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Archived Post 01-15-2010 12:53 AM

Possible Solution to nvidia stuttering
As the other post got rather long and the most people likely won't read through 10 pages of complaints here's what helped me and others.

The following post is taken from the CO forums. Thanks to IveAlreadyWon


Originally Posted by IveAlreadyWon
I was able to resolve this problem on my machine. I have a GTX 280 and was getting really poor stuttering.

Go to the NVIDIA control panel.

"Adjust image settings with preview"

Mine was set to "Let the 3D application decide."

I changed it to:

"Use my preference by emphasizing 'Quality'"

This completely resolved my stuttering issues, and stabilized my FPS as well.

Try it out and let me know if it helps you as well.

-Has only been tested by myself and one other. The other person used an 8800GT.

-I'm using the latest drivers from NVIDIA

Works as can be read here and here.

I'm playing smooth with a 9800 GTX+ / GTS 250 with mostly high settings.

Archived Post 01-15-2010 01:55 AM

No Unfortunately this did not work for me. As a matter of fact every suggestion that I read about, I tried with no joy. I'm very close to canceling my pre-order and getting Mass Effect 2 instead.

It's really a shame because I've been a fan of Star Trek for close to 40 years and I was really looking forward to this game. It has great potential and looks like it's very cool, but at this point I pretty much can't play it. The suggestion of rolling back my video driver to 190.xx is ludicrous. I have close to 40 games that I've bought over the last year with a large majority closer to the end of the year. Point being that many of those games require the newest nVidia drivers to be installed to prevent or correct issues, not to mention my peripherals and gaming mice/wheel/ twin monitor setup etc etc etc...

I simply cannot understand how game developers don't make driver compatibility the number one issue. You would think that having a game run smoothly and utilize the drivers 100% would be job 1, evidently not. If at least we would get an ETA for a resolution, blah blah blah, I can talk til I'm blue. Just fix the damn thing!!!

Archived Post 01-15-2010 02:10 AM


Originally Posted by rockntrek
No Unfortunately this did not work for me. As a matter of fact every suggestion that I read about, I tried with no joy. I'm very close to canceling my pre-order and getting Mass Effect 2 instead.

What are your system specs?

Archived Post 01-15-2010 05:59 AM


Originally Posted by BattleMage
What are your system specs?

My Specs:

X58 i7 920 OC'd to 3.8GHZ
GTX260 Core 216 OC"d to 780MHz Mem clock at 1550 MHz
Extreme cooling
2 x 24" LG Monitors
3 x 1TB Black WD drives
1000w Coolermaster Power Supply

It's pretty solid, every game I won I play in the highest settings, even Crysis, Bioshok, Borderlands and Dead Space.

I really don't want to give up on this but if you drop the settings down just a bit, the games looks horrible and I wouldn't enjoy it. I guess it's hope and pray at this point. I'll give it another week and we'llsee what happens.

Archived Post 01-15-2010 07:26 AM

this does not solve the problem. tried 190 drivers and also nothing changed.
game is totally unplayable..

Archived Post 01-15-2010 07:29 AM

Turn off antialiasing in game but turn it on in the nividia control panel. (you'll have to add a game profile) That has helped me with a stuttering issue. My stuttering was only on away missions while cycling through targets. The same happens on Champions too.

Archived Post 01-15-2010 09:14 AM

For some bizarre reason this has worked for me...

It auto overrides your in game settings though which sucks. And it wont allow 16X AF only 8, but it fixed the crazy drops in FPS I was getting on ground areas. I also did not bother rolling back to an earlier driver and just stayed with the newest ones.

Actually now looking at some other posts, its seems its best to override all the in-game settings and just do things from the control Panel. Setting things to "application controlled" seems to be the issue for the latest drivers.

Core i7
GTX 260 SP 216
6 Gb RAM

Archived Post 01-15-2010 09:16 AM

AA off, Shadows off, Dynamic lighting off and the 190 drivers here. Tried the first level of forced SLI without a great deal of extra improvement. As the rest have noted the stutter etc is only during "out of ship" portions of the game.

Specs: (I know it's one generation back from current %-)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 OCed 3.2ghz
8GB CRUCIAL Ballistix Tracer DDR2 RAM
300GB Velociraptor, 500GB Seagate
500GB WD MyBook External
Slim Slot DVD RW etc
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT
7.1 Onboard Realtek High Definition Audio
900W PSU
Logitech G15 (2nd Gen)
Logitech MX1000 Wireless Mouse
Saitek X52 HOTAS Joystick / Throttle
Windows 7 Ultimate
Liquid cooled CPU
Doom3 Ultra 1600x1200 - 165fps avg
3DMark06 - 16,780 marks avg @ 3.2ghz

Archived Post 01-15-2010 10:06 AM

Worked for me too :)

Core i5
GTX 285

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