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Fallout New Vegas - Consistently low FPS, when good, capped at 30

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March 18, 2012 5:45:53 PM

OK, I am having this extremely annoying problem that is bugging me beyond belief.

I recently did an upgrade of my system, I now have an AMD 64 FX Bulldozer Eight Core 3.3Ghz and 16GB DDR3 Corsair Ram, an admittedly obsolete video card in the form of a Radeon ATI HD 3870 512MB and a Seagate Barracuda 7200 500GB hard drive. I am on Windows Vista 64 SP2, using DirectX 11. All my drivers are up to date.

Now, the problem is this. In my game, with no mods or plugins loaded, I get very low FPS consistently, in the 20-30 range, and with NPC's or a lot of action, it falls to 5-12 FPS and is basically unplayable outside of VATS. Now, I know my video card is bad by today's standards, but it is well above the 'minimum' recommended by the game, and well beyond the 'recommended' one too. I also thought all that processing power and ram would make things better, but it hasn't.

I also noticed on good days, the FPS is capped at 30, and I don't know why. In the Fallout Default Ini file, iFPS clamp is set to zero, so I don't see why it does not go above 30.

I've tried everything. I've tried the ds9 dll, I've tried the 4gb executable (which I don't think worked because whenever I loaded the game with it it made no difference and in addition to that, said it could not find NVSE) and I've tried messing around with the ini files, doing 'tweaks' but it persists - 5-12 FPS near NPC's and action, 30 maximum capped on 'good' times.

This is irritating me because, I see people running FNV with similar machines at 60+ FPS. I see videos on youtube of how smooth it could be, and it almost makes me cry

I would very much appreciate any help anyone could offer.

Anyway, here is my DxDiag file:


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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/18/2012, 17:57:23
Machine name: NEXUS
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/30/11 17:23:45 Ver: 08.01
Processor: AMD FX™-8120 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 16366MB RAM
Page File: 3667MB used, 28871MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
---------------
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 3870
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9501)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9501&SUBSYS_25421002&REV_00
Display Memory: 3315 MB
Dedicated Memory: 504 MB
Shared Memory: 2811 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver Version: 8.17.0010.1119 (English)
DDI Version: 10.1
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/15/2012 03:17:04, 957952 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D641-11CF-ED77-4805BEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9501
SubSys ID: 0x25421002
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
Deinterlace Caps: {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled

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Sound Devices
-------------
Description: Speakers (2- SB Audigy)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_100A1102&REV_00
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2020 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 10/16/2009 06:44:56, 1309696 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: CREATIVE
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2™ Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: No

Description: Digital Audio Interface (2- SB Audigy)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_100A1102&REV_00
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2020 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 10/16/2009 06:44:56, 1309696 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: CREATIVE
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2™ Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: No

Description: Digital Output Device (HDMI) (2- High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1106&DEV_0397&SUBSYS_1043836C&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.6002.18005 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 4/10/2009 22:39:52, 275456 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2™ Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: No

Description: Digital Output Device (SPDIF) (2- High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1106&DEV_0397&SUBSYS_1043836C&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.6002.18005 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 4/10/2009 22:39:52, 275456 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2™ Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: No

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Sound Capture Devices
---------------------
Description: Microphone (4- USB Microphone)
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: USBAUDIO.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.6002.18005 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 4/10/2009 22:39:36, 98944 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: Line-In (2- SB Audigy)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2020 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 10/16/2009 06:44:56, 1309696 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: Microphone (2- SB Audigy)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2020 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 10/16/2009 06:44:56, 1309696 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: S/PDIF-In (2- SB Audigy)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2020 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 10/16/2009 06:44:56, 1309696 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

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DirectInput Devices
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Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x04D9, 0x1603
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x04D9, 0x1603
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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USB Devices
-----------
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1002, 0x4397
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub

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Gameport Devices
----------------

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PS/2 Devices
------------
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x04D9, 0x1603
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
|
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
|
+ HID-compliant mouse
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC05A
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
| Service: mouhid
|
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
------------------------
Drive: C:
Free Space: 17.3 GB
Total Space: 100.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3500418AS ATA Device

Drive: E:
Free Space: 5.7 GB
Total Space: 100.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3500418AS ATA Device

Drive: G:
Free Space: 13.1 GB
Total Space: 182.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3500418AS ATA Device

Drive: H:
Model: ST3500418AS ATA Device

Drive: F:
Model: NYJGH VO9EB0P SCSI CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), , 0 bytes

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System Devices
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Name: ASMedia XHCI Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1B21&DEV_1042&SUBSYS_84881043&REV_00\4&AB0F605&0&0038
Driver: n/a

