I downloaded fraps today and I get 13-14 fps in fear
I used the autodetect settings feature from the game menu .
I have 3dmark06 on my pc and I ran that yesterday with a score of 10841 ...
I didnt watch it all the way through but I did notice something strange
I think there was a part of the test where I was getting 0-1 FPS (possibly the CPU test) ?
I'll run it right now and get a definate on that.
On idle my cpu temp is 31C for both cores...
I will run 3dmark06 again right now and pay better atention
Thx for your replies
edit: I have updated the nvidia drivers to 163.71 (newest? I think)
And flashed my bios to v1205 from aug 27 2007
Is it possible that I am getting bad rates from my SATA drives or SATA DVD player ?
2 - WD Caviar SE-16 / SATA-II 5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA-II
Bizzare: I get around 80fps peak and 25fps average on my system at 1280x960, which is way less powerful than yours.
There must be something fundamental wrong but if you've tried new drivers and don't see much improvement by setting everything in the game to minimum I've no idea what it would be. What resolution are you running at?
It seems there is some conflict in general with USB devices
The workaround goes like this
In device manager you will find a category called Human Interface Devices
expand that and you will see HID devices
The one that says HID-compliant consumer control device has an actual "driver" associated with it (this one I left alone)!
Under that there were 4; (on my PC there were 4) more "HID control devices" with no "drivers" associated with them
Right click each of these and uninstall them
After uninstalling these my framerates in fraps with the "test settings" option in the menu were
I did this on 2 consecutive runs "I hope it holds up" !
Unfortunately; when you restart your PC these devices will be installed again, which means you will have to uninstall them again to play F.E.A.R
Hope this helps anyone else having this type of problem
I have the same problem with F.E.A.R in vista home premium 32 bit. I just built a new gaming rig so I should be able to run the game very well. I have an e6750, 3 GB of crucial ballistix ram, EVGA 640 MB 8800 GTS super clocked, 850 W PSU, X-Fi XtremeGamer.
Doesn't matter what graphics settings I have the game set at (from the very lowest of the low to the highest of the high) running the in-game performance test always yields an average FPS of 15. Unnaceptable.
Finally I got the bright idea of ignoring the performance test and trying the game. Don't remember the exact settings but it was mostly maxed out.
Loaded up a game, played GREAT. For about 5 minues, then the frame rate got progressively worse minute by minute. Restarting the game gave me great performance again, only for the same thing to happen.
I have the latest video card drivers, latest sound card drivers, and the latest F.E.A.R patch.
It's a damn shame. I really wanted to experience this game, but not if I have to restart it every 10 minutes.
I guess It's time for me to stop reading and start posting....haha
anyhow, I had a similar problem with fear after putting my new system together in april (and was very disappointed) where the game would run great for a little while and then slow to a crawl. And after much searching I found that the problem was my Logitech G5 mouse. There is a conflict with the G5 and FEAR. After reading about this I plugged in my old logitech dual optical mouse and all was fine, so I just swapped mice when playing the game and it ran smooth as butter.
So if you have a G5 mouse that could be a problem. I finished the game a while back so I don't know if any of the new Logitech drivers have fixed the problem or not.
I made a post recently about the poor performance I was experiencing in f.e.a.r
2900Pro (7.10 drivers)
F.e.a.r was stuttering really bad and kept pausing (still does), but enabling Catalyst AI solved the stuttering however the pauses remain. The game will pause for around 2 seconds then resume, but not connected to the game saving because it's normal for the game to freeze when it saves. I have tried lowering the settings it makes no difference and the game continues to pause randomly. I don't have any problems with any other game I play. I know I'm running ATI I just thought I would post my experiences with the game.
My only possible theory could be that F.E.A.R was never designed for vista, so this could be the reason for the problems.
I had this problem. It occurred ever time my hard drive tried to access data during the game (which seemed pretty random), causing a drop in framerate. To fix it I adjusted the following setting in the Menu screen: Options – Performance – Advanced Video Card Options – Graphics – Texture Resolution (set to Minimum). Worked like a charm.
I just installed a new PC and encountered the same issue in F.E.A.R. v1.8.
Constant 14-15 FPS, even on minimum settings.
PC: Win7-64, Core i7, 6GB RAM, GeForce GTX460.
Found a simple solution, I just did this:
- Ran the program "Config.exe" in the F.E.A.R. install directory
- Opened the "Options" tab
- Clicked the option "Disable Joysticks"
Now it runs like smoothest silk with everything maxed out!