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Drops form 60 fps to 1 in Planetside 2

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January 28, 2013 10:23:46 AM

I know this game isn't optimised, but damn, it can't be so unoptimized.
Fps drops on planes or in crowded places, also randomly drops while turning camera.

MB: Gigabyte GA-M750SLI-DS4
CPU: AMD Phenom Quad-–°ore 9550 2.20 Ghz
RAM: Kingston 2x1 Gb
Video card: PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 6790 (1 Gb)
HDD: Western Digital WD2001FASS
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 RX 550W
OS: Windows 7 x86 SP1

I'm using 12.6 CCC, because my system freezes with 13.1.

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January 28, 2013 10:41:56 AM

Did this problem accured at sudden?
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January 28, 2013 10:45:37 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Did this problem accured at sudden?

No, I have this problems since beta.
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January 28, 2013 10:47:42 AM

So revert driver with non beta.try to set vsync to off
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January 28, 2013 10:51:56 AM

ASHISH65 said:
So revert driver with non beta.try to set vsync to off

Any other driver(except the one that was on CD with video card) causes system to freeze.
Vsync is set to off.
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January 28, 2013 11:05:31 AM

its your lack of ram. planetside 2 uses a lot of ram. when your ram fills and information needs to be removed from it and replaced, your fps are dropping right off. you want at least 4gb for planetside 2 and a 64bit operating system.

edit: also, you should overclock that cpu. its a good cpu. getting a phenom2 as mentioned by a user above wont yield much improvement (assuming you overclock that cpu.)

if you can find some good 1066 ddr, 4gb (2x2gb) and overclock that cpu... your problem should go away.
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January 28, 2013 11:25:03 AM

neon neophyte said:
its your lack of ram. planetside 2 uses a lot of ram. when your ram fills and information needs to be removed from it and replaced, your fps are dropping right off. you want at least 4gb for planetside 2 and a 64bit operating system.

edit: also, you should overclock that cpu. its a good cpu. getting a phenom2 as mentioned by a user above wont yield much improvement (assuming you overclock that cpu.)

if you can find some good 1066 ddr, 4gb (2x2gb) and overclock that cpu... your problem should go away.


I guess you're right.

Still I can run new games like Serious Sam 3 on ultra settings without lags, and I think that game needs a lot of ram too(tons of monsters). So that's Planetside's problem.
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January 28, 2013 11:30:57 AM




No doubt you need some more RAMs, but your old original 65nm 9550 is really holding you back.

You can move the 965BE forward into a new AM3+ motherboard -- you can't do that with DDR2.

At what resolution are you playing ?



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January 28, 2013 11:31:59 AM

neon neophyte said:
its your lack of ram. planetside 2 uses a lot of ram. when your ram fills and information needs to be removed from it and replaced, your fps are dropping right off. you want at least 4gb for planetside 2 and a 64bit operating system.

edit: also, you should overclock that cpu. its a good cpu. getting a phenom2 as mentioned by a user above wont yield much improvement (assuming you overclock that cpu.)

if you can find some good 1066 ddr, 4gb (2x2gb) and overclock that cpu... your problem should go away.

+1

This was my exact problem 3 years ago when playing Crysis - I only had 2GB at the time.
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January 28, 2013 11:37:56 AM

Definitely RAM. It's your system swapping between the ram and HHD pagefile which causes it to stop to a second.
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January 28, 2013 11:43:11 AM

While true your ram is probably hindering you, I would REALLY advise and upgrade for that proc. Its an original phenom, while not being BAD for its time it wasn't really all that GOOD for its time either, can't stand up to a C2Q. And planetside being what it is (MMOs require excessive amounts of CPU power for players) its really hurting you.

http://www.anandtech.com/print/2559
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January 28, 2013 11:44:17 AM

oh jesus, i didnt even notice that it was a phenom 9550 and not a q9550. lol. yes, everyone is right, your processor is holding you back too.
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January 28, 2013 11:50:38 AM

when your ram fills and information needs to be removed from it and replaced
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January 28, 2013 11:51:41 AM

Thank you all. I will upgrade CPU and RAM.
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January 28, 2013 11:51:53 AM

Best answer selected by ahiskali.
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