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Really disappointed with TF2s performance on my rig >:|

It still feels like im playing on my 9800gt with max settings.

Anyway to tune this game so it runs better? I dont use any Anti-spyware software or anything like that and only have MSI After Burner running.

Same with World of warcraft! My cousins iMac runs that thing better than my Rig, That goes for TF2 it seems as well(dual booting win7).

I run Dirt2 Max settings really good no choppy FPS or anything, BFBC2 runs great a few hiccups here and there, and the stupid Hard Lock that's been happening ever since they released the patch.
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post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by Zcypot View Post
It still feels like im playing on my 9800gt with max settings.
You completely uninstall those drivers? I ran TF2 constant 60fps (with V-Sync) maxed 1920*1200 with a stock 5770. A 5870 should have 0 trouble.
    
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yeah, I have done it multiple times. I guess it wont hurt if i do it again. I have even done a fresh Win7 installation the first time around.
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using the multi-core mode?
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every time i enable that that option it causes my TF2 to crash, when its off my game never crashes.
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What kind of performance are you getting? Is V-sync turned on? What's the problem exactly? I could max that game with a dual core and an 8800gt no problem. We need more details, because your problem is ambiguous.
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post #7 of 18
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No V-sync max settings and filters. I get around 60-120fps in calm areas inside and as soon as i enter combat in where the whole server is fighting(usually play in a 32slot server) my frames drop down to 30ish fps sometimes 40 fps in not so intensive fights. I mean is that how the game just is? Seem a little odd that my new card is having trouble with this game. Also going to uninstall drivers and stuff and use driver sweeper as soon as driver finishes downloading.
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Originally Posted by Chimeracaust View Post
What kind of performance are you getting? Is V-sync turned on? What's the problem exactly? I could max that game with a dual core and an 8800gt no problem. We need more details, because your problem is ambiguous.
I agree, whatever is wrong it's not that you need more power. My rig absolutely destroys TF2 and yours is better. Heck, I run it with smooth FPS on my mom's X2 4000+ and 9600GSO. Are you sure you don't have a Windows or program conflict? Bad monitor? Maybe a faulty piece of hardware, heat issues, bad drivers, bad install... who knows. But it's not that TF2 needs better hardware, it runs on pretty crappy systems just fine.

EDIT: When you say your rates drop to 30-40 fps, is that known because you're monitoring it or because it literally feels choppy? It doesn't matter how many FPS you're getting if the gameplay is smooth.
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post #9 of 18
The GPU might be taking a hit at that resolution, though, especially with AA and such. Drop your settings. Recent updates have made the game even more demanding. It's a demanding game, especially on the CPU side, but that shouldn't be your problem.

*edit*
Negate that, I didn't see that you were running a 5870. You may have issues on the CPU side, in that case.
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post #10 of 18
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all my temps seems fine. I did a few maps with my Real temp on and showed my cpu around 48c on all cores. My GPU is around 46c during gameplay. I type in console net_graph 1 to check my FPS. Just finished installing drivers again and deleted the the physx that was installed recently with the metro 2033 game. gonna check it out.
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