FPS slowly drops to 20-30 in my server

When the server first starts up, everything is fine and you can get up to 300fps. Slowly as it fills up the fps drops until it is unplayable, at below 20. We can’t seem to figure out what it is, we’ve tried almost everything. Reconnecting to the server fixes FPS for like 10 minutes or so, then it starts dropping again.

More clear problem list:

  • As server fills up, fps drops slowly until it’s below 20
  • Pressing ESC to bring up the GMod menu magically fixes the problem until you close the ESC menu and go back into game
  • Reconnecting fixes it temporarily (For about 10 minutes)
  • We have a prop deleting system for when players disconnect so that is not the problem

Things we have tried:

  • Removing custom hud
  • Completely clearing server and putting addons back
  • Messing with server.cfg settings
  • More

Addons:
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/760/aritz-cracker-bank
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/217/darkrp-bank-robbery-system
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/660/custom-ulx-commands-and-utilities
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/355/money-weapon-pickpocket
DarkRP zipties
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/355/money-weapon-pickpocket
https://github.com/FPtje/darkrpmodification
http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1360275
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/534/hitmanx-complete-hitman-system-for-darkrp
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/335/advanced-voice-visualizers-v2
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/258/itemstore-inventory-for-darkrp
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/348/modern-motd-with-server-portal
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/664/party-system
http://coderhire.com/browse/script/715/darkrp-theater-system
ULX and ULib
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=104482086
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=108424005
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=105115318
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=109643223
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=105463332
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=104815552
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=184927431
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=176802773
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=264467687
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=144982052
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=113495466
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=104910430
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=220336312
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=177539840
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=185609021
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=112986621

Our server is hosted by NFO servers and the reason I don’t just remove addons and try to see if it lags is because we wouldn’t be able to populate the server with no addons. Lol.

Here is video of the problem and the weird fact that pressing ESC amazingly fixes the problem…

And here’s some of the stuff we have set in the server.cfg

sv_maxrate 0
sv_minrate 100000
sv_maxupdaterate 99
sv_maxcmdrate 99
decalfrequency 60
mp_decals 100
mp_fraglimit 0
sv_stats 0
sv_region 0
fps_max 0
sv_parallel_packentities 0
sv_parallel_sendsnapshot 0
net_queued_packet_thread 1
net_splitpacket_maxrate 100000
log 1
tv_enable 0

Any help would be great, we have been trying to fix this problem for a week now.

Swap the values of sv_minrate and sv_maxrate, or better yet, get rid of sv_minrate and put sv_maxrate to appropriate value. Bigger isn’t always better.

[editline]6th September 2014[/editline]

Could also be a problem with your UI and/or chatbox if you have any.

NFO automatically puts that by default, and they highly reccomend it but I will for testing purposes, even though I tried this before. We don’t have a custom chatbox, it happens without the custom HUD we have.

Also a screenshot of +showbudget would be helpful when this happens.

Alright it’ll be a half hour or so. Gotta get it repopulated after the restart I did to get rid of the custom HUD and set the min/maxrates.

[editline]6th September 2014[/editline]

http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/537374389650704151/A9BD4D6A1CBFC65BECFC8ADBB3A8A4B52240D517/

[editline]6th September 2014[/editline]

And in the ESC menu the two maxed ones go down

http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/537374389650846445/A9845C858D2A384399BF3A7D1C7063F53CAED147/

VGUI layout spikes, check any mods that use panels.

Turned out to be http://coderhire.com/browse/script/335/advanced-voice-visualizers-v2