Diablo® III

Horrible FPS drops

(I dont know which forums do you take a look at the most, so I'm just copying my thread I made on eu forums here as well; link: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7789148911 )


I returned from a break i took after patch 1.05, now only to get crazy FPS drops which i haven't experienced before. FPS now drops dramatically in MP, especially when i fight where the mob density is greatand if i am in with a party with monk or CM wizz, their visual effects cause the game to stutter even more.
I have tried everything people post on this forum to get it better, and it improved a bit (for me it was v-sync, max foreground rate and turning crit numbers off), but the gameplay is not yet smooth like it should be, even with the lowest settings. Note that in patch 1.05 i haven't had these problems at all, only minor lag spikes which were acceptable. I'm running this game on laptop and I'm aware that it isn't capable of running on all high while maintaining high FPS as well, but on all low it should play pretty smooth like it did before i took the break.

List of things i tried (not working, at least not completely):
- updated directx 9 to the latest version
- updated all my drivers
- changed the d3prefs settings (this means all in game settings as well)
- installing gameboost and similar programs to boost CPU (i dont like OCing the laptop, or else it will cause overheating issues, i don't have them now)
- scanned for viruses and malware (found none)
- turning off background programs
- some other things for sure but i don't remember now

The problem obviously exists on your side blizz not on mine, so I am attaching my d3prefs and dxdiag log to help you investigate the issue furthermore and hopefully fix it.
If you need more info please reply to my post.


d3prefs log: (I tried changing everything but these settings appear to be the best)
PreferencesVersion "44"
PlayedCutscene0 "15"
PlayedCutscene1 "0"
PlayedCutscene2 "0"
PlayedCutscene3 "0"
DisplayModeFlags "0"
DisplayModeWindowMode "0"
DisplayModeWinLeft "43"
DisplayModeWinTop "4"
DisplayModeWinWidth "1280"
DisplayModeWinHeight "720"
DisplayModeUIOptWidth "1366"
DisplayModeUIOptHeight "768"
DisplayModeWidth "1366"
DisplayModeHeight "768"
DisplayModeRefreshRate "60"
DisplayModeBitDepth "32"
Gamma "1.000000"
MipOffset "1"
ShadowQuality "0"
PhysicsQuality "0"
ClutterQuality "0"
Vsync "1"
Letterbox "0"
Antialiasing "1"
LowFX "1"
LockCursorInFullscreenWindowed "0"
LimitForegroundFPS "1"
MaxForegroundFPS "30"
LimitBackgroundFPS "0"
MaxBackgroundFPS "8"
DisableTrilinearFiltering "0"
ColorCorrection "1"
MipBias "0.000000"
ReflectionQuality "0"
TonemapExposure "1.900000"
TonemapContrast "1.500000"
TonemapSaturation "1.000000"
TonemapGain "1.000000"
HardwareClass "1"
PCIVendor "4098"
PCIDevice "26817"
MasterVolume "1.000000"
EffectVolume "0.500000"
MusicVolume "1.000000"
NarrationVolume "0.800000"
AmbientVolume "0.550000"
ChannelsToUse "32"
SoundDriver "0"
SpeakerMode "0"
ReverseSpeakers "0"
QuestSubtitlesEnabled "1"
CinematicsSubtitlesEnabled "1"
MuteSound "0"
MuteEffects "0"
MuteAmbient "0"
MuteVoice "0"
MuteMusic "0"

dxdiag log (note: my drivers are all 100% up to date)
System Information
Time of this report: 7/10/2013, 12:56:18
Machine name: MATEJ-TOSHIBA
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: Slovenian (Regional Setting: Slovenian)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite L650
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 2.40
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3958MB RAM
Page File: 2556MB used, 5357MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68C1)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68C1&SUBSYS_FD121179&REV_00
Display Memory: 2737 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1014 MB
Shared Memory: 1722 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: AUO22EC
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (60.042Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: atiu9p64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,atiu9pag,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.14.0001.6105 (English)
Driver Version: 8.723.2.0
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/26/2010 22:16:48, 28160 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2B81-11CF-1065-13DDA1C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x68C1
SubSys ID: 0xFD121179
Revision ID: 0x0000
Driver Strong Name: oem35.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_Manhattan:8.723.2.0:pci\ven_1002&dev_68c1&subsys_fd121179
Rank Of Driver: 00E60001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported
DXVA-HD: Not Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled

Sound Devices
Description: Speakers (Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5069&SUBSYS_1179FD12&REV_1003
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: CHDRT64.sys
Driver Version: 4.119.0000.0000 (Slovenian)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 3/31/2010 14:50:16, 724536 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Conexant
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

Sound Capture Devices
Description: Microphone (Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD)
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: CHDRT64.sys
Driver Version: 4.119.0000.0000 (Slovenian)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 3/31/2010 14:50:16, 724536 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

