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FPS Stuttering in Multiplayer

Chairhandling
0 postsPosts: 1
edited March 8
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Platform: PC
Issue: I am getting constant stuttering like the video I provided. I've done everything except post here, I've contact Origins/EA support multiple times trying to resolve it but they've sent me here.
Can you reproduce this issue 100% of the time: Yes
Details on how to reproduce the issue: Running the game
If you're having connectivity problems or issues in regards to lag etc. please provide the following:
Region: NA
Internet Service Provider (ISP): College internet
Connection Speed: 92.5Mbs down/93.2 upload
Screenshots or Private video links:
If you’re platform is PC, please post the following details. (Not sure your system specs? Go to Start-> Search-> type ‘Dxdiag’ -> Hit enter)
Processor (CPU): i7 6800k
Graphics Card (GPU): GTX 1080
Memory: 16GB DDR4
Operating System: Windows 10
I've done the following:
Disabled the adaptive FPS thing
Lowered everything down to low as possible but max out the VRAM usage
Clean installed drivers
Disabled Origins overlay
Gone in to Nvidia control panel and put max power to my GPU
Disabled all background programs.
And a multitude of other things as well.
I'm truly at a loss right now, I enjoy the game and would like to experience it in its' fullest potential.

Comments

  • likeaboss1606
    61 postsPosts: 66
    Wow, finally someone else with this issue, had it ever since I changed my rig.
    Well, to my mind, this has something to do with the RAM/HDD. Feels like the normal stutter from overcommitted RAM or hdd not loading data into RAM fast enough.
  • Ice_
    4 postsPosts: 4
    I am having the same issue.
    It works great in Frontier Defense but playing multiplayer against other people... Meh... Stuttering. Don't know what causes it. I have well enough of resources and run the game at highest with 60+ FPS.
    As likeaboss said, it could be related to RAM/HD. I don't have the game installed on the SSD drive but should that REALLY be necessary?
  • Ice_
    4 postsPosts: 4
    I'm on Windows 10 (x64). 16 gb ram. GTX 980 TI (6gb vram) if that helps...
  • Magikf1ngers
    4485 postsPosts: 4,538 mod
    edited October 18
    I'm going to preface this with - I'm not EA support, I'm a fan, just like you guys, I just have a few more hash marks on my sleeve.

    My system stats:
    • AMD FX-8320 Eight core processor operating at 3.5 ghz (not overclocked at all)
    • 32 GB RAM (DDR 3 - my system's over two years old, and I don't think the MBs when I build this handled DDR4 yet)
    • GeForce GTX 1060 with 3gb RAM (pushing three displays)
    • ~500gb SSD (System drive w/MSOffice, TItanfall, and Battlefield 1 and about 400 gb free)
    • 1 tb storage drive

    Runs smooth as glass at full HD, while my other two displays have other things going on - no FPS drops, etc.

    The video in the original post looks like system lag. Like maybe too much is open and running in the system tray.

    So, my first suggestion would be to update all of your drivers, then shut down all non-essential stuff for gaming - any instant messengers, all browser windows, all of that - music players, etc. Even if you're using Discord or something like that - shut that down. Discord can be a pig for memory.

    Additionally, I'd look at freeing up hard drive space - if it's using the page file (if you have a ton of **** open), and the drive doesn't have enough room, or is borderline full, that system lag like that will cause your FPS to go wonky as it beats on your hard drive trying to use it for RAM.

    Finally - depending on how old your Titanfall install is, you might consider doing a repair on it, or even uninstall it, reboot the computer, and re-install it to a new directory/folder. That way it'll write to a different part of your hard drive.

    If none of that works - call EA Support. There's more I'd suggest, but I'm not going to as I'm not going to try to get hat deep into OS issues in a forum like this.
    Come find me on the PC side - Magikf1ngers - network SLACKERS UNITED

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  • Ice_
    4 postsPosts: 4
    Having the swap file on the system drive (SSD) shouldn't cause stuttering to be honest :P
    I don't have the game installed on the SSD drive though but on a mechanical 7200 rpm drive but the swap file is still on the SSD.
    Having full memory will cause windows to pop up an alert box with a critical warning so it's not full memory either.
    I don't have the latest GFX drivers, the previous one. It shouldn't matter, Titanfall 2 was released eons ago for totally different drivers in mind, frankly, it shouldn't matter if I have a year old driver or the latest. Performance-wise perhaps, stuttering no.
    Also, new install of Titanfall 2.

