I personally think the issues lies within the people computer. I run a fairly new gaming laptop and have yet to see my FPS drop below 30. Normally I am around 70 unless I PVP
Stop blaming Bioware for outdated video cards, and drivers. For those who have NVIDiA cards. They recently released a new version.
For those who have 4 gigs of ram? What do you expect. That should be bare minimal, and therefore expect low settings or low FPS. Upgrade your RAM to 8 + gigs and see the differences.
Check your processes > control alt delete > Start task manager > and the process tab . How many processes are you running. Honestly anything about 50 is to much for Windows Vista
Go the the perfomance tab> CPU Usage should be without running anything around 10% . Ram Usage should be minimal. I have 16 gig ram. Without running anything I have 2 gigs used by other processes.
Now take that into consideration if you only have 4 gigs of ram > that leaves around 2 gigs to the SWTOR? See the issue?
You are probably right
Over 15,000 posts from people, many tech people, and experienced gamers, who build their own machines, with over 10+ years of hardware/software/tech experience.
But hey, its their system or settings or something they did wrong. Because you bought a computer that works fine, that MUST be the reason, right?
And just for your info
Here is how the performance is on my i7 during 15 fps warzones:
EVERY cpu core sits around 30-40% load
Memory has over 1 gig free
GPU sits at 0% load
GPU is only at 40% memory usage
And just for your info, the game cant use more then 4gigs of ram. Your 16 gigs is ONLY useful for multitasking. IE: running the game plus other programs at the same time. Or if you use a ram disk to run things from.
If all you are doing is running the game, and nothing else, you have a bunch of ram sitting there not being used.