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Well when I play SC2, 4v4, in the beginning it always runs fine but then when teams get a lot of units, my vid. card displays it at 1 fps. Usually ear/mid game it runs at 58/60 fps.
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It may just be the map. Around that time everyone gets maxed with units. Also have you upgraded your drivers?
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Tis just means your card cannot support the graphics settings you have for 4v4 turn the settings down and you will see a gain, sometimes a large gain
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Originally Posted by xpurpleblob View Post
Well when I play SC2, 4v4, in the beginning it always runs fine but then when teams get a lot of units, my vid. card displays it at 1 fps. Usually ear/mid game it runs at 58/60 fps.
video card for sure I can play all 4v4 maps without lag even when everyone masses. only time i ever lagged in sc2 was playing desert strike(epic battle) and some other maps with insane unit counts
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Oh guys btw, this is on a 8500 gt card. I was wondering because I thought Oced to 645 mhz would be enough...
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As mentioned, definitely the card. Lower your settings and you'll see an increase
    
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I agree with others... upgrade your graphics card or lower settings.

60 all the way down to 1 however is a big drop, how many units are on screen when this happens?

I can play on my laptop using Intel HD at around 40~ fps and it only drops down to 10-20 in big fights IIRC (obviously I mainly play on my PC and so might not be remembering correctly).
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I agree with others... upgrade your graphics card or lower settings.

60 all the way down to 1 however is a big drop, how many units are on screen when this happens?

I can play on my laptop using Intel HD at around 40~ fps and it only drops down to 10-20 in big fights IIRC (obviously I mainly play on my PC and so might not be remembering correctly).
About 120. And my setting is on 1024....
And EVERYTHING on LOW. Hmmm...
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About 120. And my setting is on 1024....
And EVERYTHING on LOW. Hmmm...
Whats the CPU on that computer? I checked again on my laptop and it does drop quite dramatically but not that low (not to mention is only averages 40fps~ anyway).
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