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#1 Feb 17 2011 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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Ever since I reinstalled XIV there has been terrible lag. I have tried all different configurations of the gfx settings in the Nvidia control panel and in FFXIV config. Yesterday I downloaded a desktop gadget to measure GPU load. When ever I play the game it indicates the GPU is maxed out and the game runs at like 1 FPS.

The main concern i have is before I reinstalled I could play the game vary smoothly at above average settings. And now something got janked. If this isn't the place to post, please direct me to where I should.

I have 8+ GB of RAM, my card is in the title, and my CPU i7 is only at 30-40% when this occurs on Win7 64-bit.
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#2 Feb 17 2011 at 5:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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No idea. From the sound of it I have a laptop with similar specs as you and having no problem running the games settings on high with a slight OC.

Could be a driver issue?
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#3 Feb 17 2011 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
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I recently undated my drivers and thought it might be an internet connection issue cause I was on wifi. But it was the same after I hard wired in. Is your laptop the G73 Asus?
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#4 Feb 17 2011 at 6:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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No, it's a Sager.

I updated my drivers though and started experiencing crashes. I forgot what driver version I'm running now, but it was the release right before this new one came out.
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#5 Feb 18 2011 at 12:37 AM Rating: Default
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overheating problems possible?
#6 Feb 18 2011 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Rankin657 wrote:
overheating problems possible?

Seems very unlikely.

Have you tried other graphics intensive games, Atryx?
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#7 Feb 18 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I haven't tried any other games since the problem arose. But I was messing around a minute ago being frustrated and shaking an open window back and fourth across my screen and my GPU load jumped to 30%. And same if i scroll through a website quickly. I'm no expert but it doesn't seem like a decent video card would be react that way.

Edited, Feb 18th 2011 11:08am by AtryxEtair
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#8 Feb 18 2011 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
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AtryxEtair wrote:
I haven't tried any other games since the problem arose. But I was messing around a minute ago being frustrated and shaking an open window back and fourth across my screen and my GPU load jumped to 30%. And same if i scroll through a website quickly. I'm no expert but it doesn't seem like a decent video card would be react that way.

Edited, Feb 18th 2011 11:08am by AtryxEtair


What programs do you have running? Also are you running on top of Steam or with FRAPS running in the background?

It would probably be a good idea to run a benchmarking program too. I suspect if you're seeing a lot of unusual load on the GPU there could be a defect in the hardware, but unless it's under warranty replacement should come when you've exahusted all software troubleshooting.

You might also try removing the driver and re-installing it. That would eliminate it as a potential problem. Go into the task manager and close all non-essential programs. Also, try disabling desktop effects while you run the game, that has helped me in the past.
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#9 Feb 18 2011 at 11:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, I would recommend not only uninstalling/reinstalling the driver, but also installing a different version of it as well. Like I said I had problems with the new NVidia 400m series driver.
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#10 Feb 18 2011 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I would also update your BIOS. Also, scan for malwares and see if that resolve your problem.
#11 Feb 18 2011 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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HamtarotheHam wrote:
I would also update your BIOS.

Definitely leave this to a last resort. BIOS flashes are a level above driver installs and can wreck your mobo if something goes wrong (unless you have one of those dual BIOS mobos).

In any case, it seems like the issue is not related to FFXIV. It would really help if you could try another 3D game, though.

Also note that the GTX 460M is actually not a very powerful card. Its performance is roughly half of the regular GTX 460.

Edited, Feb 18th 2011 3:05pm by Omena
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#12 Feb 18 2011 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
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I encountered this similar problem a few weeks ago after I did a clean install of Windows 7 64bit on a new hard drive.

My Nvidia GTX 460 1gig vram would drop its GPU usage down to 25% after about 10 minutes of game time.



What i did was uninstall the graphics driver completely, disable it. Then re-download and install.


I also changed the power settings on my computer from power saving to full power. This might effect the graphic cards performance as your computer will automatically lower the power usage when your GPU takes in too much.


The last thing I tried was setting up in BIOs my VGA graphic units performance. I believe there are 3 options: Auto/Fast/Turbo or something long the lines. Just browse around in the BIOS and see if you can locate the graphics card menu and give it a boost. Make sure to save the settings when you're done.




#13 Feb 18 2011 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm wondering... does your laptop have Optimus? It sounds like it may be using the integrated graphics in FFXIV by mistake.

I haven't had an nvidia card in a while but it sounds like you may need to add a profile for FFXIV.
#14 Feb 18 2011 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I thank all of you for your feedback and help. In this situation I had no other back ground programs muddying stuff up. But the complete uninstall and disabling of the driver and then reinstall seemed to do the trick. Once again, thank you all for your time and suggestions.
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