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Hi,

I have started playing the game yesterday and notice the fps was limited to 30 fps (just like the other Dead Space rolleyes.gif).

Do anyone have any info on how to unlock it. I have found this but it doesn't work for me.

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You’ve probably noticed something amiss while playing Dead Space 3 on your PC. Something that might not add up. No, not that you can farm items. That’s intended.

If you have a program that lets you see FPS, the problem becomes clear: Dead Space 3 defaults to 30 FPS, regardless of your monitor refresh rate! All that lovely hardware you bought isn’t being put to good use at such low framerates. Thankfully, much like the FOV fix, Visceral Games has given us a way to uncap our framerate without having to crack the game apart. It’s even easier than changing your FOV! However, it comes with the added risk of overheating vital components, as the framerate runs completely unchecked. Here’s a quick and easy guide to get those smooth framerates without busting your nice new video card.
1.Open up your video settings in-game.
2.Turn off Vsync. This can end up giving you framerates of over 120 FPS if you have a good system.
3.Turn off the game.
4.Go into your video card control panel.
5.Turn on Vsync in your control panel (either globally or for Dead Space 3 specifically).
6.Boot up Dead Space 3.
7.Enjoy alien blasting at a smooth 60 FPS.

If you don’t turn on Vsync in the video card control panel, you can end up with rocky framerates, screen tearing, and even video card overheating. It’s not strictly necessary, but it’s worth it.


If I turned Vsync off, I get around 110fps but the image is choppy.

Thanks for your help
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post #2 of 20
Did you trying forcing Vsync on in CCC? That might help smooth things out.

Which driver are you using? The 13.2 beta driver is supposed to help smooth things out. Dead Space 3 is a new game though, so you might have stuttering with the quad-fire.
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I am not entirely sure. But if there is a .CONFIG file you should do some snooping around on it and see what you can do.
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Well I'm playing Dead Space 3 capped at 60 fps, so I can confirm that it's possible.

What I did:

1. Disable V-sync in the game's "visuals" options

2. Enable V-sync in the Nvidia Control Panel.

3. Also Enable Triple Buffer in Nvidia Control Panel.

Should now be at a constant 60 fps with no screen tearing.
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post #5 of 20
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I tried forcing Vsync on 60 hz in CCC without success, I also tried radeon Pro and it didnt help. I was never able to use RadeonPro

I am on 13.2 Beta 5

I didnt find any config for DS 3.








Edited by KaRLiToS - 2/10/13 at 12:16pm
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post #6 of 20
Where did you look to see the config files? I thought there were none in some games but I didn't look in the game's folder.. I only looked in the document's "my games" folder.
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post #7 of 20
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In Documents files and in Dead Space 3 root. If you know where I can find it, let me know. I rarely see a game without config.ini or .cfg


EDIT: Found it but nothing useful. Hz already at 60 hz (Needed to show hidden files / AppData)



Edited by KaRLiToS - 2/10/13 at 12:35pm
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You're using an old version of RadeonPro btw... you should try the latest version.

You can download it here. Maybe that will fix the issue.
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I can't belive it solved my issue biggrin.gif

Thanks a lot Derko1, + REP

I should I've made my research a little deeper. I went on guru3D and downloaded the latest one but I think it wasn,t. I think it's the first time I see them not up-to-date.

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/radeonpro_rc1_download.html
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

I can't belive it solved my issue biggrin.gif

Thanks a lot Derko1, + REP

I should I've made my research a little deeper. I went on guru3D and downloaded the latest one but I think it wasn,t. I think it's the first time I see them not up-to-date.

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/radeonpro_rc1_download.html

Japamd released that version back in 2/12/11... 2 years ago. He has not released any real new versions, but we are beta testing the latest beta versions for him over on the forum. Every issue we bring up he is trying to fix. He'll be releasing version 2.0 some time in the next few months.

I like to help out a lot... since I have like a crap ton of games. tongue.gif

Glad it fixed your problem man! thumb.gif
Edited by Derko1 - 2/10/13 at 2:51pm
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