Video Stuttering Since 3.0.1

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Geardan

Junior Member

02-03-2013

***UPDATE***
Not fixed as of 2/13 patch. I run dual monitors and had several bouts where both screens went black for about 5-10 seconds. Happens more often on Twisted Treeline than Summoner's Rift for me.
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Since the 3.0.1 update, often when I get engaged or a lot of flashy spell effects are going off (I noticed it pretty consistently when MF would hit me w/ the rain of bullets), the screen stops updating properly. I get about 5 seconds on avg. of not being able to tell what is going on due to screen not updating/stuttering terribly/going black, and sometimes there are some weird killscreen-esque artifacts (like a tiny box saying "FIRST BLOOD" 20+ mins. after actual first blood). It looks a little like when a video card is overheating, but I've monitored my temp and that is not the problem, nor are any other games causing similar issues. Once it even hard-locked my computer and required me to turn off PSU and reboot. It also tends to cause whatever window I have open on my 2nd screen (usually Chrome) to go black until closed/reopened (minimizing doesn't fix it).

I've done a clean install of new graphics drivers, and uninstalled/reinstalled Adobe Air and League. No progress. It is making the game absolutely unplayable, which is a real bummer since I'm having a lot of fun, and have dropped a decent amount of cash into it.

I'll try to keep the following list updated w/ other people's input in this thread.

Additional Info / Summary:
A video showing an example of the problem (posted by Moxxi Murdercute).
May be related to Nvidia 8800 series (others w/ this family of card encountering similar issues).
Causes problems on 2nd screen in two screen setup.
Updating to newest or even current beta graphics drivers does not help.
Uninstalling/reinstalling League & Adobe Air does not help.
Problem experienced in both Twisted Treeline and Summoner's Rift (and other maps by other players).
VSync set on graphics card control panel does not help.
Happens most often when spell effects go off (esp when getting hit by enemy spells).
Champion played does not seem to affect it (encountered every game, on many unique champs).
May not to be happening on PBE (per Doctor Bumble; I have no PBE account).

Riot, if there is anything we can do to assist further in getting this fixed, please let us know. Thanks for the great game, and your hard work.

DxDiag.txt is attached.


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Doctor Bumble

Senior Member

02-03-2013

I have the same graphics card as you and I've been having the same problems.


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Im So Vayne

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02-03-2013

Im getting this atm too


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Pennoyerx

Member

02-03-2013

I also have the same graphics card and have same issue.

On a possibly related note, up until a few patches ago spectator mode would crash on me within a few minutes every time I tried it. It works fine now. Now I get these artifacts/freezing/etc in game. Hope they fix this faster than it took for spectator to get fixed for me.


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Doctor Bumble

Senior Member

02-03-2013

I played on the PBE for a while and didn't encounter any problems there.


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Geardan

Junior Member

02-03-2013

Thanks for sharing similar issues. I'd just like to add that I updated to the current beta graphics drivers, and set the VSync to be always on regardless of software preferences in my Nvidia control panel. These solutions didn't work for me, but a friend found a post saying that they'd worked for others (probably different video cards, though).

Trying to get a screenshot of the issue as it happens has only led to me getting a black screen when I paste it. I'll try again later.


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M4nTiCoR3

Senior Member

02-03-2013

This is exactly the problem i am having as well.


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FogDrip

Junior Member

02-03-2013

I'm having exactly the same problem but with the 8800GTS 648MB.


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Grigorij

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02-04-2013

Having the problem as well, 8800GTS 320MB


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GrowlyWog

Member

02-04-2013

Bump for same problem since new patch with 88 GTS . If this can be fixed i would be in love Riot. Testing out with low effects settings.


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