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Windows 7: Bad FPS in games

05 Nov 2009   #1
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Bad FPS in games

Hi guys,

How come I am getting really bad FPS in games such as Borderlands, GTA 4, Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising and any other open source game. I get bad FPS with AA disabled as well. like for example with GTA everything on High or low I still get bad FPS of about 10 to 15. I know people who have lower specs but get way more better performance.
Is there something wrong with my system? Any advice?

Thanks in advance.


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05 Nov 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Probably because you are playing 32-bit games in 64-bit Windows 7.

I still play most of my games in Windows XP 32-bit. Better performance all around.
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05 Nov 2009   #3
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Probably because you are playing 32-bit games in 64-bit Windows 7.

I still play most of my games in Windows XP 32-bit. Better performance all around.
But aren't these new games optimized to work better on 64 bit systems?
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05 Nov 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Not really. If they were truly optimized for 64-bit then they would have been compiled as 64-bit applications.
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05 Nov 2009   #5
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Not really. If they were truly optimized for 64-bit then they would have been compiled as 64-bit applications.

Damn, so is there anything that I can do in order to get some good performance? Someone told me that my ram sticks are too slow so they take time to load textures giving me bad FPS.
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05 Nov 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Textures are loaded into graphics memory for the most part. And you have one of the best video cards on the market, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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05 Nov 2009   #7
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is there any solution to this then? I thought 64 bit systems were better.
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05 Nov 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Your specs are a lot better than my gaming computer. But like I say I play games in 32-bit Windows XP and they are fast enough. Many others have experienced the same (slower performance in Windows 7), even with the latest and greatest hardware.

There might be something wrong other than the fact you are playing games in 64-bit Windows.

Have you tried running any benchmarks? Maybe it will help determine the bottleneck if it isn't Windows itself.
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05 Nov 2009   #9
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Your specs are a lot better than my gaming computer. But like I say I play games in 32-bit Windows XP and they are fast enough. Many others have experienced the same (slower performance in Windows 7), even with the latest and greatest hardware.

There might be something wrong other than the fact you are playing games in 64-bit Windows.

Have you tried running any benchmarks? Maybe it will help determine the bottleneck if it isn't Windows itself.
Yeah I have ran benchmarks and I only get low FPS in games that have open environments such as GTA 4 & Borderlands. But in other games such as Resident evil 5 I get an FPS of about 50 using the benchmark tool. So yeah it's just with open environment games, even when I had vista a month ago
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05 Nov 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Well GTA 4 is a very demanding game (demanding means requires a fast computer). Borderlands not so much really. Resident Evil 5 even less so. I have all of these games myself.

Does your FPS get any better when you reduce the screen resolution?
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