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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
Hi all,

I stopped playing STO about a month ago because PC blew up. That was before the 2gig patch and it was running fine even though I had Core 2 Duo Extreme Quad Core 2.66 with ATI Radeon 4870 card, 2GB RAM and Vista.

Now I have i5 750 2.66 with ATI 5450 card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 and the FPS is diabolical whenever I go in a mission with a planet with asteroid rings. Even though my PC spec is better than before. It drops to 5-6 fps! Although in other missions with "open-ish" space its ok: 30-40 fps. Still overall I find it strangely sluggish. I read one Alt-Tab solution on the forums but that hasn't helped. I tried window / fullscreen, even lowering the resolution, max fps or not etc, no joy. I have downloaded the latest drivers/Catalyst.

Must be something else. Any ideas please? Oh and in game Video Options, under Troubleshooting I have Video Card options - Auto; HD 5450 #1; and HD 5450 #2 ! Anyone else have that?

Many thanks.