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Windows 7: Major frame rate problems in many games

15 Nov 2013   #1

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Major frame rate problems in many games

Hi all
An issue i have been having for some time has resurfaced recently, when i bough a few new games for my pc.
When i am playing a game (exemples: Brutal legend, Darksiders, Batman: Arkham asylum), It works fine for maybe a minute, and then i get a large frame rate drop - its not a lag spike, it almost feels like the game is showing the frames at half speed, or with gaps between them or something.

Obviously i tried changing the video settings - While the recommended settings were all high, even setting them all to minimal or low made no difference. While working or with this massive frame rate loss, there was no noticeable difference.

It may or may not make any difference, but one game i have NOT had this issue on is minecraft

Any help would be appreciated

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15 Nov 2013   #2

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Integrated GPUs suck. That being said, you should be able to run something on the level of Battlefield Bad Company 2 at around Medium settings with a GT 525m. It's not horrible, but not great.

What settings are you trying to run these games on? Most of the ones you listed have similar requirements to BFBC 2, so you'll probably only be able to get medium settings at best out of them. Try lowering your in game graphics options. You can access them in most games in the main menu, but some games require that you run a launcher that is usually located in the games folder to access the more advanced settings.

Your Ram and CPU are good at least, so it seems like the bottleneck would have to be the GPU here. As I said, integrated graphics isn't ideal for games and a GT 525m isn't a horrible gpu, but it's hardly anything great either.
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15 Nov 2013   #3

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The settings appear to not make any difference whatsoever, on high or low
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15 Nov 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mauvai View Post
The settings appear to not make any difference whatsoever, on high or low
Well the standard first response answer to performance issues is to update your drivers, and defrag all drives.

Are you playing with a gamepad or some sort of 3rd party controller or input device? What type? It could be something you're not using that's plugged into your PC as well. Sometimes input devices can interfere with games. For example FEAR has symptoms similar to yours if certain Logitech products are installed.

Try this. Go to control panel, open up device manager, and disable the HID compliant devices. [Only the things that specifically say 'HID Compliant Device' there may be a few 'HID compliant consumer control device' as well, but you should just leave them.] You probably don't want to leave them all off, but if the framerate issue is solved, you should be able to enable one at a time and pinpoint which device is causing the problem if it is some sort of hardware issue. You could disable them one at a time, but it's easier to just disable all of them and then enable them one at a time to pinpoint the specific problem if having them all off fixes the issue.

You can also try unplugging any extra USB devices from your PC. You'd be surprised what can interfere with games just by being plugged in, anything from wireless dongles to USB headphones can cause issues.
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15 Nov 2013   #5

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Updating the graphics driver totally didnt work.
Also, i totally dont feel like a complete idiot for not trying that first.

>< sigh.
Thanks.
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15 Nov 2013   #6

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Maybe your laptop is in Battery Saving Mode that's why it switches on Intel HD.
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16 Nov 2013   #7

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Overheating might cause this problem as well, have you ever cleaned out the dust out of it or replaced the thermal paste of the CPU ?

Also, try to set your laptop to High Performance preset when you are gaming.
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16 Nov 2013   #8

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Guys, the thread is marked as solved :P the graphics update did it. I have the power settings done right as well, thats not an issue
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