Author Topic: FPS dropping to 15-25fps (Outlast, Afterfall InSanity...)  (Read 2701 times)


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FPS dropping to 15-25fps (Outlast, Afterfall InSanity...)
« on: November 11, 2014, 02:39:09 am »

I bought my copy of Dxtory about 5 months ago, everything worked perfectly, the gameplay was smooth and it stayed on 144fps when I was recording on 60fps - just like I wanted to.
About 2 weeks ago when I decided to start recording Outlast (I have recorded it earlier, and it worked perfectly), as soon as I hit record both my gameplay fps and the recording fps drop to around 20fps, which is unbearable.

Then I thought that my HDD might be overloaded etc. so I didn't worry about it too much, until today when I wanted to record Outlast again. So, as you can guess, the same thing happened, the fps went down to around 20fps so I quit playing/recording Outlast and switched over to Afterfall InSanity (which has also been working PERFECTLY) and boom, it happened on this game also, the fps went to 20fps again and it made recording/playing unbearable.

This issue is not in every game that I record though, for example when I play COD: AW, the recording works well, my gameplay fps is around 90 (COD AW caps the fps on 90) and recording on 60fps (just like I want it to be), but every now and then, when I'm playing COD: AW and Dxtory is on, the game crashes. (Not sure if it's because Dxtory, but I can't figure out any other reason)

So... What now? Everything has been working perfectly, but suddenly things have gone downhill, I haven't changed any Dxtory settings, so it's not that either. I've been using the Lagarith Lossless codec and here are my PC specs:
GPU: GeForce GTX Titan Black
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Memory: 16GB RAM
Current resolution: 1920 x 1080, 144Hz
OS: Windows 8.1.

EDIT: Noticed that the environment information is needed, so here you go:

Code: [Select]
Version: 2.0.128
UID: ff5267fb-5b77-48da-b937-a394a7f1eb36

[Dxtory Files]
InstallPath: E:\Program Files\ExKode\Dxtory2.0
AppNames.txt Size: 1,047 bytes SHA1: 40cd39ab435dbcb3d44eba72b737a05b9a14410b
AudioStreamSplitter.exe Size: 37,424 bytes Ver: SHA1: a2a2c79530d8b6bf8a2babdcf1efba3e5584c0ad
AudioStreamSplitter_ja.txt Size: 134 bytes SHA1: 489a5264d73a47edcce7c92edb131cf63e5e5709
AVIFix.exe Size: 72,192 bytes Ver: SHA1: 7a09d66397e59a821aa710e53f9e241f77a7792a
AVIFix_ja.txt Size: 288 bytes SHA1: 9cab20780686687b84f604c77c73aaae3fd8126d
AVIMux.exe Size: 161,280 bytes Ver: SHA1: 5196d86b22e66459b4dececc675099f8dd16422b
AVIMuxCore.dll Size: 178,176 bytes Ver: SHA1: 77f91e5cbdb6516492937b09e8779fbfce339ad0
AVIMux_ja.txt Size: 1,701 bytes SHA1: fa240715d701f450bb95377aa8517a252329b619
CryptData.pup Size: 84 bytes SHA1: cf9d724807f965d372da4d168bebd78c5258d6ae
Dxtory.exe Size: 576,560 bytes Ver: SHA1: d80062911606b6f963bed25a41b179a83efe95a7
Dxtory64.exe Size: 102,448 bytes Ver: SHA1: cc69798363aac9c1040766a0e79e1ae1757b1ee2
DxtoryCore.dll Size: 6,876,720 bytes Ver: SHA1: f32e541ee725901f7ab07793fea72ebd52c57ce4
DxtoryCore64.dll Size: 6,554,160 bytes Ver: SHA1: d6a6b8d5a4d119a40f85ed5eb69a1f10e7bd02a1
DxtoryHK.dll Size: 154,672 bytes Ver: SHA1: ad2429d46bf8002a104e27297e84173256910f71
DxtoryHK64.dll Size: 173,104 bytes Ver: SHA1: 3a126079e0fb66e05c016d620bea6cb79061673b
DxtoryMM.dll Size: 1,125,936 bytes Ver: SHA1: 798cd56c8dd928496e34fcaba11aa5d7e159b20c
DxtoryMM64.dll Size: 1,137,712 bytes Ver: SHA1: 5211c132c7c4b7751b65ba375e3b832e5decb70e
DxtoryVideo.dll Size: 273,408 bytes Ver: SHA1: b9c1ff13a061e189affef9ae37f5ae142450b189
DxtoryVideo64.dll Size: 303,616 bytes Ver: SHA1: 497ef3f62908d7a1f9362fc347198b900fc7c131
DxtoryVideo64_Install.bat Size: 28 bytes SHA1: 308ae1e37b5e28ff7134beb319faad48280068b0
DxtoryVideo64_Uninstall.bat Size: 31 bytes SHA1: 3fbf8d3c3a5b375eda07e47a64534b91c8df5139
DxtoryVideoSetting.exe Size: 122,368 bytes Ver: SHA1: adb248b7eca7001e64ba19054807ab6556126a87
DxtoryVideoSetting_ja.txt Size: 1,675 bytes SHA1: e532f36bd5ac6255659d240180637484661f0c83
DxtoryVideo_Install.bat Size: 26 bytes SHA1: b00e69772cc1cae9e86fe2b70ca290c488723fd7
DxtoryVideo_Uninstall.bat Size: 29 bytes SHA1: 0b0202cbc7fba373f42e1a6916fc2ad01edaa627
Dxtory_ja.txt Size: 17,473 bytes SHA1: 279546d8f8ea418fd9fb48d357986103d5bf5b4c
EULA_en.txt Size: 1,356 bytes SHA1: 340c6b3425ab78d83c6a8bd344b6cc58d152ce8f
EULA_ja.txt Size: 1,814 bytes SHA1: cded0d38ec6a1cb0e86bc264496deaa28082cb51
ignore_module_list.txt Size: 979 bytes SHA1: b21c3c09c8c0ee4f9f119a53f9c0b23d278261f8
LicReg.dat Size: 7,390 bytes SHA1: f46e444f53f248e5ec85c056a9d2ce4d839bda43
LicReg.exe Size: 96,816 bytes Ver: SHA1: 0d236ac1394a97d35a67c63ec15e45a80f87db5b
LicReg_ja.txt Size: 707 bytes SHA1: 981af64897276c22867952f4972d9c29c6ee35e7
RawCapConv.exe Size: 210,480 bytes Ver: SHA1: cac5e150375323370f68fd73c3e9806d003f82e5
RawCapConv_ja.txt Size: 1,869 bytes SHA1: 12086976f07abfc8d435abeee6c450c3cb2b07cd
RCStream.dll Size: 164,352 bytes Ver: SHA1: 31266452f142cd7c856384945ffc410b2c9c8be9
readme.txt Size: 1,322 bytes SHA1: f8b7e31de7927309f7f3e03936374837906a94d9
Src16x10_Dest4x3.png Size: 40,081 bytes SHA1: 3b4f6332b8b3129ee351a9c96a9c4ac7f6f7a4cd
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unins000.msg Size: 22,701 bytes SHA1: ab7961d64f8b22503c9c7ca4b335fa539b0278a3
UpdateChecker.exe Size: 93,696 bytes Ver: SHA1: 221bd3663f4393b368ebf74d1a892f9379ddbe44
UpdateChecker.ini Size: 238 bytes SHA1: 796da23b4a505bf2ef370dc271d1a80585dff6e2
UpdateChecker_ja.txt Size: 190 bytes SHA1: 969913786a3497f3e448572f7810ee9814314928

[System Information]
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 x64
OSVersion: 6.3.9600
OSLanguage: 2057
Memory0: BANK 0 8,589,934,592 bytes
Memory1: BANK 2 8,589,934,592 bytes
TotalMemory: 17,179,869,184 bytes
Total Physical Memory: 17,114,427,392 bytes
Available Physical Memory: 13,392,429,056 bytes
Total Page File: 34,294,296,576 bytes
Available Page File: 29,095,309,312 bytes
Total Virtual Memory: 2,147,352,576 bytes
Available Virtual Memory: 1,749,340,160 bytes
PerformanceCounterFrequency: 3415988 (0x341FB4)
VideoCard: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black Memory: 4,293,918,720 Processor: GeForce GTX TITAN Black DriverVer: DriverDate: 2014-10-29 02-00-00
Display0: 1920x1080 32bits 144Hz
SoundDevice: Bluetooth Audio Device Manufacturer: Qualcomm Atheros Communications
SoundDevice: NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) Manufacturer: NVIDIA
SoundDevice: Realtek High Definition Audio Manufacturer: Realtek
SoundDevice: USB Audio Class 1.0 and 2.0 DAC Device Driver Manufacturer: C-MEDIA Inc.
SoundDevice: NVIDIA High Definition Audio Manufacturer: NVIDIA
SoundDevice: Virtual Audio Cable Manufacturer: EuMus Design

[Audio Device]
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) - CoreAudioOut
Realtek Digital Output(Optical) (Realtek High Definition Audio) - CoreAudioOut
Line 2 (Virtual Audio Cable) - CoreAudioOut
Line 1 (Virtual Audio Cable) - CoreAudioOut
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio) - CoreAudioOut
Microphone (Blue Snowball) - CoreAudioIn, Volume 100
Line 1 (Virtual Audio Cable) - CoreAudioIn, Volume 100
Line 2 (Virtual Audio Cable) - CoreAudioIn, Volume 100

