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Old 02-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Performance Drops Over Time - Memory Leak?

Problem is now solved.

There seems to be a memory leak or something going on with this game. I can't play for long before I have to close out due to unbearable performance. When I start the game, I'm getting 60+ fps with 340k RAM used. Five minutes later and I'm at 27 fps and 464k RAM used. A little past ten minutes later and I am at 17 fps with 533k RAM used. This test was taken with fraps and the main menu. No gameplay.

My system specs:
Motherboard: X58A-UD3R
CPU: Intel i7 950 @3.20Ghz
RAM: 6GB OCZ Reaper
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB with Catalyst 12.1 drivers

Everything is at standard clock speed and voltage.

I have tried the following with no results:
- Enabled and disabled Vsync
- Tried WinTimerTester as indicated in this thread
- Validated cache files
- Deleted content folder from steam completely, downloaded again
- Uninstalled and reinstalled Catalyst 12.1 drivers using Driver Sweeper
- Uninstalled older C++ redistributables
- Removed 360 controller adapter and killed a related process
- XP compatibility mode with administrator mode

I have seen several other threads on various forums with this issue or something similar. To be clear, this is not the "bullet time" issue where framerate is unaffected. I hope I am missing something obvious, but I am at the end of my rope. Someone please tell me I am missing something obvious or there has been a fix posted somewhere. I'm having a blast in Exterminatus with some friends, but I quickly become useless by or shortly after wave 5.

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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Take it you've seen this thread?

Someone mentions downgrading to catalyst 11.7 fixed it, but that seems to be about it. :/
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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The framerate does not suffer, it merely slows down the entire game.
This leads me to believe the issue is different from what I am experiencing. I have yet to try rolling back the drivers to a previous version yet. I'll give that a try this evening.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Catalyst 11.7 has no effect.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
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Going to have to bump this. I feel like I've wasted my money.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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Have you MemTested your RAM? I know of no other person complaining of slowdowns such as these.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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I feel like I would be getting issues elsewhere if my RAM was bad. I had to RMA for this set mid-2011 anyway and I tested them at the time. I'll give another test a shot, but I'll probably put it off for a while. Memtest has always been a pain for me.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:42 AM   #8
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It has to be some form of memory leak because of the video driver update, I was at 11-11 and then went to 12-1 of the ATI Catalyst, soon as I did that? Every god damn game, and my Firefox seems to just infinitely rise in memory usage, hell, I just got off Second Life, playing it for around an hour, guess what my Task manager told me it was sucking out? 2,500,000K of Memory.

Yea, 2-ing.5 MILLION K.

100,000K is 'normal', in the MILLIONS mark? No, just no. This only happened though after I did a driver update, so I'm going to go back to 11-11 or 11-12.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #9
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I purchased a new nvidia video card yesterday. I'm considering reinstalling Windows 7 fresh since I am long overdue for that. I'll probably do the reinstall when my GPU comes in a few days. We'll see if there is any improvement. I suspect my motherboard may have some minor stability issues, but I can't really find solid evidence for that or tie it to this issue.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #10
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Update: I installed an Nvidia GTX 580 with their brand-new drivers.

No change.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #11
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FIXED

I can't be sure which of these things fixed the problem, but here goes:
1) I found that I had a corrupt Physx install and had to do some registry tweaking to install a new copy from Nvidia. Not sure if this is related because I don't think the game even uses Physx, but it's worth mentioning.
2) Steam was forced into compatibility mode for some reason and was causing loading issues with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat. The compatibility mode box was disabled and stuck on Vista. There is a registry tweak to fix this.

I'm now getting a solid framerate through several rounds of Exterminatus whereas before I could barely see what was going on in round 2.

I hope this helps anyone else with this issue.
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