and doesn't work as good as you want it to. So unless you are a dev guy and know how to make SWTOR use more physical memory, then having 4gb is good. I would only recommend more memory based on the fact that your are running Windows 7, which gets memory hungry.
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