I have 2 computers, one is a 3 year old 2ghz C2D and the other is a newer 6 month old 2ghz C2D. I don't know the names of the chips but I know that the newer C2D runs games better than the older chip. Thats agiven. Everything about the newer C2D machine is better than the old one (except it has 1/3 less ram at 2gb).
So. Why don't (HWA-less) MMF2 games run well on it?!
I thought I'd test my game on my laptop (better display) but it runs at 40fps compared to 60 on the older C2D. It's on every frame too! Even the basic referal frames with no objects and 3 lines of code. Switching to 256 colours doesn't change anything.
What could be causing this substantial slowdown? Is there a magic value in the registry somewhere that says "make MMF2 games run normal"?
Straunje. I've had weird inconsistencies like that too, but I think that was just system config usually. It reminds me of the fact that the active-heavy Splotches title screen ran better in TGF1 than MMF2 on my old desktop, and yet not on my new laptop. O_o
You only deepen the mystery .
But yea other games are perfect. I can run L4D's effect (CPU) setting on high on the Penryn compared to low on the Merom for the same FPS. I'll just do a format. When in doubt; format!
Edit: reinstalled the original drivers and it seems to be good now. Must have been some faulty 2D driver hack in there.