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What Happened? Please Help Me

Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by Bryan van Berlo, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. I'm running F1 2012 on the following:
    - OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit
    - Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) Quad CPU Q9400 @2.66GHz 2.67GHz
    - RAM: 4,00 GB (3,00 GB available)
    - nVidia 9600GT (1 GB)

    And this is the result of a benchmark I just did:
    <settings view="bumper" hardwaresettings="hardware_settings_config.xml" directx11_feature_level="10.0"/> <average av_fps_ms="23.208019" min_fps_ms="27.701075" av_fps="43.088554" min_fps="36.099682"/>

    These are my in-game settings:

    What happened?
    I could run the demo in 1920x1080 with almost everything on high/ultra...
  2. Need more info here, what are you saying has happened? It was running fine and then suddenly started running slow for no reason, or what? Give a description and we'll try and help :)
  3. The problem is that I think my specs are fine to run the game on pretty high settings, but somehow I get only around 40 fps with the settings I showed in my first post. My question if there are any tips so I can increase performance.
  4. I was with the same video card before and I can tell you that it's definitely not powerful enough to handle FULL HD Resolution + High/Ultra settings. F1 2012 is not heavier than 2011 tho. If you could run 2011 - you should be able to run 2012 better. If it's not this way - I don't know. If 2011 runs even worse - than it's just your PC or particularly your Video Card.
  5. Have you tried editing any of the hardware_settings_config file? I don't know if it will make any difference, but it might be worth having a look at the line
    <directx forcedx10="false" /> - if it says false, try changing it to true, and vice versa, see if it makes any difference for you. Not sure what else to suggest.
  6. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Yeah I would have to say that you system is becoming a bit 'long in the tooth' (old) for running HD games.

    I changed my video card fairly recently replacing my 2 crossfired HD5770's, which were getting old (but still good in crossfire). The 1st HD5770 I bought a few years ago, was to replace my 9600GT, so you can see what I mean about age.

    You are probably not helped by a relatively low clocked processor, compared to later cpu's, and a 32bit operating system that cannot make full use of the 4GB of ram. 32 bit OS's can only use around 3.25 GB of that ram.

    To give you a general idea about CPU performance, have a look at this chart which compares your cpu to more recent units.

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
  7. Maaaybe you were using a different PC back then?
    I highly doubt, that a GF 9600 GT could run this game on Ultra in full hd (and definitely NOT in DX 11 mode).
    My laptop with a Radeon HD 5730, which is slightly above the desktop GF8800/9800 on performance scale, ran the game in 1366x768 with everything on high and the framerate used to drop a bit when a lot of cars were visible. Sure, your CPU might've made up the difference, but only slightly.

    Btw, why 32-bit OS on a 64-bit CPU? :unsure:
  8. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Though your system is nowhere near the recommend specs, it doesn't mean that it's bad.

    It is above the minimums specs, perhaps in the low-medium range of specs. Even if we called it medium (it's hard to be specific, it's so subjective), you really have to be prepared to work at lower resolutions, with less AF perhaps, but especially low/no shadows and low/no AA, just to get a consistent reasonable frame rate. Shadows are usually big frame rate killers. HD being out of the question IMHO.

    Don't ask me how you got good FPS @ high settings in the demo ....... :O_o:

    Of course this is only an opinion, I am not an expert, just a keen user since the Sinclair ZX81 :geek:

    F1 2012 PC Specs :-

    Minimum Specifications
    Windows Vista or Windows 7
    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    2 GB RAM
    DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    15 GB Hard Drive Space
    Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
    Graphics Card: AMD HD2600 or NVIDIA Geforce 8600

    Recommended Specifications
    Windows Vista or Windows 7 64 bit
    AMD Bulldozer or Intel Core i7
    4GB RAM
    DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    15 GB Hard Drive Space
    Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
    Graphics Card: AMD HD6000 Series or Nvidia GTX500 Series

    Supported Graphics Cards
    AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series.

    nVidia GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series."