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#1 legoman786

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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.

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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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Posted 18 November 2005 - 05:13 AM

it might just be cause there are 8 players on the game well 1 plus 7 computers, when they all wanna move it can slow the comp down. ive found on my laptop its happened too.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 08:45 PM

Yeah... about that... I found that out the hard way. Now, I just laugh. I can't believe I was so dumb to overlook that. Anyways, I think I should calm down with the 4 vs 4 skirmishes.

Also, I'm getting a 550-watt PSU with a 20 amp 12V line. I should be able to expect some performance increase (and an increase in my electric bill :thumbsup:).

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 05:58 AM

Don't worry about the electrical bill. :thumbsup: If your computer is even somewhat running with 250W it isn't going to be a big difference in electrical consumption, especially if you've got active PFC. A computer only eats as much power as it need, so it won't be eating the full 550 all the time, only when it is under load will it spike up to something like that.
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 11:14 PM

It's been four days since I bought the power supply off of eBay. (Don't worry, the guy guaranteed that it was new. Or my money back.) I still haven't recieved it. Do you think I should contact the guy, or wait a couple more days?

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:01 PM

Depends - how much do you like sitting around and waiting? Sure hope that you didn't give him positive feedback!
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 08:41 AM

I got it... but I am dissappointed. I just realized that I have to hack away at my case to get the sucker to fit correctly. I.E.: The fan on the new PSU is where the power connector is currently, and vice versa.

So... I'm gonna come back from school and start the surgery on my computer. I'll tell you guys how that goes.

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:30 PM

Hehehehehehehe... I have successfully transplanted the 550-watt Rhycom PSU (it comes with 2 fans, one of those glow blue!!), from where the Dell 250-watt PSU used to reside. Now, off to play games. Hi-ho Silver!!!

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