I'm having the same problem, I'm runnign xp SP3 Media Center and my laptop is Vista home premium same connection, both nvidias, both AMD's only real difference is my laptop has two cores where my desktop has one, something dosnt seem right here because the specs of my laptop are pretty poor compared to my desktop so is this a Windows XP bug or is it simply my desktop which has the loading problems, and the rubberbandign problems, is that it is too old.
The game is optimized for dual cores and above, so single cores will have their fair share of problems.
Frame on Sektor-Kart: ~55 frames
Frame in Instances: ~10 frames
Movements are slowed down very easily. Only in the instances and Videos. But at 10-11 frames, no wonder. However, this problem is new.
This problem is (I think) since 06./07.Februar, before this problem was not present
Video Options --> Speed low
No effekt. ---> Frame rate ~10
Video Options --> Recommended
Frame rate ~10
activate "Half resolution" (On) ---> Frame rate ~60
Like I said, I've been playing close Beta, and had always turned off the half reduction, and thus never had problems.
Only after 1-2 days, I have this extreme frame rate reduction.
And this is only in STO. In no other online / offline game I have this problem.
I have an older driver installed (190.xxx), no effect. Problem persists.
However, I've found. The problem exists only if in the system (Instance) are many asteroids.
Then slide the frame rate highly in the basement (10 frame). Is not an asteroid is in the system, the frame rate is 30-40.
For all those asking the standard troubleshooting questions dont bother, sadly there is currently a known issue with nvidia 4xx and 5xx series cards and poor engine performance but whose to say this doesnt affect opther nvidia cards