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I just downloaded Borderlands from Steam...

and it plays like crap.

I am literally getting 2FPS.

I tried it with both my GTX 570 and GTX 460
Both OC'd and both stock. no dice.

i can play any other game I have just fine...
including but not limited to:
Mass Effect 1 & 2
Dragon Age 1 & 2
Crysis 2
Bad Company 2
Fallout New Vegas
War Hammer II
Aion
Metro 2033
Homefront

please anyone have any advice?
my google searches are not helping me!
    
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I had that problem with mine right after installing it. A exit and reboot solved my problem. Plays like butter now ^_^

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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by CalypsoRaz;13119755 
I had that problem with mine right after installing it. A exit and reboot solved my problem. Plays like butter now ^_^

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did that too...
I will shut down for the night and try again tomorrow...
hoping for some more answers overnight smile.gif
    
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check your drivers, check AA/AF settings and turn them off to test, what are your CPu and GPU usage figures like while your "running" the game?
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See if this helps.
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Originally Posted by Dr216;13120051 
check your drivers, check AA/AF settings and turn them off to test, what are your CPu and GPU usage figures like while your "running" the game?

running in window'd mode it shows me 4-5% CPU usage in game...
and 0% GPU usage so its not using my graphics card? ***
    
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Uninstall and reinstall fresh set of drivers. Turn off Anti Aliasing in your GPU software (Borderlands is built on UE3). Turn off any background programs that may be conflicting with the game.

Check the Gearbox forums to see if anyone else has a similar issue aswell. There may be a common known issue that Gearbox are aware of with a fix.
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Originally Posted by Lifeshield;13124480 
Uninstall and reinstall fresh set of drivers. Turn off Anti Aliasing in your GPU software (Borderlands is built on UE3). Turn off any background programs that may be conflicting with the game.

Check the Gearbox forums to see if anyone else has a similar issue aswell. There may be a common known issue that Gearbox are aware of with a fix.

I haven't been able to find anything that is post 2010...
and the best I have come up with is turn off dynamic shadows and turn on V-sync.

But I will keep looking.
I just did a fresh install of Drivers and am now re-installing the game from steam.

However, I doubt it is a driver issue, since i can play other games... newer and tougher games on GPUs.

it concerns me though that it is using 0% GPU
    
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Originally Posted by Sohryu76;13124195 
running in window'd mode it shows me 4-5% CPU usage in game...
and 0% GPU usage so its not using my graphics card? ***

Is that cpu usage and gpu usage while you actually have the game window open? if its when your alt tabbed to windows that is kind of normal but I would expect more cpu usage,

what program are you using to see gpu usage?

if it is actually in game then on the plus side we know why its performing so badly on the downside I have no clue as to why it would be acting in this way, see if anyone else has had the same issue.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sohryu76;13124647 
I haven't been able to find anything that is post 2010...
and the best I have come up with is turn off dynamic shadows and turn on V-sync.

But I will keep looking.
I just did a fresh install of Drivers and am now re-installing the game from steam.

However, I doubt it is a driver issue, since i can play other games... newer and tougher games on GPUs.

it concerns me though that it is using 0% GPU

I found personally with Unreal Tournament 3 (which is also built on UE3) that it ran ever so slowly when I had Anti Aliasing turned on. When I turned it off it ran flawlessly (and hardly looked any different). From what I know most UE3 games have some form of built in anti aliasing or edge softening to smooth out the graphics. This may be when your issue lay. It could be causing conflict.

It could be something else entirely, or nowhere near the same problem, but it's worth a shot if you haven't tried this already (though I'm assuming you already have anyway).

I'm currently downloading Borderlands myself from Steam so when it's downloaded I'll be able to help out better (I hope).

Did you check the Gearbox forums out? That should be your first stop to remedy any issue you have with the game, seriously.
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