DirectInput Devices
Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Device
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0xE0FF, 0x0005
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Device
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0xE0FF, 0x0005
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

USB Devices
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x3B3C
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub20
| Service: usbhub
+-+ Generic USB Hub
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x8087, 0x0020
| | Location: Port_#0001.Hub_#0001
| | Matching Device ID: usb\class_09
| | Service: usbhub

Gameport Devices

PS/2 Devices
+ Standard PS/2 Keyboard
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
| Service: i8042prt
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0xE0FF, 0x0005
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
+ Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
| Matching Device ID: *tos0100
| Upper Filters: SynTP
| Service: i8042prt
+ HID-compliant mouse
| Vendor/Product ID: 0xE0FF, 0x0005
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
| Service: mouhid
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD

Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
Drive: C:
Free Space: 126.3 GB
Total Space: 305.0 GB
File System: NTFS

Drive: D:
Free Space: 40.8 GB
Total Space: 305.1 GB
File System: NTFS

Drive: G:
Model: NCVIDC 5EZ8DYZ8PA3 SCSI CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (Slovenian), , 0 bytes

Drive: E:
Model: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (Slovenian), , 0 bytes

Drive: F:
Model: DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (Slovenian), , 0 bytes

System Devices
Name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68C1&SUBSYS_FD121179&REV_00\4&2E9D0428&0&0008
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_A5\3&11583659&0&F0
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_06\3&11583659&0&B0
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B29&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&FA
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) processor PCI Express Root Port - 0045
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0045&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&11583659&0&08
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B56&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&D8
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) HM55 Express Chipset LPC Interface Controller - 3B09
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B09&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&F8
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) processor DRAM Controller - 0044
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0044&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&11583659&0&00
Driver: n/a

Name: Reserved - 2D13
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2D13&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&4F11E61&0&13
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 3B4A
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B4A&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E4
Driver: n/a

Name: Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2060&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_C1\4&2C69CC2&0&00E0
Driver: n/a

Name: Reserved - 2D12
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2D12&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&4F11E61&0&12
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 3B44
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B44&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E1
Driver: n/a

Name: Omrežna kartica Broadcom 802.11n
Device ID: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_7175144F&REV_01\4&125DFD22&0&00E1
Driver: n/a

Name: QPI Physical 0 - 2D11
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2D11&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&4F11E61&0&11
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 3B42
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B42&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E0
Driver: n/a

Name: QPI Link 0 - 2D10
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2D10&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&4F11E61&0&10
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3B3C
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B3C&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&D0
Driver: n/a

Name: A2O0VHR9 IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1101&DEV_1622&SUBSYS_F8948AE1&REV_01\4&5D18F2DF&0
Driver: n/a

Name: QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder - 2D01
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2D01&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&4F11E61&0&01
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3B34
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B34&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E8
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA60&SUBSYS_FD121179&REV_00\4&2E9D0428&0&0108
Driver: n/a

Name: QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers - 2C62
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2C62&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_02\3&4F11E61&0&00
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller - 3B30
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B30&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&FB
Driver: n/a

