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#1 Mar 29 2011 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT w/ 1 GB
Intel Pentium Dual CPU 2.4 GHz
and 4 GB of RAM.

I'm not a computer buff so I don't know if all that information is relevent to this but I'm trying to get the best FPS out of rift.. Right now its hard to play without annoying me. I can go to the lowest settings and still drop to 9 FPS. Does anyone know how I can improve my performance without resorting to the lowest render settings.
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#2 Mar 29 2011 at 3:54 PM Rating: Good
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Sarodare wrote:
I have a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT w/ 1 GB
Intel Pentium Dual CPU 2.4 GHz
and 4 GB of RAM.

I'm not a computer buff so I don't know if all that information is relevent to this but I'm trying to get the best FPS out of rift.. Right now its hard to play without annoying me. I can go to the lowest settings and still drop to 9 FPS. Does anyone know how I can improve my performance without resorting to the lowest render settings.


Well I see a couple of potential issues, and naturally they're the most expensive things to fix... because that's how I roll

First: Pentium Dual CPU 2.4 gHz.... I don't know what this means. If it's a Core 2 Duo, that's probably ok, but not great. If you can upgrade this without having to buy a new motherboard, you might look into doing that.

Second: 9500 GT... This thing sucks, there's no getting around that I'm afraid. The nVidia 9000 GT series was pretty much a giant bomb, especially when compared to the 8000 series. This is most likely the cause of most of your issues regarding acceptable framerates and this is where I suggest you really focus on upgrading.
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#3 Mar 29 2011 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah like I said I'm not a computer buff so idk what that means myself. I was thinking I needed to replace my video card and have been looking around for one. I found this one but how would I know if its compatible with my computer and would this be the only thing I need
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#4 Mar 29 2011 at 6:44 PM Rating: Good
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You'd need a PCI Express x16 slot on your system board. My guess is that if you have a Core 2 Duo that shouldn't be a problem, though you'd want to check the brand and model of your system board and look it up to be absolutely sure
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#5 Mar 29 2011 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Before you go ripping into your system I had some of the same issues and working on about the same nivdia hardware.

1. Defragment your hard drive reason for this is step 2
2. Set your page file size see instructions below in Quote
3. Setup Rift in your Nivdia
4. Restart PC and hopefully enjoy better performance in Rift (worked for me was having same low FPS now sit around 40-50 depending on actions in area.



Trion Website wrote:

System Resources

Performance problems can also be caused by too many system resources being used by other applications and background programs that may be open while playing the game. The term "system resources" refers to resources such as your system's available memory and CPU usage. We recommend closing out of all open applications prior to playing the game. You can see an overview of your system's resources by opening the Windows Task Manager. You can open the Task Manager by pressing the Ctrl - Alt - Del keys simultaneously. Depending on your version of Windows, this will either take you directly to the Task Manager or to a menu which will show the Task Manager as a selectable option. In the Task Manager window, click on the Performance tab to see an overview of your system's CPU usage as well as the total memory usage. If your CPU usage appears to consistently be over 50% or your system's available memory is low, then this indicates that you will need to free up resources before playing the game.

A good way to free system resources is to disable all non-essential startup items and services that are running in the background. This will also help prevent anything in the background from interfering with the game. The best way to do this is through the System Configuration utility. You can run this utility by pressing the Windows + R keys simultaneously. In the Run window that appears, type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and click OK. In the System Configuration window, click on the Startup tab. Click the Disable all button, and then click on the Services tab. Click on the checkbox next to "Hide all Microsoft services", and this will remove all of the Microsoft services from the Services list. Click on the Disable all button, and then click OK. You will then be prompted to restart the computer, which you should do before proceeding.

Another good way of optimizing your system's performance is to manually adjust the size of your system's paging file to a fixed size. By default, Windows will handle the size of your system's paging file, and will dynamically increase or decrease it as needed. However, this can have an adverse effect on your system's performance when running a resource intensive application such as a game. To manually set the size of your system's paging file, click on the Start button and right-click on My Computer (for Windows XP) or Computer (for Windows Vista and 7). Click on Properties on the menu that appears, and this will open the System Properties (Windows XP) or System (Windows Vista and 7) window. Follow the instructions below for your particular version of Windows.

- Windows XP

o Click on the Advanced tab.

o Click on the Settings button under Performance.

o Click on the Advanced tab.

o Click on the Change button under Virtual Memory.

o Select Custom size.

o Set the Initial size to 1.5 times your system's total memory.

o Set the Maximum size to 2 times your system's total memory.

o Click the Set button.

o Click OK and you will be prompted to restart your computer

- - Windows Vista and Windows 7

o Click on Advanced system settings.

o Click on the Advanced tab.

o Click the Performance button.

o In Performance Options, Click on the Advanced tab.

o Click the Change button under Virtual memory.

o Uncheck the box next to "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives".

o Select Custom size.

o Set the Initial size to 1.5 times your system's total memory.

o Set the Maximum size to 2 times your system's total memory.

o Click the Set button.

o Click OK and you will be prompted to restart your computer.

To give an example of what size to set your paging file, you will want to set the Initial size to 3 GB (3072 MB) if your system's total memory is 2 GB, and the Maximum size to 4 GB (4096 MB). It is recommended that you disable your system's paging file and defragment your hard drive prior to setting it to a custom size if your system's hard drive is more than 75% full.


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For Nvidia,you can customize the graphics settings for the progam of your choice. Please ensure all graphics settings for RIFT are set to "Use global setting (Application-Controlled)"


I can't link pic of the control panel but Trion has example in support area https://trionworlds.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/461/related/1
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