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I am just wondering if this game hates newer machiens, even though mine isnt brand new it is still a powerful system. DC Intel 3ghz, ATI 4870 newest drivers, runs Crysis 40fps and most everything else 40+

I reset my VC to factory Defaults and I still get 16 fps in game, if I turn all details down to min I may get 25fps.

Anyone else in the same boat?

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Do you keep your computer clean, uncluttered and uninfected?

Do you clean out your registry?

Do you have a bunch of useless software running in the background?

I’ve got an older Opteron 184 and ATI X1900 XT and the game runs very smooth.

Here are some free utilities that will help.

Use Ccleaner and Glary Utilities to clean out the junk. I’ve used them both for a long time now and neither will cause you any problems. Use the cleaner and registry in Ccleaner. Use the one click maintenance in Glary Utilities.



The nicest sites put spyware on your system and then sell the results of tracking you net usage to marketing companies. Porn sites don’t care.

I used Ad-Aware for a long time but recently I have been using Superantispyware and Spyware Doctor to clean out malware that my Kaspersky security system lets through. Run quick scans with both. I don’t run a full scan with Spyware Doctor because I have found it identifies part of Hyperlobby as spyware. If you find several spyware on your system, it would be a good idea to run the antispyware software in Safe Mode as well.


A free version of Spyware doctor is available with the Google pack.


Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs and uninstall all of the software that you don’t need or didn’t know was there and then clean out your registry with Ccleaner and Glary Utilities.

Install the PCI Latency tool. It smoothes out stutters and improves framerate. For anything that isn’t set to 000 or 064, right click on New Latency, enter 064, then under Settings, click Save and check Apply on Startup..


Right click on your task bar at the bottom of your desk top and click on Task Manager. It will tell you if you have any programs running, and under the processes tab how many services are running and the usage of your memory. I use my computer for work and have 53 processes running and have a commit charge (on my memory) of 563m out of 3939m. Most gaming fiends get the processes down to below 20.

Alacrity turns off unnecessary programs and services. The developer initially wrote it (FSAutoStart) for MS Flight Simulator but I use it for this game and IL2.


I also use O & O Clevercache which manages my systems usage of memory. It also smoothes things out, but I paid for it.

CachemanXP does the same and I think it’s free. I haven’t used it for a long time.


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Hmmm, that stinks. Based on this demo then I can't purchase the full game which is unfortunate, as it looks to be right up my alley. Here's hoping that ToW2 run better on modern machines, works with Vista 64 and that a demo that is indicative of its performance will be released.

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Have you tried to change 'use only one processor' parameter in game options? On some configurations this helps.

Yes I have, it made no difference at all. Turned off all processes that I could, scanned cleaned, defragged, updated, etc everything that I can. Contemplating just wiping out my entire HD and starting over with a clean machine and seeing if that makes any difference.

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Do you have onboard sound as well as a sound card? If you do it helps to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS. This isn't as freaky to do as some people think.

Also unplug all of your USB connections. Sometimes devices can share something called an RFQ that will result in game slow downs and stutters. I had my headset plugged into the front usb port on my old Dell and it was the cause of major stutters.

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