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 Post subject: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:55 am 
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Ok, here is the deal. I have been playing the MMO Tera consistently since its release. I am averaging about 40 FPS while experiencing most of the game. However, when I participate in the games “Nexus Raid” (about 40 other users grouped up killing a bunch of monsters for rep) I will drastically drop to 1-12 FPS. I would guess that I am bottle-necking somewhere but I can’t figure out where. Any input would be appreciated. I will post stats below:

CPU - AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor

GPU – XFX Radeon HD 6950 X2 in CrossFireX

RAM – 4 X 2gb DDR3 SDRAM (8 total)

Hard Drive – Western Digital 500gb, model#-WDC WD5000AAKS-00UU3A0


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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:39 am 
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Sounds like it's the CPU from other forums examples.

http://tera-forums.enmasse.com/forums/g ... -processor
http://www.overclock.net/t/1246588/8120 ... s-your-fps


There's nothing wrong with AMD processors, but you will always encounter areas where a particular architecture shines, and where it struggles.

Unfortunately, too often there's little proper multithreaded code in most games to relieve a single core from taking a pounding - single core performance is where AMD's current lineup isn't as competitive.

Some ini tweaking - http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/110355 ... weak-Guide


There are some rendering effects which are more cpu/less gpu bound.
Stuff like shadows are generally high CPU intensive. Lighting, some particle effects etc. Turn those to minimum.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:04 am 
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Thanks Beomagi!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:02 pm 
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What are you using for anti-virus? If it is Norton Or Mcafee, that is your problem. Uninstall it and use Microsoft Essentials, then try the game again.

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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
What are you using for anti-virus? If it is Norton Or Mcafee, that is your problem. Uninstall it and use Microsoft Essentials, then try the game again.

Nasty

Is there any actual hard proof that either or significantly impacts video game performance?


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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:22 am 
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I have removed both Norton and McaAfee from business computers and installed MSE in their place and the owner found a marked difference in performance and productivity. Both those programs are resource hogs.

I play BF3 on 64 person maps and have absolutely no problems at all with slow downs and I have a platform similar to the posters. I run MSE as an anti-virus program with Malwarebytes to byte the malware that may creep into my system.

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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:04 am 
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Nastyman wrote:
I have removed both Norton and McaAfee from business computers and installed MSE in their place and the owner found a marked difference in performance and productivity. Both those programs are resource hogs.

What's funny is McAffee is the antivirus of choice at where I work, and I see no real issue with it. And nobody else seems to complain about it. Not to mention Norton got off its ass two years ago and vastly improved its software's transparency to the point where MPC gave it a Kick Ass badge

So nevermind, I found what I wanted: http://blog.tune-up.com/windows-insight ... rity-2011/


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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:06 pm 
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What are you using for anti-virus? If it is Norton Or Mcafee, that is your problem. Uninstall it and use Microsoft Essentials, then try the game again.

Nasty


I am using Microsoft Security Essentials, but thanks for your input.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottle-necking somewhere?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:25 pm 
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It's your internet UP speed. Either that, or the server that's hosting it should not have 40+ users and should not be advertising that they can back that.

McAfee sucks...get rid of it. It's free and their last update cut off millions from the internet. Oops? MSE or pay for ESET NOD32 ($45 for 3 computers annually if you search). That site with graphs and such sucks too...it's not real time of your machine. It's the same graph as mine and a huge ad.


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