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Stuttering FPS drops: have you had it? (PC ONLY)

Discussion in 'F1 2013 - The Game' started by Jacob Fræer, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. I would like all on racedepartment to help each other now.
    The stuttering problems have been in F1 from CM since 2010, and it's pathetic.
    Some people can fix it by making replay.pbf (C:\programdata etc) read only or moved with mklink to another harddrive.

    Even though, there are still people, like me, who still gets stuttering even if i have tried EVERYTHING!

    So i would like you to post here. Answer these following questions. This is for PC users only!
    Have you ever had stuttering?
    32 or 64 bit?
    Which windows?
    Vsync on or off?
    Did you fix it? how?
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way?
    When does the stuttering occur?
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI?
    Dual or quad core?
    SSD or HDD?

    If you have anything that might help, i'll be glad to hear from you! This is a serious problem!
    And **** you codemasters... everyone can make mistakes, but "everyone" should acknowledge their problems and post some feedback to the users! It's the users that brings food on your tables...


    ME:
    Have you ever had stuttering?
    32 or 64 bit? = 64
    Which windows? = 8.1
    Vsync on or off? = tried off, on and adaptive
    Did you fix it? how? = no, tried everything
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way? = yes
    When does the stuttering occur? = between 1-5 laps
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI? = nvidia, no SLI - laptop 650M Geforce GT
    Dual or quad core? = i5 Dual
    SSD or HDD? = Hybrid
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2014
  2. 32 or 64 bit? 64
    Which windows? 7
    Vsync on or off? On
    Did you fix it? how? Never had the issue
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way? Nope
    When does the stuttering occur? As above
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI? GTX570
    Dual or quad core? Quad
    SSD or HDD? HDD
     
  3. You:
    Have you ever had stuttering? = yes
    32 or 64 bit? = 64
    Which windows? = 8.1
    Vsync on or off? = tried off, on and adaptive
    Did you fix it? how? = no, tried everything
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way? = yes
    When does the stuttering occur? = between 1-5 laps
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI? = nvidia, no SLI - laptop 650M Geforce GT
    Dual or quad core? = i5 Dual
    SSD or HDD? = Hybrid

    Me:
    Have you ever had stuttering? Yes (but I can live with it now, it's not that bad since sometimes when it happens, it's when some other background app or service slows down the entire system).
    32 or 64 bit? 64.
    Which windows? 7 SP1 (Classic UI = No bloated & un-necessarily slow Aero BS).
    Vsync on or off? On.
    Did you fix it? how? No: Dell XPS L501X Gaming Laptop (+ CM's 60 Hz refreshing-rate limited by their outdated EGO engine while my HW driver can easily handle 120 Hz = Bugmasters' fault).
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way? Yes. Read-only: didn't work.Tried overclocking a bit: didn't work either & don't wanna risk burning-up anything...
    When does the stuttering occur? See first answer above, and other than that, when there's a lot of textures to display, like when approaching or along the straight line where the starting grid is.
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI? Nvidia GT 435 M (no SLI) GeForce 332.21 WHQL Jan. 7, 2014 [r331_82-6], 2 GB VRAM, 8 GB SYSRAM.
    Dual or quad core? i7 Quad.
    SSD or HDD? Hybrid.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  4. Have you ever had stuttering? Yes
    32 or 64 bit? 64 bit
    Which windows? Win 7 Ultimate
    Vsync on or off? ON
    Did you fix it? how? In my case, stuttering occurs when CPU Temp exceeds 65`c.More temperature, more stuttering.I just open the side panel, blow some air on GPU-CPU and no more stuttering
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way? No
    When does the stuttering occur? See above
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI?Happened with both.(currently running ATI noSLI)
    Dual or quad core? Quad core
    SSD or HDD?HDD
     
  5. Yes, with me it also happens when my GPU gets 65+ celcius
    The thing we have in common is 64bit
     
  6. Try removing some dust.It's harder on laptops but there are a lot of tutorials on Utube;)
     
  7. It's pretty new so its not dusty, and 65 celcius is not that much. A GPU like this can be up to 85-89 degrees.
     
  8. Have you ever had stuttering? Oh yeah, and massive pockets of lag.
    32 or 64 bit? 64bit
    Which windows? Windows 8 (have not upgraded to 8.1 for fear of problems)
    Vsync on or off? on/off/in/out all ways and every way.
    Did you fix it? how? No fix. Have tried low graphics settings, running offline, running without Security running. I could go on for a very long time with this answer........................................................
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way? I had no idea the replays could affect the gameplay so I have not explored this possible solution.
    When does the stuttering occur? Will be stuttery on booting the game but only sometimes not all the time. Online multiplayer is an absolute disaster, stuttering at start followed by at least one massive lag during a race.
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI? NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, have been tempted to overclock but not gonna be doing that.
    Dual or quad core? Intel Inside i7 3630M 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    SSD or HDD? HDD

    Im looking at your answers and mine and one answer stands out a mile. GeForce GT 650M!

    My Graphics Card also runs on Laptop.
     
  9. I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on a third partition, and there was no lag.
    Maybe its 64 bit, maybe its windows 8.. dont know

    I recommend trying to create a new partition on about 30-50 gigs with this program: http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/

    And then try to install Windows 7 32bit
     
  10. Thanks for the advice, I will try this and let you know how it goes. Out of interest have you noticed any difference in your times online? I gave up a league position because of these problems and I always seem to be 3-4 secs off the pace despite correct gears/speeds and clean lap
     
  11. Yes, every time the stuttering occurs, the acceleration, traction and top speed of the car is affected.
    I've tried it in co-op many times as well with my brother.
     
  12. Me :
    Have you ever had stuttering? Yes, sometimes happened but not take a very long time. so it's not a big deal.
    32 or 64 bit? = 64bit
    Which windows? = Windows 8.1 Pro
    Vsync on or off? = on
    Did you fix it? how? = no, the graphic setting for me is not a problem. but i notice that when the laptop's temp hit more than 80C (my laptop hibernate when temp hit more than 85C on proc & graphic card), the stuttery FPS occured, so after i realise that, the way i do is give more air to CPU & GPU , and also remove the dust when my laptop is turned off.
    Tried playing with the replay.pbf? In which way? = no, is replay file affect the gameplay?
    When does the stuttering occur? = around 3-7 sec, when the stuttery FPS occur, first things first i do is pause the game or watch the replay till normal again.
    Nvidia or ATI? SLI? = ATI, Radeon HD 7450M
    Dual or quad core? = Intel Core i3 Dual
    SSD or HDD? = HDD
     
  13. Do you guys use a wheel, if so and I have only solved my problem by pure accident today and that was make sure you have a F1 2013 profile set up, in my case G27 Logitech Profiler, hope this might help. My problem was the more cars in front of me and certain corners the stuttering would occur.
     
  14. So it seems to have been fixed for me.
    Since i installed windows 7 32bit, instead of windows 8.1 64bit, my problem has gone away.
    For some, it might be the replay file, for some it might be 64bit... but my problem is now gone.

    I also switched away from windows 8 defender (disabled it completely) and on my windows 7, i installed avast instead of essentials.

    Avast seems to work pretty great.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014