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Re: Fix: Performance sucking on Dual Core and HT CPUs
« Reply #50 on: 2007 April 14, 21:07:08 »
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Hard drive speed really has no influence in anything besides saving and load times or if your pc has so little ram that it resorts to using the slow swap file.

Granted, during the "live" game play, the hard drive is not as much of a factor. However, drive speed is a critically severe bottleneck with respect to load/saving/building lots, and any transitions between them. Those are the performances areas that most desperately need improvement, ergo they *are* a factor.
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Re: Fix: Performance sucking on Dual Core and HT CPUs
« Reply #51 on: 2007 April 17, 07:49:01 »
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Who said anything about upgrading your computer?  I'm saying that DX10 games are so far off that you're better off buying a new system for $1000 when the game you want comes out than waste loads of money for the sole purpose of being DX10 ready.  Even with DX10 capable cards there's no promise that TS3 will run really well either.  I'm guessing that TS3 will take up at least 25GB and take 2GB of RAM minimum, 4GB recommended.  These might be a little excessive but I wouldn't put it past EA for making the game extra bloaty just to force people to buy new hardware (they are the Microsoft of gaming companies after all).  Those cards will improve TS2's rendering now especially if you were on an integrated chipset though.

I really don't understand what makes a card DX10 capable anyway, is it an GPU architecture like PPC or x86?  From what I understand right now, it seems to me that it's saying that a computer is Cω or Python capable.

By the way, Avalon shuts off while you're playing pretty much any game so that's not what's causing the problem.  The slower performance probably comes from the fact that Vista adds a lot of services like SuperFetch and Tablet PC support even when you don't have a Tablet PC.  This is what angers me about Vista the most, they put crap like this in there and there's no way to completely remove it anymore unless you reinstall your entire OS with vLite.
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Re: Fix: Performance sucking on Dual Core and HT CPUs
« Reply #52 on: 2007 April 20, 14:23:42 »
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Sorry for being retarded but I can't find my boot.ini (it's been a while, forgotten where it was and a search turned up empty. I found a boot.ini.backup... if I do the forcecore and the XP update without the boot.ini thing, will it not work?
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Re: Fix: Performance sucking on Dual Core and HT CPUs
« Reply #53 on: 2007 May 25, 15:29:41 »
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Dudes, do you know of any improvements with Vista?

---Vista HP
---Core 2Duo 6400
---2 gb RAM
---Nvidia GF 7950GT

I have all the expansions and SP's running. The performance coughs a bit sometimes - more lately - I don't think I need to whine, but I want to be sure I haven't missed anything I could do to improve performance. Smiley


                 
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Re: Fix: Performance sucking on Dual Core and HT CPUs
« Reply #54 on: 2007 May 25, 19:46:27 »
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I just want to know why you have a butt symbol ( ω ) on your computer while I don't.  Huh  Grin
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Re: Fix: Performance sucking on Dual Core and HT CPUs
« Reply #55 on: 2007 May 25, 20:44:41 »
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'cos he's an arsehole who thinks burning live kittens to death is fun?
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« Reply #56 on: 2007 May 25, 21:04:33 »
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'cos he's an arsehole who thinks burning live kittens to death is fun?

So they get special "arse" keys?

It now becomes clear.
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Re: Fix: Performance sucking on Dual Core and HT CPUs
« Reply #57 on: 2007 May 25, 21:53:35 »
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So they get special "arse" keys?

That's right. Cheesy
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