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Hey guys, I wanted to know if anyone else was having problems playing Metro 2033? I beat the game a couple of months ago while running Fraps, with no problems. I've started playing it again, and now im having problems. I thought it was Fraps that made the FPS drop to about 1-2, but even with out Fraps running, the FPS still drops. I uninstalled the game and reinstalled it, and it's still giving me issues. Has anyone had this problem before? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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1-2 isnt a big drop, that could be caused by something idleling in the background taking up ram.

did you change drivers recently?
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^he means that his actual fps (from like 30) drop to only 1 or 2 (which is like a slideshow); not that his fps drop 1 or 2 like 30 to 29 or 28. huge misunderstanding tongue.gif

768 MB of RAM is creating huge memory bottleneck. Metro 2033 is a huge vram hog. you need to either lower graphics settings or resolution.
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Quote:
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Hey guys, I wanted to know if anyone else was having problems playing Metro 2033? I beat the game a couple of months ago while running Fraps, with no problems. I've started playing it again, and now im having problems. I thought it was Fraps that made the FPS drop to about 1-2, but even with out Fraps running, the FPS still drops. I uninstalled the game and reinstalled it, and it's still giving me issues. Has anyone had this problem before? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Are you using the same driver you used before? Is SLI enabled properly? Do you have additional programs running in the background? What is the memory usage when you play the game?
 
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try updating your divers to the newest
    
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reinstall game. reinstall drivers. play smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by james8;14451887 
^he means that his actual fps (from like 30) drop to only 1 or 2 (which is like a slideshow); not that his fps drop 1 or 2 like 30 to 29 or 28. huge misunderstanding tongue.gif

768 MB of RAM is creating huge memory bottleneck. Metro 2033 is a huge vram hog. you need to either lower graphics settings or resolution.

haha, that makes so much more sense, i was wondering how you even notice a 1-2 drop.

guess i shouldnt speed read at work.
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Quote:
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^he means that his actual fps (from like 30) drop to only 1 or 2 (which is like a slideshow); not that his fps drop 1 or 2 like 30 to 29 or 28. huge misunderstanding tongue.gif

768 MB of RAM is creating huge memory bottleneck. Metro 2033 is a huge vram hog. you need to either lower graphics settings or resolution.

That's true. Sounds like your running out of vram at certain points in the game. While playing the game, run afterburner in the background. It will moniter your vram usage so u can see if that's the problem.

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I noticed the heavy lag in metro once I installed the 275.50 Beta driver. When I originally got my Asus 990fx, I couldn't enable SLI. So I found a hack using the 275.36 Quadro drivers to enable SLI, and I had no problems. I've recently installed the 280.19 drivers and I'm still having a problem. I had to turn my settings to low using the 280.19 driver. Usually I can play the game with no problems on high or normal and the fps wouldn't dip below 27-26. Even with the low settings, im get a dip at 3-5fps in certain areas. It's very irritating. Switching settings from low to high make the game look like a slid show! I played a for 20 minutes on low settings while I had afterburner running, and the max memory usage was at 765mb. I really don't know what's going on? confused.gif

Maybe I'll try the Quadro hack and see what happens??

Thanks for help everyone! I'll let you know what happens once I install the quadro drivers.
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You should check your GPU usage with msi afterburner. That will allow you too see if your cards are being properly used. EG. In 3dmark11 I only get 50% usage with both my cards in sli frown.gif but in unigine heaven i get ~98 which is awesome.

If your usage is low, then update your drivers. If its not low, then turn your resolution down, and put some anti aliasing in too make up for the low resolution.

Try disabling one of your cards then play it, if your performance gets better, then google metro 2033 sli.

You have too remember though, gtx 460s are good cards but their not top of the line, and metro is the most demanding game that im aware of. Ive only seen two gtx 580s in sli able too max it out 60+ fps.
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