Name: SB Audigy
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_100A1102&REV_00\4&2966AB86&0&30A4
Driver: n/a

Name: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_84321043&REV_06\4&1708FA51&0&0050
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_9609&SUBSYS_83881043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&50
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_9607&SUBSYS_83881043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&38
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_9603&SUBSYS_83881043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&10
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_9600&SUBSYS_83881043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&00
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1605&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C5
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1604&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C4
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1603&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C3
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1602&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C2
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1601&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C1
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1600&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C0
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA18&SUBSYS_AA181002&REV_00\4&2A1FC852&0&0110
Driver: n/a

Name: ATI Radeon HD 3870
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9501&SUBSYS_25421002&REV_00\4&2A1FC852&0&0010
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439D&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A3
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439C&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A1
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4399&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A5
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4398&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&99
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4398&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&91
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&98
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&90
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&9A
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&92
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4390&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&88
Driver: n/a

Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4385&SUBSYS_83891043&REV_3C\3&267A616A&0&A0
Driver: n/a

Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor PCI Bus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4384&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A4
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4383&SUBSYS_836C1043&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A2
Driver: n/a

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DirectShow Filters
------------------

DirectShow Filters:
QuickTime Audio Decoder Filter,0x00600800,1,1,,
Emuzed AMR-NB Decoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,,
WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
Emuzed AMR-WB Decoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
QuickTime Video Decoder Filter,0x00600800,1,1,,
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
ffdshow Video Decoder,0xff800001,2,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.4070.0000
Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
WMT VIH2 Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
Record Queue,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
WMT Switch Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
WMT Virtual Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
WMT DV Extract,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
WMT Virtual Source,0x00200000,0,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
WMT Sample Information Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
Emuzed AMR/3GPP/MP4/MP3 Multiplexer-Filter,0x00200000,1,0,EzdMP4MuxFilter.dll,2.35.0000.0000
ffdshow DXVA Video Decoder,0xff800002,2,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.4070.0000
ffdshow raw video filter,0x00200000,2,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.4070.0000
RealPlayer Video Filter,0x00200000,1,1,rdsf3260.dll,15.00.0001.0013
Emuzed MP3 Source/Decoder Filter,0x00400000,0,1,EmzMP3SourceFilter.dll,2.35.0000.0000
CT Upsampler filter,0x00100000,1,1,Upsample.ax,2.00.0005.0000
ffdshow Audio Decoder,0xff800001,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.4070.0000
ATI Ticker,0x00200000,0,1,Ticker.ax,
Creative Wave Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WavWrite.ax,3.01.0004.0000
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
LAV Splitter,0x00400001,1,1,LAVSplitter.ax,0.40.0000.0000
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,,11.00.6001.7000
DivX AAC Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,daac.ax,7.01.0000.0010
Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,11.00.6001.7000
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,11.00.6001.7110
BPM Metadata,0x001fffff,1,1,MetaBPMu.ax,2.00.0002.0000
MONOGRAM AMR Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,mmamr.ax,1.00.0001.0000
Emuzed AMR/QCP/3GPP/MP4/3G2 Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,EmzMp4Source.dll,2.35.0000.0000
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.6002.18363
CT Time-Scaling filter,0x00100000,1,1,TimeScal.ax,2.03.0009.0000
StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.6002.18363
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,,6.06.6002.18533
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
Nokia MPEG4ASP Decoder Filter,0x00400000,1,1,NokiaDecMP4ASP_H263.dll,2.00.0000.0009
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.6001.18000
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.6002.18363
Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,2,0,msmpeg2enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
DivX MKV Demux (unrestricted),0x00200000,0,1,DMFSource.ax,1.00.0002.0006
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
AVS Video Out,0x00200000,0,1,AVSVideoOutFilter3.ax,1.00.0000.0248
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
MMACE ProcAmp,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
WavPack Audio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,WavPackDSDecoder.ax,1.01.0000.0484
Nokia H264Dec HP/MP Filter,0x00400000,1,1,NokiaH264HPMPDecTFilter.dll,2.00.0000.0009
