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# 21
02-10-2010, 03:50 AM
ok i have a dual core 2.4ghz 4gb ram and a XFX 8800gts 640mb and yes when i was in open beta i was getting alot of gfx lag and it was horrible to play as i would have to drop my GFX right down but i rolled back to drivers 190.62 i think it was and i have had no problem even with gfx on max

A few ppl in my fleet had the same problem they have rolled back and again solved there problem

so i would say for now roll back and go from there once nvidia release new drivers give them a try but for now im staying with these
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# 22
02-10-2010, 10:06 AM
Geforce 9800GTX+
Athlon 4200+ (939)
4gb DDR400 (Even tho XP only sees 3)
XP Pro
74gb Raptor
Latest drivers

I get the occasional stutter or skip in the framerates, but nothing too serious. But given that the 9800GTX uses the same chip as the 8800s (In 55nm, but still), I think that the issues need to be fixed. My 9800GTX+, even in a dated rig, can play anything else on the market, cranked. STO's the only game in my library with any stuttering or framerate issues at all..

But what's even more irritating are the wavey lines going across the hull when the ship is moving. That's the only thing that I can honestly say I can't live with. As a guy who's crazy for ship porn, having wavy lines going all over the model while it's moving is inexcusable.

The 8800GTX and the 9800GTX are still fairly high-end cards, even if they are a couple generations old. They benchmark very well and handle games that, theoretically, would be MUCH more demanding then STO, yet STO's giving issues?

I hope to see this resolved.
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# 23
02-10-2010, 10:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramp4ge View Post
Geforce 9800GTX+
Athlon 4200+ (939)
4gb DDR400 (Even tho XP only sees 3)
XP Pro
74gb Raptor
Latest drivers

I get the occasional stutter or skip in the framerates, but nothing too serious. But given that the 9800GTX uses the same chip as the 8800s (In 55nm, but still), I think that the issues need to be fixed. My 9800GTX+, even in a dated rig, can play anything else on the market, cranked. STO's the only game in my library with any stuttering or framerate issues at all..

But what's even more irritating are the wavey lines going across the hull when the ship is moving. That's the only thing that I can honestly say I can't live with. As a guy who's crazy for ship porn, having wavy lines going all over the model while it's moving is inexcusable.

The 8800GTX and the 9800GTX are still fairly high-end cards, even if they are a couple generations old. They benchmark very well and handle games that, theoretically, would be MUCH more demanding then STO, yet STO's giving issues?

I hope to see this resolved.
the 9800GTX is a low-end high end card.

the 8800 is a mid range card, plus the entire 8*** series cards had known problems. From oerheating issues, to basic chipset failure. When these card were the best you could get, thousands upon thousands of people complained about them. Thats why Nvidia brought out the 9*** pretty damn fast. They even took soe of the old "popular" 8*** cards, fixed some of the issues, and had the gall to rebadge them as 9*** series cards.
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# 24
02-11-2010, 03:35 AM
Sorry dont wanna be a ass but that pc isnt high end at all , its med range to be honest. Did have some problems with game to at start play a bit around with shadows no aa stuff like that and see what helps the best for you . Also i am running the new nvidia drivers and they seem to perform well with sto.
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# 25 8800 series
02-11-2010, 03:58 AM
8800 and 9800 series GTX cards all like to heat up, my laptop has an UNDERCLOCKED GTX 260 (Desktop 9800GTX rebrand) and underclocking it to run below 87C gave me Superb performance, overclocked (over 92c) has a disaster of a performance.

Perhaps, if you underclock and keep it below 87c, this could be the trick you are looking for.

Also, I have found with this type of GPU, only a very very small underclock can mean a world of diference, as in less then 1/10th of a % can raise or lower the temp of my card by a wopping 12c, perhaps if you find your cards sweet spot.

also, to test my GPU performance and Temp's I use FURMARK at 15 min test intervals.

mines is set to run at GPU500/MEM800/SHADE1250 with 195 (latest drivers) and have perfect-good performance with 2x-8x AA as long as it stay's at those clock rates =)

ASUS 72GX

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# 26
02-11-2010, 08:20 AM
I have the same problem. And roughly the same specs listed in the OP
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# 27
02-13-2010, 08:42 PM
Also running an 8800GTS 512 with 2.4 duo and 4 gigs of ram. Was experiencing heat issues until I tried many of the suggestions here (frame rate limits, lower setting, Feb 2010 directx, latest drivers etc) all of those combined dropped my max temps from 90 to 78. I should note most other games I play max my temps at 65, so I went from 25 above normal to just 13 above with recommendations I saw in this forum.

Not entirely satisfied I began experimenting with the settings under the "troubleshooting" section and found one setting that greatly improved my temps I haven't seen mentioned yet.

GPU-accelerated particles : setting this to "off" dropped my temps nearly another 10 degrees to sub 70 max and mid 60s average in every area I have been so far.

Hopefully this will help someone still having problems.
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# 28
02-14-2010, 04:34 AM
Thanks for the tips guys , although itsd hardly worth playing when you are forced to lower detail in a game that didnt look as good as other titles anyways , it looks horrible playoing like this. My friends have allready left STO and im stuck on my own as i like it , but this performance issue is a pain.

Cant cryptic code for geforce? there must be a way they can fix this.
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# 29
02-14-2010, 05:30 AM
I'm in the same boat. After doing everything that the forums say "might" help, nothing has thus far.

I'm running:

OS: Vista x64
Video: Nivida GeForce 9800M GTS - 512MB
Ram: 4 Gigs DDR3
Processor: Intel Duo 2.26GHz
Fully upgraded drivers, DX, etc.

I've went from 190 drivers to even the beta 195.62. I'm useing GPU-Z for the temp and I go from 47 C standby all the way up to 108 C on recommended video settings WITH the "new" options just added to lower temps. I know it's not my video card "going out", as people always put it, since the laptop is only 2 months old. IMHO they should of kept it in beta until all these problems were fixed. Why should people pay for a game that isn't playable by some Nivida video cards...?
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# 30 same here
02-20-2010, 06:12 AM
I am in the same boat. I ahev a GeForce275 Factory Over Clocked with 896MB of ram. I am using 196.21 nVidia Drivers. I have a seperate 8600GT dedicated to PhysX. I was annoyed when I installed it defaulted to 4:3 and didn't give me the option to correct it till after I was in the game, but when I did correct the ratio and changed to a 16:10 resolution just rotating the camera was choppy. I had to disable antialiasing (defaulted to 4x) which has made it far better but still not 100%.

This is all surprising considering I far exceed the specs needed to run the game, heck all but my hard drive has a score in the 7.x's in Windows 7, but then the nVidia control panel does not list the program as able to select custom configurations.


AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.2GHz)
8GB of DDR3-1600 RAM.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Geforce 275 (648Mhz) w/ 896MB RAM (1152MHz GDDR3)
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