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Since I don't know too many people who buy a $60 game for both XBox and PS3, I decided to compare load times using youtube vidoes. Summary Table of Average Load Times (in seconds) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Console New Game Saved Game Dungeon House Outside City Fast Travel XBox 47 10* ...


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I have a simple AutoHotkey script that will force this mode for me. The script removes the window border and title bar of any window, and moves the window so that it fills the screen: ^!f:: WinGetTitle, currentWindow, A IfWinExist %currentWindow% { WinSet, Style, ^0xC00000 ; toggle title bar WinMove, , , 0, 0, 1920, 1080 } return The hotkey this ...


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Get FRAPS or some other tool to display the frame rate and monitor the effects of your changes. There are a quite some things you could try to do: reduce the graphics settings play at a lower resolution use the strategic view (doesn't help as much as one would think) play on smaller maps don't zoom out as much (as Oak already said) win before the modern ...


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Both ;) You need RAM to hold the data - polygons, textures etc. More ram will allow you to show more detailed textures and run at higher resolutions. You need a good GPU to do all the calculations needed for a modern game - lighting, physics etc. The better the GPU the more of these calculations you can do so you'll get better effects and it will have an ...


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Whilst many people will tell you that a graphics card is the most important component for gaming, it is not strictly true. The truth is that the balance of components is the most important. In your case, anything but a modest graphics card will be overkill for your system. Even if you had a top of the range graphics card, you wouldn't get much out of it, ...


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There are a number of mods that claim to improve FPS in Minecraft. My experience is limited to OptiFine (an updated version of Optimine from around version 1.2) on 1.8.1, but I do see a very significant improvement in my FPS. Although it's a bit non-specific, I have seen my FPS on a Mac go from completely unplayable to very smooth. OptiFine (Minecraft Forum ...


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As long as you don't suffer a catastrophic hardware failure, any game should work fine. In fact new 360s' CPUs clockspeeds are restricted to match the originals so that there will be no processing differences between the models. I would recomend that you get a hard drive for the 360 and install any game you play on it. Loading from the HDD significantly ...


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Modern CPUs usually change their clock speed based on CPU load in the default setting. You might be able to use the Power item in the Windows Control Panel to switch the power scheme from the default Balanced scheme to Energy Saver. That should lock your CPU to its lowest clock speed. You can use something like CPU-Z to monitor the clock speed to see if ...


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So I don't know enough about virtual machines to make a good recommendation (you should go to Superuser.com for that), but I did have some success with using VirtualBox. I've run a large number of games on Virtual Machines, dating back to running Warcraft 2 on OS7 (which I don't recommend btw). Over time I've learned two important rules: Don't play ...


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Within the options menu (Esc -> Options), set Graphics to Fast and set Render Distance to Tiny. Close any programs you can spare to lose (ie internet browser, messenger, music). If you're really desperate, you can open your task manager (Ctrl + Alt + Delete -> Start Task Manager) and select the "Processes" tab. Order by "Memory" and have a look at what's ...


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The real answer is neither: A high GPU clock speed means nothing, especially when you are comparing against brands. It is not on how many clocks per second a core runs at but rather how efficient the core is. For example, a GTX Titan has a core clock of 836MHz whereas the HD7770 has a core speed of 1000-1100GHz, so based on clock speed, the HD7770 is ...


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There are a lot of good points brought up on EpicAdvice.com - Tools for lowering latency lowerping and smoothping both seem to get decent reviews, as well as a blog on elitistjerks that talks about some registry hacks, addon issues, and many other tips for reducing disconnects (which may also help with pings).


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Similar question: How can I improve the performance of Minecraft? I recently discovered that turning off your sound effects in the options menu increases your frame rate significantly on low-end computers. Try this first, since it's such a simple solution. (Just drag the volume slider all the way down to 'OFF') One solution is using add-ons which let you ...


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A hard disk is responsible, but only in a few specific ways: Loading times. The time it takes to start the game, or load resources from disk (for example when entering a new map or region) are directly related to Hard Disk speed. If you've ever played on a machine with an SSD, you'll know all about this. Hard disk performance is the bottle neck here, so ...


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From what I gather, 64-bit doesn't necessarily mean better performance, assuming that you compare two identical environment which only differ in their bitness. Ofttimes performance will even be on the 32-bit system's side. This is due to the fact that all pointers on a 64-bit system have a larger memory representation (due to the larger address space) and ...


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You most certainly have a performance bottleneck in your CPU. The X2 4400+ is over 5 years old now which, along with your older motherboard (which only supports PCIe 1.0, the 460 is designed for PCIe 2.0), is severely limiting any gains from your brand new video card. This next part is a little hazy as I've heard conflicting arguments, so hopefully someone ...


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I personally use Leatrix Latency Fix. It dropped my latency from ~250ms to ~60ms on all European realms I tried (currently on Draenor).


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I am going to assume you're running in the same windowed resolution as you would be fullscreen (i.e. if you run it in 800x600 windowed, you're comparing against 800x600 fullscreen), since that means the game has to render the same image in either case. If you run in a higher resolution for fullscreen, then it seems likely that there's something else going ...


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Yes, I've done this with a much less high-powered PC and about 8 or 10 users connected. It worked fine. The biggest problem with Minecraft servers (apparently) is that if your players explore too far, your memory footprint will get ridiculous at some point. I didn't see any problems in this area, though - most of my players stayed near the spawn for the ...


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Basically, not much. I read an article (found it) a while back where some tech guys put an SSD in a PS3 and compared load times for game w/ install. For the most part load times where the same. PSN games might have had a small advantage but things like metal gear solid still took about the same amount of time to load.


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Quick Combat and Quick moves make a difference in the late game. Evidently, AI moves/fights at the animated on-screen unit speed, even in areas that are fog-covered or have not been revealed. Switching this option reduced my turn wait-time by half. Worth a shot for anyone.


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Add to the game's command line parameters: /frameratecap=n where n is the frame rate.


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So far, I discovered a nice solution. I had to make a splash Potion of harming II. Then I approached the farm without looking at it (like while you play slenderman). It seems that Minecraft renderer is smart enough not to lag completelly when you do not look at the laggy area.


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There are a couple of options that can alleviate the issue of older games running way too fast on modern machines; Some games (ie: the original Grand Theft Auto) have built in frame limiters, see if yours does If the game supports a 'Vsync option', control the in game FPS by changing your monitor refresh rate Buy a patched copy of the game from another ...


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1) Are you on wireless? If yes, plug it in and get an instant boost. 2) Do you have other things using your connection? My wife and I both play (different computers) and we're at 200 ping. She turns on internet radio, bam we're up to 400 ping. Run a netstat to check for existing connections.


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Absolutely! Check out this post over at guru3d.


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Almost all new engines or recent engines have been programmed with the multi-core in mind. I am speaking about Unreal Engine 3, Source Engine, CryTek Engine, ID Tech Engine and more. So, if you would asked this question 2 years ago, I would answered you to go with dual-core CPU and get the highest clock frequency that your budget would allow you. But ...


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Having a big amount of RAM could help when playing at big resolutions, let me say 1920x1080 and more. For resolutions like 1680x1050 or less 1GB would be great but even 512MB is enough for most of games event at the highest texture detail setting. If your monitor is 1680x1050 or less and the video card you choose has already 1GB I would suggest you to go ...



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