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November 2, 2012 2:10:29 AM

Hey guys, I'm running a GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 650 Watt PSU, i5 3570k, and 8 GB of RAM. The games I'm playing are Assassin's Creed 2/Brotherhood, Counter-Strike Global Offensive. For some reason, recently, I have been getting really low FPS at Max Settings in all of these games. I don't really know what the problem could be. My rig should be ripping these games apart, but it's not. Underload, my temperatures of the CPU and GPU respectively are ~120-125 and 150~155 in Fahrenheit. Can somebody maybe help me optimize my NVIDIA panel settings. If any of you guys are running a similar rig, can you help me choose my settings? Thanks!

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November 2, 2012 2:25:06 AM

what is your resolution?
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November 2, 2012 2:33:00 AM

I'm running at 1920x1080 on all games
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November 2, 2012 2:42:59 AM

I fixed my CS GO problem by editing the Control Panel, it's running at 105+ FPS on max settings, however AC Brotherhood is still running at around ~60 average.
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November 2, 2012 2:51:32 AM

It seems as if you enabled V-sync (vertical sync.) in your nVidia graphics settings.

Vertical Sync. will lock your potential max framerate to your monitors Hz (I'm guessing 60) to avoid image tearing.

If you somehow forced V-sync on in your nVidia control panel, it will overrule most ingame settings.

Put the setting on "Off" or "Application Controlled" in "Manage 3D settings" ;) 
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November 2, 2012 2:53:26 AM

It's on App Controlled currently and it's off in AC Brotherhood itself. Sometimes FPS reaches ~70, but most of the time it's in the low 60s or high 50s. Any idea what the problem could be?
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November 2, 2012 2:56:55 AM

Try installing the newest Beta driver:

64-bit Windows 7: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit...

32-bit Windows 7: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win8-win7-winvista-32bit...

If you haven't made particular game-specific settings - tick the box "Do a clean install"
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November 2, 2012 2:58:37 AM

Downloading the new driver right now, hope for the best.
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November 2, 2012 2:59:41 AM

Will my Control Panel settings be reset?
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November 2, 2012 3:00:39 AM

If you tick off the box "Do a clean install" they will - otherwise no ;) 
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November 2, 2012 3:01:16 AM

I took a pic of my current settings so I'll do a clean install.
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November 2, 2012 3:01:48 AM

If I don't use 3D, I don't need the drivers right?
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November 2, 2012 3:03:28 AM

Nope - just a waste of HDD space then
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November 2, 2012 3:04:50 AM

Installed it, editing settings. What's a better max pre-rendered frames based on my specs, 3 or 4?
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November 2, 2012 3:06:37 AM

Set it to "automatic"

EDIT: make that "Application Controlled"
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November 2, 2012 3:14:43 AM

Settings are all set up, tested out Brotherhood. FPS has certainly increased cause I'm in the 60s and 70s more. However, I'm still going down to the 50s occasionally. It's not as frequent as before though. Are there any other settings I should check?
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November 2, 2012 3:19:19 AM

Make sure that the following settings are turned off:

Ambient Occlusion

Antialiasing Transparency

These two will give a huge performance hit if set to "on"

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November 2, 2012 3:34:52 AM

Well, those options are off. I decided to give AC another try. I reached a max FPS of around 85 and a minimum of 55. I'm guessing that I can't do anything about the low FPS because I think it might vary based on where I am in the game. Even if I'm just running around, in certain areas it's higher and in some it's lower. Even when the FPS is in the 70s or 80s, the game doesn't feel smooth. I'm gonna go try out AC 2.
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November 2, 2012 3:42:14 AM

AC 2 runs at a consistent 61-63 FPS. Not once did it go below 61 or higher than 63. V Sync is turned off, it's most likely the AC Series games on the PC themselves. I'm guessing I can't do much. Thanks for your help chriscornell. I really appreciate it! :D 
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November 2, 2012 3:43:34 AM

Best answer selected by neutrality_93.
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