[solved]Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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[solved]Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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Hi
I have a bad pc I know it but when I use proton or wine I get so low fps than what it should for example I get 20-30 fps in dark souls 1 and games just randomly freeze for 3-5 second.I look into gaming instructions but not get any help and look to forum can't find solution (if I not see same problem pls send link)

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System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-90-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 20.2 Uma base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-da0xxx 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 84A6 v: 80.18 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.01 
  date: 03/16/2018 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 36.4 Wh condition: 36.4/41.0 Wh (89%) volts: 12.7/11.4 
  model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Full 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-7020U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 18399 
  Speed: 1458 MHz min/max: 400/2300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1589 
  3: 1598 4: 1583 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5916 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: modesetting 
  unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.0 - kisak-mesa PPA direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-90-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_pci v: N/A port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:d723 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Realtek 802.11n WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: btusb 
  bus ID: 1-6:5 chip ID: 0bda:b009 serial: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 297.29 GiB (31.9%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS541010B7E610 
  size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 1A03 scheme: GPT 
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci 
  v: 3.0 port: 5060 bus ID: 00:17.0 chip ID: 8086.282a rev: 21 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 297.28 GiB (32.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 55.5 C mobo: 29.8 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list 
  1: deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kisak-kisak-mesa-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kisak/kisak-mesa/ubuntu focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris-team-lutris-focal.list 
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/lutris-team/lutris/ubuntu focal main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
  1: deb http://mirror.telepoint.bg/mint_packages uma main upstream import backport
  2: deb http://ubuntu.vargonen.com/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://ubuntu.vargonen.com/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://ubuntu.vargonen.com/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
  6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64,arm64,armhf] http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/code stable main
Info:
  Processes: 185 Uptime: 51m Memory: 7.69 GiB used: 1.76 GiB (22.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash 
  v: 5.0.17 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.38 

I think there so much person with same problem and so much solution.
Thanks for help !!
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Re: Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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Have you ever had a positive gaming experience on this machine?

Could benefit from replacing that 5400RPM Hitachi in favor of an SSD.
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Re: Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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I know this pc not for gaming and I keeping my expectations in check but it's just so much lower than what it must be.Ssd make things better but I will buy another pc so I can't buy new parts.what I want is if there something I don't know or I set wrongly so before say goodbye to this pc I can make some good time.

thanks for trying help :D

edit:I take care dark souls I just learned this game's port is suck and I am using dsfix so for other games pls help.
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Re: Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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Yeah, console ports to PC can run bad even on a decently spec'd machine.

Your biggest bottleneck is your CPU, as well as the integrated GPU along with it, since your machine doesn't appear to have any discreet cards. The integrated GPU is therefore sharing your system RAM withe everything else, which in turn can lead to performance issues across the board as both the CPU and GPU have to share that RAM for whatever processes may be running.

Looks like you're at 8GB, and if you're going to be building or buying a new PC, it's not worth the cost of spending the cash on a 16GB kit.

The i3-7020U is designed as a low TDP chip, meant for maximum battery life, and not performance. Your max clock speed is 2.3GHz, and even though it supports hyperthreading, being limited to just 2.3GHz will really hamper your performance in anything but older 16-bit era games.

At the end of the day, I don't think there's much you can do to reasonably play a game like Dark Souls well. Even for the Remaster, the recommended minimum is an i5-2300, which despite being a far older chip than your i3-7020U, has twice the cores, and can turbo up 3.1GHz on at least a single core, and that's a DESKTOP chip.

Even the lightest weight OS won't help in games that require a discreet GPU for best performance; for laptop gaming, you need to go all out and run the highest end mobile chips, and have a discreet GPU. This isn't a software issue, it's unfortunately a hardware one.
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Re: Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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ahh this is sad but everything you say is true :(
I can play games like brawhalla,cs go (30-35 fps I don't play it much) and surprisingly gta 4 too.
I asked this because too much games should run at least 30+ fps (according to min sys req)
You know it says I can run warframe but cannot play minecraft :D
I will probably going for emulation or games from 2005.
thanks for trying help.
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Re: Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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Yeah, 30FPS is in the playable realm, but 60+ (assuming the display can support the refresh rate without any tearing or artifacts) is where you want to be at minimum on PC.

Even minimum system requirements should often be taken with a grain of salt, as they aren't always accurate :( If you're using "Can I run it" or similar hardware benching sites, they can be rather misleading, too.

Minecraft is rather complex, but so is Warframe, which is another reason why those benching sites can't always be trusted :shock:

If you're doing mid-2000s games, or DOSBox emulation, you should be perfectly fine with what you have; let it live on as a portable Retro Station!
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Re: Linux Mint 20.2 too low fps and random freezing

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I am convinced to this is not a software problem so it is [solved]
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