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10/8/2012 5:22:12 AM
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Any Way to Boost Performance?

So there's this game that I like a lot. Tribes: Ascend. Unfortunately, the computer I use to play it is completely unable to handle it. Without any configs, it is absolutely unplayable. I don't even know what the framerate was. It was really, really low. So I look into configurations. With [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjZiCc6oh08]this[/url] config, it's much better, at generally 8-15 frames per second. However, it still drops to around six every so often or when certain things happen. Obviously, I'm not satisfied with this. So I try [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPqMbFwKjcc&feature=relmfu]THIS[/url] horrible thing. To be honest, I'm glad it didn't work very well, as it's unbearably ugly for such a normally pretty game and even disables some sound effects. With the previous config, I would get 10-12 FPS just roaming an empty map, and with this I get 13-15. All in all, it's way too ugly of a configuration for such a small boost. Obviously, the plan's to get a better computer. However, at the time I don't have enough money to get a new one and won't for quite a while. So I'm looking for a temporary fix, on which I can play this game at an at least okay framerate on the first configuration. According to CanYouRUNIt, the problem lies in my video card and CPU (so just simply upgrading is not an option). Is there any way at all to give even a small boost to performance? TL;DR, Tribes can't run on my computer, can't get a new one, configs won't help, problem lies in my lacking video card and CPU, any way to boost performance?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Chaozhound No its easy. You just unplug it from the motherboard and can put a new one in that is compatible with your motherboard very easily. [/quote] Hmm, I'll look into it. Thanks.
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  • No its easy. You just unplug it from the motherboard and can put a new one in that is compatible with your motherboard very easily. Unless you're talking about a laptop, then it is a pain in the ass. [url=http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=34&name=CPUs-Processors]Example of different CPUs you can buy to swap out or install into a computer case[/url] [Edited on 10.07.2012 9:42 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Chaozhound If it lies in your CPU and graphics, upgrading is actually a solution. Your computer sounds like its too bad to run anything without you upgrading your specs. There isn't anything you could do without an upgrade. [/quote] The CPU? Now I'm not very knowledgeable about computer innards, but it's my understanding that the CPU is basically [i] the computer. [/i] As for the graphics card, I'm not sure exactly how much it would help, and to avoid any uncertainty, I plan on just buying or maybe building a new computer. I mean, you can't upgrade a CPU. ...Right?
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  • If it lies in your CPU and graphics, upgrading is actually a solution. Your computer sounds like its too bad to run anything without you upgrading your specs. There isn't anything you could do without an upgrade.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] dahuterschuter Well there's this stuff that works for a guy named Bob these commercials keep telling me about.[/quote] Wat.
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  • Well there's this stuff that works for a guy named Bob these commercials keep telling me about.
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  • I hear they've got pi- -pieces of hard ware for that.
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