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[OP] 127 views 10 replies Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Mar 29, 1:49 am forums.robertsspaceindustries.com
Recent versions of NVidia graphics cards use NVidia GeForce Experience, a software app that tries to optimize settings for games based on your hardware.

Presently NVidia does NOT recognize Star Citizen as a game and it doesn't know what graphics settings to use.

On my brand new Razer Blade 14" (2014) laptop, with the best laptop GPU presently available in any machine (GTX 870M) I was seeing TERRIBLE performance trying to run SC even at measly resolutions. The reason is NVidia's software.

It's GPU autoselect (the default setting) chooses the on-board (crappy) GPU for applications that it does not recognize as games. While this is usually OK, and saves quite a lot of power when running ordinary apps like web browsers and the like, it proves to create abysmal performance for GPU-intense apps like SC.

How to fix it:

- Right click desktop
- Nvidia Control Panel
- 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings
- Click the "Program Settings" tab under where it says "I would like to use the following 3D settings"
- Under "Select a program to customize", choose starcitizen.exe.
-- Note: If it isn't showing up for you (it wasn't for me) then click the Add button and navigate to where you installed it (e.g. for me C:\Games\Star Citizen\starcitizen.exe)
-- Note: You don't need to set up the starcitizenlauncher.exe, who cares what GPU that runs on. The game itself is all that matters.
- After selecting starcitizen.exe as the program, change the next drop-down box ("Select the preferred graphics processor for this program") to be "High-performance NVIDIA processor"
- Click Apply button in the bottom right
- Startup SC, crank your graphics settings way up, enjoy.

Before fixing, I was virtually unable to run SC at the lowest of the low graphics settings. That's how bad the on-board Intel GPU is.

After fixing, I can run SC at the highest res my screen supports with highest graphics settings and it is smooth and responsive. I'm literally running at close to 3200x1800 resolution and it looks gorgeous.

Hope this helps someone.
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127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Maddmatt187 1 year ago Jun 10, 7:18 am

WOW.  Thank you so much.  I just bought the 2016 blade and was devistated on my first attempt to run SC.  Your fix worked perfectly.

I was about to send it back!

 

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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 1 year ago May 8, 1:44 am
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 1 year ago May 8, 1:44 am

Brilliant!!!!! you are my hero too!!! you saved this game for me!

 

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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 1 year ago Feb 13, 3:25 am
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 1 year ago Feb 13, 3:25 am

You rock!  

This is exactly the problem I had and the solution worked fabulously.  

Thank you for posting.

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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 1 year ago Dec 30, 2:13 pm
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 1 year ago Dec 30, 2:13 pm
  • After selecting starcitizen.exe as the program, change the next drop-down box ("Select the preferred graphics processor for this program") to be "High-performance NVIDIA processor"

I don't have a"Select the preferred graphics processor for this program" drop down tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Oct 19, 7:32 pm
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Oct 19, 7:32 pm

Hmm, odd!

I had the same issue on the same exact laptop. I did what you describe here long before finding your site (sometime this spring).

However, I've never been able to run SC at the 3200x1800 resolution, even at 1600x900 it heats up and revs its fans.

I wonder what's different..  time to investigate more!

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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Jun 7, 8:34 pm
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Jun 7, 8:34 pm

OMG MONTHS OF FRUSRATION FINNALY ENDED!!!!!

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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Jun 6, 10:43 pm
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Jun 6, 10:43 pm

I love you, you are my hero

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The only reason I got the computer I did was to play Star Citizen &when it woudlnt play I got pissed,... ! Thank you for the tip to fix,... ;)
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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Feb 18, 12:51 am
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Feb 18, 12:51 am
Thanks man that helped big time
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[Re] HOW TO FIX: SC runs slow on my new laptop 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Jan 6, 1:48 pm
127 views. 0 replies. Posted by Unknown 2 years ago Jan 6, 1:48 pm
Thank you bro!!!!!!