[SOLVED] Constant frame rate drops/freezing only in specific games (MHR, MHW, and RE8)

Jun 14, 2022
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Specs
GPU: 3060Ti Ventus 2x OC 8GB
CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x
MoBo: B450-F
16GB DDR4 RAM
games mentioned all installed on a Crucial MX500 ssd
playing on 1080p only

Monster Hunter Rise Frame Drops

So I initially had this problem with RE8 - I'm pretty sure I tested literally every single option in the video menu to no avail. With pretty much no deviation I would get these constant frame rate drops to "40fps" (feels like a complete freeze honestly) even though I'd be hitting 60fps easily otherwise. I don't think my hardware is straight up broken; I can run RDR2, a fully modded Skyrim, Deathloop, Elden Ring, and Baldur's Gate 3 pretty smoothly and if there are problems in any game there is nothing like this.

I wrote it off with RE8, thinking that my PC just didn't like it, but then I tried the Monster Hunter Rise demo (a game also made with the RE Engine) and then, as you can see in the video, I got the same exact problem. Except I don't believe that RE engine is exactly the problem because I've also gotten this problem in Monster Hunter World (made with RE Engine's predecessor) but NOT in Devil May Cry 5 (which WAS made with RE Engine). So my "F*** Capcom" attitude has recessed and I'm just back to square one of having no clue what is causing this.

I've ran DDU and reinstalled drivers
reinstalled the games multiple times
fiddled around with all the graphics settings in both games

Any ideas would be much appreciated.
 
Specs
GPU: 3060Ti Ventus 2x OC 8GB
CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x
MoBo: B450-F
16GB DDR4 RAM
games mentioned all installed on a Crucial MX500 ssd
playing on 1080p only

Monster Hunter Rise Frame Drops

So I initially had this problem with RE8 - I'm pretty sure I tested literally every single option in the video menu to no avail. With pretty much no deviation I would get these constant frame rate drops to "40fps" (feels like a complete freeze honestly) even though I'd be hitting 60fps easily otherwise. I don't think my hardware is straight up broken; I can run RDR2, a fully modded Skyrim, Deathloop, Elden Ring, and Baldur's Gate 3 pretty smoothly and if there are problems in any game there is nothing like this.

I wrote it off with RE8, thinking that my PC just didn't like it, but then I tried the Monster Hunter Rise demo (a game also made with the RE Engine) and then, as you can see in the video, I got the same exact problem. Except I don't believe that RE engine is exactly the problem because I've also gotten this problem in Monster Hunter World (made with RE Engine's predecessor) but NOT in Devil May Cry 5 (which WAS made with RE Engine). So my "F*** Capcom" attitude has recessed and I'm just back to square one of having no clue what is causing this.

I've ran DDU and reinstalled drivers
reinstalled the games multiple times
fiddled around with all the graphics settings in both games

Any ideas would be much appreciated.
follow this step by step in order (read till end):
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver using DDU (clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors (is a must, should be 16 on yours, also when it asks for restart, click on no and keep uninstalling all processors) on device manager like this:


  • Uninstall AMD Chipset Software in control panel (if there is none, skip it.),

  • restart the pc to bios, then update to this bios, after update is done go to bios again and then load default or optimized settings, disable CSM, enable Above 4G Decoding and Resizable bar option (these 2 options wont be available unless CSM is disabled), then save and exit.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest Chipset driver (should be ver 4.03.xx), then reboot.

  • Install the latest nvidia driver , and then connect to internet.
  • open cmd as admin, then do defrag (your ssd volume for example C: , if there are others then do the same for other volume) /l /u /v, after that then the same but /o /u /v to your entire ssd volume, then for hdd just do the same for all volume but do /d /o /u /v only, wait till it finishes.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and previous settings you did). Put ram on slot 2 and 4 if its only 2 sticks. if your ram kit is 3600mhz, you might need to downclock it after enabling xmp to anywhere between 3200 to 3466. Download needed files (highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step in orders.

  • Run cmd as admin, then do chkdsk /x /f /r, after that do sfc /scannow.

  • And check windows update if there is any and install them (except optional update). Don't forget to turn on Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling (Nvidia GPUs only) in graphics settings and reboot.

  • Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
 
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follow this step by step in order (read till end):
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver using DDU (clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors (is a must, should be 12 on yours, also when it asks for restart, click on no and keep uninstalling all processors) on device manager like this:


  • Uninstall AMD Chipset Software in control panel (if there is none, skip it.),

  • restart the pc to bios, then update to this bios, after update is done go to bios again and then load default or optimized settings, disable CSM, enable Above 4G Decoding and Resizable bar option (these 2 options wont be available unless CSM is disabled), then save and exit.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest Chipset driver (should be ver 4.03.xx), then reboot.

  • Install the latest nvidia driver , and then connect to internet.
  • open cmd as admin, then do defrag (your ssd volume for example C: , if there are others then do the same for other volume) /l /u /v, after that then the same but /o /u /v to your entire ssd volume, then for hdd just do the same for all volume but do /d /o /u /v only, wait till it finishes.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and previous settings you did). Put ram on slot 2 and 4 if its only 2 sticks. if your ram kit is 3600mhz, you might need to downclock it after enabling xmp to anywhere between 3200 to 3466. Download needed files (highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step in orders.

  • Run cmd as admin, then do chkdsk /x /f /r, after that do sfc /scannow.

  • And check windows update if there is any and install them (except optional update). Don't forget to turn on Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling (Nvidia GPUs only) in graphics settings and reboot.

  • Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
thanks for the in-depth reply. took the time this morning to go through this process, but sadly it doesn't look like it had much effect on the MHR demo. currently downloading re8 to see if that works any better... honestly i'd be happy with either one working, but at this point im resigned to not being able to play capcom games.

edit: problem still present in re8 as well
 
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aight i fixed it, something about those games specifically interacted poorly with one of my hdds (a completely separate drive than the one they were installed on) simply disconnecting the hdd from my motherboard seems to have solved the problem for both games.
 

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