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Problems with Crysis Demo

  • PC gaming
  • Crysis
  • Windows Vista
  • Video Games
Last response: in PC Gaming
November 4, 2007 1:37:07 AM

Is anybody have any problems with the demo? I have an 8800gtx w/ 4gb of 800mhz ram and q6700 vista 64. Ok my frame rates are horrible, fraps says like 11 and even if thats wrong its still looks really bad. I even toned down my res to 1024x768 and AA at x2. So is it just me or has anyone else had problems. Thanks.

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November 4, 2007 2:01:16 AM

nvm, im an idiot, just cant run it on very high.
November 4, 2007 2:15:47 PM

Don't use AA and try very high, might be able to get most settings very high without AA. Or I guess you mightve tried without.
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November 4, 2007 2:33:24 PM

dont use aa at all i cant really notice a major difference in aa in this game.
November 4, 2007 4:45:21 PM

AA kills performance in Crysis, so I suggest you turn it off.
November 5, 2007 9:34:18 PM

Thanks for all the replies. 1 more thing. Every once in a while my computer locks up and I have to do Ctrl Alt Del... task mgr. etc. and it says: "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" and then "CryEngine2 stopped responding" Is this just bkz its a demo or is something wrong on my computer.
November 6, 2007 12:18:43 AM

The demo is fine i played the demo with my machine and is inferior the yours:

CPU: Intel Core Duo E8650 @ 3Ghz
Graphic Card: GeForce 7950GT
Motherboard: EVGA 680i SLI
HDD: Wester Digital Raptor 74Gb 10.000Rpm
Ram: 2Gb Corsair TwinX XMS2 DDR2 PC2-6400 (800)
Cooler: Zalman CNPS9700-LED Super Aero Flower
Sound: Creative Xfi Elite Pro
PSU: Enermax 600w
Case: Thermaltake Kandalf
Monitor: 22" Asus Widescreen

I played with everything at maximum but only get 14FPS acording to fraps, and im using XP maybe thats the reason, Vista still causes to many problems without solutions, other think is that is better not use beta drivers cos they not ready yet, allways use the whql version, i have some crysis screenshots when i play the demo here
November 6, 2007 2:51:27 AM

Runs great on my E6420, nice and smooth, looks good too.
Looks too good to be @ only 1024x768 - graphics are fantastic!
Are you guys running their automatic test-thing...?
I like that because it'll be interesting to see whose rigs it's more (or less) impressed with, heheh
But it set me on Medium, pretty good for my X1900XT (512MB), WTF can't complain.
Nice game but, I dunno it's just not as pretty as FarCry was... or what? It's really detailed but, kinda bland colours.
So run the automatic-thing dave8624, see how impressed with your rig it is, I'd be interested.
Can never trade playable framerates for eye-candy, well not if you're gonna actually enjoy the game, y'know? So it's great that it looks so good at lower settings,
November 6, 2007 3:00:26 PM

Well about the display driver thing. If you've overclocked your 8800 too much that may cause some instability. Other than that all I can think of is a reinstallation of the latest drivers. Make sure to uninstall the old ones completely before installing the new ones. What kind of frame rate are you getting on those settings anyway? And try turning post processing effects off to see if that helps. The motion blur may be what's causing the poor frame rate or at least making it look like a bad frame rate.
November 7, 2007 3:48:36 AM

My 8800 is running at stock, I have played with it at all yet. I did install the nvidia 169 beta driver but then i reinstalled the 165 driver after I had some issues, but I didn't uninstall the 169 driver. I'm getting 15-30 fps mostly 20-25 and that's on all high settings, and resolution set to 1680x1050. Are those decent fps or no?

November 7, 2007 1:35:11 PM

I think that's kinda low for a GTX without AA. I got a C2Q6600 and GTS 320MB.

Running the benchmarks (these are just charts I made in Excel using the data from the benchmark tests), I get this:

Pauldh has his GTS 320 at your resolution and he was getting close to that fps.
November 7, 2007 8:05:12 PM

which benchmark test are you running, out of curiosity, I only use fraps. I might have AA at 4x, i'll have to check and make sure. With AA at 4x really hurt my fps that much?

Also he was running XP, doesn't vista and dx-10 sacrifice fps a little?
November 7, 2007 8:19:58 PM

Theres a cpu_benchmark and gpu_benchmark in the bin folder.

If you have AA on, then your fps are good.
November 8, 2007 4:47:19 PM

Theres a cpu_benchmark and gpu_benchmark in the bin folder.

Yes there sure is! I didn't know that.
Pretty interesting, and not too bad results:
33.6 fps avg (CPU)
38.4 fps avg (GPU)
@ 1024x768 - Medium. Looks nice too :)  Certainly very playable.
Okay result for ~14 month old hardware...
Those benchmarks are excellent for fine-tuning your settings (seeing what works vs. what gives you a nasty hit),