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I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic, if not, please correct me.


Anyways I am having low FPS issues. It has always happened since I got the game, and I have dealt with it up until now, and it is just getting really annoying. Doing missions goes super slow, and I can't PVP. So all of my graphics settings are on the lowest setting, and I have tried gamebooster (which won't open swtor anyways). Anyone have any tips, or ways I can fix this?

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1.) Make sure shadows and bloom are off


2.)Make sure your video drivers are up to date


Other than that and not knowing your system specs, you likely are either lacking a decent graphics card, enough memory or high enough quality processor. One thing that you can try is to take a can of compressed air and clean out all of your computers case fans, video card heat sink and fans and processor heat sink and fans, that can make a huge difference.


Also, check out a little free program called Memory Cleaner, works good to clear out your memory link is http://www.koshyjohn.com/software/memclean/

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My PC specs are:



Machine name: OWNER-PC

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA

System Model: Satellite L645

BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 1.70

Processor: Intel® Pentium® CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 3894MB RAM

Page File: 2253MB used, 5532MB available

Windows Dir: C:\windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode


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What video card does your laptop have? Remove game booster. It was highly disapproved by gaming community as it tend to mak your system crash and run slower anyone saying different is kidding himself.


Try using windowed fullscreen mode. Seems to get good results. Also, your cpu is so old it could tell grandpa a few stories. This game is extremly cpu dependant and that dependancy grows with each patch. Sorry but i can only recommend buying a new machine.

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Well other than that there's not much room for improvement. Try disabling windows aero and shuting down programs running in background. Also , if uve got any antivirus malware program, try switching to microsoft security essentials which from my experiance tends to use as little resources as nod32


Btw. Is there a switch in intels drivers to favor max performsnce over high quality in programs.


Typed with a pad sorry

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At the end of the day you're at the mercy of just having a machine that's underpowered for this game. 4 gigs of Ram and a dual core 2.1 ghz cpu on a laptop with what sounds like an integrated sandybridge GPU.


With a true graphics card and not a mobile chipset you could probably manage functionally with that CPU and RAM however all three of those combine together to afford you a game that I'd guess is barely cracking double digit frames per second.


The only thing really you can improve without getting a new machine would be RAM, where upgrading to at least 6 would help especially given the shared memory of a mobile GPU.

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