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So I was digging through my games list and realized I never beat Fallout 3. I installed it on my newest rig (see sig) and have not been happy with performance.

I'm averaging 40-60fps with all settings maxed, but it's jumping / dropping enough to create noticeable stutters. edit: resolution is 1920 x 1080

While I'm not sure of the fps, I didn't have this problem with single nvidia 280gtx.

I tried the quoted below that I found at website below, but it doesn't seem to have a noticeable impact. Does anyone know what could be the cause or is this just how the game runs on two 5850s? Note that I am not running any mods

I tried the below mentioned here

Quote:
I've updated this on ATI forums:

Hi again,

I've found somthing like a solution to this issue (or better said, where is the problem) and it may be official because it involves ATI/Beteshda official software.

First off, atimgpud.dll installed by Fallout3 is 32 bit. If we download the Crossfire Detection tool from ATI at:

http://developer.amd...ts.aspx#utility

we observe that there is a 32bit and 64bit versions.

I've updated the 64bit .dll on Fallout 3 install directory and it has solved the problem, maintaining the Crossfire Detection job process that this .dll performs, so no performance degradation must be observed.

I'm not an ATI technician, so, I can not offer support to this, but it seems that bethesda has forgotten to check if OS is 32bit or 64bit and install the .dll needed. Id don't know if F3 uses this 64bit .dll either, because of F3 is 32bit, maybe not. But with this .dll F3 works well.

Hope this helps to Beth/ATI support.

Regards.

Edited by TheChris2233 - 6/11/10 at 1:04am
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and i don't think you are going to have any trouble maxing the game out using a single HD5850 for this game, if my HD5770 can do it with smooth FPS all the way to the end then yours will rape it, just don't use CF cause there might be a driver issue since the HD5xxx are still new and the drivers have yet to mature enough
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just don't use CF
Tried that and performance dropped to 20-30fps with even worse stuttering.

I loaded game up on woman's pc with nvidia 280gtx and fps count is about the same just without the dips. It was at a constant 55-60. I'm going to try a reinstall and see if that helps anything.
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what about the driver. what one are you useing.
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yeah what drivers are you using, i am using 10.5 ATM and as i said i can max the hell out of this game @ may monitor max res of 1440x900 and get constant 40-60+ FPS
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Using newest 10.5 driver. I reinstalled game and recopied atimgpud.dll into main folder again.

Not sure whats different, but it's running at constant 60fps now (vsync on). No more stutters and smooth as butter.

I find the whole thing to be weird as hell but it works now, so I'm happy. Thanks for the suggestions!
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