I used to have Windows XP and my games ran perfectly at very high FPS. After installing Windows 7 on a clean formated partition, im getting very low fps in games. I have 2 partitions on my 500 Gb hardrive. On the C partition i have Windows 7 and on my D partition i have tried multiple operating systems and tested games. I installed Windows 7 on the D partition twice, once 32 bit and 64 bit. Both have the same exact low fps issue. Ive also tried Vista and i get the same problem. Finally, after installing Windows XP my fps is smooth as it used to be. I am at a complete loss i have no idea why im getting such a HUGE fps difference.
Here are some of the FPS in my games on Windows 7:
COD WAW - Goes down to 40 fps online and offline
Unreal Tournament 3 - Goes down to 50 fps during gameplay
Left 4 Dead- Goes down to 35 fps in combat
Team Fortress 2 - goes down to 40- 50 fps
Age of Empires 3 - Can get very slow ~50 fps
Crysis Wars- 25 fps
Batman Arkham Asylum- 46 fps average
WHAT I ALREADY DID:
1) reinstalled drivers countless times to no avail
2) checked temperatures - solid not high at all Cpu load- 50 C - GPU 75 C (heavy load)
I used to run these games maxed settings at very high fps so i KNOW i dont have a hardware problem. Please help me i know there are a lot of very talented and intelligent people on this forum and im at a complete loss. Ive tried everything. Please help me! Thanks in advance
i just did a quick test with COD: WAW and the total ram usage of the system is 1.6 gb. It still leaves a lot of ram. Nothing else seems to be eating up and of the Cpu or RAM
when im not in game the cpu is at 0% and ram is usually 700 mb
It might be the XFX motherboard! I had a cheesy XFX8200 mobo and it was terrrible on windows 7. Tried everything to get it to work. It worked great on XP but as soon as I switched to 7, BOOM felt like I had a celeron!
I contacted XFX on updated drivers since there are issues with Nvidia drivers recently. They said "...we are aware of the problems and are tying our hardest to fix the issue..."
we have the same issue on two pc's, we put the true gaming pc back to xp late last night. hoping to find a fix, when the other fixes we will go back to win 7.
Both the machines have amd 64 processors, one is running an nvidia 7600 card o an ASUS K8N board, the other is running dual 9800gt on an ASUS A8N SLI-Premium board.
Also have have one more newer machine intel 3ghz on an ASUS P5KC with an 8800gtx, I am going to try this one this week.
On the two we upgraded, we did clean installs, tried over 10 different driver sets, everything worked fine, except in game play, and I am only talking about one game, Half Life 2 Death Match, the fps was as low as 10 and would barely get above 30, also the latency connection in game would say like 40, but on the actual stats it was 120, very weird. After putting the machine back to XP, fps was at 175 and latency/ping would be back at 35-40. We tried several servers, tried the setting on the lowest, it did not matter.
Also we tried it on a lan, when the ping should be 0-5, and the ping was 50...lol Usually pretty easy to trouble shoot things, but this one stumped us!!!
I Have the same exact problem, I used to be able to run left 4 dead perfectly but after i switched over to windows 7 It went down to like 10 fps. I think windows 7 has a setting that is limiting the CPU.
Please post any updates i would like to fix this issue!!
Well, I guess we solved it from our end. Both pc's has Asus boards with nvidia chip sets, updated them with no luck. So we put them back to XP. My son got a new pc for Christmas, minus video cards, we put in his 9800 gt card, works fine. So it appears to not be the actual video card.
It is also possible that you are now playing the DX 10 versions of the games, which add some more visuals at the expense of FPS. Windows XP will play games like Crysis in DX9, which would turn off some of the visuals.
Granted, the extra visuals might not be a big improvement, but they could have a very noticable FPS hit.