Fallout 4 freezes about every 10 minutes while playing. It comes back about a minute or two later. I have an i5-2500k, GTX 560 Ti, and 4 GB of RAM. Could it only be the RAM? I know the minimum is 8GB, but I've seen videos of people with 4 gigs playing and running it fine.
it's probably your gfx card too
I'm running a i7 3770k with a 6870 and 8GB of RAM. It runs ok on low settings for the most part except for some areas of the map where fps drops significantly. Make sure you have nothing else running when playing (Windows complains about low RAM if I have Firefox open at the same time). I would upgrade RAM first since that is cheaper before upgrading you gfx card.
Disable God rays. Set shadows to the lowest settings. Then throw your shitty PC in the trash and go buy a real computer.
If you can't afford to do this then quit playing video games and go get a fucking job.
>tfw i7 4790k 4.6ghz and crossfire 7970 oc ultra settings life
Try lowering the shadow distance to medium. For me lowering God rays made zero difference in performance, but changing the shadow distance completely got rid of my frame dips.
Also get more ram. It's cheap, and 4 gigs isn't much anymore. I hit 7.7 gigs of ram use playing Fallout 4 the other day, and the only things running in the background were catalyst control center and MSI afterburner, so it seems very possibly 4 gigs of ram wouldn't cut it.
It might be your GPU, I tried running it medium settings on a 1gb 7850 and would constantly dip to 0fps from 40ish. Afterwards I just switched to a 760 and medium to high settings, got 60fps.
>I know the minimum is 8GB, but I've seen videos of people with 4 gigs playing and running it fine.
It depends on what kind of drive your page file is on.
If you hit full memory usage it will start aggressively swapping with pagefile, if you have an HDD then it will be really slow to do this, if you have an SSD it will be fast.
The difference between HDD and SSD in this situation would be huge. You never want a game to be waiting on your hard drive.
>mfw playing on xbox one
>almost 2.5 days of gametime
>game runs flawlessly
Feels good to be quite honest family.
Also, Fallout 4 supports multiple threads, so i7 is really good here.
Plays just fine on Ultra. Stays on 60fps mostly, but can drop down to 40 during intense situations.
No visible difference for me. Ultra godrays tanks my fps with an OCed i7 and GTX 980, yet I easily get 60+ fps with godrays on low and everything else mostly maxed whilst playing at 1440pp, with zero visible difference.
The sun rays that you see.
Difference is somewhat more noticeable in the following comparison: http://images.nvidia.com/geforce-com/international/comparisons/fallout-4/fallout-4-god-rays-quality-interactive-comparison-001-ultra-vs-low.html
Still, wow, it's fucking nothing.
But the performance penalty for that is huge.
The main feature of fallout 4 is fucking sunlight?
Jesus Christ what has the gaming industry fallen to...
Same setup but 8 gigs, everything on medium except for textures and shadow distance. getting 40 fps with ocassional 30-26 drops.
Use the latest ENB series and set VideoMemorySizeMb to 4096.
>13 year old engine
>require a house fire to run
fack off m8.
Look man, you can fucking find out if it's the RAM or not.
Just monitor the RAM usage and see if it gets filled up at any point in the game, because that's when page files are exchanged between disk and memory (or idk, it may happen if RAM is filled at a threshold. I suppose you're on Windows so I'm not sure how swapping occurs there).
Also the textures and shadow distance is set to high but since your ram is limited, reducing the texture size may increase the performance a lot.
You should still get ENB it really helps.
>the surface and textures
>in the year of our lord 2015
I don't believe you, there's no way the textures look this bad in a game that's so resource hungry.
>tfw I play it running smoothly on medium with a phenom2 955 and a r7 250x.
I have no idea what the fuck you guys are on about, I'm using the best i5, 16gb of ram and a shity 1GB 270 and im running it perfectly fine on ultra WITH textures and lighting mod. FPS goes anywhere from 23 to 46 depending on situation.
Is it weird that I am able to do this?
>4GB of RAM
Found the problem. Ever checked to see how much ram fallout4 was using?
It's a ram issue. Just look at your HDD light when it's freezing, you'll see it blinking like mad because it's accessing the page file.
I am actually not very surprised that /g/ is so fucking incompetent they don't recognise caching issues when they see them.
No because fallout 4 isn't actually a very demanding game. It just eats ram like a fucking whore though.
Falcon, ever noticed the difference between low textures and high textures?
I don't think there is a big difference at all.
Hence the ram eating. And the shitty textures.
>ever noticed the difference between low textures and high textures?
>I don't think there is a big difference at all.
This. I remember Skyrim there wasn't that much of a difference between medium, high and ultra. Low was the only setting that was noticeable and even then it just looked like a circa 2006-2007 game. Kind of seems pointless.
With FO4 there's enough low res console textures anyway that I really don't notice much of a difference at all between low and ultra. I thought my eye sight was going so I'm glad someone else noticed this.
>Runs at sub 60 fps w/ultra setting
What the hell man..
Works great, I'm on 7950 crossfire and this has got to be faster than a single gtx 980.
If you're thinking of crossfire now, you can grab a pair of 4gb r9 380s and have yourself something on par with the fury in performance in most games.
Thanks for the advice i would also like to say i tested it out while having otger things run in the backround and if i play twitch stream while playing the game it becomes almost unplayable like its fighting for resources to run i am guessing its the ram being used up
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Anyone else get serioud fps drops at boston commons?
i'm currently playing the game with an ATI firepro v3900 at 15 FPS on average and never experienced freezing. the other pc part are these: 4770k, 16gb ddr3 2133. i think that your problem is the speed of ram combo the capacity
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Not sure if it's related, but when I'm in or near the city, I get random drops where it goes from 50-60fps to 1fps for several seconds, then goes back up to 50-60.
In the city my cpu usage hovers around 90%, but it drops to ~20% when the framerates dip to 1fps.
Does it regardless of settings, and I tried adding every .ini tweak I could find to no avail.
i5 2500k @ 4.5GHz, 16GB DDR3, 2x Crossfire 6950 2GB, 15.11.1 beta drivers
I'm forcing Crysis 3 profile for Crossfire, some minor visual artifacts here and there but otherwise smooth, though it does significantly increase loading times for some reason. The 1fps issue occurs even with Crossfire disabled though.
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