Olivia Rizzo Posted September 3, 2019 Share Posted September 3, 2019 (edited) Hello I am running Firestorm 6.2.4 on an iMac. This is my computer information from the 'about' tab in Firestorm... CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz (3200 MHz) Memory: 32768 MB OS Version: Mac OS X 10.14.5 Darwin 18.6.0 Darwin Kernel Version 18.6.0: Thu Apr 25 23:16:27 PDT 2019; root:xnu-4903.261.4~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc. Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 M390 OpenGL Engine This graphics card has 2GB memory. I know that is not not the best for 'gaming' stuff, but it's a fast computer. I have attached screen shots of the graphics settings I use most of the time when I am alone at home or not in a busy place. In summary I am finding that the frame rate will start from a lovely 60-70 fps as a scene loads then settle at about 40 fps once loaded. Then, with the camera fixed on that view, a few minutes later the rate will usually fall down to about 5 fps. This is despite no avatars having entered the scene, and when I am (say) looking at a an area of my living room about the width of a sofa. Then a minute or so later it will climb up to about 40fps again. Or... if I cam around to a different angle that usually triggers it to speed up again too. .... Something that seems weird is that it is running faster when it has having to load lots of stuff in. For example I went on walk along a path next to all the houseboats in Belliseria and the whole time it is loading in the houseboats as i approach them, and during this walk the frame rate would be very high, say about 40fps. But then if i stop for a few minutes in one place, after everything has loaded the frame rate will quickly fall to about 4-5 fps This seems back to front – on my old laptop it was always slower when things were loading in, and faster once stuff was cached. When it has these slow down events the lag meter shows red for Client and says Possible cause: Images loading I have tried looking at the statistics bar but I can't really make much sense of it. However I have attached one screenshot of when it is fine then one from a minute taken in the same place after it dropped down. The other thing to mention is that this never happens with Advanced Lighting Model turned off. But just to reiterate - I can even walk around with the settings on Ultra and get about 25-30 fps. It is only when I stop in one place that it gets slow again. ... - I am wondering if there is something I could try changing in the settings? It seems like maybe a problem with the cache getting too full but I have cleared it and also tried setting it to the maximum size of 9984MB. - I have also done a complete reinstall which involved wiping the cache folders out but the problem is still here. Is there anything I can try? Edited September 4, 2019 by livb89 fixed a typo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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