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Company of heroes, good computer specs - low frame rate... why?!

By NickB2
Jan 6, 2008
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  1. Hi,
    I just installed COH and it is really annoying me how all the cutscenes are jerky, i have to put every graphics option on lowest and still it has occasional stutters.....help!

    my specs are:

    Dell inspiron 530,
    OS: Vista home premium
    RAM: 2gb
    processor: intel core duo E6550 2.33ghz
    card: nvidia geforce 8600GT 256mb

    I did the performance test on automatic settings and i get an average frame rate of 19fps.......please help me.
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    what monitor? what resolution? what refresh rate?
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    You might be running it in DX10 mode, which explains the horrid performance. If you're not, do you have programs running in the background? Close all AV programs and any others to free up RAM. In addition, use AVG Anti-Spyware and Ad-Aware to run a scan for any trojans or spyware that might be eating up CPU cycles. Lastly, try patching the game to the latest version.
  4. NickB2

    NickB2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do i change from dx10 mode? what to?
  5. SOAD

    SOAD TS Rookie Posts: 77

    i think its shader level, change from dx10 to high or low. with your system it should manage high.
  6. NickB2

    NickB2 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    my monitor's a Dell SE198WFP (analog) on 75hertz refresh rate....
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