Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:56 PM
Is it possible to lower the graphics options so low that the vid card cannot play it? I think I have found out the answer to that...
While playing a skirmish (I love 4 vs 4 with all comps on brutal/hard), my FPS rate just plundered. I couldn't move around the map without waiting about 5 seconds for the computer to respond. Let alone trying to build or attack something. I was trying all kinds of things to get the FPS rate higher. I disabled FAST WRITES, turned down the settings in the TROUBLESHOOT menu, turned off every option available in the game. Nothing seemed to work. But, here's the answer to the question above mentioned, when I turned off the 3D shawdows, the whole game just crashed. A window popped up saying that there was some technical difficulties. Either due to viruses (not likely, thank you HJT team), an overheating component (possible), or my computer does not meet the minimum required specs (what are they smoking?).
I am so frustrated that I can just throw the CDs out the window of a moving car going down the highway. Why is this happening? I wish I knew, but with your help I can get to the bottom of this.
A tuned down P4 2.53ghz CPU (Dell)
1GB PC2700 RAM
MSI nVidia Geforce FX5600XT 128MB AGP 4x
Plus, I think, as Mr Alpha stated, my PSU cannot handle the sucking of the power through the 12V line.
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