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Horrible FPS In Steam Games, Only when looking with the mouse.

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July 18, 2013 5:51:08 PM

Hi, I have been using Steam for quite a while with games such as Cal of Duty, Left 4 Dead 2, and Counter Strike, and I have never experiened bad framerate, always between 40-100 FPS on games like these. Lately, (After I havent been on for a while but my brother has) I have been havin unplayable lag ONLY when looking around using the mouse. im not sure what to do, I tweaked sensitivity, mouse settings, properties, virus checks, and even opened my computer and cleaned out the dust but to no avail. The way I would desctribe the lag is very choppy, skips when I move the mouse fast, etc. Other actions suchs as shooting, entity movements, and moveing around works fine without lag, but looking around is horrible choppy.

Any help would be much appreciated
July 18, 2013 5:53:04 PM

game settings and hardware used would be pretty relevant information to have
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July 18, 2013 5:55:09 PM

Is the mouse being used on a usb hub by any chance. sometimes a hub can cut down the number of reports per second leading to skipping like you mention.
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July 18, 2013 6:03:45 PM

nukemaster said:
Is the mouse being used on a usb hub by any chance. sometimes a hub can cut down the number of reports per second leading to skipping like you mention.

I am not using a hub at all, My mouse, keyboard, webcam, and network adapter are all plugged into the I/O Panel straight to the Motherboard

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July 18, 2013 6:10:18 PM

dudewitbow said:
game settings and hardware used would be pretty relevant information to have

Ok, so I normally play medium to high settings (Based on the game) But trust me, I have messed with the settings, even putting them down to the minimum and still had the problem. My specs are:

ASUS Radeon HD 6670 1 GB GDDR5
500 Gb HDD
ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX
Corsair CX 500w
Intel Pentium E5200@ 2.50 Ghz


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July 18, 2013 9:04:15 PM

Could you please try to game with vsync and triple buffer on in your cards control panel?

Some users see the page tear effect and it feels very jumpy.
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July 19, 2013 10:55:34 AM

nukemaster said:
Could you please try to game with vsync and triple buffer on in your cards control panel?

Some users see the page tear effect and it feels very jumpy.


Hi, I am not sure how to change those settings. I tried searching the Catalyst Control Center for those settings, but I couldn't find it. Do I need to change it in the game itself? Please help

EDIT: I tried running a game to see if I could enable V-Sync in game, but instead I got this error:

"Display Driver Stopped Responding and has recovered
Display driver AMD driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

What does this mean? I got this error right after the game/machine locked up on me




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July 20, 2013 6:28:32 AM

That is a driver crash. In the old days(AMD did also have a recover feature, but it was hit and miss), That would crash a system. With Vista and newer this feature is supposed to prevent a full system crash by restarting the video card.

It would be a good idea to ensure your video driver is up to date.

The vsync option should be under the 3d settings in Gaming -> 3d application settings.
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