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Ok, I know fear runs like crap anyway, but yesterday i was pulling off 41 fps, with some pretty high options. However, this morning, Its running at about 12fps..which isn't cool, at the same settings. The only thing I did is increased the vdimm to 2.8, where its supposed to be, and tightened the timings down to 2-2-2-6, where its supposed to be. what gives
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Loosen the RAM timings and see how that goes. Tightening it may have caused some sort of instability.
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I don't understand why, because at pc3200 speeds, the ram runs at 2-2-2-6, and I'm running it at pc2700 speeds....so the timings shouldn't have anything to do with it.
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
I don't understand why, because at pc3200 speeds, the ram runs at 2-2-2-6, and I'm running it at pc2700 speeds....so the timings shouldn't have anything to do with it.
Because F.E.A.R. is the weirdest game to get to run right.
Example:Ran fear with no aa 4x af and all other setting maxed(no soft shadows) min 20 max 99
ran fear with 2x aa 4x af and all setting maxed (except volumetric lighting which was on medium) min 25 max 110
    
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Lol ***, I can't oc to 2.7....it was unstable apparently. now I'm back up to 37fps, and I'm at 2.2.
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Lol ***, I can't oc to 2.7....it was unstable apparently. now I'm back up to 37fps, and I'm at 2.2.
Man i think you need a proc upgrade.
    
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Man i think you need a proc upgrade.

I think his vid card has an awful lot to do with it, better cpu wouldn't hurt either. I have the 6800GT in my rig, and it does pretty dam good with FEAR. In my gf's rig however with a 6600GT, the performance drop is quite noticeable. With mine, alot of settings are maxed and it runs great. With hers alot of low and medium settings, and it still doesn't run as good as mine. Sounds like alot of your problem too is instability, I noticed the same thing when I became just slightly unstable, my aquamark3 score dropped significantly. Aq3 is one of the only benchmarks that I bother with, cause it can give you a sense of how your 3d video performance is, and sometimes even let you know if your a bit unstable overall whether cpu or vid card oc'ing (like lower scores all of a sudden). It can actually be pretty useful.
    
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Originally Posted by RoscoeMcGurk
I think his vid card has an awful lot to do with it, better cpu wouldn't hurt either. I have the 6800GT in my rig, and it does pretty dam good with FEAR. In my gf's rig however with a 6600GT, the performance drop is quite noticeable. With mine, alot of settings are maxed and it runs great. With hers alot of low and medium settings, and it still doesn't run as good as mine. Sounds like alot of your problem too is instability, I noticed the same thing when I became just slightly unstable, my aquamark3 score dropped significantly.
After thinking about what i posted i remembered in the F.E.A.R. booklet it says to upgrade you gfx card before anything however you beat me to it,Good job.
    
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I had to upgrade my graphics card...9600se wasn't cool. and my pc will pull off high stuff except for sounds in computer options, and in graphics card options, it'll do high everything except for texture res and reflections, which are on medium, and aa. It does 4x af, and it looks very nice at 1024x768(what I run all my games on)
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Too bad your stuck on a 478 proc ch13f if you had a 775 you could sli that 6600gt and see a HUGE jump in performance even with the worst 775.
    
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