Question: After freeing up a bunch of disk space (<30-50 gbs) All my games have unplayably low FPS (2-6). Why?
Ok, so last night, I realized that I had waay to many game installed on my PC. I recently decided to stop pirating games also. And so I decided to uninstall every pirated game I own, and delete all of their related ISOs.
Amnesia the dark descent
Dragon age Origins
Dragon age 2
Assassins creed 2
Assassins creed Brotherhood
Thief Deadly Shadows
Doom 3 (along with the dark project)
Vampires The masquerade
Tribes ascend (I didn't pirate it, I just never played it)
The Binding of Isaac
Sword and Sworcery
Left 4 dead
And probably a bunch of other games I can't remember, along with about 30 Gb of mods between Oblivion (with all DLC) and Skyrim. The actual amount of space I freed was probably close to 150 GB when I think about it.
So, today when trying to play the walking dead, and borderlands, I noticed both games FPS were in the single digits. Only with every single setting lowered as low as possible and the resolutions set at 680xwhatever. could It even begin to be playable.
AMD Phenom II x4 964 3.4ghz
MSI gtx 550 TI
1 TB harddrive
12GB DDR3 memory
And Windows 7 Home premium
I don't know if any other specs are necessary.
Games like minecraft which normally run 60+ FPS now run about 20.
While other games, like the walking dead and borderlands are unplayable.
Keep in mind that the day before, I was running borderlands at the Vsync cap (60 FPS)
I have defragged my harddrive, cleaned my registry, restarted my computer, made sure I was not in power save mode. Scanned for malware, run Game booster (which turns off all unnecessary background tasks, including the explorer) , optimized my RAM usage, Optimized the registry, and prayed to God.
Most of these tasks were performed by Advanced SystemsCare 5 (pro) which has always been reliable, and consistent in quality. I have the latest drivers, (have had them for the past 4 months, so I don't need to roll back either) and my CPU and GPU temps are normal. Around 40 Celsius.
Why is this happening. I don't believe a system restore will restore all those deleted Image files, and nothing else is wrong. In fact, my computer performs mundane tasks like web browsing and downloading a bit faster anyways...
Sorry for the lengthy question, I'm just trying to be precise.
I uninstalled a bunch of stuff, deleted a bunch of stuff, optimized a bunch of stuff, and now videogames are unplayable in the FPS department.
Funny you say that you "optimized a bunch of stuff" and now your getting FPS in the single digits (sorry couldn't help it) On one hand I want to say that you deleted some necessary files, but then again the games probably wouldn't work at all. So I'm going to blame the RAM optimizers and game optimizers that you have installed and running. Your OS does a good enough job of managing your RAM usage, you don't need programs to handle that. Also do you have any antivirus scanning in real time? They can negatively impact game performance. You have far too many applications running in real time; there choking up your CPU, you don't need half of those programs.
you've probably screwed up something in either your video card drivers or directX, best way would be to clean install windows, but try uninstalling and reinstalling both of these things and see what happens
You Uninstalled some of the Support files.