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    sc2 huge fps drop

    sooo.... after being un satisfied with d3.... i try out some sc2.... i play a normal 2v2 and game ends up going the distance, im maxxed carriers(specifically did this to test graphics) i was maxed out. So come the huge battle, my fps drops to 20 and game looks like ****. Im not too sure but everyone else seems to be getting such better results with this computer then me......... is there something im doing wrong?

    settings were on ultra.

    thanks, mike.
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    Time of this report: 4/17/2012, 23:53:18
    Machine name: MIKE-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    System Model: G74Sx
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/23/11 16:59:53 Ver: 04.06.03
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 12288MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 12266MB RAM
    Page File: 1955MB used, 22573MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTX 560M
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1251&SUBSYS_204A1043&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 719 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 3034 MB
    Shared Memory: 1780 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
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    Monitor Id: CMO1726
    Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.020Hz)
    Output Type: Internal
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,n vwgf2um,nvwgf2um
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    Driver Version: 8.17.12.9610
    DDI Version: 11
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
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    Driver Date/Size: 2/29/2012 20:02:00, 17642816 bytes
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    GTX 560m 3GB
    2x 750 gb HD
    Throttlestop bios mod 203

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    Honestly, if you're playing sc2 on ultra at 1080p and battling with mass carriers, I would expect a fps drop like you experienced.

    I see you have ThrottleStop as part of your bios, and the 192bit 560m, so I bet it's probably bottlenecking somewhere. You could try overclocking your GPU but it may be CPU-limited. Imo, I don't think there is a problem.

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    Yeah, this seems about right. Mass carriers, 2v2, macro (4x 200 supply?) game... What are your temps during all this?

    What is your performance like with standard 1v1s?

    Also, don't worry about Diablo 3, I imagine SC2 takes more out of the system due to all the action happening off-screen that requires processing. With D3 it only needs to process what's going on on-screen.

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    Oh I thought the whole bios mod was supposed to stop bottle necking? And okay.. Fps is good in the 70s otherwise but I notice when I move the mouse to top/bottom/side to side to move around map there is a line almost like an Internet page loading slow but not nearly as noticeable. However if I grab my view space on the miniap and move it as fast as possible it looks good. Temps are good actually very low, 57-63 at about an hour game
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    i really doubt that there can be a frame drop, cause i have a g74sx pretty much the same stuff you have on the lappy . and when i go sc2 on everything to the max settings the only time i would ever come close to a frame drop was when i spammed battle cruisers to test out how much this laptop can handle . and the only thing that happened was the game would lower the setting itself to make it run smoothly agian . but onto something else. i would say if you werent being spammed or spamming those units. then did you check if you lappy was plugged in ? that happened once on another occasion and i just plugged it in and it went back to normal agian .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbuxx View Post
    Oh I thought the whole bios mod was supposed to stop bottle necking?
    The BIOS mod simply stops the CPU from throttling down to 798mhz once it hits 75degrees, it has nothing to do with CPU-GPU communication/bottlenecks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrysyy View Post
    i really doubt that there can be a frame drop, cause i have a g74sx pretty much the same stuff you have on the lappy . and when i go sc2 on everything to the max settings the only time i would ever come close to a frame drop was when i spammed battle cruisers to test out how much this laptop can handle . and the only thing that happened was the game would lower the setting itself to make it run smoothly agian . but onto something else. i would say if you werent being spammed or spamming those units. then did you check if you lappy was plugged in ? that happened once on another occasion and i just plugged it in and it went back to normal agian .
    There really was an fps drop I was using fraps. It was actually my carriers vs buddies battle cruisers. I didn't even get the message "computer us slowing the game down"

    Also how do you fix bottle necking or is it possible?
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    GTX 560m 3GB
    2x 750 gb HD
    Throttlestop bios mod 203

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    Btw thank you guys for the comments you are always giving me
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    No problem. That's what this place is for.

    My system will be with me any day now so I will share as many D3/SC2 optimisation tips as I can.

    ... But that's besides the point - The G74 should be laughing at these games.
    Last edited by dataDave; 04-18-2012 at 06:03 PM.

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