These sliders affect the draw distance of game objects, grass, and detailed lighting effects. The higher these settings are, the farther from the camera these effects will be visible or drawn at high detail.
Moving the slider to the right increases the draw distance, which enhances visual fidelity at the cost of performance.
This can be adjusted beyond the ...
Here are a few things you can do, to improve the speed on Dolphin: (Source: Dolphin Wiki Performance Guide)
Enable Dual Core checked. Usually enabled by default, improves performance on multi-core systems.
Enable Idle Skipping checked. Usually enabled by default.
JIT Recompiler (enabled by default) or JITIL experimental recompiler.
The real answer is neither:
A high GPU clock speed means nothing, especially when you are comparing against brands. It is not on how many clocks per second a core runs at but rather how efficient the core is. For example, a GTX Titan has a core clock of 836MHz whereas the HD7770 has a core speed of 1000-1100GHz, so based on clock speed, the HD7770 is ...
A hard disk is responsible, but only in a few specific ways:
Loading times. The time it takes to start the game, or load resources from disk (for example when entering a new map or region) are directly related to Hard Disk speed. If you've ever played on a machine with an SSD, you'll know all about this. Hard disk performance is the bottle neck here, so ...
Unless your 120 SSD is really better than your 240 one (if the 120 has a SATA version higher than the 240 for example and your motherboard support it), you won't notice a difference if there's any. It might be a little bit faster under some circumstances.
The main advantage of having a different SSD for your games will be that it won't be accessed when your ...
How do SSDs improve gaming performance?
SSDs improve performance by reducing loading times, assuming the game is installed on the SSD, of course.
Do they somehow impact the framerate?
It depends on the game and how they were built.
Most games use streaming to load required resources from disk when they're needed. When your disk takes too long to stream those ...
So, considering the discussion in the comments, and my opinion, possible causes of the FPS drop and screen tearing for the specific game in question, CS:GO, would be (in order of likeliness)
Corrupt configuration files on CS:GO. (OP already reset them, discarded)
CSGO or Source Engine update issues (No updates were released at the time of the incidents)
Since it is now clear that your computer indeed does support the game with acceptable FPS it is definitely a problem with your VSync settings.
There are now two things left to do:
Since Windows 10 may block/override your VSync settings you should disable that option:
Right-click the CSGO.exe
Go to Compatibility
Check the box for Disable fullscreen ...
So far, I discovered a nice solution. I had to make a splash Potion of harming II. Then I approached the farm without looking at it (like while you play slenderman). It seems that Minecraft renderer is smart enough not to lag completelly when you do not look at the laggy area.
There are a couple of options that can alleviate the issue of older games running way too fast on modern machines;
Some games (ie: the original Grand Theft Auto) have built in frame limiters, see if yours does
If the game supports a 'Vsync option', control the in game FPS by changing your monitor refresh rate
Buy a patched copy of the game from another ...
You can download OptiFine here.
OptiFine is a great way of getting rid of lagg spikes, and has a lot of settings to adjust, and could possibly remove your lagg spikes, try to put everything off, or as low as possible, or just adjust it to your likings, also if you go to the setting called Other... you should see an option called ...
There are many ways to increase FPS:
I recently discovered that turning off your sound effects in the options menu increases your frame rate significantly on low-end computers. Try this first, since it's such a simple solution. (Just drag the volume slider all the way down to 'OFF')
One solution is using add-ons which let you further customize Minecraft to ...
I thought to provide the solution to my question here. Apologies for the noobieness, but for me it was quite a steep learning curve :
Diagnosis: I found out that when temperatures exceeded 90oC, the framerate drops. I used the freeware GPU temp to monitor my GPUs. The dedicated graphics card showed 0oC when not playing the game and I found out that the ...
All modern PCs have some means of protection systems that will prevent your machine from running in unsafe temperature modes.
You can check this shutdown on overheating thread on Intel's forum for the details.
So, you are safe, until you do some overclocking and deliberately disabled safety features.
