Beta 5 - Game crawls now...

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alas, I most likely have to save up for a new computer to play Beta 5 and on. The game literally CRAWLS now for me. I tried playing yesterday and I had to stop it was so bad. Beta 4 and before ran pretty okay but now early game turns (like under 10 turns) take like 3 minutes to process and when I rotate the camera (at all) or zoom in or out (at all) it can take up to two minutes before I can do anything and sometime this can happen in segments right after one another.

I used msconfig and did a clean boot, adjusted the computer's visuals for better performance and cut the anti-aliasing to none but nothing works. I even tried playing on a medium map (whereas I could play the largest Beta 4 map before).

I know the solution is to get more memory but in truth do I want to sink money for ram into this computer or should I just save up for a new computer entirely. This machine was cutting edge when I first got it and it has lasted me nearly a decade but I think time has finally caught up with it.

I copied some info from dxdiag... My operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526), motherboard is Gigabyte P35-DS3R, Processoris Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz, Memory is 4094MB RAM (Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM), Page Fileis 2553MB used, 9085MB available, DirectX Version: DirectX 11, Video Card is AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series with (Display Memory: 2806 MB/Dedicated Memory: 1015 MB/Shared Memory: 1791 MB) and Sound Card is Creative SB X-Fi Music.

How cheap would memory be for this older setup?

Also my Main Hard disk is 881 GB and I only have 49 GB free - could this be the culprit?

I wanna play Beta 5 so badly any advice would be VERY much appreciated!