Recently got a new 980ti (pic related). Other than needing to run MSI Afterburner to keep the fans working properly, seems fine... except for in some games?
For some reason, in Fallout 4, load times seems incredibly long, and there's a bit of stutter randomly. Same for fucking Hearthstone- there's huge framerate dips and stalling in that simple of a game.
Witcher 3, on the other hand, runs on ultra settings at 60 FPS quite well, never really peaking 75*C either.
My old card was a 660ti, so this should be a massive step up, yet some things hang that really shouldn't (or didn't before), and yet the most intensive thing works swimmingly. I really have no idea; I have the most up to date driver, I got rid of old crap, even disabled motherboard's built in thing, yet still have this issue in some stuff. The only thing I've read is to do a full OS reinstall but that seems silly, and I'd really rather not if I didn't have to (especially if it ends up not fixing it either).
Any thoughts? Thanks
Yep, I figured that was the problem but clean/complete installed and all that jazz
Huh, I could accept that as just a matter of fact thing, especially when Witcher 3 is nearly flawless. Still no clue why Hearthstone suddenly sucks though
Keep the fans working properly in what sense? I ask because you know they stay turned off untill it reaches a certain load/temp. So you can play shit games without them turning on at all.
Good god, 30 seconds for what? That's nearing Bloodborne times. I meant more like 10 versus... 5 or so how they used to be.
Hearthstone hangs for a second or so, but that's huge compared to when it... never did.
I've got 361.43... should I revert?
Yeah, I know it's supposed to not run until like 40 or so, but I think the curve was terribly off. It runs just fine with Afterburner though and has the temp display too, so I'm fine with that
So I don't know if this could be the problem, but maybe hearthstone is trying to use your cpu instead of the newly installed gpu? Have you looked in the nvidia settings to make sure everything's in order?
Huh, is there a way to check that? nothing in game gives that option, and I even used the GeforceExperience program thing to "optimize" it (which I'd assume means is using it)
Would be interesting if that were somehow the case though
Yeah, might if nothing else
Try right clicking on the geforce experience icon in the bottom-right icon tray and see if you have something like "nvidia settings" or something like that. It can you a lot of info about your global and app-specific settings, like the dynamic super resolution, DSR smoothness and nvidia ambient occlusion options. There's something in there that'll show what processing unit it's using for the application
According to that it should be fine, so no idea. Maybe it's something else. Thanks for the help though. I really don't want to return the card or anything, and the fact that it can more or less max Witcher 3 at mostly 60 while only 75 after a few hours makes me think it can't be the card being a lemon, since I'm sure it wouldn't be able to do that then.
Goto nvidia control panel and set the power management setting to performance. Then on msi afterburner set power limit to 125%. Reboot the pc and test these games again.
I had the same problems just a few days ago with my 980 (non ti) when playing assassin's creed syndicate. I have a feeling it was the latest drivers since it only started happening after I updated.
I have the same problems with fallout 4, that game is just a pile of shit built on an ancient game engine. My system is similar, 3570K, 980ti, but also have games on an SSD. Still really long FO4 load times.
Oh yeah another thing is I'm running windows 10 and I thought it possibly might be fucking with my games because I heard some games need to be reinstalled to run properly on windows 10 after I had this stuttering and short freezing problem when playing gta 5. I just ran the game in compatibility mode for windows 7 and everything worked fine.
My brother is playing FO4 on his 970 and it runs relatively well on max settings 1080p, outdated engines aside. He tells me that there's only a slowdown with really cluttered areas. Maybe OP is playing at an unrealistically high resolution. It wouldn't explain his issue with hearthstone though...
>The space is too precious
wut, you can get a good 500gb SSD for like $200. I have a dedicated OS/programs SSD and one for games. As long as you don't keep lots of newer single player games installed at once, it's plenty of space.
I keep all my graphic/design programs on my SSD. I don't really want to fill it up with games. Thanks.
Just 1920x1080 at the moment. Yes, I know the card is overkill for that.
Huh, I'll have to give that a shot. Thanks.
Yeah, it's just now it has weird hangs randomly and longer load times. Normal framerate is fine even maxed except for these random stutters
>As long as you don't keep lots of newer single player games installed at once, it's plenty of space.
>newer single player games
We're talking about FO4
> games installed at once
Some people don't have that kind of internet to redownload games on a whim, anon ;_;
I'm well aware most modern games are like 50 gigs each, there are a bunch on my drive. What do you do, just leave all your games installed all the time? I play a game and delete it, so I'll usually have a few multiplayer games and a few single player games installed at once.
My Fallout 4 lags like shit w/ the slightest addition to mods and i'm running a ZOTAC 980ti Amp!, i'm pretty sure it's just shit optimization. I'd test it out in other AAA titles and see how well it runs
That is a lovely picture haha.
I realized it was from when I was looking at 970s...after posting it.
I'm quite aware. The main thing to me is that it seems to run -worse- now. Sure, graphics can be set higher, but it stutters and takes longer to load.
Fallout 4 has some weird game timing issues still (think Skyrim and Fallout 64hz stuff). Although with Vsync off it does well other than tearing.
My best advice is to run Adaptive VSync to 60hz. Also even though you might have turned godrays off, go back and check it again. The setting doesn't stick sometimes. Low or Off is recommended. That feature sucks the performance worse than anything. Also use FXAA instead of TXAA. Running the same on my MSI GTX 970 and it's beautiful smooth.
>Some people don't have that kind of internet to redownload games on a whim
An alternative is to have an SSD for performance, and an HDD for cheap storage. Put games on the SSD to play them, then use steammover to move them to the HDD when you're done so there's no need to redownload later if you want to play again
download some performance mods. Vanilla texture optimization made a noticeable improvement for me, doesn't reduce visual quality. There are a few others too, such as the dynamic shadows mod
If you OC'd your card, you might want to try lowering the clock. Even if it's stock i've heard it might work.
If you're using Windows 10, you could always:
1. Search for "Compatability" in the bottom left of Windows taskbar.
2.Click on the "Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows"
3. Select Hearthstone and let the shit run
and see if that works.
Hmm. If you're running 7 then it shouldn't be an issue for sure. An issue a ton of people have w/ frame rates in Blizzard games can be solved by deleting the cache, so you could try that.
Close open Blizzard programs.
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
Click the Processes tab.
Select agent.exe and click End Process.
Navigate to the folder containing the cache directory:
Press Windows Key+R to open the Run dialogue.
Type the following into the Run field and press Enter:
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10: C:\ProgramData\
If a Blizzard Entertainment folder exists in the directory, right-click it and select Delete.
Restart the Battle.net Desktop App and relaunch the game.
>copied that shit directly from the site, apologies if it's structured weird.