P.S. If you are still paranoid, check metals melting ...
If you have the spare ram, it is definitely worth it to dedicate some of it to a ramdisk. I have an 8 Gb ramdisk for my computer. I also have a 60 gb OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. The Ramdisk (although severely limited in storage) is 70-100x faster than my ssd in some areas. My ssd has seq read/write speeds of ~11000 mb/s and ~14000 mb/s respectively. If you were to ...
Intel integrated video cards are notorious for having sub-par gaming performance. You're going to be constantly struggling to get good frames with that setup, however there are a couple things you could try:
Uninstall any unwanted programs: over time programs might accumulate. Some have processes running constantly in the background.
Disable any unwanted ...
The Radeon HD 5450 is a 5-year-old video card, and was a low-performance budget model even when it was new. Your poor performance is more than likely primarily due to that.
If your other PC components are similarly aged, however, replacing just the video card may not bring you as much of an improvement as you may want. Here are League's system requirements, ...
As an Intermediate Redstone-er, I'd recommend doing the following:
Convert long Hopper-Lines into Water Stream Ways, example for if you don't understand my terminology on this:
The packed_ice helps to speed up the transport process, as well as preventing itself from melting like normal ice does. An additional note, replacing hoppers with this greatly ...
The distance between you and the server locations are causing the lags. If you press TAB in Minecraft you can see the ping (latency) right next to your name. Five green bars would be great, the less you have the more lags appear. The ping is extremely important for lag-free playing. As you said, if the ping is too high you even won't be able to place or ...
I'll repeat myself again(as in the comments).
I don't know about GTA5, but in general SSD would be faster than a normal HDD + BluRay. PS3 uses SATA1, which provides a bandwidth of maximum 150 MB/s(SATA2 allows 300 MB/s and more modern SATA3 provides 600 MB/s bantwidth).
HDD used in PS3 slim reads at 65 MB/s and BluRay at around 9 MB/s(all PS3 models use 2x ...
After more long hours of searching I came across this.
Installing MSI Afterburner and raising the clock speeds with 1Mhz ended up fixing the problem for me!
Now I run that same Arma 2 at 50-70 FPS :D Thank you, David from 2011!
Lag spikes are caused by three possible things:
Just remember, there are multiple ways to fix these problems, and multiple things that may be causing these problems.
Too many packets!
Minecraft can only handle ever-so-many chunk updates in a single setting; tick. Because it cannot finish all the updates in that single 1/20 of a second, it freezes the world ...
Data is from http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php.
As you can see, your GPU is not even half the rating of the minimum requirements (if compared to the GeForce). You should not expect to be able to run the game.
Note: I have no idea why the two minimum requirement cards have such a huge difference, but regardless, this is still way above the OP'...
I would try a binary search:
You said that you have around 100 mods enabled so, try disable the last 50 mods.
Performance drop persists? Disable another 25 mods
Performance drop still persists? Disable another 12-13 mods and so on...
You could do it even if the Performance drop goes away with the first 50, just narrow down your search by dividing the ...
As others stated you should tweak the in game settings, I have a gtx 980ti and still keep everything on the lowest setting just because the extra detail is not necessary. The only thing that should not be to the lowest setting is shadow quality. At it's lowest settings you do not see them and that is a major issue. Just go one level above lowest.
Also you ...
There's nothing you can do from a hardware perspective; you have a very good CPU for this (though it is quite old--consider upgrading soon!), which is where the performance bottleneck comes from; the devs as you know need to spend a lot of time optimizing the CPU calculations.
From a game-play perspective, your best bet is to only use certain play styles:
As Serge Bekenkamp already mentioned, the shadows in Skyrim are processed by the CPU, and not the GPU. This is a game engine limitation. Lowering Skyrim's shadow settings will help lessen CPU load.
Other tips that could help CPU performance:
Try cleaning dust out of your PC. See these Super User posts about that:
Is it safe to get dust out of a PC with an ...