    Thanks for your input though.
  • Magikf1ngers
    4485 postsPosts: 4,538 mod
    Ice_ wrote: »
    Having the swap file on the system drive (SSD) shouldn't cause stuttering to be honest :P
    Not necessarily. If the drive is full, or near full, it will either stutter, or error out, or if you're really good, it'll spill onto your mechanical drive, but that would cause a TON of system issues if it's not done properly.
    Ice_ wrote: »
    I don't have the game installed on the SSD drive though but on a mechanical 7200 rpm drive but the swap file is still on the SSD.
    This is possibly the culiprit, but it's a long shot. A 7200 drive is not nearly as fast as the SSD, so there may be lag issues there.
    Ice_ wrote: »
    Having full memory will cause windows to pop up an alert box with a critical warning so it's not full memory either.
    Not always.
    Ice_ wrote: »
    I don't have the latest GFX drivers, the previous one. It shouldn't matter, Titanfall 2 was released eons ago for totally different drivers in mind, frankly, it shouldn't matter if I have a year old driver or the latest. Performance-wise perhaps, stuttering no.
    I get the logic, and would normally agree with you, but with Origin continually updating, I wouldn't stand fast on that assumption. You're still operating the game through the Origin interface, and with it constantly updating for new games and whatnot - it's possible there's an issue.

    PLUS - the nVidia drivers do so much more than just video now.
    Ice_ wrote: »
    Also, new install of Titanfall 2.

    Thanks for your input though.

    Anytime - just trying to help. I've been building computers for 30 years or so, thought I could help. If you'd like to go to MS Technet and look up some of the things I said, go for it.

    Otherwise, best answer is EA Support.

    Come find me on the PC side - Magikf1ngers - network SLACKERS UNITED

    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot
  • Ice_
    4 postsPosts: 4
    System drive is a bit low but it's not causing the stuttering. How I know? Because every other heavy game works just fine.
    I think the problem is that I've installed it onto the mechanical drive as you suspected to be the problem. Every game works differently and relies on caching on specific things, Titanfall 2 might need to add more stuff for caching if it can't be loaded and played correctly off of a classic hard drive.
    I have tons of other games installed on that particular hard drive and they work without any stuttering. Games like Battlefield 1, Rainbow six Siege (with ultra textures) etc.

    When it comes to drivers and Origin, I'd say it's plausible but I've disabled Origin overlay a long time ago and it's not hooking the Direct X drawing routines so it wouldn't matter what drivers I was using if it was an Origin issue ;p

    My best bet for this issue is, as you mentioned, is the 7200 RPM hard drive.
    It doesn't feel like the game was made for those hard drives to be honest. The game is merely two years old so I guess they've done a lot of game testing on SSD drives and didn't optimize it for mechanical hard drives. I can only assume that they calculated performance costs after SSD and forgot about the mechanical hard drives cons (reading single files - let's say sound or texture files which takes a lot more time than it would if they were in the same physical location (sector)). I don't know, it's just a theory. I have no idea how Titanfall 2 files are compressed or distributed. But it's a possible theory.

    Anyway, thank you for your time!
  • Magikf1ngers
    4485 postsPosts: 4,538 mod
    edited October 18
    Let me ask it to you this way, because "The other games work fine" is not really a good thing to base it on.

    Do you have any other Source-based games on your system? Half-Life 2, CS / CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, etc?

    How are those performing for you?

    The others have different game engines, and like you said, operate differently. Doesn't matter how "heavy" the game is if it handles things differently, so you can't get a good measure that you can compare to.

    Also - is there times when the stuttering improves at all (meaning - less of it) than others? If you're playing and it happens - is the hard drive reading?

    I do think it's the slower drive interacting with the speed of your primary SSD. I think that, if you had Windows on the same drive as the game, the stuttering probably wouldn't be there. I'm not fully convinced - but about 95%.

    That's why I put my two most played games on the SSD in my system, and then the storage drive is really for storage. That's why it's relatively small, too, because I also have two cloud storage accounts that hold my entire physical storage five times over. My next build may just have an SSD and no mechanical drive at all.

    I apologize if these sound like simplistic questions and whatnot - but I don't know you, and therefore don't know your level of knowledge. I'm not trying to be insulting or anything, but when troubleshooting, you start from the simple and move up. (Sir - your computer isn't turning on - have you checked to make sure it's plugged in?? No - yep, now it's powering up - great, have a great day!) So many different things cause stuttering like that - and all are usually related with system lag of some sort, and technically is not a bug.

    Come find me on the PC side - Magikf1ngers - network SLACKERS UNITED

    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot
  • Magikf1ngers
    4485 postsPosts: 4,538 mod
    One other thing I just happened to think of - make sure you don't have updates set to automatically download / install.

    Example: If Windows is set to automatically update, or if it's set to "Ask first" - it will download updates in the background. The most recent WIndows update was huge, and if it's downloading while you're playing, or worse yet, installing while you're playing - that's absolutely going to cause the stuttering you're seeing.

    Come find me on the PC side - Magikf1ngers - network SLACKERS UNITED

    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot
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