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The performance of Runescape on my computer is confusing and infuriating me.. I only came back recently and to begin with it seemed to be struggling on higher graphical setting but was pretty playable on the 'Low' setting, I logged on one day and it re-ran auto setup (putting me on the 'High' setting) and to my surpise ran brilliantly with no lag! This lasted about 10 days before I moved from home back to my college accomodation which coincided with a sudden drop in performance even though I've not changed computer and the internet connection here is vastly superior! Then yesterday I switched back to 'High' settings and it again played wonderfully but today the game is almost unplayable on Min settings!!

 

Any advice would be really appreciated.

 

I've tried cleaning my computer in the usual ways, reinstalling the client and all virus scans are clean. 


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Could you fire up the Dev Console (Alt+~) and type in "Renderer" (w/o quotation marks)?

 

Please post a screenshot of that. Also are you sure you are not booted in Safe Mode by any chance?


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Thanks for the reply


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As expected. You're using an integrated GPU. These kind of GPU never really can run RS properly. Do you have by any chance a dedicated GPU (Nvidia/AMD)?


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No I don't I'm afraid. But why would it run so well occasionally and so poorly at other times? Surely if my GPU is struggling it would always struggle? 

 

Edit: When its bad I also experience literally 1-2 FPS while on Min settings, even a struggling GPU I would have thought could do better than this?


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No I don't I'm afraid. But why would it run so well occasionally and so poorly at other times? Surely if my GPU is struggling it would always struggle? 

 

Edit: When its bad I also experience literally 1-2 FPS while on Min settings, even a struggling GPU I would have thought could do better than this?

 

If you run Windows 8.1 or below, could you post a picture of you system specification using Speccy? That would really shed some light on you system, as this also does show several other things which could be the problem.

 

PS. If you do not trust the link, just google Speccy and it should be first hit on google ;).

 

EDIT: Just downloaded it for myself to see if it also works on Win10, and it appears to do so.


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Is this what you wanted? Thanks for the continued help 


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Is this what you wanted? Thanks for the continued help 

 

Yeah basically I can already see why. Your CPU also throttles. It is burning at 82 degrees which doesn't help with RuneScape as RS is also mainly relying on the CPU for game performance (just the graphics is for the GPU, I believe).

 

(I assume you're using a laptop as well, as the Motherboard suggest). What kind of applications/programs do you run alongside RuneScape? Are you using 64-bit Java?


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I am using a laptop indeed and its fairly old. I do have 64 bit Java. In regards to applications running on my computer I'd usually just have skype and chrome running at the same time. 


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My computer has similar specs at least in terms of graphics and I still get decent performance on high (until someone brings out a stupid dragon...) and always good on min. Since you mention that it's an older computer, have you tried defragging it recently? Do you restart it once in a while?


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I do all the defrag etc about once every two weeks, so hopefully that shouldn't be much of a problem. I also restart once in a rather large while, probably should do more. Again as I say its a bit strange its running really well right now even though my CPU is still at 80+ degrees 


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Anyway is the crux of the matter that this is just a specs issue and I need to improve those? I've been thinking of getting a new laptop for a while anyway.. 


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Anyway is the crux of the matter that this is just a specs issue and I need to improve those? I've been thinking of getting a new laptop for a while anyway.. 

 

From what I can see so far, it is quite obvious a specs issue. If you are looking to improve and want advice on it, there is a nifty subforum here: http://forum.tip.it/...-and-computers/. Otherwise I bring you in contact with someone who knows about that kind of stuff a lot. I shall ask him first though, if he is willing to help :).


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RS performance has again worsened.. My client is now only working in safe mode and will not enter OpenGL graphics options and when I try to enter DirectX then the client instantly crashes. I've tried the RS official advice and deleted the cache and also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the client but no different. Safe mode is just about ok but again the game seems to be running worse in it than it previously has been?! 


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RS performance has again worsened.. My client is now only working in safe mode and will not enter OpenGL graphics options and when I try to enter DirectX then the client instantly crashes. I've tried the RS official advice and deleted the cache and also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the client but no different. Safe mode is just about ok but again the game seems to be running worse in it than it previously has been?! 

 

There is an option to auto-run setup. Have you tried that?


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Wow with a cpu running at 82C I'm surprised your laptop hasn't killed itself already!

 

Good temps are room temperature or lower - ie 22C down

Decent temps are up to around 35C

Running a game decent temps run up to about 45C

45-60C is okay, but not brilliant.

60C+ is um this is getting a bit iffy, should be okay but best not to run this hot too long.

80C+ is dear lord panic, panic now things might start melting.

 

I do hope those specs were taken after trying to run RS and not just like web browsing easy stuff.


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Hmmm, it hits 75-80 while running RS but seems to hit about 60-65 odd when I'm web browsing.. 


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Hmmm, it hits 75-80 while running RS but seems to hit about 60-65 odd when I'm web browsing.. 

Sounds like you are overheating

Try this (I used to have a laptop with an overheating issue long ago)

1. Buy a can of compressed air and blow out your laptop (Blow toward the vents)

2. Buy one of those Laptop Coolers that sit under your laptop and blow air into it and use it.


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I'm not sure if this is related, but the client lags really badly when I log in, although the lag usually goes away after a few minutes.


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