3D online games, especially Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games like EverQuest, are among the most demanding functions that you can run on a computer.
According to Sony, the official minimum system requirements to run EverQuest are as follows:
Windows XP operating system
A Pentium II 400 processor
256 MB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 1 or another equivalent graphics card
DirectX-compatible sound card
Internet connection with 28.8k per second
4X speed DVD-ROM drive
500 MB hard drive space (more like 8 GB with all expansions installed)
An active EverQuest account
EverQuest came out in 1999 and it demands a lot less of a system than the newer MMOs such as World of Warcraft do today. The above list is the bare minimum. If you want to turn up the graphics settings, load the highest-quality texture maps, use the new water render effects and achieve a great frame rate while doing so, you’ll need a more powerful computer. Sony’s recommended system requirements are nearly twice those of the minimums listed above.
In addition to the system hardware, while installing the software like online survey software, there are some software tweaks you can try:
1. Update your graphic card’s driver. You can download the latest drivers for free online and this can greatly improve your frame rate.
2. Turn down the fancy theme graphics settings in your operating system; animated drop-down lists, AeroGlass and other transparent window frames. animated wallpapers and cursors all eat away at your available RAM.
3. Run in full screen mode. Though it might seem like windowed mode takes less graphics power because the game screen is slightly smaller, it actually takes more power because the desktop and other menus of the computer must be rendered in addition to the game screen.
4. Last but not least, close all other program windows before opening your EverQuest window.
These steps will help your computer perform better and provide an improved — and therefore more exciting — Everquest experience.