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: Frame rate suddenly drops heavily

19 May 2013   #1
Nicolas9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Frame rate suddenly drops heavily

Hi all,

I would to start off saying that I hope I've posted this thread in the correct section.

Since some time, I've been having problems playing SP and MP games. For example, just a few minutes ago I was playing CS:GO with around 200fps (I know the human eye only sees about 25fps; and I always disable VSYNC since it's of no use to me). Suddenly, the frame rate dropped to 100fps. That wouldn't bother me if there wasn't such an awful lag. It feels like everything is delayed by one second - it just doesn't feel like 100fps at all, more like 10fps. This happens in other games as well, e.g. Far Cry 3. I have absolutely no clue as to how to fix this.

My computer specs are:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
16GB RAM @ 1333MHz
Intel i7-2600k @ 3.40GHz
Nvidia Geforce 590GTX 3GB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 May 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

What else is in your computer?

When you mention the power supply, list the make and model.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2013   #3
Nicolas9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got a SSD on which I have Windows and Office installed. I also have a 3TB HDD by Western Digital.

I have the following power supply:
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-750, 750W ATX 2.3

I tried to play New Vegas and for some reason, I only had slight stutters when entering new areas (which are probably always there since textures etc. must be loaded) but otherwise everything worked fine. I played CS:GO again and noticed something else weird going on. My frame rate would suddenly drop from 200fps to 100fps for a few seconds and then go back.

It's been a while since I reinstalled Windows (I think in December 2011) - could this be the source of this problem? Also, I move a lot of files from my SSD to my HDD then to my external disk - could it be that the fragmentation is causing these weird fps drops?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 May 2013   #4
Nicolas9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Restarted my PC a several times, installed a new graphics card driver and tested a few other games. For some reason, certain games work without a problem (e.g. Fallout: New Vegas) whereas other games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Red Orchestra 2 don't. The latter ones did run on my system flawlessly some time ago.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #5
TwoCables

 

Wow, that's a nice PSU so it's certainly not the PSU.

Sometimes the latest driver is the culprit, especially with previous generation GPUs. This isn't always the case, but I recommend trying a 200 series driver as opposed to one of the 300 series drivers. This of course would be just be an experiment.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2013   #6
Nicolas9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried both an old and a beta driver and neither did fix my problem. I would really like to play some CS:GO now but it just doesn't run fluently enough (although I get constant +100fps).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2013   #7
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nicolas9 View Post
Tried both an old and a beta driver and neither did fix my problem. I would really like to play some CS:GO now but it just doesn't run fluently enough (although I get constant +100fps).
What was the version number of the old driver that you tried?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2013   #8
Nicolas9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I installed Geforce Driver v267.91 from March 28th, 2011.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Frame rate suddenly drops heavily




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
EVGA GTX 780 ti ACX SC frame drops in battlefield 4 and other games.
This thread might also require window installation technician support along with game technician support. So I got this problem with my graphic card, it suffers low and constant fps drops which shouldn't be happening. Examples like Planet Side 2, I get 50~60 fps on both low and Ultra graphic....
Gaming
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,...
Gaming
April 2013 Update: Frame Rate Issue
So I recently updated before shutdown, and now everything is moving slower. Not loading slower, moving slower. Like I used to pull up Chrome and it'd be like BOOM there's Chrome. Now its like boooommm ttthhheeerrreeesss cchhhrrrooommmme. The screens frame rate has gone snail on me and that's not a...
Windows Updates & Activation
Frequent frame rate dips
Hi chaps! I've been having problems with frame rate dips when playing games - I've monitored my FPS on L4D1/2 and Alien Storm and it drops for the usual 60fps to around 20, sometimes down to the low teens. It doesn't seem to be tied into what's going on on screen, although when it dips and then...
Gaming
network problem causing frame rate issues
I just recently started experiencing bad frame rate issues in Source games. I installed Windows 7 Home x64 about a week ago and at first things were fine. Then out of the blue (about two days ago) I started experiencing horrible frame rates in TF2 and Zombie Panic Source. I was getting about 15...
Gaming
frame rate drops in Counter Strike: Source
hi there, so I switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 last week and I've been getting random frame rate drops..I got pretty good frame rates in Windows XP and didnt get any choke at all..in Windows 7 my frame rates are around 50-60 (which is fine) but they randomly and frequently drop to like...
Gaming


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 17:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App