danielj wrote:There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between your system and mine.This explains totally the difference in frame rate.My system is an Athlon 64 X2 3800,2 gb RAM and 7600 GT.You have a Quad core,4 GB of RAM and 8800 GTX.Just to have an idea,a basic Core2Duo is equivalente to an Athlon64 X2 5200!So it?s no use giving me these advices...if I am lucky,in june or july,I could change to an Athlon64 X2 5200 AM2,2 GB RAM DDR2 and Geforce 9600 GT.But will be difficult.Until then...
No, please Danielj, don't start once again with complaints about your system.
As many people told you up to now, it's way better than most of Celestian's systems, the problem is that you prefer complaint to advices follow-up.
Why don’t you try to obtain the best you can from what you have, instead crying on your poor (sic!) system?
Follow what I suggested, you'll see improvements, believe me.
And regarding the core duo- ter- quad and so on (BTW, round the corner there are the 8 core and even the 16 and 32 core systems, do you think we'll need them?), I fear that actually Celestia cannot use more than one core at a time, or two if, e.g., you use a music system together with Celestia.
The true big difference between our systems is perhaps that I can use 3.5 GB RAM, I agree, but, I repeat, this doesn't justify the enormous difference in frame rate betwen our systems.
When I was using cards that had problems with the most complex Celestia environments, I used to kill even the antivirus and almost all the stuff that's shown in the instruments bar or works continuously in background, sucking memory and speed to the system.
So, make your experiments, with discoveries and mistakes, like all of us have done in the past and are doing even now.
Listen to what is discussed in this forum about hardware, and follow the suggestions if you think them trustworthy.
Danielj, this is only a suggestion, not a critic, I think that every man should freely decide his own actions, but, please, stop boring all of us with your system's continuous denigration, it’s not correct for all the people (a lot!) that have lower rated systems.