I recently got an Alienware from where I work, and all in all it runs well. Whereas my old computer was pulling 10-15 FPS, this one hits anywhere between 60-90. Unfortunately, it doesn't stay that way for some reason.
Basically I keep getting massive FPS drops every few seconds. Sometimes my PR goes up, sometimes it doesn't. I'll drop down to single digits a lot of the time. It only lasts for a second or so, but it also keeps happening several times a minute, so you can imagine how frustrating it gets. The only place I don't have any issues is in IC, more specifically in the Sewers. I've tried turning most of my settings down or off, and I also tried to update the drivers for my GPU. However that caused a SERIOUS drop in FPS, down to 5-6, and was constant, so I ended up rolling back to the previous driver.
The only settings I have set to High are Textures and SubSampling. Everything else is Medium/Low or Off (aside from Grass).
Alienware X51 R2 w/ i3 @ 3.30 and dual-cores
Nvidia 645GTX GPU
I've seen a lot of posts/threads about the lag and such in-game, but I've never noticed it on this level until upgrading computers. Then again, my FPS was already crud, so that's probably why I didn't notice. Are there any other options I can try to make the FPS quit hemorrhaging all over the place?
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