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Low fps, gpu or cpu related?

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Low fps, gpu or cpu related?

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Foward-Unto-Dawn
02.25.2014 , 08:37 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthRaistlin View Post
Wow 3 pages of noob answers.

It is most likely a hardrive issue. The game is trying to load textures and your HDD can't get them out fast enough.

A $130 500 GB velociraptor or an ssd would fix this issue for you, or since you have 8. GB of ram you could also make a ramdrive.

But yes your system is showing its age a bit. Upgrading your GPU would be a decent idea, but don't waste your time on any of your main components besides the HDD, a new build would be a much better investment.
You realize that a HDD has no effect on framerates; it only effects to load screen times. All the HDD does is store the information for the CPU to access. The CPU handles all of the changes on screen, with the GPU rendering images.

OP, there is a patch that is enabled on your CPU called a TLB Patch/fix. It was set in place in order to limit the CPU processing speed by about 40%. This effects Phenom I / II processors. You can disable it in the bios or download a program to do it for you.
Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgZoeller View Post
Yes, you may say 'Georg, then give us the real information'. That's fair, we totally appreciate that you guys are impatient.

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Kourage
02.25.2014 , 10:42 AM | #32
SImple. What color are your frame rates displayed in?
Red = Rendering bound/Video Card
Green = Simulation bound/CPU
Yellow = Mix of both
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Kourage
02.25.2014 , 10:43 AM | #33
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DarthRaistlin
02.25.2014 , 11:51 AM | #34
You realize you have no idea what you are doing right? This game is a pig, why do you think the Ram drives work for fixing this game.

I happen to do some testing of hardware, so I tried this game on a AMD 955 at stock clocks and a 4890 st 925/1050, with shadows on low and a 7200 RPM Blue drive, I got lag, hotswapped in a SSD, lag is gone. The lag went from 45-60 fps down to the 20's and guess what, it was the game waiting to load textures.

Op there is your answer. Again like I said, 3 pages of noob answers.

Loved the Ram one, also loved the guy who assumed op's CPU would do 4.0, more likely the ceiling was 3.8

Quote: Originally Posted by Foward-Unto-Dawn View Post
You realize that a HDD has no effect on framerates; it only effects to load screen times. All the HDD does is store the information for the CPU to access. The CPU handles all of the changes on screen, with the GPU rendering images.

OP, there is a patch that is enabled on your CPU called a TLB Patch/fix. It was set in place in order to limit the CPU processing speed by about 40%. This effects Phenom I / II processors. You can disable it in the bios or download a program to do it for you.

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EnemyEntity
02.25.2014 , 01:44 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by dakyo View Post
Use SWTOR Unleashed. It works wonders for fleet.

I found that the problem with stuttering is caused by loading in game FX on the fly when they should be in RAM for best performance. This can only be acheived with SWTOR:Unleashed.

Try it.
With Unleashed, what would be the best options to check indoor shadows?
I ask cause I get fine fps with the dynamic shadows off but when I turn them on, it drops low while indoors(most places). Just wondering what the best configuration might be because there are a lot of options and obviously I'm restricted to what free space my RAM has.

Also, I'm an idiot and I did not mean HDD but SDD.