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    Rookie question

    A real dummy question here, how does one check frame rate and what is desireable??
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    A little application called 'FRAPS'.
    I prefer around 60 but have seen mine lag down to 5
    http://www.fraps.com

    It can be had here.
    Last edited by swamprat69er; 04-02-2012 at 07:00 PM. Reason: additional info
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    I second the Fraps program.

    Personally, I also use another program that monitors my frame rates as well as allows me to chat with other gaming "friends", but I use that because I do other gaming. I'd really recommend Fraps if you're just looking for basic frame rates.

    Here is a link to the Fraps homepage if you'd like.
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    Welcome aborad quakezik. Another thing you can do, while in-game, is to press the F8 key (or Ctrl+F8, if the first one doesn't work). It'll display a real time counter that shows your current framerate.
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    Thanks for the info, depending on which screen is up, I vary from 99 to about 24 fps, seems to stay pretty smooth...
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