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So, running GOW on my sig rig and especially during the cut scenes my video gets ultra choppy with refresh lines as though I don't have vertical sync on (even though I do). The gameplay is usually fine but will occasionally get choppy even though FRAPS insists I am still running around 40 fps. Weirdness. Plus the game seems to have a memory leak cause I will eventually get to where I am using more than 2 gigs of memory.

Running it at a lower res did nothing, but decreasing the textures to plain "high" seemed to help a 'lil. Is the game really that memory intensive?
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ported PC games have a bad tendency to be badly programmed
I haven't had the chance to play GoW on the PC however and this might not be the issue

Perhaps try turning vertical sync off... that feature was mostly intended for CRTs
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will do.
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Any improvements .comrade?
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It runs fine on my PC...but it's a huge ram hog. If you have AA enabled, try turning it off, that gave me a considerable amount of more frames.
    
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everytime i run fraps, my fps gets sliced into pieces. i have since quit fraps, and just use the xfire fps counter.
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post #7 of 16
Turn your page file off or down. Mine runs great with everything high at 1152x720. When I first got it I was furious, it would do these lame, random drops from a steady 62 down to a slide show, especially durring cut scenes. Now runs silky.

It's a 360 port wich means it wasn't designed for virtual memory or hard drive cache system.
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post #8 of 16
Odd. On my quad core 8800 GT rig, it ran smooth as butter. I played it with every setting maxed with dx10 and full AA and rarely dropped below 40fps.

The game was ported VERY well imo.
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check out the general chat in the gears of war forum on epics site. there are quite a few fixes listed for the choppiness. most people had problems with the game because it is truly coded like garbage
    
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post #10 of 16
you probably have AA turned on, on the Control Panel.
Turn it off. UE3 doenst play along with AA...
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