awesome thread mate very informative getting my vista 64bit today likely, looking forward to see if i get even better perfomence, running xp 32bit atm
my rig is
proc - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
my windows hard drive - Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA
motherboard - Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4, P965, Socket-775
ram- 2x - Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 2048MB CL5
GC - Asus GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3, HDCP
Originally Posted by Nosyd View Post
Could I get a bit of help with my 'paging file', I think thats what it's called. My Notebook specs are:
CORE 2 DUO 2.33GHZ
2 x 2GB DDR2 PC5300
2 x NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 8700 GT 512MB (SLI)
2 x SEAGATE 160GB 7200RPM SATA
What size should I set my paging file to, to get best performance out of AOC?
Also, if I turn shadows off altogether I get real low FPS. Turn them back on and I get good FPS again, very strange isn't it?
about the pagefile: it's in the guide.
about shadows: you are right, I noticed this as well. The game appears to be "in favor of" certain video options"
I'm sorry, but I'm a real numby when it come to this sort of stuff. I have re-read the guide, but can't work out what I should set my 'swap file' to with 4gb of ram and running windows vista ultimate. Could someone just type down the actual file sizes for me, please?
I think the stuttering may be due to your 320MB on the card. I only have 2GB RAM and I am surprised that the stuttering is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It's about the same for me as LOTRO and allot better than Vanguard.
Would buying another of the same GPU help? Or can we SLI 2 different GPUs together.
And isn't there any other option to solve this problem?
Well, my friend runs the game with around 60FPS everything maxxed and 1280*920, his comp:
Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
Vista 32 bit
I run the game with around 20FPS everything maxxed and 1280*1024, my comp:
E8400 @ 3.0GHz
Vista 64 bit
Cannot understand how he can get +40FPS compared to mine, the systems are quite equal it seems.
I have 8800gtx in SLi and q6600 @ 3.2ghz i get around 19-45fps ingame,
nowhere have i ever been close to 60, unless i see straight down ^^, on a
single card i cant even play in Tortage, in old Tartania i guess i would get
around 12fps with one card, as i get around 19-22 on the docks there with SLi.
I havent tested with the latest patch tho, but im having my doubts ^^
Last edited by anotherzen; 27th May 2008 at 13:36..
Well I did not read the whole thread. Very nice guide, but one thing is wrong:
If you set the Virtual Memory to 0 on Windows, serveral Applications might not run or crash or have unusual behavior... thats because Windows is build to expect some Virtual Memory.
This cannot be changed. So don't ever set it to 0.
I have just bought a laptop. CPU and RAM is topnotch - but i have my doubts with the GFX card. It is a Nvidia NVS 320M - which i have read on several forums is a 8700M. But my concern is that it only got 256mb ram on it. Will it severely decrease my game performance? Will that be the bottleneck?
On several benchmarks this card beat the 8600M by a noticeable scale - but will a 8600M with 512mb ram be a better choice?
I really need to find this out - since i need to return the laptop (if i can) if that is so.