I should not have to Over clock my dual core cpu to get this Game to run properly.It does run better at 3.68Ghz.And at 3.20Ghz the game took over 80% of my cpu but at 3.68ghz game is only taking 60% of cpu so explain this one if you can.
I have a dual core 1.6ghz ULV laptop (4gigs ram, 3 usable), with a external gfx card (nvidia 550tx, 1gig ddr5) and i have no problems running the game. I only get lag in StarBase 24. Running at max video settings, except debris are set low (3 or 5 usually)
Maybe you run to many concurent programs, or you have to many background processes ? !
Good luck tuning up your PC !
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Well, without knowing your system better, I would guess your vid is limiting here.
Or maybe you have limited your FPS ingame or in your videodriver?
80% uitilization with normal clock -> 20% higher clock resulting in only 60% utilization
Another thing would be "game.exe never uses more then 50% of my CPU"
-> e.g. a Intel Core i3 (Dual Core) can use Hyperthreading(tm) to simulate more (double) cores. If you run a single(threaded) process, you'll only see a overall cpu utilization of 25%. Without Hyperthreading, you would see a utilization of 50%.
Video card is not a problem and temps are not a problem either.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 260 (3.68Ghz) 45 ?F
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
MSI 870A-G54 (MS-7599) (CPU1) 70 ?F
1024MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) 90 ?F
My Cpu is a older version of the dual core i could get the Black edition but i am going to up grade to a quad core soon any way. I just still can not figure out way the game will run better at a higher clock but what ever.I can play the game at 3.20Ghz with out an issue.But like i said it STO seems to run a lot better at a higher clock then at a normal clock.
Personally, I would go with the Black Edition. you can always go up with the multiplier which you can't do on the 640. It all depends on how you overclock though and if you plan to do so at all with the new CPU. Either way, i still think the Black Edition is the better choice in the long run.
It's simple math. The game only has so many millions of instructions to run per second. Increasing your processor speed obviously causes a lower percentage of utilization, as there are now a lot more free processor cycles.
In all seriousness, have you checked your motherboard's bus speeds? That's the real bottleneck there.