Dead Space 3 PC – How to Unlock Your FPS
If you have a program that lets you see FPS, the problem becomes clear: Dead Space 3 defaults to 30 FPS, regardless of your monitor refresh rate! All that lovely hardware you bought isn’t being put to good use at such low framerates. Thankfully, much like the FOV fix, Visceral Games has given us a way to uncap our framerate without having to crack the game apart. It’s even easier than changing your FOV! However, it comes with the added risk of overheating vital components, as the framerate runs completely unchecked. Here’s a quick and easy guide to get those smooth framerates without busting your nice new video card.
How to Unlock Your FPS
- Open up your video settings in-game.
- Turn off Vsync. This can end up giving you framerates of over 120 FPS if you have a good system.
- Turn off the game.
- Go into your video card control panel.
- Turn on Vsync in your control panel (either globally or for Dead Space 3 specifically).
- Boot up Dead Space 3.
- Enjoy alien blasting at a smooth 60 FPS.
If you don’t turn on Vsync in the video card control panel, you can end up with rocky framerates, screen tearing, and even video card overheating. It’s not strictly necessary, but it’s worth it.
More Dead Space 3 Cheats, Tips, and Secrets
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