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GuardianX99 Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:16pm
TF2 Ultra low FPS / Sound Stuttering
Trying to solve an issue with the mentioned topic. Running an nVidia 8400M GS and a dual core 1.5 GHz CPU laptop.

I have only tried the menu as I didn't see a point to starting a game with the effects mentioned.

Running 12.04 LTS with 310 nvidia driver (experimental), no errors running steam.

If there is more information needed to solidify an answer or a track of thinking let me know.

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shijtin Feb 21, 2013 @ 4:32am 
Have you tried to disable the multicore option in the advanced graphics settings ?
GuardianX99 Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:42am 
Yes, and turned off vsync as others have mentioned. Running the 32bit version of 12.04 as well.
gutigen Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:40am 
Well your gpu and cpu are at the edge of minimal requirements, don't expect much performance from it.
GuardianX99 Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:22pm 
"Much performance" is an overstatement for this...I get around 1 frame every 6 seconds and the sound catches and repeats over and over.

I was playing other games on it just fine like Beat Hazard with no issues.
You might want to think about upgrading to a laptop graphics card.

I'm also on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the 310 driver on a laptop, but I have a GeForce GTX 560M, and Team Fortress runs at max framerate (60 fps) with max graphics settings (except anti-aliasing which is at x4) with vsync and multicore rendering on.

Still, it shouldn't be running THAT slow. I can see you maybe only getting 5 - 10 fps with that graphics card, but I suspect something else is wrong if it's that bad.

Does your graphics card come with Optimus?
Also, can you switch workspaces out of TF2 and open up gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu's version of task manager) to see if anything (perhaps pulseaudio) is running at max CPU? Its possible that its not your graphics card that's the problem, but something causing the game to repeatedly hang.
GuardianX99 Feb 24, 2013 @ 5:14pm 
>> "You might want to think about upgrading to a laptop graphics card."

I don't understand what this means, do you mean upgrade the gfx card in my laptop or upgrading the driver?

>> "Does your graphics card come with Optimus?"

No, it is a 8400M, it runs other games relatively fine but cannot run TF2. I have played Amnesia, Beat Hazard, Bastion, Sword and Sorcery, League of Legends, World of Warcraft and other games just fine with lower FPS (20-30) but still playable.

I can't really tab out of TF2 since it takes a while, I could run it in windowed mode I guess and try that.
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Date Posted: Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:16pm
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