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10-15 FPS Doom Lowest Possible Settings

I just recently purchased Doom because it looks like an amazing game. Took quite a long time to download (overnight, guess its quite a large game) and I was really excited to play until I started it.

First, it took about 10 min just for it to start loading the intro, and even than I was only getting 2-3 FPS during it, than I had to wait another 5 mins just to get to the start menu. My FPS at this point is about 60, not bad. Than I go to start a new campaign, and even on the campaign options menu (haven't even started playing yet, still making the campaign) I drop to about 5-7 FPS, nothing is even happening, just a menu selection. I'm pretty pissed at this point so decide to alt tab to task manager and I notice something strange. Under disk usage it says 100% and Doom is using roughly 99% of it. I'm not a storage wizard, but I think that's not good. Just to test, I lowered all setting to minimum of the minimum, I mean everything on low and resolution dropped to 720p, and that rose me up about a whopping 10 fps, if that. Ive tried researching this problem and it seems like most people with my same GPU/CPU are able to play pretty decently at full 1080p medium to high, so im completely confused.

System Specs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315164
CPU: Core I7 4720HQ
GPU: 960M 2GB GDDR5
RAM: 16GB DDR3
HDD: WD 5400 RPM 1TB

That should be all the important specs, link should provide everything else.
P.S.: I added the extra 8GB of RAM.

If anyone has and idea as to how to fix this, I would greatly appreciate it. Even at 10 fps on bear minimum settings, it looks like a awesome game.
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  1. what is your computers specs?
  2. atomicWAR said:
    what is your computers specs?


    Check again
  3. if your using the GTX 960m to try and play doom, don't its under the recommend specs for the game. a GTX 960m is not the same as a GTX 960. its closer to a gtx 750ti as far as benchmarks/frame rates go. simple fact is your under powered for the game and getting the frame rate expected with said hardware. sorry the news is not better
  4. atomicWAR said:
    if your using the GTX 960m to try and play doom, don't its under the recommend specs for the game. a GTX 960m is not the same as a GTX 960. its closer to a gtx 750ti as far as benchmarks/frame rates go. simple fact is your under powered for the game and getting the frame rate expected with said hardware. sorry the news is not better


    Ive literally watched videos of people not only play but recording game-play on a 960m and getting 55-70 FPS.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_822405639&feature=iv&index=7&list=PLOB9MJkhhnSssYQ7mZDjvsabcFKWonxAe&src_vid=MGCghkrr9Qo&v=z50775jfyAE
  5. that is honestly the first video i have seen like that. i have seen forums flooded with complaints like yours. the GTX 960m is actually a hair weaker then the GTX 750ti but just a hair. Though to be fair most people i see are getting closer to 30-40 fps with dips into the teens but that is with setting low-meduim at 720P. I am not sure i buy that video at face value. it may be legit but i don't know that it is. what resolution are you gaming at?
  6. atomicWAR said:
    that is honestly the first video i have seen like that. i have seen forums flooded with complaints like yours. the GTX 960m is actually a hair weaker then the GTX 750ti but just a hair. Though to be fair most people i see are getting closer to 30-40 fps with dips into the teens but that is with setting low-meduim at 720P. I am not sure i buy that video at face value. it may be legit but i don't know that it is. what resolution are you gaming at?


    Going for 1080p, but there is literally not a fps difference between 1080 and 720, its all still 10-15 fps, 20 if im staring at wall thats 2 feet away ingame.
  7. then my guess is you either have a bad GPU or inadequate cooling. Assuming you have already tried uninstalled your driver and reinstalled it using something like DDU (display driver uninstaller) while in safe mode.
  8. one other thing. when you installed more ram did you ensure you got the same make and model ram?
  9. disk at 100%? defrag the drive. check disk, check temps on cpu/gpu when running the game.
    get a ssd
  10. atomicWAR said:
    one other thing. when you installed more ram did you ensure you got the same make and model ram?


    I just made sure of the speed. I didn't think anything of it because windows picked it up right off the bat.
  11. speed alone is not enough. it means your likely running in mixed mode which usually hinders your performance. I always suggest people run the exact same make and model ram in all dimms to avoid potential conflicts like this one. I am not sure it is the issue but you could remove a stick and see if it helps. also what are your temps when gaming for your CPU and GPU?
  12. First off make sure you're not running the game on the intel graphics.
    Second your drive,5400 RPM is terrible.
    I played the demo on a gtx 650 and in 720 low it's pretty decent so indeed you should be doing well in this game.
    Look at this video and notice the disk read byte delta in the upper right corner of the prog in the background the game does need a lot of (random acess) read speed even at low settings.
    So yes, defrag your drive or even better get an SSD.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnJm-e5ScxM
  13. rgd1101 said:
    disk at 100%? defrag the drive. check disk, check temps on cpu/gpu when running the game.
    get a ssd


    Just got a 850 EVO
  14. TerryLaze said:
    First off make sure you're not running the game on the intel graphics.
    Second your drive,5400 RPM is terrible.
    I played the demo on a gtx 650 and in 720 low it's pretty decent so indeed you should be doing well in this game.
    Look at this video and notice the disk read byte delta in the upper right corner of the prog in the background the game does need a lot of (random acess) read speed even at low settings.
    So yes, defrag your drive or even better get an SSD.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnJm-e5ScxM


    Just got a 850 EVO
  15. Best answer
    Great news everyone! I installed the SSD and installed a clean version of Windows 10. I now get 60+ fps on Doom on full 1080p on medium details with a 70% render scale. It looks amazing! Not only can I actually play the game I payed 60$ for, but everything is so snappy. Doom loads instantly instead of 20 minutes, and the laptop itself turns on before I can say anything. Time between Bios and logging in windows is probably 1.5-2 seconds. I love this 850 EVO.
  16. Supahawk01 said:
    Great news everyone! I installed the SSD and installed a clean version of Windows 10. I now get 60+ fps on Doom on full 1080p on medium details with a 70% render scale. It looks amazing! Not only can I actually play the game I payed 60$ for, but everything is so snappy. Doom loads instantly instead of 20 minutes, and the laptop itself turns on before I can say anything. Time between Bios and logging in windows is probably 1.5-2 seconds. I love this 850 EVO.


    The SSD clubs welcomes you.
    good to hear everything works now
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