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ifrozenpixel

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hello, so i'm currently using BOOST (v5.0) for my skyrim and i read the FAQ today i found out that i can test if my laptop cpu limited or gpu limited, based on FAQ i can use U key to test, after indoor and outdoor test, my FPS decrease 3-5fps when toggled U key.

for example : i got 50fps steady, pressed U key, the FPS now 45fps

based on FAQ that means my gpu is ok, but my cpu is the problem (dual core)

and the FAQ said if the cpu is weak i should not using BOOST, also from nexus i saw some people said using BOOST will make 10*C to cpu temp (can dev confirm this?)

so should i keep using it (maybe other improvement still working?) or should i change to HiAlgo Chill ?

i got dual core 2.4ghz cpu, vram 3968mb, 4gb ram

thank you [smile]
QuiteReluctant

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Good question! Apparently, BOOST does not increase frame rate for you.

The other useful things it still does is decreasing lag and making mouse control better. So, try playing with and without BOOST (you can toggle it with F10) and see how it feels. Some people are very sensitive to such things, some are not. If you do not feel more comfortable with BOOST, don't use it!

About increasing CPU temperature - it differs from computer to computer. When this is important: (1) if you are playing on battery: the battery will last less time; or (2) when CPU is getting so hot that protective measures kick in and decrease its performance: you will get significantly lower frame rate, this should be clearly visible.

Should you use Chill? Only if you have problems like (1) or (2).

ifrozenpixel

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thanks for the answer [smile]

bit out of topic now, as i can reply now so..

so im using the Chill now, and i got more question.

if im using chill, i mean the cpu is forced to run low then high load in sort time, will those jump (low<>high) hurt the cpu ? 

sorry out of topic, but i couldn't find about this case.

thanks
QuiteReluctant

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> in sort time -- did you mean in short time?

Anyway, no such operations can "hurt" CPU in any way. Imagine you were playing a game and then pressed "Pause"; and later "Resume". This is absolutely safe.

In general, it is, probably, impossible to damage CPU programmatically. So, no worries. [smile]


gamy

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Noticed the FPS got 45-50, my laptop is 3 years old and 2.6GHz with 2GB VRAM, but Whenever I play, the FPS rate is 20-30.

As far as I understand superficially the higher FPS, the slower your performance and the load time is dramatically slow (like 2 to 3 min loading time in and out any rooms and change scene).

If it is not a problem to you. Could you advise me how to set it without long-waiting load time?

At last, I might change to the Chill see how my CPU works.

Regards

 

QuiteReluctant

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> As far as I understand superficially the higher FPS, the slower your performance and the load time is dramatically slow (like 2 to 3 min loading time in and out any rooms and change scene).

I am not sure I understand what you mean, but you are, probably, wrong. "the higher FPS, the slower your performance" - No.

Actually, BOOST loads faster between scenes, because it caches (stores) some pre-processed information. Especially if you enter the same scene second time. BOOST may have longer loading time when you start the game, because it has to load this stored info. But between the scenes, it is supposed to be faster.
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