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performance tweaks needed

saghirali asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-26

im currently playing this game called Savage: Battle for Newerth and i think its awesome.
But when i play I get a MAX of 40fps and thats ONLY when im facing the map outer walls.  its average 30fps on a dual server (not many other people), otherwise i get an average of 15fps, sometimes dropping to 8 fps when im around another player!

Ive set all my graphic settings to low, ive switched on texture compression, triple buffering at default (btw driver has no option for switching off v-sync), resolution at lowest setting and still no difference, so what do i do to get decent performance???

im on a 4yrold Packard Bell E5138 laptop with intel centrino 1.3GHz, 736MB RAM, and a  Intel (R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller(64MB incl. shared memory), supporting opengl 1.3.
I have the latest drivers available, and I have used up all RAM slots.

I just wanted to know how i could increase my performance without getting a new videocard,  (difficult to install and dont have permission), adding more RAM or any other hardware.
I dont know much about my graphic controller, except that it is an integrated one, meaning it shares memory with RAM, currently set to 32Mb (BIOS). Info on this would be very helpful too.

btw, my system meets the min. and recommended requirements easily, which are:

Minimum System Requirements:
Windows® 98, ME, 2000, XP or Linux
Controls: Mouse and Keyboard
CPU: 600 MHz processor
Memory: 128 MB RAM
Drives: 4x CD-ROM and 600 MB Hard Drive space for installation
Video: GeForce or Radeon series graphics cards
Online Connection: 56k modem

Recommended System Requirements:
Controls: 3 button mouse with a scroll wheel
CPU: 1000 MHz CPU or better (subject to change)
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Video: GeForce4 or better (OpenGL compatible Video Adapter)
Online Connection: Broadband (Cable Modem, DSL, or better)

i also heard theres some sort of program that could help my graphics chipset do its job better, or a program that kinda does the job of a video card. Dunno much about computers but if thats true that could probably help.
If the above is untrue, please give as much info on how to improve performance as possible please. Thanks.
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