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Killagoku Dec 14, 2012 @ 3:52pm
Lag spikes.
I want to play what some call the greatest fps on the pc but I cant I just keep getting lag spikes. I go from 112 frames a second to 4 seconds or what feels like it. Can anyone help me figure out what is causeing this.
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Pipp =) Dec 14, 2012 @ 4:00pm 
What's your PC specs?
Killagoku Dec 14, 2012 @ 4:14pm 
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory 4096MB RAM
Hard Drive 739 GB
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
KahnArtizt07 Dec 14, 2012 @ 4:54pm 
Thats really weird considering I was playing this game on full settings on a 7 year old graphics card. your prolly just experiencing some weird glitch. your setup should be running on max settings at 120FPS. have you downloaded the latest drivers for your graphics card?
Killagoku Dec 14, 2012 @ 5:29pm 
Yea actually just yesterday... It might be because they are Beta drivers from Nvidia
Fenrir Lateralus Dec 14, 2012 @ 8:10pm 
Any background processes eating up your processor power?
AbstractKiller Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:49am 
Are you getting "LAG" spikes or drops in your FPS (frames per second)? Very different situations!!!!

If it's lag: check you don't have any network activity on a regular basis (e.g. a cronjob on a apache setup, scheduled updates - e.g. iTunes, torrents or a bandwitch hogging housemate?, or reset your router, if on WiFi try a cabled ethernet connection)

If it's FPS: could be a multitude of things - many suggested already. First (if Windows PC) try: open up your task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and close any processes you don't need - especially those with large memory or processor usage (check them if you're not sure - a google search will quickly tell you what they are), open up your power settings -> performance, check you have latest BIOS firmwire, graphics drivers, clear your temporary files etc, defrag.... hopefully something there will help? There are ENDLESS other tweaks and optimisations you can perform. If you've installed lots of downloaded junk you might have your system infested with lots of (not necessary malware, but) rubbish that eats up both your system power and network.
lilgit90 Dec 22, 2012 @ 7:48am 
I had this problem for the untill the hovercraft thing then speeding in that and after was fine, weird huh!
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