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Sotonalex
01-07-2015, 11:07 AM
Hi, just received my new laptop and I'm a little bit confused. It's my first real gaming laptop and I read on review sites and forums people are experiencing 100+ FPS on some games. Im trying to learn a bit more, I downloaded fraps to see how high the fps would go on some of my older steam collection and it seems that every game I play the FPS is locked at 75, which is great but when I hear that people can achieve 200 plus on something simplish like lol am I missing something really obvious? Thanks

Edweird
01-07-2015, 11:22 AM
I'm not sure how much you're into the thing yet (believe me, tweaking and playing around with a gaming PC is wonderful) but perhaps you know some of these things:
1. What BIOS version do you have and do you know how to see it?
2. Have you updated to latest NVidia drivers?
3. Check with another program (GeForce Experience provdies a FPS counter as well) to confirm your results.
4. Are you sure that you don't have Smoothing and/or VSync enabled in your games? These functions cap or limit your FPS to match screen refresh rate etc. Some users have reported that latest NV drivers set their displays at 75Hz and this combined with VSync will be the problem you're looking for.
5. Is it a hard cap? Does it really never go above 75? That is definitely not normal and on LoL you should be getting some ridiculous FPS, especially with the GTX 980M. If this is the case then it is definitely a software restriction. Make sure FRAPS isn't messing with your games somehow (I'm not sure if FRAPS has a frame limiter built-in). It could be that you're going above 75 but FRAPS is just reporting it that way for whatever reason.

Sotonalex
01-07-2015, 11:43 AM
Thanks very much for the reply.

I'm pretty sure I've updated everything and the laptop seems to have been shipped with the 204 bios.

Yeah it does seem hardcapped when using the fraps , it like constantly flickers between 74 and 75.. Wierd. I used the nvidia tool to optimise the games, not sure if that has had an effect, but I didn't optimise lol and the same fps was experienced. I could of easily ticked vsync, but I've got a feeling I havnt.. (For some reason I thought that vsync just magically made everything better) for reference the random selection of games I've tried, witcher 2 , civ 5, Diablo 3 and lol all bang on 75. I'll get rid of the fraps and give the nnvidia a go. Thanks

Edweird
01-07-2015, 11:59 AM
Thanks very much for the reply.

I'm pretty sure I've updated everything and the laptop seems to have been shipped with the 204 bios.

Yeah it does seem hardcapped when using the fraps , it like constantly flickers between 74 and 75.. Wierd. I used the nvidia tool to optimise the games, not sure if that has had an effect, but I didn't optimise lol and the same fps was experienced. I could of easily ticked vsync, but I've got a feeling I havnt.. (For some reason I thought that vsync just magically made everything better) for reference the random selection of games I've tried, witcher 2 , civ 5, Diablo 3 and lol all bang on 75. I'll get rid of the fraps and give the nnvidia a go. Thanks

If I were you I'd get rid of FRAPS completely. VSync works by ... well ... vertically synchronizing the image you see on your display. It does this by matching your game's FPS to the refresh rate of your screen to prevent the so-called tearing effect that you may see when moving the image on the screen. This occurs when the display is sent more frames to display that it is physicaly capable - because, in this case, it may be able to refresh the image it is showing only 75 times per second and it is flooded with requests to show 100+, for example. You could say it can't keep up to what it's trying to display.

Sotonalex
01-07-2015, 12:04 PM
ah! Thanks for the explanation. Yeah I'll ditch the vsync and give it a whirl.