Previous to this last update I was getting about 25-30 fps in most situations. Now I get an unplayable 5-10 fps. I have tried updating my video card driver, reinstalling the card driver, deleting client settings and graphics mirror. Not sure what else I can do. I have literally everything turned to the bare minimum settings. My laptop is a pile for sure but to have a 15 fps drop overnight is a bit odd. Any suggestions or more info would be appreciated (aside from 'get a new system').
I am aware that my computer is pretty out of date. My concern is that overnight it became unplayable. I am not looking to play at 70 fps and I have no delusion that the game is ever going to work above the bare minimum settings. Any ideas what could cause that much of a change?
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Mine still works fine and my specs are only a few grades higher than yours.
The first thing I would suggest is, if it TRULY only happened right after the patch without delay then delete your preferences file in your SWTOR folder and reset all of your preferences. If that doesn't work then it probably wasn't just the patch.
Those are, quite literally, the lower end requirements. So try this: drop the texture down to "very low" and see if you notice any improvement. If so, then it's heavily your computer. If not then it could be any number of things including your internet connection.
Also, if you haven't shut down your CPU in a while you might be experiencing some back log causing slowdown.