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Hi all,

I am staying at a hotel before I get ready to move to a new state. My online means of logging into SL is with my HP G60-535DX Notebook. The FPS is horrible --- at least 3. Obviously I don't meet the recommended requirements, but what about the minimum requirements? I checked the C drive and it shows Free Space > 240 GB. I'm not sure what/if I should upgrade any of the hardware since it is temporary. Wish I could hook up my desktop where I'm staying.Below is the computer info off of Firestorm/Help/About Firestorm. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Kind regards,

Frank

 

Firestorm 4.6.9 (42974) Dec 12 2014 09:47:51 (Firestorm-Release) with Havok support
Release Notes

You are at 50.9, 46.9, 35.7 in Shiromani located at sim10360.agni.lindenlab.com (216.82.51.10:13005)
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shiromani/51/47/36
(global coordinates 302,131.0, 280,623.0, 35.7)
Second Life RC BlueSteel 15.02.17.299090
Release Notes

CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz (2094.75 MHz)
Memory: 3004 MB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Graphics Card Vendor: Intel
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

Windows Graphics Driver Version: 8.15.0010.2302
OpenGL Version: 2.1.0 - Build 8.15.10.2302

RestrainedLove API: (disabled)
libcurl Version: libcurl/7.24.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1i zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.10.0
J2C Decoder Version: KDU v7.5
Audio Driver Version: FMOD Ex 4.44.41
Qt Webkit Version: 4.7.1 (version number hard-coded)
Voice Server Version: Vivox 4.6.0009.20030

Settings mode: Viewer 3
Viewer Skin: Starlight (Original Orange)
Font Used: Deja Vu (96)
Draw distance: 96
Bandwidth: 500
LOD factor: 4
Render quality: Low (1/7)
Advanced Lighting Model: No
Texture memory: 512 MB (1)
VFS (cache) creation time (UTC): unknown
Built with MSVC version 1600
Packets Lost: 481/240,395 (0.2%)

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Thats pretty much the same specs as my old craptop. You will not be able to run any normal viewer very well at all.

Those Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset cards really struggle with SL.

If the wifi at your hotel is fairly stable, the SLGO service from Onlive may be worth trying. There is a 1 week free trial so if your hotel stay is short, you won't even need to pay  :)

See http://www.firestormviewer.org/firestorm-on-sl-go/

You will be able to run either Firestorm or the LL viewer using SLGO at full ultra settings without your system even breaking into a slight sweat.

However, you need a pretty stable lossless connection to use SLGO & hotel wifi tends to be anything but that. Worth a try though.

 

 

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Thank you, Freya. This is just temporary until I actually move and get set up at the new place. I don't intend on "killing" this laptop for SL.

Thank you, Whirly. I searched Google Play for some SL apps, found Lumiya, Mobile Grid Client and SL
GO. Since my intended use was for keeping in contact with some of my friends I may use Mobile Grid Client for the time being and try out the SLGO free trial if I decide I want to do more than chat. I got so spoiled with my desktop and was almost certain hooking that up in the room was not an option. Ah well, better than nothing.

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