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sc2 huge fps drop

mbuxx
Level 7
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.
G74Sx-DH71
i7 2670 QM
12 GB RAM
GTX 560m 3GB
2x 750 gb HD
Throttlestop bios mod 203
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mbuxx
Level 7
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System Information
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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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Display Devices
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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)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
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Monitor Id: CMO1726
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.020Hz)
Output Type: Internal
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Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.9610 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.12.9610
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/29/2012 20:02:00, 17642816 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
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Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x1251
SubSys ID: 0x204A1043
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Driver Strong Name: oem9.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section066:8.17.12.9610:pci\ven_10de&dev_1251&subsys_204a1043
Rank Of Driver: 00E60001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
G74Sx-DH71
i7 2670 QM
12 GB RAM
GTX 560m 3GB
2x 750 gb HD
Throttlestop bios mod 203

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.
G53SW-A1
Core i7 2630M
Gtx 460m

You might want to try throttle stop, as I recall sc2 was one of the games that would cause throttling on the g74. you can find it under the drivers and apps sticky.

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.

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
G74Sx-DH71
i7 2670 QM
12 GB RAM
GTX 560m 3GB
2x 750 gb HD
Throttlestop bios mod 203

mbuxx wrote:
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.

Henrysyy
Level 7
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 .
ASUS G74SX-DH73-3D
Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor
12 GB DDR3 RAM
1.5 TB Hard Drive
Nvidia GTX 560M 3GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Henrysyy wrote:
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?
G74Sx-DH71
i7 2670 QM
12 GB RAM
GTX 560m 3GB
2x 750 gb HD
Throttlestop bios mod 203

Btw thank you guys for the comments you are always giving me
G74Sx-DH71
i7 2670 QM
12 GB RAM
GTX 560m 3GB
2x 750 gb HD
Throttlestop bios mod 203