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Slow gaming performance after Windows 8.1 upgrade.

Hi, I upgrading my HP laptop to 8.1. Upgrade went great. Although, my FPS in games like TF2 and CS:S were really bad.
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I reinstalled regular Windows 8. I got my normal 60+ for TF2 and 100+ for Counter-Strike: Source.
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What was my problem? Should I just do a clean install. I do not mind reinstalling my apps in August(Although, school might take away time). Oh, and I always keep my Steam games installed on a separate partition because I play alot of them.
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  1. It is not officially released yet and many bugs are still there.
    It is in beta.

    So you have to wait for the official release / update of 8.1 to get a stable version.
    As of now its for developers and geeky nerds to experience new technology before it being released and feel proud. :)
  2. Best answer
    geekykido said:
    Hi, I upgrading my HP laptop to 8.1. Upgrade went great. Although, my FPS in games like TF2 and CS:S were really bad.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I reinstalled regular Windows 8. I got my normal 60+ for TF2 and 100+ for Counter-Strike: Source.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    What was my problem? Should I just do a clean install. I do not mind reinstalling my apps in August(Although, school might take away time). Oh, and I always keep my Steam games installed on a separate partition because I play alot of them.


    I believe that Windows 8.1 will require new VGA drivers from AMD, Intel, and NVidia. Without those, the default native drivers will be used, which are not very good for gaming.
  3. Pinhedd said:
    geekykido said:
    Hi, I upgrading my HP laptop to 8.1. Upgrade went great. Although, my FPS in games like TF2 and CS:S were really bad.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I reinstalled regular Windows 8. I got my normal 60+ for TF2 and 100+ for Counter-Strike: Source.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    What was my problem? Should I just do a clean install. I do not mind reinstalling my apps in August(Although, school might take away time). Oh, and I always keep my Steam games installed on a separate partition because I play alot of them.


    I believe that Windows 8.1 will require new VGA drivers from AMD, Intel, and NVidia. Without those, the default native drivers will be used, which are not very good for gaming.



    Thanks, mt games are now running at normal FPS by dowloading the latest Intel Drivers. Work great even though they are in BETA! :bounce:
  4. geekykido said:
    Pinhedd said:
    geekykido said:
    Hi, I upgrading my HP laptop to 8.1. Upgrade went great. Although, my FPS in games like TF2 and CS:S were really bad.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I reinstalled regular Windows 8. I got my normal 60+ for TF2 and 100+ for Counter-Strike: Source.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    What was my problem? Should I just do a clean install. I do not mind reinstalling my apps in August(Although, school might take away time). Oh, and I always keep my Steam games installed on a separate partition because I play alot of them.


    I believe that Windows 8.1 will require new VGA drivers from AMD, Intel, and NVidia. Without those, the default native drivers will be used, which are not very good for gaming.



    Thanks, mt games are now running at normal FPS by dowloading the latest Intel Drivers. Work great even though they are in BETA! :bounce:



    Glad to hear it. Have fun!
  5. geekykido said:
    Pinhedd said:
    geekykido said:
    Hi, I upgrading my HP laptop to 8.1. Upgrade went great. Although, my FPS in games like TF2 and CS:S were really bad.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I reinstalled regular Windows 8. I got my normal 60+ for TF2 and 100+ for Counter-Strike: Source.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    What was my problem? Should I just do a clean install. I do not mind reinstalling my apps in August(Although, school might take away time). Oh, and I always keep my Steam games installed on a separate partition because I play alot of them.


    I believe that Windows 8.1 will require new VGA drivers from AMD, Intel, and NVidia. Without those, the default native drivers will be used, which are not very good for gaming.



    Thanks, mt games are now running at normal FPS by dowloading the latest Intel Drivers. Work great even though they are in BETA! :bounce:



    May I ask you the link or somewhere to go to get the download of the lastest Intel Drivers because I am currently having the same issue you were. Thanks.
  6. SirTacolate said:
    geekykido said:
    Pinhedd said:
    geekykido said:
    Hi, I upgrading my HP laptop to 8.1. Upgrade went great. Although, my FPS in games like TF2 and CS:S were really bad.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I reinstalled regular Windows 8. I got my normal 60+ for TF2 and 100+ for Counter-Strike: Source.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    What was my problem? Should I just do a clean install. I do not mind reinstalling my apps in August(Although, school might take away time). Oh, and I always keep my Steam games installed on a separate partition because I play alot of them.


    I believe that Windows 8.1 will require new VGA drivers from AMD, Intel, and NVidia. Without those, the default native drivers will be used, which are not very good for gaming.



    Thanks, mt games are now running at normal FPS by dowloading the latest Intel Drivers. Work great even though they are in BETA! :bounce:



    May I ask you the link or somewhere to go to get the download of the lastest Intel Drivers because I am currently having the same issue you were. Thanks.


    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
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