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Any other suggestions to fix lag.
I can run tf2 and any other 3D software flawlessly on my computer.. No problems at all.

However, when I try to run SFM, my fps is like 10. It doesn't get much better when I disable progressive refinement and AO and what not. I get like 15 fps whenever I record a shot, or move the camera.

The shots I take are just a huge freaking lag fest and it is driving me insane!
If this is a bug, can someone tell me. I am really losing it watching people with worse specs with me run SFM at at least 5x the speed that I am.

Does anybody have any suggestions to fix lag besides disabling AO and render options?? None of that stuff is working for me.
Last edited by Cristiano Ronaldo (Janissary); Jun 6, 2014 @ 10:13am
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R234 Jun 6, 2014 @ 10:49am 
What are your system specs?
raptornx01 Jun 6, 2014 @ 11:52am 
And what map are you using?
Have you updated your graphics drivers (if that makes any difference)?
AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
4 GIGS RAM
AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G (HP)

im using the ctf 2fort map....
I believe my graphics drivers are updated but how do I check???

Like I said, Im able to run other 3D games pretty damn well.
Last edited by Cristiano Ronaldo (Janissary); Jun 7, 2014 @ 4:46pm
This is a laptop rght? The CPU you've quoted is clocked at 1.4 GHz base clock speed but can automatically overclock up to 2.4 GHz.....

The CPU requirement for the game itself though is 3.0ghz... perhaps this could be some of the problem...
Originally posted by Darth269:
This is a laptop rght? The CPU you've quoted is clocked at 1.4 GHz base clock speed but can automatically overclock up to 2.4 GHz.....

The CPU requirement for the game itself though is 3.0ghz... perhaps this could be some of the problem...
That depends on the cores.
Even though his is quad core, it's still a lower end, lower power laptop CPU....

He's got enough RAM, the graphics card is the only other obvious issue, though on the laptop of this spec... there could be bottleneck issues on other MB components...
Originally posted by Darth269:
Even though his is quad core, it's still a lower end, lower power laptop CPU....

He's got enough RAM, the graphics card is the only other obvious issue, though on the laptop of this spec... there could be bottleneck issues on other MB components...
SFM doesn't consume a lot of GPU resources; CPU bottlenecking is the most probable. The tool was made for modern gaming desktops, after all.
I have known for quite a while that my GPU is the weakest part of my laptop but I wasn't expecting the CPU to be the main problem.....

Its a damn pity because my desktop cant run SFM any better then my laptop.......


Last edited by Cristiano Ronaldo (Janissary); Jun 7, 2014 @ 7:45pm
SFM, unlike other Source software, cannot take advantage of a GPU.
it's probably not for most things, but theres a lot of calculations going into filmmaker.... this is my best guess anyhow.
So am I basically screwed on this???
i'm probably not qualified to give a 100% answer without being in front of the laptop and running some things.... try keeping taskmanager open, on the performance tab, run it for a bit, then go back and look at the charts...
Originally posted by 15eAirraider:
So am I basically screwed on this???
Have you turned off lighting?
Lighting really hasn't made a difference. I set task manager priority on sfm to high with little success.
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Date Posted: Jun 6, 2014 @ 9:55am
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