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How to Fix VSync Issue (30 FPS Lock) on Dead Space 3

When the VSync is enabled in Dead Space 3, game is stuck at 30 FPS instead of 60. If vertical sync is disabled, the game runs at over 100 FPS. This causes the CPU and GPU to work excessively and overheat. As a result, players face problems with freezing and stuttering issues in Dead Space 3.

Dead Space 3 has been developed for video game consoles and then ported directly to PC. For this reason, it is normal to experience some performance problems.

If you are running into this issue, you can fix it by following the methods below.

NVIDIA Control Panel

You can fix this problem by disabling V-sync in the NVIDIA Control Panel or by setting a maximum FPS value for Dead Space 3. Here are the instructions:

  • First of all, disable the vsync in the game settings.
  • Go onto NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Click on the “Manage 3D settings” under the 3D Settings section.
  • Go to the “Program Settings” tab.
  • Click on the Add button, then select the Dead Space 3 from the list.
  • After adding the game, find “Vertical sync” in the section below and set it to On.
Vertical sync

If you want, you can set a maximum frame rate instead of Vertical sync. Just enable the Max Frame Rate, then set it to 60. Or, you can limit it to your monitors refresh rate (e.g., 120, 144, 240).

Max Frame Rate

RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server

RTSS is a free frame rate monitoring application. You can limit the FPS in Dead Space 3 by using the “RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server” application.

  • Download the RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server
  • Install it, then launch the Rivatuner Statistics Server
  • Click Add button and select the deadspace3.exe
  • After that, set the “Framerate limit” on the right to 60.
RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server

That’s all folks! Hopefully these fixed your 30 fps lock issue. Feel free to share your thoughts or questions in the comments.

By the way, if you experience low FPS issues in Dead Space 3, you should check out my PC performance guide.

Last Updated on 23 June, 2020 8:48 pm EDT

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