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Windows 7: FPS limiter

23 Jan 2011   #1
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
FPS limiter

Does anyone know where I can get a framerate limiter? google has returned nothing, although I'm sure they must exist


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23 Jan 2011   #2
taylorig

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You could try turning V-sync on within your graphics settings which should limit everything then to your monitor's output in Hz. So if your monitor as a maximum output of say 60Hz, that's what fps you'll be limited to in any game.
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23 Jan 2011   #3
SleeStak

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

enabling vsync is your best bet imho, also some games have config files that have a setting that you can cap max FPS to whatever number you choose
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24 Jan 2011   #4
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Yeah V-sync will help you, it locks at your monitors refresh rate so if you have a 60Hz monitor, the game will be capped at 60Hz with V-Sync on.
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25 Jan 2011   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Just out of curiosity, what do you need this for?

~Lordbob
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25 Jan 2011   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well basically, The Sims 3 has no VSync and so it is running my GPU at 150FPS on certain (low 3d) screens, and up to 450 on the loading screens! basically this is resulting in the graphics card getting very hot, and then lagging the hell out of it because the card is getting too hot.

I have tried forcing VSync on through the Nvidia Control Panel, but it seems to just be ignoring it. Fraps is still reporting 450FPS on the loading screens.
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25 Jan 2011   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Well basically, The Sims 3 has no VSync and so it is running my GPU at 150FPS on certain (low 3d) screens, and up to 450 on the loading screens! basically this is resulting in the graphics card getting very hot, and then lagging the hell out of it because the card is getting too hot.

I have tried forcing VSync on through the Nvidia Control Panel, but it seems to just be ignoring it. Fraps is still reporting 450FPS on the loading screens.

Ahhh ... The Sims 3 also has some extremely irritating Image Tearing going on .. or at least mine does.

I have no clue why they didnt include this option.


I have ATI Graphics, but I have this issue with a few games, where theres no Vsync .. or it does not seem to work properly. Sims 3 being one of them.
Forcing Vsync through the ATI Control Panel failed for me as well with these games.



Something you may want to try, that has worked for me.

Download and Install Riva Tuner. RivaTuner


The actual RivaTuner is not really what your after, rather the program D3D Overrider, which is bundled with it.

It can be found from the RivaTuner Start Menu entry or the Program Files x86 folder.


Just start it up, and add the Sims3.exe (or TS3.exe) to its list, and set it for Medium detection level.
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Youll need to start D3D OverRider before you start the game, but it should help Force Vsync.



I found theis works OK for Sims3, and very well for Metro 2033 & The Witcher.


Hopefully that helps.


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25 Jan 2011   #8
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Well basically, The Sims 3 has no VSync and so it is running my GPU at 150FPS on certain (low 3d) screens, and up to 450 on the loading screens! basically this is resulting in the graphics card getting very hot, and then lagging the hell out of it because the card is getting too hot.

I have tried forcing VSync on through the Nvidia Control Panel, but it seems to just be ignoring it. Fraps is still reporting 450FPS on the loading screens.

Ahhh ... The Sims 3 also has some extremely irritating Image Tearing going on .. or at least mine does.

I have no clue why they didnt include this option.


I have ATI Graphics, but I have this issue with a few games, where theres no Vsync .. or it does not seem to work properly. Sims 3 being one of them.
Forcing Vsync through the ATI Control Panel failed for me as well with these games.



Something you may want to try, that has worked for me.

Download and Install Riva Tuner. RivaTuner


The actual RivaTuner is not really what your after, rather the program D3D Overrider, which is bundled with it.

It can be found from the RivaTuner Start Menu entry or the Program Files x86 folder.


Just start it up, and add the Sims3.exe (or TS3.exe) to its list, and set it for Medium detection level.
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Youll need to start D3D OverRider before you start the game, but it should help Force Vsync.



I found theis works OK for Sims3, and very well for Metro 2033 & The Witcher.


Hopefully that helps.
Are you sure??

When i wanted D3D overrider i needed to download that seperate as it was not bundled and it runs seperate to Riva Tuner (Yes you don't need Riva Tuner).

OP - Yes, i would agree that this does just as good as a Frame Limiter.

Lucky

Lucky
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25 Jan 2011   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It may have possibly been changed.

When I installed it, D3D was bundled. Although it didn't specifically say anything about it.

But it was in RivaTuners Start Menu Folder.
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25 Jan 2011   #10
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Well basically, The Sims 3 has no VSync and so it is running my GPU at 150FPS on certain (low 3d) screens, and up to 450 on the loading screens! basically this is resulting in the graphics card getting very hot, and then lagging the hell out of it because the card is getting too hot.

I have tried forcing VSync on through the Nvidia Control Panel, but it seems to just be ignoring it. Fraps is still reporting 450FPS on the loading screens.
Did you force it for each expansion pack's .exe, or globally? The only way to force vsync on TS3 is through the graphic control panels, so doing it through Nvidia Control Panel should work.
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