DirectShow Filters

DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,mp3dmod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp4sdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsdecd.dll,6.01.7601.17514
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,wmvdecod.dll,6.01.7601.18147
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp43decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mpg4decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMT VIH2 Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
Record Queue,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
WMT Switch Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
WMT Virtual Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
WMT DV Extract,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
WMT Virtual Source,0x00200000,0,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
WMT Sample Information Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
CoreAVC Video Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
Dirac Source,0x00600000,0,0,,
MPC - Matroska Source,0x00600000,0,0,,
ATI Ticker,0x00200000,0,1,Ticker.ax,
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Newsoft Wav Encoder Ver 2.0,0x00200000,1,0,NSWavEncoder.ax,1.01.50421.0002
MPC - Matroska Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,12.00.7601.17514
Newsoft Time Shifting Reader,0x00600000,0,1,NsTSRdr.ax,1.00.0001.0007
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
RadLight Ogg Splitter,0x00800101,1,1,,
Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,12.00.9200.16426
RadLight Vorbis Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,,
NewSoft MPEG Video Decoder Filter (MPEG1/2/4) New ID,0x00200000,2,2,NSMpgVD.ax,4.09.9008.0001
NewSoft MPEG Time Shifting Mux Filter,0x00100000,2,1,NSM2SMuxTS.ax,1.07.0614.0000
RealVideo Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,,
NewSoft MPEG Splitter,0x00100000,1,2,NSSSpl2.ax,1.08.0515.0000
MONOGRAM AMR Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
NewSoft WST Decoder Filter,0x00200000,1,0,NsWSTDec.ax,1.00.0000.1002
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
NewSoft Audio Decoder DVB,0x00200000,1,1,NSM2ADecDVB.ax,2.00.60411.0015
AAC Parser,0x00400000,1,1,,
NewSoft MPEG-4 Audio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,NSM4ADec.ax,2.08.9162.0000
Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7601.17514
NewSoft AV Sync Control,0x00200000,0,0,AVSyncControl.ax,1.00.60321.0001
NewSoft MPEG Video Decoder Filter (H.264/AVC),0x00600000,1,1,NSAVSDec.ax,1.00.9050.0000
Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
NewSoft MPEG-4 ASP Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,NSM4VEnc.ax,2.07.0629.0000
MPC - FLV Splitter (Gabest),0x00600000,1,1,FLVSplitter.ax,1.03.2099.0000
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
NewSoft MPEG Video Encoder Filter,0x00100000,1,1,NSM2VEnc.ax,3.07.1023.0000
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MMACE ProcAmp,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
MONOGRAM AMR Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
NewSoft Audio Decoder Filter,0x00600000,1,1,NSM2ADec.ax,2.00.60707.0019
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
CoreFLAC Audio Source,0x00600000,0,0,,
MONOGRAM Musepack Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
Dirac Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
NewSoft Audio Encoder Filter,0x00600000,1,1,NSM2AEnc.AX,2.00.60421.0000
CoreFLAC Audio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
Xvid MPEG-4 Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,xvid.ax,1.01.0003.0000
NewSoft PCM Source Filter,0x00200000,0,1,NsPCMSource.ax,9.00.9105.0000
True Audio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
CoreAAC Audio Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,,
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
RealMedia Source,0x00600000,0,0,,
TOSHIBA Progress Monitor,0x00200000,1,1,TProgMon.ax,1.00.0001.0209
TOSHIBA WAV Converter,0x00200000,0,0,TWavConv.ax,1.00.0000.0315
File Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3508.0205
VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
FLV Video Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
NewSoft MPEG Buffer Multiplexer Filter,0x00100000,2,1,NSM2SMux.ax,1.07.0528.0000
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7601.17514
MMACE SoftEmu,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
NewSoft MPEG2 Splitter,0x00100000,1,2,NSSSpl.ax,1.01.50314.0004
iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
NewSoft DVB TTX Parser,0x00200000,3,1,NsDVBTTXParser.ax,1.02.9162.0000
NewSoft DeInterlace,0x00200000,0,0,NSDeInterlace.ax,2.00.60309.0000
Newsoft MPEG2 PSI Parser,0x00200000,0,0,NsPsiParser.ax,1.02.9051.0000
Newsoft MPEG-4 Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,NSM4SSPL.ax,1.00.60324.0000
RealAudio Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,,
MONOGRAM AMR Encoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
WAV Dest,0x00000000,0,0,,
NewSoft PCM Transform,0x00200000,1,1,PCMTransform.ax,1.00.60523.0001
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
NewSoft SM Writer Filter,0x00200000,1,0,NsSMWriter.ax,1.01.9106.0000
MMACE DeInterlace,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
RadLight Speex Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MONOGRAM AMR Mux,0x00600000,1,1,,
RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
NewSoft MPEG Video Decoder Filter (H.264/AVC),0x00200000,1,1,NSH4VDec.ax,1.08.9349.0000
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
NewSoft DVB TS-MPEG Demux,0x00200000,1,1,NSDVBTSDemux.ax,1.02.9162.0000
Newsoft MPEG Time Shifting Splitter,0x00100000,1,2,NSSSplTS.ax,1.08.1125.0000
TAK SourceFilter,0x00600000,0,1,,
NewSoft TS-M Reader,0x00200000,0,1,NSTSMReader.ax,1.00.0002.1006
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.18175
MONOGRAM Musepack Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
NewSoft TS MPEG2 Splitter,0x00200000,1,2,NSSSpl3.ax,1.01.40830.0001
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
MPC - FLV Source (Gabest),0x00600000,0,0,FLVSplitter.ax,1.03.2099.0000
NewSoft Audio Encoder (AAC),0x00200000,1,1,NSM4AEnc.ax,1.00.60323.0000
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
APE DirectShow Filter,0x00600000,0,1,,
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
NewSoft Dump,0x00200000,1,0,NSDump.ax,9.00.0000.0000
NewSoft Transport Stream Multiplexer,0x00600000,2,1,NSTSMuxer.ax,1.01.9051.0000
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
A/V Dummy Filter,0x00200000,1,0,,
Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
RealMedia Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Newsoft MPEG-4 Multiplexer,0x00200000,1,0,NSM4SMux.ax,1.00.61031.0000
MOV DirectShow Source Filter msf ,0x00200000,0,2,,
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
RadLight Theora Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,
NewSoft Audio Queue Filter,0x00200000,0,0,NsAudioQueue.ax,2.92.60117.0001
NewSoft AV Frame Parsing Filter,0x00100000,2,1,NSMAVFrm.ax,1.02.60803.0000
True Audio Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,
Dirac Video Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,,
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7601.17514
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

