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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
01-25-2012, 06:36 AM
I seem to be having the exact same problem since recently. Not sure if it's patch related or not, but it sure is annoying.

At first I thought this was an issue with the inventory window, which I described here, but now that I tried Alt+F12 I also noticed significant increase in game's overall performance, so it must be the HUD.

I'm using:
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
AMD Athlon II X2 240 (2.81GHz)
3,12 GB RAM (2x 4GB RAM inserted, but my OS doesn't support more than ~3,25GB)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460

The reason I'm not sure whether this was introduced with any recent patch is that I did change my RAM (from 2x1GB) around the time F2P went live and wasn't able to play for about a week (a couple of patches), but I do remember having similar issues before, like the one described in my topic above. That one was fixed though, and aside from that I was able to play normally before. It's just now that I can barely operate with my inventory.

Anyways, the game itself runs perfectly fine, as well as any other applications, and it's only the UI that reduces the framerate significantly - especially windows such as the inventory, accolade journal, or fleet news.

/showfps 1 shows something like this on average
~60fps with no UI at all
~40-50 fps with basic UI
~20 with inventory etc. window opened