Sputtering FPS Rate

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Specs?

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Update your drivers. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

If that doesn’t fix it, post temps. Download http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html. Then run GMod and post max temps.

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Move all the folders in /addons/ to a new folder, then try again. If the problems gone, add each add-on back, one at a time, until the issue starts again.

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Do you have smartsnap? I recall having a similar problem last year in which the smartsnap settings had “Garbage dump recollection” or something like that enabled, turn it off in Utilities.

I seem to get the same problem, however, with all games. I’d also like to see if there was some sort of fix. :slight_smile:

What does Gmod do when it runs out of paged pool memory?

Some antivirus programs may have quick scans randomly causing it to suck up all the power.

Test if there’s anything else starting and stopping in the background sucking up power. Disable all processes except the system ones and test.

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A: stop fucking bumping!

B: Lower resolution, add “-dxlevel 80” to the launch options.

Might be a hardware problem, do you experience this with any other games?

Some antivirus programs constantly scan certain (updated) files. You could try excluding your Steam directory.