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Speed step bios setting, and its negative effects.

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Bez, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Bez

    Bez
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    Lately I've been struggling with poor performance in many games, having to reduce a lot of graphical settings to achieve smooth gameplay at 60fps+, after switching over to rfactor 2 on steam I was getting bad shuddering and stuttering of Ai cars, gutted!
    Last night I decided it was time to have a dig around in the bios and tweak some settings, last time I was in the bios was to default it after instability with an overclock, and this is where my problems must of begun.
    After scrolling through the various options I decided to start with disabling the OS control over speed step technology of the cpu, instantly Windows seemed more snappy, and on firing up rfactor 2 all the Ai issues were fixed, not only that but it felt oddly smooth, so I tried upping some graphics settings, long story short, I ended up being able to max out all graphics settings and it stayed above 60 fps even with 20+ Ai cars in a race.
    I replicated my experiments on other games and was able to achieve the same results.
     
  2. Dave Stephenson

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    It's a problem I've encountered in many games on both Intel and AMD CPUs. It's generally been considered bad form to leave that functionality enabled if overclocking for as long as I can remember (can't speak from personal experience on current Intel architecture). I tend to turn it off immediately after installing the mobo on my gaming machines whether I'm overclocking them or not.
     
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  3. Bez

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    It's crazy the difference it makes to performance, breathed a new lease of life into my crusty old PC.
    Happy dayz!
     
  4. Dino Paolini

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    This is not the norm though, before everyone goes and deactivates their power-saving features :D