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Looks to be 3 logical CPU coded. It would probably be using 100% if it was 4 logical CPU coded. If you are peaking around 75-80% I can almost guarantee it's coded for 3 and not 4. The extra 5% work can be attributed to background processes but if it's 3 logical CPU coded then you would never see mroe than 75% total usage from just the game. It's Windows splitting the load among 4 cores. 3/4 = 75%

If you are seeing more, then it may truly be built for 4 logical CPU's.
Edited by Shrimpykins - 12/17/10 at 7:35pm
 
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How do you have such a small memory footprint mine is about 1.4 gigs
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Hmm, pretty weird.

Somewhat unrelated: how are you managing to only use 0.98GB of RAM? I seem to use at least 1.5GB even when I'm just sitting at the desktop. I probably have a bunch of services that I don't know about running in the background
I don't have crap running on the background, and all my services and booting apps are tweaked

And this particular game only uses around 80MB or RAM.
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Hmm, pretty weird.

Somewhat unrelated: how are you managing to only use 0.98GB of RAM? I seem to use at least 1.5GB even when I'm just sitting at the desktop. I probably have a bunch of services that I don't know about running in the background
lol i had mine down to a little over 500MB
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The amazing thing is that when I bought this game, I had a Pentium II @ 400mhz, 128mb RAM and Riva TNT 16. And the game ran perfectly.

This is some amazing adaptability and scalability. I am genuinely impressed.
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I don't have crap running on the background, and all my services and booting apps are tweaked

And this particular game only uses around 80MB or RAM.
Got any info on that tweaking you did? I need to do some tweaking so I can get the absolute best out of this computer while I still have it

philhalo66: I think I had something like 384MB of RAM being used in a VM once, Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. But I kind of cheated, I think I used Tiny7.
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Got any info on that tweaking you did? I need to do some tweaking so I can get the absolute best out of this computer while I still have it
I didn't do much, other than removing crap from booting with windows, and turn off a service or 2.
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I encourage anyone to try this game if you have it.

I wonder if it can use more than 4 cores?
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Did you just select the services yourself or did you follow a guide or something? I've never really bothered to do this before
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The game is probably not taking advantage of your GPU to much since it is CPU dependent. Very nice though, wish more games would use 4 threads...

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Got any info on that tweaking you did? I need to do some tweaking so I can get the absolute best out of this computer while I still have it

philhalo66: I think I had something like 384MB of RAM being used in a VM once, Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. But I kind of cheated, I think I used Tiny7.
You can always trim down the OS by using 7lite.
http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...-benching.html

Just keep the things you need.
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