Video Compressors:
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Fraps Video Decompressor,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Audio Compressors:
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Messenger Audio Codec,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Audio Capture Sources:
Microphone (Conexant CX20671 Sm,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

PBDA CP Filters:
PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
Conexant HD Audio capture,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
Toshiba Webcam,0x00200000,1,2,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
Conexant HD Audio HDMI out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
Conexant HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Video Capture Sources:
Toshiba Webcam,0x00200000,1,2,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
DeskTop Capture Engine,0x00600000,0,1,,

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514

BDA CP/CA Filters:
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

Audio Renderers:
Speakers (Conexant CX20671 Smar,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
DirectSound: Speakers (Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

EVR Power Information
Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
Quality Flags: 2576
Force throttling
Allow half deinterlace
Allow scaling
Decode Power Usage: 100
Balanced Flags: 1424
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 50
PowerFlags: 1424
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 0
Edited by IMTheOne#2209 on 7/10/2013 5:28 AM PDT
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Have you tried HDD workaround ??

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I have tried it, thanks for bringing that up to my attention. Unfortunately my frame rate still drops to 5-10 FPS when i fight a group of 30+ mobs. Here on the forums one of the devs said, try to avoid the big group of mobs and focus down the small ones. I ask myself what's the point of density patch then??
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EDIT: I'm trying to install beta drivers now, i will report back when it's done.
EDIT 2: Installed beta drivers 13.101; STILL NO DIFFERENCE
EDIT 3: Uninstalled all display drivers using official amd cleanup utility, fresh installed official 13.4 WHQL, now testing...
EDIT 4: still choppy, in game with 3 other players (2 wiz and 1 dh) when we fought an elite FPS dropped to 6-8 frames for a few seconds. Again deleted prefs and tried every possible combination of settings. No solution yet.
EDIT 5: tried a few more versions of drivers, still the best seems the old ones, the new causes even more stutters.

CONCLUSION: It wasn't drivers. Please advise if you have any other thoughts.

Other tweaks:
EDIT 6: Sound completely off (in game, lowered channels, even disabling it completely in windows) - still no difference.
EDIT 7: Trying to play from a flash drive (not intended to work that way blizz!, but still) - less often drops but still bad, as low as 4 or 5 FPS!
EDIT 8: Gameboost and similar programs don't work, neither does d3doverrider
EDIT 9: Indexing service off, nothing has changed
EDIT 10: Core affinity (disabling) and setting up different priorities for the game process made it worse actually
EDIT 11: Forgot to mention changing power plans. That didnt work either.
Will try some more things when I have time, so far not a damned thing has worked for me :(
Edited by IMTheOne#2209 on 8/27/2013 3:08 AM PDT
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Tried it without vsync and a little OC'ing just to see how much FPS can i squeeze from my setup.
I had 90+ in town and 60+ with a bit of mobs in the wilderness, but every time I encounter an elite pack with let's say 20-30 more mobs around me, FPS drops below 30, around 20 all the time, and the screen tear is aweful. This was playing solo and obviously in a 4 player game in the latter scenario I had about 10-15 FPS for comparison.

Also, I'm even considering modding the BIOS since i have very few options there, especially I lack the first ones described in this thread - which has A TON of useful tweaks both for hardware and for software.
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I just installed Game Booster again (version 3.4, the newer ones are rubbish), and tried to play with the 44% boost from optimization, but the core problem still exists, just all of the "frame" numbers went higher. Now i get normal 60-90 FPS, in town even around 100, but again when I encounter an elite or a big mob pack it drops down to 10-15 (again not every elite though, normally just the ones which have animation, desecrator or plagued for example).

It's clear that my setup is powerful enough to run the game at sufficient FPS, and normally that the frame rate fluctuate, but it shouldn't that much (around 100 to 10 is 90 FPS difference, and on average i would say i have around 60 FPS in game now, so 60 to 10 is 50 FPS DROP!).

Still hoping for a solution or official update on this matter.

Oh and i also tried the device manager->disk->policies->disable the write cache (or whatever is it called), no changes on the performance whatsoever.
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My FPS rate is HORRIBLE on Rakki's Crossing in certain spots... happens on both of my machines... one has a newer model card than the other too...

So you ARE NOT alone here!
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They don't care about this problem i guess i have posted multiple threads about this and no reply's it is frustrating to say the least.
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There are a ton of ppl having this problem. Fps drop after returning to the game. I have a very fast laptop and after taking a break, I am having these problems.
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I've been having both issues with overall performance (had to turn down all my settings when it ran fine before) and terrible latency spikes; frequently on the order of 2000+ms.
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