i've done most of the tweaks i've read and i'm still peaking at 33 FPS. i've maxed out RAM. Replace the GPU in my laptop would cost almost as much as a new desktop and get rather little benefit (even the best it can take is two generations behind). Someone suggested going to an SSD would help by decreasing load time for objects. How much does hard drive speed affect frame rate? Have you experienced an improvement in performance after going to a faster drive? VVT or V1 for you n00bs.