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01.25.2012 , 09:05 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Vandaman View Post
I tried your fixes and i had a small fps jump in game, but nothing helped the CPU usage
Aye, CPU was not my issue, it was my RAM getting fully used very very quickly on planets (5 to 10 minutes) and forcing the game to stutter to a stop or crash.

My hints are as follows :

* I believe the LOW Texture setting has bugs and a possible memory leak (about 1 Gb getting stuck in the virtual memory even after close).

EDIT : my theory is this was caused by the fact that my NVIDIA video card was imposing high quality textures while the in-game setting was imposing Low Texture. The incoherence between the two may explain why I suddenly had about 1.4 Gb of extra RAM in use. Yet, maybe not, as now I have High Textures set in-game, but with NVIDIA Performance imposed. So, I don't know, but it works very well now.

* Maybe some settings set in game are not really applied, such as turning anti-aliasing off or turning vertical sync off. Setting these off in your video card preferences should do the trick.

Again, that is mostly RAM (as it was unplayable before with my 2.8 Gb real RAM). Have not experienced a grave problem with CPU, I just make sure the computer is well cooled/ventilated.