[Video Codec]
Dxtory Video Codec FCC:xtor
Cinepak Codec by Radius FCC:cvid
Fraps Video Decompressor FCC:fps1
Intel IYUV codec FCC:iyuv
Intel IYUV codec FCC:i420
Lagarith Lossless Codec FCC:lags
Microsoft RLE FCC:mrle
Microsoft Video 1 FCC:msvc

[Audio Codec]
Microsoft GSM 6.10
Microsoft CCITT G.711
Microsoft IMA ADPCM
IEEE Float

[License Information]
License: Registered
Expire: Unlimited
LicVerify: a3790001dd8478caef075358f370874c5b635b23

[Additional Information]
Dxtory_log.txt: Empty
ErrorLog.txt: Available Size=8560916

[Global Setting]

[Ignore List]


Name: Default

Option: Left Top VidoeFPS WriteFileFPS RecordState
Color: Sleep FF00FF00, Active FFFF2B00, Movie  FF00FF00, ScreenShot FF00FF00

x G:\PC Nauhotukset  Speed: 162MB/sec  Free: 862,590,902,272 Total: 1,979,120,087,040 Format: NTFS
  F:\Videos\Game Videos\PC Gaming  Speed: 155MB/sec  Free: 589,299,220,480 Total: 2,199,023,251,456 Format: NTFS
  C:\Test  Speed: 303MB/sec  Free: 158,938,624,000 Total: 249,690,058,752 Format: NTFS
SSFolder: F:\Videos\Game Videos\PC Gaming\Screenshots

MovieCapture: F8 (0x00000042)
PushToTalk: None
ScreenShotSingle: F11 (0x00000057)
ScreenShotRepeat: None
ScreenShotAuto: None
ToggleStatus: None
MovieCaptureFrame: None
ScreenShotCaptureFrame: None

ClipMargin: 0,0,0,0
ClipSize: 0,0
Scaling: Percent 100% 1280x720
Codec: Lagarith Lossless Codec, Quality 10000, KeyFrameRate 15, DataRate 0
FrameRate: 60
Output: File AVI

Enabled: False
PushToTalk: False
Device: Line 1 (Virtual Audio Cable)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

Enabled: False
PushToTalk: False
Device: Line 2 (Virtual Audio Cable)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

Enabled: True
PushToTalk: False
Device: Microphone (Blue Snowball)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

Enabled: True
PushToTalk: False
Device: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

ClipMargin: 0,0,0,0
ClipSize: 0,0
Scaling: Percent 100% 1280x720
HighSpeedLimit: 0
RepeatInterval: 1000
Format: PNG
JpegQuality: 97

ThreadCount: 8
LimitedFPS: False
FPSLimit: 60
DelayHook: False
DelayHookTime: 5


Name: Afterfall: InSanity (32-bit, DX9)
Path: E:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Afterfall InSanity\Binaries\Win32\InSanity-Win32-Shipping.exe

ThreadCount: 8
LimitedFPS: False
FPSLimit: 60
DelayHook: False
DelayHookTime: 5

DateTime: 2014.11.10 19:21:44
DeviceType: OGL DX7 DX9
View0.WindowTitle=Afterfall: InSanity (32-bit, DX9)

VerifyHash: 944568f69b9a153ef3b50e8bc7c5874d8bfac317

Thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: November 11, 2014, 05:52:03 pm by Turtsu »


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Re: FPS dropping to 15-25fps (Outlast, Afterfall InSanity...)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 08:09:59 pm »
Found a solution, I don't know if my Nvidia settings were reset at some points, but I tweaked them a little bit and now Dxtory records at solid 60fps again.  :)
« Last Edit: November 11, 2014, 08:12:19 pm by Turtsu »


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Re: FPS dropping to 15-25fps (Outlast, Afterfall InSanity...)
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 05:33:44 am »
Would you share what you changed in the drivers to fix the issue ?  I'm sure others will come along with the same problem for these games.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 05:34:45 am by Takedown »
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Re: FPS dropping to 15-25fps (Outlast, Afterfall InSanity...)
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 10:33:28 pm »
Would you share what you changed in the drivers to fix the issue ?  I'm sure others will come along with the same problem for these games.

Well, basically I changed my NVIDIA 3D settings to the following:
Part 1
Part 2

I also changed my Power option settings from balanced to high performance, but I'm not sure which one of these two (NVIDIA 3D settings or Power Option settings) did the trick.

Hope this helps!