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Graphics How to limit a game to 30 fps (Nvidia)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Aterius Gmork, 7 Jan 2015.

  1. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Never thought I would ask this but how can I limit a game's framerate to 30 fps?

    I am using a Nvidia GTX 770.

    The game in question is Final Fantasy XIII on Steam. The game runs awful. On average I get 59 fps, but there are terrible lagspikes to 30 fps. Durante, a modder well known for his resolution fixes for Dark Souls and this game, desribes the problem on PC Gamer.

    So instead of a stuttering gameplay which drives me insane I thought I'd try the cinematic gameplay experience so many game developers praise nowadays.

    I have tried to limit the framerate in the Nvidia system properties tool, but the only option I could find was "Adaptive Vsync - half refresh rate". This option never works for me, the game will drop down to 15 fps or less. The screen is a Dell U27H11 so it runs at 60fps.

    Is there any other option or some convenient tool that can limit my refresh rate to 30?
     
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  2. TheStockBroker

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    Other than buying a G-sync monitor, you mean?
     
  3. David

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    EVGA's precision GPU tool will let you set a target FPS, as will others I assume.

    You may be able to set something in the nvidia control panel in the game profiles, but I haven't really looked into it.
     
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  4. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Ah sorry, I might have chosen the wrong word here: I want to limit the frame rate of the game to 30 fps. I like my screen at a refresh rate of 60, thank you very much. ;)

    However this would we one of the few instances were G-Sync would actually not solve the problem as the fps dips due to the bad engine would persist.

    I will try the EVGA tool once I get home from work, thanks! :thumb:
     
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  6. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Thanks edzieba, the RSS works great! :thumb:
     

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