Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Performance issues in a game after reinstalling - suggestions?

21 Nov 2011   #1
Silmeria

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Performance issues in a game after reinstalling - suggestions?

(The game is Vindictus, not that that matters... it runs on the Source graphics engine)

It is a laptop. Which drivers can actually affect performance, aside from graphics/bios?

1) Graphics drivers have been restored. Fairly certain they are the same version.
2) Ran bios update
3) Changed power management to "Full performance", turning off power-saving mechanisms. Strangely, I remember these settings being on power-saving mode prior to reinstalling.

Remarks
3) No SP1 installed yet because it fails to install. Could SP1 affect performance?
4) RAM usage on Vindictus.exe never exceeds 550M. Previously it would use upwards of 1Gig of RAM (for its graphics files or whatever?). This concerns me. Is it being limited somehow?

Any suggestions?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Nov 2011   #2
Silmeria

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seems to have been resolved by enabling a Swap file for the D:/ drive.
Game is installed on D:/.
Windows on C:/.
Does Windows not use C:/ swap space for D:/ programs?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Performance issues in a game after reinstalling - suggestions?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
12G of RAM on old CPU with low performance. Suggestions?
I'm runnning Win 7 Pro 64bit on an ADM A6 -5400K with Radeon HD 3.6G and got 12G of installed RAM. I also got a 60G SSD where all OS files are installed and got a second drive where all applications are being installed. I recently added an upgrade to my RAM and increased it to 12G (was 6) however i...
Performance & Maintenance
Reinstalling Windows 7 issues
i bought a computer from memory express here in edmonton. having multiple issues with things and i decided to wipe and re-install windows. they said i could use the recovery disk and just boot from it. i reinstalled windows, loaded it but not drivers for my ethernet adapter were found and...
Installation & Setup
Cannot find a better version of an old game-looking for suggestions
Ok, so this is sort of like a long shot. I really like this old Real time strategy game called real war rogue states. ...
Gaming
Need game suggestions for my Laptop
Hey everyone..:) I want to play some good games on my laptop, so I need some suggestions. I'am actually interested in FPS games like COD, but yeah suggest me any games you know that will run on my laptop. Don't wanna play old games like GTA III, Midtown madness etc.. Looking for some decent...
Gaming
7 Compatabile Flight Game Suggestions?
Not sure if this is really the appropriate place, since it's not a tech issue, but hey, this is the Gaming subforum. Anyway, I've been looking for a modern "Arcadey" flight sim/space sim, in the vein of the old Wing Commander games, or Crimson Skies, or even Descent. Something that isn't steeped...
Gaming
BSoD issues and reinstalling OS(xp AND 7 gurus please)
Okay, I dont know if this is the place to post this, because it has to do with a system with xp on it, but I figure you guys can help out anyways. So, my mothers boyfriends computer is about 2 years old, and its got xp on it. It usually runs fine, and he doesnt use it for much besides low end...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:46.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App