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Old 2012-12-03, 07:14 PM   [Ignore Me] #16
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Re: Low FPS? Ailos' guide to having a better experience.


Will the ram improve my ingame fps?
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Old 2012-12-03, 07:17 PM   [Ignore Me] #17
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How much do you have now?
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Old 2012-12-03, 07:22 PM   [Ignore Me] #18
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hmm steady 30-40 with 60% render + low
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Old 2012-12-03, 08:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #19
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No, RAM. how much RAM do you have?
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Old 2012-12-03, 08:17 PM   [Ignore Me] #20
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RAM -> 4gb
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Old 2012-12-03, 08:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #21
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Originally Posted by Rbstr View Post
How much do you have now?
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hmm steady 30-40 with 60% render + low
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No, RAM. how much RAM do you have?
LOL.

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RAM -> 4gb
Even longer answer: depending on your laptop's age and specific hardware, it may not make much difference. Laptops (especially those at the higher end of their original retail segment) frequently come with the RAM already maxed out both in terms of speed and capacity. We need more information about your laptop.
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Old 2012-12-03, 10:37 PM   [Ignore Me] #22
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Empirical recommended requirements:
CPU: A quad-core running at 4 GHz or faster
GPU: NVidia 660Ti or Radeon HD 7870, Laptop cards: 680M or 7970M
RAM: 8 GB
I think at 660Ti | 7870 is a bit of an overkill for baseline system. My wifes system chugs along fine at 1080p with a HD 6850 and i5 2500K. If you want to kick things up to High settings, then ya, a 660 or 7870 might be required. The graphics settings in PS2 can be adjust to reasonably accommodate almost any GPU, its just the CPU bottleneck (or possibly the memory) that the settings don't effect.
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Old 2012-12-03, 10:45 PM   [Ignore Me] #23
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Stickied.

Good guide.

I've been chatting with you all this time on the forum Ailos and never knew you were AlekseyGV .

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Old 2012-12-04, 12:54 AM   [Ignore Me] #24
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Originally Posted by MrSmegz View Post
I think at 660Ti | 7870 is a bit of an overkill for baseline system. My wifes system chugs along fine at 1080p with a HD 6850 and i5 2500K. If you want to kick things up to High settings, then ya, a 660 or 7870 might be required. The graphics settings in PS2 can be adjust to reasonably accommodate almost any GPU, its just the CPU bottleneck (or possibly the memory) that the settings don't effect.
My definition of "Recommeded" is exactly that - being able to turn the eye candy to "High". 'Cause let's be honest, this game looks fucking awesome at high graphics settings.
Your wife's setup isn't very far behind those empirical recommended settings either, so yeah, I'm not surprised.

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Good guide.

I've been chatting with you all this time on the forum Ailos and never knew you were AlekseyGV .
Yup that's me. Glad you like the guide. Hop onto the Renegades' vent server sometime.
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Old 2012-12-04, 10:56 AM   [Ignore Me] #25
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Yup that's me. Glad you like the guide. Hop onto the Renegades' vent server sometime.
I will try to in the next week or so. All my final exams/projects are over this week and the next. I've barely even played PS2, since it was released.
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Old 2012-12-05, 01:24 AM   [Ignore Me] #26
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I fired up PS2 in 32-bit Windows XP with 4 GB of memory during Beta and noticed it was hitting the 2 GB memory cap for a user application.

I threw Windows into 3 GB mode (this is done via adding a /3GB switch in your boot.ini, Google it) but the game wouldn't start; it began telling me that my Radeon 5770 was incapable of running PS2. I figure that the 1 GB of video memory was no longer being addressed properly by the OS. I of course switched Windows back to the standard 2 gig user application mode and the game had no issues starting again.

I saw a thread pop up recently proposing this as a solution to some of the crashing and latency experienced by users running a 32-bit OS. I was surprised to see that nobody else reported the problem I experienced, and that /3GB mode apparently resolved some of the crashing issues users were having with the application writing to memory (which makes sense as this could be related to the addressable memory limitations imposed by a 32-bit OS).

Some also noted a notable performance improvement as the game was now able to use more than 2 GB of memory.

This is kind of a severe tweak that could have other unexpected consequences (you're essentially stealing memory away from the OS when you do this) but I thought it worth mentioning for those desperate 32-bit OS users. The tweak is a little different on Vista or 7, and the thread used an application to make PS2 "large address aware" but I believe it's already flagged as such.

EDIT - Add disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything that may occur as a result of making changes based upon my post above. I don't consider it a dangerous change but it directly impacts the amount of system memory your OS has to work with and can produce stability issues as well as OS malfunction.
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Old 2012-12-05, 03:46 AM   [Ignore Me] #27
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CPU: A dual-core processor running at 3 GHz or faster
Which is better? A dual core running at 3 GHz, or a quad core running at 2.4 GHz?
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Old 2012-12-05, 11:04 AM   [Ignore Me] #28
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Depends on what sort of cores it has. Which is why "3ghz dual core" is a poor pick for a performance requirement.
And old 3ghz Pentium D will get trounced by a 2.4ghz 1st gen i5.
A 3ghz Sandy Bridge i3 is likely going to do better than an 2.5ghz Deneb Quadcore Phenom.


For those with 32bit OS still...you're gonna have a bad time. Upgrade already.
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Old 2012-12-05, 02:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #29
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Originally Posted by Rbstr View Post
Depends on what sort of cores it has. Which is why "3ghz dual core" is a poor pick for a performance requirement.
And old 3ghz Pentium D will get trounced by a 2.4ghz 1st gen i5.
A 3ghz Sandy Bridge i3 is likely going to do better than an 2.5ghz Deneb Quadcore Phenom.
Very true. Updated OP to make that distinction clearer.
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Old 2012-12-05, 06:54 PM   [Ignore Me] #30
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Originally Posted by Rbstr View Post
For those with 32bit OS still...you're gonna have a bad time. Upgrade already.
Ugh, I have a Windows 8 license but not too sure I want to install it.
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