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,,6.06.6001.18000
MONOGRAM AMR Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,mmamr.ax,1.00.0001.0000
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
MONOGRAM Musepack Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,mmmpcdec.ax,0.09.0002.0000
Haali Media Splitter,0x00800001,0,1,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
Haali Media Splitter (AR),0x00400000,1,1,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
PCM to EXT,0x00200000,0,0,Pcm2Ext.ax,6.00.0002.0000
CT Karaoke filter,0x00100000,1,1,Karaoke.ax,2.00.0012.0000
Emuzed AAC/AAC+ Decoder TFilter,0x00400000,1,1,EmzAACDecFilter.dll,2.35.0000.0000
Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
Creative AC3 Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,AC3Srcu.ax,3.02.0001.0000
Creative PCM Raw Writer,0x00200000,1,0,RawWritu.ax,1.00.0000.0000
File Source (Monkey Audio),0x00400000,0,1,MonkeySource.ax,
RadLight OptimFROG DirectShow Filter,0x00600000,0,1,RLOFRDec.ax,1.00.0000.0001
CT PDP filter,0x00100000,1,1,PDP.ax,1.00.0008.0000
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
madFlac Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,madFlac.ax,1.10.0000.0000
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.6002.18363
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,,6.06.6002.18533
DivX H.264 Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,DivXDecH264.ax,9.00.0001.0021
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Emuzed MP4SP/H263 Video Decoder-Filter,0x00400000,1,1,EmzDecMP4_H263.dll,2.35.0000.0000
Haali Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,dxr.dll,
File Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,15.04.3538.0513
DivX Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,DivXDec.ax,7.01.0001.0014
CT SmartVolumeManagement filter,0x00100000,1,1,DSCompr.ax,1.00.0008.0000
Creative Audio Gain Filter,0x00200000,1,1,AudGain.ax,1.00.0000.0000
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,,11.00.6001.7000
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.00.6001.18000
Creative Flac Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,FlacSrcu.ax,1.00.0002.0000
MMACE SoftEmu,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6001.18000
Creative MLP Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,MlpSrcu.ax,3.01.0000.0000
Creative File Reader Filter,0x00400000,0,1,FilReadu.ax,1.00.0005.0000
SVM Metadata,0x001fffff,1,1,MetaSVMu.ax,2.00.0002.0000
CT HPVirtualizer filter,0x00100000,1,1,Virtual.ax,1.00.0000.0000
Haali Simple Media Splitter,0x00200000,0,1,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
DirectVobSub,0x00200000,2,1,vsfilter.dll,1.05.0003.3752
DirectVobSub (auto-loading version),0x00800002,2,1,vsfilter.dll,1.05.0003.3752
MONOGRAM AMR Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,mmamr.ax,1.00.0001.0000
WAV Dest,0x00000000,0,0,,
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,,6.06.6002.18533
MMACE DeInterlace,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
Haali Matroska Muxer,0x00200000,1,0,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
DivX MKV Demux,0x00600000,0,1,DMFSource.ax,1.00.0002.0006
CT CMSS3 filter,0x00100000,1,1,CMSS3.ax,3.00.0013.0000
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,,6.06.6002.18533
MONOGRAM AMR Mux,0x00600000,1,1,mmamr.ax,1.00.0001.0000
DC-Bass Source,0x00400000,0,1,DCBassSource.ax,1.03.0000.0000
Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,2,0,msmpeg2enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
WST Pager,0x00800000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.6001.18000
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.6002.18363
Creative Ogg Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,OggSrcu.ax,1.00.0001.0000
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Creative NVF Filter,0x00400000,0,1,NvfSrcu.ax,3.01.0001.0000
RealPlayer Transcode Filter,0x00600000,0,0,rdsf3260.dll,15.00.0001.0013
Emuzed H264 Video Decoder-Filter,0x00200000,1,1,EzdH264DecTFilter.dll,2.37.0000.0000
Viscomsoft Screen capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,ScreenSource.ax,
ffdshow Audio Processor,0x00200000,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.4070.0000
Noise Reduction,0x00100000,1,1,NoisRedu.ax,3.00.0007.0000
LAV Splitter Source,0x00400001,0,1,LAVSplitter.ax,0.40.0000.0000
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.6002.18005
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.6002.18005
VP7 Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,vp7dec.ax,7.00.0010.0000
Creative WMA Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WMAWrite.ax,5.00.0001.0000
MONOGRAM Musepack Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,mmmpcdmx.ax,0.04.0000.0000
madFlac Source,0x00600000,0,1,madFlac.ax,1.10.0000.0000
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.6002.18496
Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.6002.18363
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,,6.06.6001.18000
Creative WMA Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,WmaSrc.ax,3.01.0001.0000
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6002.18533
RealPlayer Audio Filter,0x00200000,1,1,rdsf3260.dll,15.00.0001.0013
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,,6.06.6002.18533
MPC - CDXA Reader,0x00600000,0,1,cdxareader.ax,1.05.0003.3752
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
WavPack Audio Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,WavPackDSSplitter.ax,1.01.0000.0323
ffdshow subtitles filter,0x00200000,2,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.4070.0000
Microsoft MPEG-1/DD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,11.00.6001.7000
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6001.18000
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,,6.06.6002.18533
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,,6.06.6002.18533
LAV Audio Decoder,0x00800003,1,1,LAVAudio.ax,0.40.0000.0000
Creative CDDA Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,CDDA.ax,3.00.0003.0000
Creative LiveRecording Filter SxS,0x00400000,0,1,LiveRecu.ax,5.00.0001.0000
LAV Video Decoder,0x00800003,1,1,LAVVideo.ax,0.40.0000.0000
Creative Internet Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,InetSrcu.ax,1.00.0000.0000
Haali Video Sink,0x00200000,1,0,splitter.ax,1.11.0288.0000
AC3File,0x00600000,0,1,ac3file.ax,
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.00.6002.18005
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.6002.18496
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000

