MPQC Posted December 13, 2009 Report Share Posted December 13, 2009 Well. I just recently bought Unreal Tournament 3. Before I bought it, I did check the system requirements, and it said I'm good to go. So I started playing it - and it's really great fun. I get anywhere from 30-120FPS, depending if the map is open or closed. But I've got a problem with lag spikes - every few seconds, my fps will just spike downwards. (This happens regardless of map - it happens anywhere.) If I'm in a 100FPS zone, it'll spike down to 50. If I'm in a 30, it'll spike to 25. If I'm in a 60, it'll spike down to 30-40. There really doesn't seem to be a set amount for the spike - it just goes down, really. It also only seems to happen in this game, which is why I'm finding it odd. So before I came here, I tried turning off pretty much everything. I followed the Tweak Guide to turn down everything. And I gained some fps, which I do enjoy, but does not remove the spikes. I really don't mind the lowest graphics, on pretty much any game, but it's quite a pain to have spikes, especially in a fast paced shooter like UT3. ==================================For TL;DR - Start Here================================== So, here's my laptops specs. Model: Toshiba X200 RAM: 2GB CPU: Intel Core 2 DUO CPU @ 1.66Ghz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT If you want any other info, I'd most likely be able to find you it. So, now that the intro's done, let's get into a driver update. I did the Driver Agent scan, and found my driver was out of date. (My last update was roughly a year ago - as I've had no issues until now, so I haven't had any motivation to update.. If it's not broken, don't fix it!) I'm currently on 176.26. There are so many different drivers to choose from, and I'm really not sure where I should start. I read through the explained drivers post, as I'm on a laptop, I'd say I should start around the 187.xx drivers. Is this correct? If not.. Which drivers should I start at? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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