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Extremely Inconsistent FPS with Assassin's Creed Origins

By JDoge ยท 7 replies
Dec 29, 2017
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  1. I recently bought Assassin's Creed Origins, and at the lowest settings, it would run at around 40 fps. Not bad. Recently, it dipped down to single-digit fps. I did some tweaking in the nVidia control panel, made sure my power plan was High Performance, and it went up to 20 fps. Not the best, but just on the verge of playable for me. Then, it went back to single-digit fps. I tried absolutely everything I could think of after scouring the internet for help. I restarted my computer, made sure it was plugged in, reinstalled my GPU driver, optimized my Windows (C:) drive with the Defragment and Optimize Drives app, lowered the resolution to the minimum, and even lowered some other things in the game's configuration file, such as pixel density and bloom, but nothing worked. Anything else I could try doing?

    My Computer's Specs:
    GPU: nVidia Geforce 940mx, driver version 388.71 (latest)
    CPU: Intel(R) Core i7-7500U @2.70 GHz
    15.89 GB RAM
    1920 x 1080, 60 Hz
    (I know it's below the minimum requirements, but at the moment buying an eGPU or a new laptop isn't really an option.)
  2. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 888   +158

    Give me your laptop name and model number please, if your trying to run assasins creed in 1080p resolution.
    It may not work out too well, try adjusting your resolution down to 1366x768.
    Soon as you tell me your laptop name I'll see if you can overclock your cpu a tad bit.
    In order to run most games without a constant fps drop, 3.0ghz - 3.4ghz is average.
    3.6ghz - 4.2ghz depending on the cpu is usually best.
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,614   +984

  4. JDoge

    JDoge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The product name is HP ENVY - 17-u163cl and the product number is W2K93UA. Also, I usually run it at 1280x720, but I still have the fps problem.
  5. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 888   +158

    Just curious here but if it was working fine uptil recently, just by chance did windows update your os possibly to 1709 ?
    The reason why I mentioned that, some people are taking a really bad nose dive with it and I had an issue with it last week.
    Give this read first and see if it makes sense to you, laptop specwise its supposed to be a really good gaming laptop.
    Push the win+r button, then type in winver, that should tell you what version number windows is at the moment.
    The way I fixed my problem is backing up my files to another hard drive, and doing a clean install the other night.
    One of the msdn folks mentioned do a full clean install and start over, no lag-tastic bsod crap moments upt0 this point.
  6. JDoge

    JDoge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the tips! After the update, it's been really wonky. Don't know how much this changes things, but I tried playing it earlier today and it would fluctuate between 44 and 5 fps in the span of literally 30 seconds. Does battery percentage/being plugged in or not affect this? Also, I'm kinda new to this whole deal, so I don't really know what's the most reliable way to back up my files and do a clean install.
  7. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 888   +158

    About the battery effect, I wouldn't know some people say it does effect fps in some games, register with hp forums and ask them.
    Show them this thread so they can be brought up to speed, but I have a feeling the problem is with windows 1709.
  8. JDoge

    JDoge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion, I just posted the question to an HP forum.
    Say the issue is indeed the Windows 1709 update. I don't mean to sound dense, but how exactly would I go about fixing it? I've never run into this kind of problem before, and I don't want to risk damaging or losing something on my computer. Thanks again.

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