WDM Streaming Data Transforms:
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000

Video Compressors:
Emuzed H263 Video Encoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
Emuzed H.264 Encoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
Emuzed MPEG-4 SP Encoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
ffdshow video encoder,0x00100000,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.01.4070.0000
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
DivX 6.9.2 Codec (8 Logical CPUs),0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
ffdshow Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Fraps Video Decompressor,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Indeo® video 5.10,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Lagarith Lossless Codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
VP70® General Profile,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
Xvid MPEG-4 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
DivX 6.9.2 YV12 Decoder,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000

Audio Compressors:
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
Emuzed GSM AMR-NB Encoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
Emuzed GSM AMR-WB Encoder DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
Emuzed MP3 Encoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
Emuzed AAC Encoder-DMO,0x00400000,1,1,,
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
Messenger Audio Codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
AC-3 ACM Codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18533

Audio Capture Sources:
Microphone (4- USB Microphone),0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
Line-In (2- SB Audigy),0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
Microphone (2- SB Audigy),0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
S/PDIF-In (2- SB Audigy),0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
,0x00000000,0,0,,
SB Audigy,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
SB Audigy,0x00200000,2,2,,6.00.6001.18000
USB Camera,0x00200000,1,2,,6.00.6001.18000
USB Microphone,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
AMD HD Audio HDMI out #0,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
HD Audio HDMI out,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
HD Audio SPDIF out,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
SB Audigy,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
SB Audigy,0x00200000,2,2,,6.00.6001.18000

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6002.18496
Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6002.18496
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6002.18496
Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6002.18496
Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.6002.18005

Video Capture Sources:
USB Camera,0x00200000,1,2,,6.00.6001.18000

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.6001.18000

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.6002.18496
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.6002.18496

BDA CP/CA Filters:
Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.6002.18528
Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.6002.18528
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.6002.18528

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000

Audio Renderers:
Speakers (2- SB Audigy),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Digital Audio Interface (2- SB ,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Digital Output Device (HDMI) (2,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
Digital Output Device (SPDIF) (,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
DirectSound: Digital Audio Interface (2- SB Audigy),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
DirectSound: Digital Output Device (HDMI) (2- High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
DirectSound: Digital Output Device (SPDIF) (2- High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
DirectSound: Speakers (2- SB Audigy),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18533
March 18, 2012 7:46:36 PM

From reading this link:

http://forums.techguy.org/games/1008776-solved-30-fps-c...

...it seems that there is a .dll called fallout stutter removed that you need to delete/move somewhere harmless. It sounds like it functions similar to smoothframerate in Unreal Engine. Hopefully this is what is causing the issue, but really you need a GPU upgrade =).
March 18, 2012 11:51:38 PM

THanks casualcolors, that would have actually been a really good solution, but I forgot to mention I had already installed and deleted all the relevant 'stutter remover dll's' from my installations.

I am aware my GPU needs upgrading quite badly, but I thought it could still handle this game, which is quite old. To put things into perspective, I am getting the same FPS on FNV on medium that I am getting on The Witcher 2 on ultra high.

So something is definitely strange here. I am wondering perhaps if my GPU is overheating or if it's a power problem? My PC does occasionally turn off randomly (to the point I have to switch off the power, unplug the cable, then plug it back in and switch it back again) and if I change the onboard power settings to 'performance' over 'energy saver' my monitor goes all fuzzy and I hear the fan going quicker.

So many possibilities...
May 8, 2012 1:04:35 AM

Have you found a fix? I'm on one of the FX Chips paired with a 7770, and I have huge inconsistencies throughout gameplay. My FPS on ultra settings spike around 30-75. I've tried a couple of mods that you've mentioned above (NVSE, FNV-4GB loader, NVSR, d3d9.dll ATI 'fix'), with no real impact. The ini suggestions on tweakguides were also ineffective.

One thing I did notice, is that my CPU is never doing much work. The fan revs for example, are low, compared to something like Battlefield 3. However, I have little data to back this up with - though a little birdy told me that New Vegas doesn't utilize 3 cores and beyond particularly well.
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