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    Soulwalker
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    Default Techy Help Please! Intermitent and unexplained severe fps loss

    Im not sure what information you need to know that may be useful so forgive me if a paint a bleak picture.

    I played Rift in beta and had no problems running the game on high settings, i always get really good latency and maintained 40-65fps no problems even during rifts.

    Since release and subsequent patches the game is becoming unplayable and very frustrating. I can play for 20mins or so with everything great then totally out of nowhere my sound starts juttering and echo, my screen goes like a slide show and when i check my fps it melts down to 1-2 fps and after a few seconds jumps back up to 40 as if nothing happened.

    I thought it was related to big rifts and invasions but it does it when nothing is going on and im standing about on my own.

    Changing my grafics settings seem to have no baring at all, iv tried playing on bare bones with nothing turned on/up and it still behaves the same. I thought maybe it was an overheating problem on my grafix card so have bumped my fans up to 100% but even tho my temp settles at about 70 the issue still happens.

    Iv read millions of threads from people and tried pretty much everything suggested. IV even rolled back my drivers to 266.35 as a few threads suggested an no improvement at all.

    My husband has started ordering new pc parts to try and upgrade my rig but im not convinced this is required, there must be some work-round without throwing a ton of money at my pc.

    Im fairly certain it cant be an ISP issue as me and my husband always play simultaniously on our network and have 50mb internet and he has no lag, spikes or fps problems.

    Id really appreciate any help or suggesting on things to try, i think iv tried just about everything but its worth another try!

    Look forward to hearing from you
    Lots of love
    Martina


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    Sounds like a failing harddrive. Search fir and run HDTach and see what it says.

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    Soulwalker
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    Default Fixed!

    Well i dont know if it was faulty or what (however no other problems with other games etc) but my husband replaced my Nvidia GTX 260 last night for a 295 and i played for 2 hours last night with no problems!

    Thanks for taking the time to respond Rabbit
    xx

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