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EDIT: I have just tried Crysis 1.2.1 with the 190.62 drivers (before 266.58), and got around 35-40 frames on high in DX9 mode!!! BUT, when I play with the 1.0 patch, I get even less, only 14 frames!


I have incredibly low performance in games and its driving me crazy! Hardware should not be an issue because I have had greater performance in XP and even Vista (both on 32bit... could that be the problem?).

Here are some examples (all on 1680x1050):

Crysis on High settings with Dx9 mode:
XP: Average 40 fps
Vista:Average 34 fps
7: Average 18 fps! (with both 32bit mode and 64bit mode)

BFBC2 with high settings and 8x AF 1x AA:
XP: Avg 45
7: avg 35-40
(haven't tried with vista)

NFS Hot Pursuit:
XP: Avg 35 fps
7: 20 fps

As you can see clearly, something is wrong and it is not my hardware. Here's what I have done (in 7):

-disabled areo theme

-disabled most eye candy (ie, smooth edges around words, shadows behind words, etc.)

-Disabled many background processes, both 3rd party and Microsoft, right now I have 26.

-Tried 190.62 and nvidia 266.58 drivers

-Scanned for viruses with malwarebytes


It has been driving me crazy that I have to turn down Crysis to the lowest settings and resolution to play a game. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Seriously, (okay, maybe only half serious... depending how satisfied I am.) I will make a thread dedicated to the person who fixes my problem talking about how awesome they are
Edited by -Allen- - 5/3/11 at 2:09pm
    
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I think the fact that you're disabling so many processes could be the issue. It could also be due to your slow CPU as well.
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I think the fact that you're disabling so many processes could be the issue. It could also be due to your slow CPU as well.
Can't be. I've tried right after a fresh install, after disabling a few, then then a few more..... And if Vista had more performance, it can't be my CPU.
    
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I'm thinking it's the fact that XP only supports dx9 and 7 supports dx11.

You could be running Crysis in dx10 mode 'high' whereas in XP only on dx9 'high'. Same for BFBC2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -Allen- View Post
Crysis on High settings with Dx9 mode:
XP: Average 40 fps
Vista:Average 34 fps
7: Average 18 fps! (with both 32bit mode and 64bit mode)

BFBC2 with high settings and 8x AF 1x AA:
XP: Avg 45
7: avg 35-40
(haven't tried with vista)

NFS Hot Pursuit:
XP: Avg 35 fps
7: 20 fps

As you can see clearly, something is wrong and it is not my hardware. Here's what I have done (in 7):

-disabled areo theme

-disabled most eye candy (ie, smooth edges around words, shadows behind words, etc.)

-Disabled many background processes, both 3rd party and Microsoft, right now I have 26.

-Tried 190.62 and nvidia 266.58 drivers

-Scanned for viruses with malwarebytes


It has been driving me crazy that I have to turn down Crysis to the lowest settings and resolution to play a game. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Seriously, (okay, maybe only half serious... depending how satisfied I am.) I will make a thread dedicated to the person who fixes my problem talking about how awesome they are
Yep I just discovered this myself. Having totally shunned 7 finally poked around with it. It's a dog. And It's latency issue. All my hardware is old enough to have a good clean 7 install but it's still a dog.

Here run this in each boot.
http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml
And report your latency under each system.
It's been really unsettling me because people say things on here that are strange and alien and foreign to me. Like Battlefield bad company 2 is a cpu intensive application. I can't get it to use more than 60 percent of my cpu and I can even get oblivion to suck up 75 percent cpu usage if i throw enough super hi rez textures in it.
But I found this on a youtube channel. I was looking around and some guy has a bunch of videos of playing different games on a p4 system with a 4650. I started chatting with some people in the channel and we had a situation were all 3 of us had nearly identical system setups because my test box is a p4 with 1.5gb ram also. So the guys talking about getting 12 fps in cities and it's fine outside and I was like WHAT? Mine was getting 45 fps normally and would drop to 20 to 25 in the waterfront. So it got me checking on windows 7 because that was the only difference.

I did the same thing you did. Thinking it was handles and processes. I trimmed 7 down to barebones and it still gave EXACT same performance.

Post your latencies for each system. I don't even have vista loaded up on a system but I would have thought they would have at least improved the latency problems vista was bringing in instead of making them worse.
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did you actually buy Win 7 or steal it, it makes a difference.
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I'm thinking it's the fact that XP only supports dx9 and 7 supports dx11.

You could be running Crysis in dx10 mode 'high' whereas in XP only on dx9 'high'. Same for BFBC2
This.
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Upgrade my good man, that trusty work horse of a Phenom is long past due to be replaced. Even going the Phenom II dual core route will see massive performance gains.
    
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This.
he said it ran fine on vista, vista is DX10 too you know.
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he said it ran fine on vista, vista is DX10 too you know.
he said he hadn't tried vista, but he said it ran fine in XP
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