Pierre32 wrote on 2022-09-25, 05:36:
asdf53 wrote on 2022-09-24, 14:41:
I'd say you need an Athlon 64 system to fully enjoy this game.
Can confirm this helps. I'm now playing it on my WinXP box with an Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and GTX275, at 1600x1200. Vsync on, and it's like butter.
GPU use is pretty low, occasionally spiking to 50%. CPU use generally much higher, and I've seen CPU1 hit 90%.
Very interesting, I need to try that as soon as I get my Athlon 64 machine assembled again. Is it still smooth if you set it to 2000 MHz?
In the meantime I tried something else: My Athlon XP machine was on an ancient board with 133 MHz FSB and SDRAM. I was wondering if it helps to upgrade to a more modern board, so I switched to an Nforce2 board with DDR memory and FSB overclocked to 220, while keeping the CPU speed the same at 2100 MHz. Did the added bandwidth help? No, absolutely nothing. Not even the slightest gain. It's still dipping to 20 FPS in the same places.