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Windows 7: Advanced gaming PC, but has FPS drops on Crysis 2?

13 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Advanced gaming PC, but has FPS drops on Crysis 2?

So I was playing Crysis 2 on my new PC, yet encountered some serious framerate drops.

Initially, I ran it in all settings maxed out with some FPS drops, then extreme with less, but still had them, then very high and still had drops, finally I set everything to minimal and that reduced it to almost none.

These are my specs:

Processor: AMD FX 8350 4.5 GHz

Graphics card: AMD 7970 HD 3 GB

RAM: 16 GB

PSU: 850 watt


For a list of background processes:

Atieclxx.exe
Atiesrxx.exe
Audiodg.exe
CCC.exe
csrss.exe
csrss.exe
dllhost.exe
dwm.exe
explorer.exe
Fuel.Service.exe
jusched.exe
lsass.exe
lsm.exe
MOM.exe
msdtc.exe
PnkBstrA.exe
schedhlp.exe
Schedul2.exe
SearchIndexer.exe
Services.exe
smss.exe
spoolsv.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
svhost.exe
System
System Idle Process
taskhost.exe
TimounterMonitor.exe
TrueImageMonitor.exe
TrueImageTryStartService
UMVPFSrv.exe
ViakaraokeSrv.exe
wininit.exe
winlogon.exe
wmpnetwk.exe
WUDFHost.exe


Anyone know why I'm encountering lag? o_O


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13 Apr 2013   #2

 

Are you using AntiAliasing?
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13 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Crysis 2 does not have an AA setting from what I've seen.
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13 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Not that I have done any research but I have often wondered why so many SVhosts on my resources as well.

Perhaps your video/audio drivers got corrupted somehow when you installed C2? being that it doesn't take long to install, I would do a clean install of both drivers and test again.
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13 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Frame rate fluctuation is normal, still playable is the real issue, give some numbers, should be laughably great on that rig, it is on mine.

svhost uses multiple threads, that is normal, not an issue. 8)

OP processes wise, I think you could dump the 3 T's, SearchIndexer, and not sure what the ViakarakeSrv is, so maybe on that one.
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13 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I just picked the game (Crysis 2) up for 5 bucks.

Anyway Crysis is known to be a system tasker so it's no surprise you suffered frame drops when maxing settings.

There could also be a number of reasons for lag so the best thing to do is to experiment with settings and whatnot. You may also have to play with driver settings as well. Patches also play a role.

I've not installed the game yet so I don't have any settings advice at the moment.

Good luck.
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13 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I just picked the game (Crysis 2) up for 5 bucks.

Anyway Crysis is known to be a system tasker so it's no surprise you suffered frame drops when maxing settings.

There could also be a number of reasons for lag so the best thing to do is to experiment with settings and whatnot. You may also have to play with driver settings as well. Patches also play a role.

I've not installed the game yet so I don't have any settings advice at the moment.

Good luck.
Ah, okay.

Yeah, I'll try that. :P

Well, if you get any settings advice, be sure to let me know!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Frame rate fluctuation is normal, still playable is the real issue, give some numbers, should be laughably great on that rig, it is on mine.

svhost uses multiple threads, that is normal, not an issue. 8)

OP processes wise, I think you could dump the 3 T's, SearchIndexer, and not sure what the ViakarakeSrv is, so maybe on that one.
Well, I don't have any program to track my FPS (suggestions?), I've been going from what I've visually seen. On ultra, the system normally runs at I'd SAY 40 FPS (maybe more, I have no idea), but then it really drops to around, I'd guess 15-20, it's moderately playable when it drops, but headshots can be tricky.

Yeah, I figured that was probably normal, because there was always several on my other PCs as well. xD

Alright, thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Not that I have done any research but I have often wondered why so many SVhosts on my resources as well.

Perhaps your video/audio drivers got corrupted somehow when you installed C2? being that it doesn't take long to install, I would do a clean install of both drivers and test again.
Hmm... I don't know, all my other games run just as good as they did prior to installing it.
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13 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

You could us afterburner or fraps to view fps. With your rig you should easily play with higher settings, here are my settings and it plays smooth for me


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13 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well I just ran the first level on Ultra with no problems, but I'm quite sure that'll change as the intensity level ramps up with more action. One thing I will be doing, and something I do anyway is turn off shadows. Other than being nice to look at, I really don't see a need for them in games.

Anyway you can check my system specs to see what I'm running.
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14 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Alright. Thanks for the help!

Turning overdrive on seems to have improved the gameplay.
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